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B.S.Ed. Natural Science Education Degree Plan

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

  • Minimum credit hours for graduation 127
  • 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

GENERAL EDUCATION

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

TOTAL HOURS 43 - 44

Composition 6

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

Mathematics 3

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

Computer Applications 2

  • COMSC 1022 Computer Information Access

Natural Sciences 8

  • *BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts (required)
  • SCI 1514 Concepts of Physical Science
  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy OR
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry OR higher numbered chemistry course

Humanities Fine Arts 6

  • 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

U.S. History Government 6

  • POLSC 1103 American Government Politics
  • HIST 1063 U.S. History

Economic International Studies 6

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

Behavioral, Social, & Cultural Studies 6 - 7

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

* Biological Concepts may be satisfied by Principles of Biology (BIOL 1054) which is a requirement for this degree.

Natural Science Education Major Code No. 727

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

Electives 14-15

General Concentration

The general degree in Natural Science is obtained by selecting 14 hours of electives from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics.

Biology Concentration

Required courses:

  • 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 4453 Plant Taxonomy
  • BIOL 4604 Terrestrial Ecology
  • BIOL 4853 Evolution

Chemistry Concentration

An area of specialization in Chemistry can be obtained by completing at least 14 hours of chemistry electives to be selected from:

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

Physics Concentration

An area of specialization in Physics can be obtained by selecting 14 hours from the following:

  • 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 313 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

(* This course is only offered Fall odd years.)

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

 Freshman Orientation 1

Total hours for degree 127 

** 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.


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