B.S.Ed. Natural Science Education Degree Plan

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.

Courses that are recommended are in italics.

 

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS - 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6

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

Mathematics - 3

Select one course.

  • MATH 1513 College Algebra or a higher numbered math course

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 - 7-8

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

Life Science - 3-4

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts w/Lab
  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab
  • BIOL 1013 Current Issues in Biology

Physical Science - 4

  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy OR GEOL 1934 Physical Geology w/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

  • PSYCH 1003 General Psychology

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) - 40

  • COMM 1313 Introduction to Public Speaking

Natural Science Education Major

Required Courses - 35

  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1254 Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL 3053 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 3253 Genetics
  • BIOL 3283 Ecology
  • CHEM 1203 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1252 General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 1303 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1352 General Chemistry II Lab
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I
  • PHY 1054 Basic Physics II

Auxiliary Requirements - 3

  • MATH 1613 College Trigonometry

Students who take MATH 1715 College Algebra and Trigonometry to satisfy General Education and Major math requirements must take one additional hour of electives.

Concentration (Select one from list below) - 14-15

General Concentration

Select 14 hours of electives from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

Biology Concentration

Required course:

  • BIOL 3152 Genetics and Cell Biology Lab

Remaining hours are to be selected from:

(recommended courses in italics)

  • BIOL 3304 Aquatic Ecology
  • BIOL 3704 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 3814 Biology of Plants
  • BIOL 3904 Human Physiology
  • BIOL 3604 Biology of Insects
  • BIOL 4355 Microbiology
  • BIOL 4454 Plant Taxonomy
  • BIOL 4604 Terrestrial Ecology
  • BIOL 4853 Evolution

Chemistry Concentration

Choose at least 14 hours of chemistry electives below:

  • CHEM 2114 Organic/Biochemistry
  • CHEM 3013/3111 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 4113/4021 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3124 Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 3244 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 4124 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 4254 Industrial Chem. & Environmental Reg.

(Students completing this specialization cannot select both CHEM 2114 and CHEM 3013/3111.)

Physics Concentration

Choose at least 14 hours of physics electives below:

  • PHY 2145 General Physics I
  • PHY 2155 General Physics II
  • PHY 3403 Modern Physics for Engineers
  • PHY 3311 Modern Physics Laboratory

(Students selecting this specialization must take MATH 1834 Calculus I and MATH 2834 Calculus II.  PHY 2145 and 2155 satisfy the requirements for PHY 1044 and 1054.  PHY 1044 and 1054 do not fulfill the requirements in the Physics Concentration.)

Professional Education Requirements - 36

Certificate/Foundations Courses

  • **EDPSY 3433 Adolescent Psychology
  • EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education
  • **SPCED 3132 Exceptional Children

Foreign Language Proficiency (Required)

Pre-Professional Semester

  • EDPSY 3653 Educational Psychology (Sec)
  • LIBED 3423 Media & Technology
  • SECED 4843 Teachers' Course in Science
  • SECED 4813 Educ Tests & Measurements (Sec)
  • SECED 4823 Principles of Teaching Secondary

Professional Semester

  • EDUC 3321 Multicultural/Special Populations
  • EDUC 4021 Contemporary Issues in Education
  • EDUC 4041 Classroom Management
  • SECED 4865 Student Teaching in the Sec School
  • SECED 4965 Student Teaching in the Sec School

TOTAL HOURS - 128

** SDE Guidelines and Procedures Handbook for Certification, page 3, and OK Regents for Higher Education Rule 11-2-24 state that courses classified as professional teacher education must be acquired from a four-year accredited program.

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

Minimum credit hours for graduation - 128

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 - 2.50

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Andrea Holgado, Chair

Department of Biological Sciences

(580) 774-3294

 E-mail: andrea.holgado@swosu.edu 

                           OR

Dr. Jason Johnson, Chair

Department of Chemistry & Physics

(580) 774-3220

E-mail: jason.johnson@swosu.edu