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B.S. Biological Sciences Biomedical Science Degree Plan

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

  • Minimum credit hours for graduation - 120
  • Minimum credit hours in the liberal arts & sciences - 55
  • Minimum credit hours in upper-division (3000/4000 courses) - 40
  • Minimum credit hours (3000/4000 courses) in major completed at SWOSU - 8
  • Minimum credit hours at SWOSU (15 of the last 30) - 30
  • Minimum Grade Point Average in all coursework - 2.00
  • Minimum Grade Point Average in major - 2.00

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type
Courses that are recommended are in italics

TOTAL HOURS 43 - 44

6 Composition

  • ENGL 1113 English Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 English Composition II

3 Mathematics

  • MATH 1143 Math Concepts
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra OR higher numbered math course

2 Computer Applications

  • COMSC 1022 Computer & Information Access

8 Natural Sciences

  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I* OR
  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts
  • SCI 1514 Concepts of Physical Science
  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry OR higher numbered chemistry course**

6 Humanities & Fine Arts

  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • LIT 2413 Intro to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Intro to Music I
  • PHILO 1453 Intro to Philosophy
  • COMM 1313 Intro to Public Speaking

6 US History & Government

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics
  • HIST 1063 US History

6 Economic & International Studies

  • HIST 1033 World History
  • GEOG  1103 World Cultural Geography
  • ECONO 2263 Intro to Macroeconomics OR
  • ECONO 2363 Intro to Microeconomics

6-7 Behavioral, Social, & Cultural Studies

  • PSYCH 1003 General Psychology
  • SOCIO 1003 Intro to Sociology
  • ___4    World Languages
  • TECH  1223 Technology and Society
  • KINES 1133 Wellness Concepts & Exercise Applications

*BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I fulfills 4 hours of the GE Natural Science requirement and is required for this degree

**General Chemistry may be satisfied by Gen Chem I (1203 & 1252) and Gen Chem II (1303 & 1352) which are requirements for this degree

40 Biology, Biomedical Science Option

Code No 115

16 Biological Sciences Core Courses (Required)

  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1254 Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 3053 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 3152 Genetics and Cell Biology Lab
  • BIO  3253 Genetics
  • BIOL 3283 Ecology
  • BIOL 4901 Biological Sciences Capstone

(Note: Principles of Biology I hours are included in the GE hours)

24 Major Electives

Include one Field Course and one Plant Course 4-8

  • Plant Courses: 3814, 4454*, 4604*, 4622
  • Field Courses: 3304, 3604, 4314, 4454*, 4604*

 * will satisfy both requirements

  • BIO 3704 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL4001-4 Independent Studies in Biological Sciences

      (A maximum of 4 hours total of Independent Studies may be counted toward the major)

  • BIOL 4021-4   Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences
  • BIOL 4154 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL  4213 Immunology
  • BIOL4284 Parasitology
  • BIOL 4355 Microbiology
  • BIOL 4404 Pathogenic Microbiology
  • BIOL 4463 Virology
  • BIOL 4703 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • BIOL 4864 Human Genetics
  • BIOL 4914 General and Comparative Physiology
  • BIOL 4935 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 4944 Neuroscience
  • BIOL 4974 Histology

24-28 Other Requirements

Mathematics (MATH 1513 required in GE)

  • MATH 1613 College Trigonometry (or 1834 Calculus I)
  • MATH 3413 Statistical Methods I  OR  3433 Statistics I
  • OR  PSYCH 2433  Psychological Statistics

Chemistry

  • CHEM 1203 & 1252  General Chemistry I and lab
  • CHEM 1303 & 1352  General Chemistry II and lab
  • CHEM 2114  Organic/Biochemistry  OR  one higher numbered chemistry course with lab

(Students planning to attend most professional or graduate schools should take CHEM 3013 and 3111 and CHEM 4113 and 4021)

Physics

  • PHY 1063 General Physics (or 1044 Basic Physics I and 1054 Basic Physics II)

(Students planning to attend most professional or graduate schools should take PHYS 1044 and 1054)

Minor Requirements (see Minor Programs of Study) 18-22 (Chemistry Minor is recommended for most Biological Sciences Majors)

Electives to bring total to 120


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