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Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics/Engineering
This is a cooperative dual degree program in which the student spends approximately three years at Oakwood University and approximately two years at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). Following the successful completion of all requirements, the student will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Oakwood University. The student will also receive the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from UAHuntsville in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, or optical engineering.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Applied Mathematics/Engineering will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Effectively communicate verbally and orally
2. Use information resources/technology effectively
3. Apply knowledge of mathematics (including multivariate calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra) to solve quantitative problems
4. Demonstrate competency in chemistry and calculus-based physics
5. Apply descriptive geometry, drafting, and graphical techniques to design problems
6. Use basic engineering software tools such as AutoCAD and MATLAB
7. Possess sufficient general knowledge to work and function in an ever-changing technical and diverse society
 
Major Requirements:
CH 142 General Chemistry and Lab..........................................................................4 hours
EC 283 Macroeconomics...........................................................................................3 hours
EG 111 Introduction to Engineering...........................................................................2 hours
EG 112 Engineering Graphics...................................................................................3 hours
EG 211 Statics...........................................................................................................3 hours
MA 321 Statistics.......................................................................................................3 hours
MA 172-271 Calculus.................................................................................................8 hours
MA 308 Linear Algebra...............................................................................................3 hours
MA 311 Differential Equations....................................................................................3 hours
PH 121-122 General Physics (calculus based).........................................................8 hours
Total........................................................................................................................40 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Mathematics & Science (no grade below C)
BI 131 General Biology and Laboratory.....................................................................4 hours
CH 141 General Chemistry and Laboratory...............................................................4 hours
MA 171 Calculus (may need MA 121, 122 or MA 123 first).......................................4 hours
Personal Development (no grade below C)
CM 210 Computer Science with C++.........................................................................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor, or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Networks
This curriculum is appropriate for students planning a career in industry in the computer networking field. It provides computer networks majors with a broad based knowledge in areas such as computer programming, algorithm design and analysis, computer architecture, and computer networks. The courses provide a deep knowledge in various computer topics and especially in the field of computer networks. Students who successfully complete the program will be ready for industry jobs in computer networks fields as a network engineer.
 
Students who complete the B.A. in Computer Networks will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate ability to analyze and generate steps to solve problems
2. Demonstrate knowledge of programming algorithms to implement computer solutions to problems
3. Demonstrate knowledge of how to use research tools to solve problems
4. Write computer code using basic and advanced programming language constructs
5. Demonstrate knowledge of computer networks and computer network design
6. Demonstrate knowledge of how computers work, perform computations, and execute at thehardware level
 
Major Requirements:
CM 220 Computer Science II Data Structures with C++............................................3 hours
CM 340 Computer Logic Design................................................................................3 hours
CM 350 Introductory Computer Architecture..............................................................3 hours
CM 352 Operating Systems I.....................................................................................3 hours
CM 353 Operating Systems II....................................................................................3 hours
CM 367 Programming Languages.............................................................................3 hours
CM 381 Computer Networks......................................................................................3 hours
CM 401 Discrete Structures.......................................................................................3 hours
CM 402 Design and Analysis of Algorithms...............................................................3 hours
CM 480 Selected Topics............................................................................................3 hours
CM 481 Advanced Computer Networking..................................................................3 hours
CM 490 Research and Independent Study................................................................3 hours
MA elective (MA 171 or above) or IS elective (IS 345, IS 415, or IS 430).................3 hours
Total.............................................................................................................................39 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Personal Development (no grade below C)
CM 210 Computer Science with C++.........................................................................3 hours
Minor required....................................................................................................... 18-21 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor, or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
This curriculum is appropriate for students planning a career in industry or graduate study in computer science. It provides computer science majors with a broad based knowledge in areas such as computer programming, algorithm design and analysis, computer architecture, and computer networks. The program includes adequate courses from mathematics to provide the quantitative tools required for problem solving in computer science.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Computer Science will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate ability to analyze and generate steps to solve problems
2. Demonstrate knowledge of programming algorithms to implement computer solutions to problems
3. Demonstrate knowledge of how to use research tools to solve problems
4. Write computer code using basic and advanced programming language constructs
5. Demonstrate knowledge of how to represent mathematical concepts in computer data structures
6. Demonstrate knowledge of how computers work, perform computations and execute at thehardware level
 
Major Requirements:
CM 220 Computer Science II Data Structures with C++............................................3 hours
CM 340 Computer Logic Design................................................................................3 hours
CM 350 Introductory Computer Architecture..............................................................3 hours
CM 352 Operating Systems I.....................................................................................3 hours
CM 367 Programming Languages.............................................................................3 hours
CM 401 Discrete Structures.......................................................................................3 hours
CM 402 Design and Analysis of Algorithms...............................................................3 hours
CM 490 Research and Independent Study................................................................3 hours
Select three courses from:
CM 353 Operating Systems II, CM 381 Computer Networks, CM 480 Selected
Topics in Computer Science, CM 481 Advanced Computer Networking, or
CM 491 Research and Ind. Study........................................................................ 9 hours
MA 172-271 Calculus (may need MA 121-122 or MA 123 first).................................8 hours
MA 308 Linear Algebra...............................................................................................3 hours
MA 312 Numerical Analysis .....................................................................................3 hours
MA 321 Probability and Statistics...............................................................................3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................50 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Mathematics & Science (no grade below C)
MA 171 Calculus (may need MA 121, 122 or MA 123 first).......................................4 hours
Personal Development (no grade below C)
CM 210 Computer Science with C++.........................................................................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor, or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
This program is designed to prepare students for employment by the private sector or by government agencies requiring high-level quantitative skills and the ability to think critically and logically. It provides the background required to enter graduate school in mathematics or related areas.
 
