Letter from the Chair

Dear Student and Parents:

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Biological Sciences at SWOSU! 

SWOSU Biology is an extraordinary academic unit, known across campus and across the state of Oklahoma for its academic excellence and sense of community.

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Our department offers several degree options:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences Biomedical Science Option
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences Microbiology Option
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences Environmental and Organismal Option
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences (3+1 and 4+1)
  • Bachelor of Science Education in Natural Science Education
  • Master of Education in Health Science and Microbiology
  • Master of Education in Natural Science Education

Independent of the degree program you choose, participating in SWOSU’s Biology curricula enables you to:

  • Learn in small classes from experienced faculty who are committed to your success.
  • Receive personal academic and career planning assistance from your own biological sciences faculty advisor.
  • Conduct research with one of SWOSU’s nationally or internationally known biological scientists.
  • Make a name for yourself by traveling to research events and presenting results at scientific meetings both in Oklahoma and across the United States.
  • Make a difference at the University and your community by joining the efforts of enthusiastic students leading the Biology Club, Medical Professions Club, Research Excellence Club, and the award winning SWOSU Tri Beta Honor Society chapter.
  • Get experience and network in “the real world” by participating in community service programs that include participation in free clinics, health screening, water quality monitoring, biodiversity censuses and wellness education programs.
  • Achieve success by becoming one of the 90 percent of SWOSU Biological Sciences majors who have applied and been accepted to graduate and professional (medical, dental, veterinary, physical and occupational therapy, medical lab science, etc.) programs in Oklahoma and across the nation.

 Again, thank you for your interest in the Department of Biological Sciences at SWOSU.

Please let us know if you would like additional information about our programs, or want to tour our facilities, or visit with our faculty about pursuing a career in biology, biomedical sciences, microbiology, environmental and organismal biology, natural science education, medical laboratory sciences, and many more health professional programs.

Sincerely,

Zach Jones Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
100 Campus Drive, SCI 214
Weatherford, OK, 73096
580.774.3294 phone
580.774.7140 fax

E-mail zach.jones@swosu.edu

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