B.S. Biological Sciences Enviromental and Organismal Degree Plan

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.

Courses that are recommended are in italics.

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS Min. 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6

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

Mathematics - 3

  • MATH 1513 College Algebra

U. S. History - 3

Select one course.

  • HIST 1043 U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1053 U.S. History since 1877

American Government - 3

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics

Science - 9

Select one course from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. One Science course must be a lab science.

Life Science - 4

  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab

Physical Science - 5

  • CHEM 1203 General Chemistry I (Lecture) and
  • CHEM 1252  General Chemistry I (Lab)

Humanities - 6

  • HUM 1103 Introduction to Humanities

OR

  • HIST 1033 World History

AND one of the following:

  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • COMM 1263 Introduction to Theatre
  • LIT 2333 Introduction to Film
  • LIT 2413 Introduction to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Introduction to Music I
  • MUSIC 1103 Music and Culture
  • PHILO 1453 Introduction to Philosophy

Human, Cultural, & Social Diversity - 3-4

Select one course.

  • ASL 2163 American Sign Language
  • CATC 1204 Cheyenne Language I (or higher number)
  • CATC 1254 Arapaho Language I (or higher number)
  • COMM 1313 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • ECONO 2263 Intro to Macroeconomics
  • ECONO 2363 Intro to Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1103 World Cultural Geography
  • ITAL 1004 Elementary Italian I
  • KINES 1133 Wellness Concepts & Exercise Applications
  • LATIN 1054 Elementary Latin I (or higher number)
  • PSYCH 1003 General Psychology
  • SOCIO 1003 Introduction to Sociology
  • SPAN 1054 Elementary Spanish I (or higher number)
  • TECH 1223 Technology and Society

Computer Proficiency - 0-3

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency (high school Computer Science course, SWOSU computer proficiency exam, or COMSC 1023 Computer & Info Access).

GE electives (from at least two different categories) to total 40

Environmental and Organismal Biology Option 

Biological Sciences Core Courses (Required) - 16

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

Major Electives (include one Field Course [F] and one Plant Course [P]) - 24

  • BIOL 3304 Aquatic Ecology [F]
  • BIOL 3604 Biology of Insects [F]
  • BIOL 3704 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 3814 Biology of Plants [P]
  • BIOL 4001-4 Independent Studies in Biological Sciences

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

  • BIOL 4041-4 Special Topics in Environ & Organismal Biology
  • BIOL 4154 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 4204 Vertebrate Biology
  • BIOL 4254 Invertebrate Biology [F]
  • BIOL 4284 Parasitology
  • BIOL 4314 Environmental Biology [F]
  • BIOL 4343 Applied Microbiology
  • BIOL 4355 Microbiology
  • BIOL 4454 Plant Taxonomy [P&F]
  • BIOL 4463 Virology
  • BIOL 4523 Environmental Microbiology
  • BIOL 4604 Terrestrial Ecology [P&F]
  • BIOL 4622 Economically Important Plants [P]
  • BIOL 4853 Evolution
  • BIOL 4914 General and Comparative Physiology

Other Requirements - 18-20

  • MATH 1613 College Trigonometry (or 1834 Calculus I)
  • MATH 3413  Statistical Methods I OR 3433 Statistics I OR  PSYCH 2433 Psychological Statistics
  • CHEM 1303 & 1352  General Chemistry II and lab
  • CHEM 2114  Organic/Biochemistry OR one higher numbered chemistry course with lab
  • PHY 1063   General Physics OR one higher numbered Physics course with lab

Minor Requirements (see Minor Programs of Study) - 18-22

Free Electives to total 120 hours -  0-4

TOTAL HOURS - 120 

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