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School of Arts & Sciences
Welcome to the School of Arts & Sciences
Welcome to the School of Arts and Sciences, the intellectual heart of Oakwood University and the university’s largest and most diverse School. We offer a variety of academic choices and multiple opportunities for success. As the academic core of Oakwood, the School of Arts and Sciences fosters educational excellence, intellectual inquiry, discovery and unmatched access through our unique collection of programs in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

With over six hundred select students majoring and minoring in the arts and sciences, and award winning faculty in seven academic departments, the college brims with intellectual and creative energy.

From a first year student’s first days all the way through to graduation, the arts and sciences offer plenty to engage the curious, active mind. Classes, research, study abroad, visiting scholars, artists and performances, internships, experiments for kids, service to the community—there is always an exciting opportunity, project, or event. We believe strongly in the University motto of “entering to learn and departing to serve,” and we are in a unique position to fulfill that for the Oakwood student. Join us and start your journey today!

– DEAN, Dr. Kenneth Lai Hing



  • Fun Facts: Oakwood Industries
    Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 Saturn V lifted off with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. on board. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin would walk on the moon. Oakwood’s neighbors in the “Rocket City” of Huntsville, specifically at NASA and the Marshall Space Flight ... read more
    Source: Newsroom
  • Dwayne Cheddar Honored
    At the Global Adventist Internet Network (GAIN) Conference, held July 4-6 in Montego Bay, Jamaica Union Conference President Everett Brown presented an award to Oakwood University Professor of Communication Dwyane Cheddar for outstanding service in the area of media and production and commitment to the mission of the Global Seventh-day Adventist Church.Click ... read more
    Source: Newsroom
  • Jason Ferdinand serves as American Judge for International Choral Competition
    The only international choral competitionthat promotes Filipino folk music as well as the legacy of National Artist for Music Andrea Ofilada Veneracion, returns for its fourth edition on July 18-21 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The Andrea O. Veneracion (AOV) International Choral Festival is a four-day affair featuring ... read more
    Source: Newsroom
  • Headed for “the Oaks”
    Two of our incoming freshmen next month are Chifundo Mpokosa (left), from Malawi. He plans to major in business administration, with a minor in theology. Caliyah McLaurine (right), from Tennessee, will be a nursing major this fall. The post Headed for “the Oaks” appeared first on Oakwood University News. ... read more
    Source: Newsroom
  • Oakwood Farms Charms at Inaugural Graze: Huntsville
    Oakwood Farms (OF) was invited by the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) to participate in the first Graze: Huntsville event that took place Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The event paired local chefs with a local farm to develop a unique culinary experience for attendees.  The ... read more
    Source: Newsroom

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Distinguished Alumni

Ronald Brisé graduated from Oakwood College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education in 1999. He then went on to earn two MBA degrees in Marketing and Management from American Intercontinental University. Brisé serves as a Commissioner for the Florida Public Service Commission. Previously, he served as Florida State Representative of District 108.