B.S. Biological Sciences Enviromental and Organismal 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, Environmental and Organismal Biology Option

Code No 117

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
  • BIOL 3253 Genetics
  • BIOL 3283 Ecology
  • BIOL 4901 Biological Sciences Capstone

(Note: Principles of Biology I hours are counted as GE hours)

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • BIOL4914  General and Comparative Physiology

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

Physics

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

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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