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COURSE ROTATION

Contact:

Name
Title
Building Office Number
Northwestern-Alva
(580) 327-
email@nwosu.edu

Clubs:

Computer Science Club

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcome 1:
Student will design and write computer programs that are correct, efficient, and well documented.

Student Learning Outcome 2:
Students will design solutions utilizing computer systems. This will include defining the problem clearly, specifying a design, as well as testing, and documenting the solution.

Student Learning Outcome 3:
Students will assess the hardware and software aspects of computer systems as well as the application of software development.

Student Learning Outcome 4:
Students will analyze and discuss the professional, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities with computing systems.

Scholarships

The Math and Computer Science Department has a number of scholarships below for which you may apply. A few scholarships are shared with the Department of Natural Science and are on a rotation basis.

To complete the application process:

For more information, please visit Scholarships.


SCHOLARSHIP AWARD NAMES

Each applicant will be considered for the scholarships listed below. Please note that some scholarhips are on rotation with other departments. Applications will be forwarded as appropriate.

Bohlen Scholarship:  Dr. David Bohlen was honored upon his retirement by the establishment of a scholarship for students majoring in health Science related field. The applicant must be a full-time continuing student majoring in any of these areas Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-PT/OT, Pre-Physician's Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Nursing or Chemistry and have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.

Bouchard Scholarship:  Dr. J. Louis Bouchard was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name to an outstanding upper division science student with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.

Brown Scholarship:  This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Kenneth H. Brown established by friends and former students. Dr. Brown has been a member of the Alva community for over 30 years and is a former chemistry professor. This scholarship is to be awarded to a full time continuing student seeking a degree in the area of chemistry. First preference will be for chemistry majors, second preference for chemistry minors; with a minimum 3.0 cumulative CGPA.

Cameron Scholarship:  John Cameron, a former physics instructor, has been honored with a scholarship in his name. It is to be awarded to mathematics and pre-engineering students with a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Claflin Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing junior or senior and be majoring in a pre-medicine field. The recipient must have at least a 3.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale. Special consideration will be given to an applicant from Grant County.

Crain Scholarship:  Awarded to a continuing Northwestern student majoring in a preparatory field for an advanced degree in medicine. Second preference will be given to any health-related field. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.50.

Fellers Scholarship:  This endowment was established in 2010 by Kenneth and Sue (Hildreth) Fellers. The scholarship unites the couple's passions to provide financial assistance to a student from northwest Oklahoma pursuing a degree in math, physical science, or biological science and music in alternating years. Kenneth is a 1963 graduate, and Sue graduated from Northwestern in 1964.

Fisher Scholarship:  Dr. Anna B. Fisher was honored upon her retirement by the establishment of a scholarship to be awarded to an upper division, woman biology major with a grade point minimum of 3.50.

Foster Scholarship:  The M.D. Foster Memorial Scholarship has been established in memory and honor of Dr. Myra Foster and her love and medical treatment of animals. The award is presented to a continuing NWOSU female student majoring in Pre-Vet with at least 3.00 CPA based on a 4.0 scale. A continuing female student majoring in science and active in leadership and campus activities will be given consideration in the event a Pre-Vet major is not available.

LaChance Scholarship:  Claude LaChance scholarship has been established by Dr. Jerome Reichenberger to provide financial assistance to students majoring in science or chemistry. Continuing students as well as incoming freshman are eligible.

McNally Scholarship:  Vernon McNally scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students of health related fields enrolled as full time upper division students on the Alva campus with a minimum cGPA of 3.0

Melton Scholarship:  Joe W. Melton was honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name. The award is presented to outstanding chemistry students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.

Meyer Scholarship: This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Roland and Edith Meyer and their commitment to Northwestern and her students. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to Northwestern students majoring in math education.

Myers Scholarship:  Dr. L. A. Myers was honored with a scholarship designated for students of the health related fields enrolled as upper division students with a minimum grade point average of 3.50.

Parker Scholarship:  The applicant must be a continuing student majoring in a Math or Science related field with at least a 3.0 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale.  On rotation between departments.

Stephenson Scholarship:  The Dr. J. F. Stephenson Scholarship Award has been established to provide incentive and encouragement for the pursuit of further learning on the pre-professional level in the field of medicine. The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50.

Wardell Scholarship:  Mr. Hugh Wardell was honored by faculty and friends with a scholarship for Science and/or Computer Science students.  On rotation between departments.

Della Yerian / Wilson Scholarship:  Established in 2000 in honor of Madalyne Wilson, a 1950 graduate, and her mother, Della Yerian, who attended Northwestern in the late 1890s, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student within the service area of Northwestern. A single mother majoring in science or math will be given preference.  On rotation between departments.

Careers for Degree

What Can I Do with a Computer Science/
Business Information Systems Degree?

  • Advertisement Designer
  • Computer Training Specialist
  • Printing Manager
  • Advertising Account
  • Executive Contract Administrator
  • Production Manager
  • Applications Programmer
  • Cryptographer Quality
  • Control Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialist
  • Customer Support Representative
  • Risk Analyst
  • ATM Specialist
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Satellite Communications Specialist
  • Auxiliary Equipment Operator
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Designer
  • CAD/CAM Specialist Documentation
  • Librarian Software
  • Engineer
  • Computer Consultant
  • Ergonomics Program
  • Designer Special Effects Specialist
  • Computer Engineer
  • Fabricator Statistician
  • Computer Operator Hardware
  • Engineer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Industrial Transportation
  • Specialist Teacher/Professor
  • Computer Repairer
  • Information Systems Auditor
  • Technical Support Representative
  • Computer Research
  • Scientist Marketing
  • Analyst Technical Writer
  • Computer Salesperson
  • MIS Manager
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Computer Security Investigators
  • Network Analyst
  • Video Specialist
  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Patent Attorney
  • Web Page Designer

Computer Science Links

Professional Organizations

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Math and Computer Science Department is a member of Microsoft DreamSpark for Academic Institutions, which gives NWOSU faculty and students access to a large amount of software.    Dreamspark Homepage

Computers, Peripherals, and Product Reviews on the Web

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