B.S. Biological Sciences 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

Biological Sciences Major

Code No 103

16 Required Courses

  • *BIOL1054 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL1254 Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL3053 Cell Biology
  • BIO 3152 Genetics and Cell Biology Lab
  • BIOL3253 Genetics
  • BIOL3283 Ecology
  • BIOL 4901 Biological Sciences Capstone

*Principles of Biology I hours are counted as GE hours

24 Major Electives

(Electives must include one Field Course [F] or a field course with lab from the Gulf Coast Research Lab or other field station or lab and one Plant Course [P])

  • BIOL 3012 Biological Terminology
  • BIOL 3304 Aquatic Ecology [F]
  • BIOL 3604 Biology of Insects [F]
  • BIOL 3704 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 3814 Biology of Plants [P]
  • BIOL 3904 Human Physiology
  • BIOL 4001-4 Independent Studies
  • BIOL 4010-4 Seminar in Biology

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

  • BIOL 4021-4 Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences
  • BIOL 4031-4 Special Topics in Microbiology
  • BIOL 4041-4 Special Topics Environ & Organismal Biology
  • BIOL 4154 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 4204 Vertebrate Biology
  • BIOL 4213 Immunology
  • BIOL 4254 Invertebrate Biology
  • BIOL 4284 Parasitology
  • BIOL 4314 Environmental Biology [F]
  • BIOL 4343 Applied Microbiology
  • BIOL 4355 Microbiology
  • BIOL 4404 Pathogenic Microbiology
  • BIOL 4454 Plant Taxonomy [P & F]
  • BIOL 4463 Virology
  • BIOL 4503 Microbial Physiology
  • BIOL 4523 Environmental Microbiology
  • BIOL 4604 Terrestrial Ecology [F & P]
  • BIOL 4622 Economically Important Plants [P]
  • BIOL 4853 Evolution
  • 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 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 (Lecture and Lab)
  • CHEM 1303 & 1332  General Chemistry II (Lecture 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)

Biological Sciences majors may elect to fulfill the requirements of one of three degree options in Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, or Environmental and Organismal Biology described on the following pages

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

Electives to bring total to 120

For the minor program, refer to the Biological Sciences minor in the Minor Programs of Study


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