The Academics at Oakwood are very challenging. During a student's first semester, the course load is pretty easy and is constructed to acclimate students to the college learning experience. But as one advances to sophomore and junior year, the course load gets a lot harder. Managing your time can help make your work feasible. The majors for which Oakwood has been renowned are theology and music. This reputation is justified with the great preachers that have come from Oakwood and famous musicians such as Bryant McKnight and Take Six.
Students are privileged to have great teachers and small classrooms where they can get a one-on-one learning experience. The work is challenging and prepares students for the graduate level. The one issue students encounter is registering for classes. Because upperclassmen are the first to register, it is important to wake up early to be the first to register. Being late not only means waiting in a long line but the desired classes may be closed. Academics at Oakwood are very Christ-centered. Because Oakwood is a Christian university, it is commonplace for a teacher to tie a spiritual application to the lessons.