Students who complete the B.A. in Mathematics will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Able to read, communicate, and interpret mathematical ideas making use of numerical, graphical, and symbolic viewpoints
2. Construct proofs
3. Analyze the validity of arguments and problems
4. Use technology for conceptual understanding, significant computations, and creating simple programs
5. Express natural laws in mathematical language to analyze, model, and solve real world phenomena
6. Demonstrate a strong grasp of the fundamental concepts necessary for advanced coursework
 
Major Requirements:
MA 171,172, 271 Calculus (may need MA 121-122 or MA 123 first).......................12 hours
MA 308 Linear Algebra ..............................................................................................3 hours
MA 311 Differential Equations....................................................................................3 hours
MA 321 Probability and Statistics...............................................................................3 hours
MA 401 Advanced Calculus...................................................................................... 3 hours
MA 411 Introduction to Modern Algebra.....................................................................3 hours
MA 419 Introduction to Real Analysis........................................................................3 hours
MA Electives (upper division; only 3 hours from the MA 490-491 sequence)............6 hours
CM 220 Computer Science II Data Structures with C++............................................3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................39 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Mathematics & Science:
BI 131 General Biology (Recommended)..................................................................4 hours
MA 251 Geometry (Recommended)..........................................................................3 hours
Personal Development (no grade below C)
CM 210 Computer Science with C++.........................................................................3 hours
Minor Required....................................................................................................... 18-21 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor, or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
This program is designed to prepare students for graduate school in Mathematics or a career in mathematical research. In order to prepare students for the intense focus on mathematical proofs in graduate school mathematics, the BS degree in mathematics program requires students to complete a variety of courses that will give them the foundation needed to be successful in any graduate program in mathematics. Students in the BS degree program are required to take a minimum of 44 hours of mathematics courses. Also, students in the BS program must complete a minimum of 22 hours of courses in the areas of computer science, physics, chemistry, and biology.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Mathematics will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Able to read, communicate, and interpret mathematical ideas making use of numerical, graphical, and symbolic viewpoints
2. Interpret and construct mathematical proofs
3. Demonstrate understanding of diverse areas in mathematics such as analysis, algebra, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics and recognize their interdependency
4. Recognize the connections between mathematics and other disciplines (computer science,
physics, chemistry, and biology)
5. Use technology for conceptual understanding, significant computations, and creating simple programs
6. Use mathematical language to analyze, model and solve real-world problems and to conduct research
 
Major Requirements:
MA 172-271 Calculus (may need MA 121-122 or MA 123 first).................................8 hours
MA 308 Linear Algebra ..............................................................................................3 hours
MA 311 Differential Equations....................................................................................3 hours
MA 321 Probability and Statistics...............................................................................3 hours
MA 401 Advanced Calculus I.................................................................................... 3 hours
MA 411 Introduction to Modern Algebra.....................................................................3 hours
MA 419 Introduction to Real Analysis........................................................................3 hours
MA Elective (Choose 18 hours)
MA 305 Applied Mathematics..................................................................................3 hours
MA 312 Numerical Analysis....................................................................................3 hours
MA 322 Probability and Statistics II.........................................................................3 hours
MA 402 Advanced Calculus II.................................................................................3 hours
MA 420 Real Analysis II..........................................................................................3 hours
MA 421 Topology....................................................................................................3 hours
MA 422 Complex Analysis......................................................................................3 hours
CM 220 Computer Science II Data Structures with C++............................................3 hours
PH 121-122 General Physics I & II with Calculus and Labs......................................8 hours
Total........................................................................................................................55 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Mathematics & Science (no grade below C on required courses):
BI 131 General Biology and Laboratory (Recommended).........................................4 hours
CH 141 General Chemistry and Laboratory (Required).............................................4 hours
MA 171 Calculus (may need MA 121-122 or MA 123 first) (Required)......................4 hours
Personal Development (no grade below C)
CM 210 Computer Science with C++.........................................................................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education
This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The program qualifies a person to teach secondary school mathematics. After graduation, students may apply for the Alabama Class B Certificate: Mathematics, grades 7-12; and the SDA Basic Teaching Certificate: Mathematics, grades 7-12. Refer to the Department of Education section in this bulletin for the program outline. Program advisor: L. James.
 
Minor in Computer Science
CM 210 Computer Science I with C++ ......................................................................3 hours
CM 220 Computer Science II Data Structure with C++.............................................3 hours
CM 340 Computer Logic Design ...............................................................................3 hours
CM 367 Programming Languages.............................................................................3 hours
CM electives (upper division)................................................................................... 6 hours
Total.........................................................................................................................18 hours
 
Minor in Mathematics
MA 171-172-271 Calculus (may need MA 121-122 or MA 123 first)........................12 hours
MA 308 Linear Algebra ..............................................................................................3 hours
MA 311 Differential Equations....................................................................................3 hours
MA elective (upper division).......................................................................................3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................ 21 hours
 
Minor in Physics
PH 121-122 General Physics I & II with Calculus and Labs......................................8 hours
PH 301 Theoretical Mechanics..................................................................................3 hours
PH 305 Mathematical Methods of Physics................................................................3 hours
PH 311 Electricity and Magnetism.............................................................................3 hours
EG 211 Statics...........................................................................................................3 hours
Total.........................................................................................................................20 hours
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