Natural Science

This degree is appropriate for those pursuing pre-health science programs, programs in science teaching certification, and health and science support services. Pre-health science majors should consult pre-health science requirements, as well as natural science degree requirements. Potential teachers also should consult certification requirements.

 

Bachelor of Science in Natural Science
Required Natural Science Core (62 hours):

BIOL 1011 General Botany Lab (1)

BIOL 1013 General Botany (3)

BIOL 1111 General Zoology Lab (1)

BIOL 1113 General Zoology (3)

BIOL 2251 Human Anatomy Lab (1)

BIOL 2253 Human Anatomy (3)

BIOL 3121 Human Physiology Lab (1)

BIOL 3123 Human Physiology (3)

BIOL 3331 General Genetics Lab (1)

BIOL 3333 General Genetics (3)

BIOL 3811 Basic Microbiology Lab (1)

BIOL 3813 Basic Microbiology (3)

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

CHEM 1113 General Chemistry I (3)

CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

CHEM 1123 General Chemistry II (3)

CHEM 3302 Organic Chemistry Lab I (2)

CHEM 3303 Organic Chemistry I (3)

PHYS 1301 General Physics I Laboratory (1)

PHYS 2114 General Physics I (4)

PHYS 1401 General Physics II Laboratory (1)

PHYS 2124 General Physics II (4)

NSCI 2113 Geology/Oceanography 3 NSCI 2123 Meteorology/Astronomy (3)

MATH 1513 College Algebra (3)

MATH 1613 Trigonometry (3)

MATH 2203 Elementary Statistics (3)


Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/Teacher Certification
This program qualifies individuals to obtain an Oklahoma teaching certificate and teach biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, physical science and general science in grades 6-12. For a program checklist for teacher certification in science, students should consult the science education advisor.

Professional Education Core (34 hours)

Required Natural Science Core (62 hours)

 

COURSE LISTINGS in NATURAL SCIENCE

0123 GENERAL SCIENCE
A general course in the biological and physical sciences that satisfies the requirement for meeting curricular deficiencies in this subject area. Required for students not meeting the science curricular requirement before taking other science courses including IDS 2013 and IDS 2023. No credit.

 

2113 GEOLOGY/OCEANOGRAPHY
Basic topics and principles in geology and oceanography. 3 hours

 

2123 METEOROLOGY/ASTRONOMY
Basic topics and principles in meteorology and astronomy. 3 hours

 

2423 SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Content, processes, and attitudes of science commonly included or related to today's curriculum in primary and intermediate school grades. Laboratory experiences in life, earth, and physical science included. Does not meet degree requirements for science majors. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education. 3 hours

 

2700 COLLOQUIUM IN THE SCIENCES
Course provides a forum for student and faculty presentations, viewing of videotapes, organizing field trips, discussion of science and technology-related subjects and developing a broad understanding of the ideas and methods of science. The Colloquium will serve as the organizational and administrative vehicle for the completion of the science portfolio. All majors in biology, chemistry, medical technology, natural science and physics are required to participate each fall and spring trimester. Students in science-related fields are encouraged to participate. Attendance is open to all students.

 

2701 COLLOQUIUM IN THE SCIENCES
Same as NSCI 2700, but with 1 hour credit granted.

 

2880 SPECIAL TOPICS
Special topics in science. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

 

2990 TUTORIAL
Independent study in science under faculty supervision. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and topic).

 

4463 TEACHING SCIENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL
Methods of teaching science in secondary school. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education and permission of instructor. 3 hours

 

4522 SENIOR SCIENCE SEMINAR
A capstone experience in science to demonstrate academic development in the major field and science in general. Knowledge and the ability to communicate this orally and in written form will be demonstrated. All senior science majors will participate by turning in a completed portfolio, completing other exit requirements including senior oral and written examinations, and making a formal presentation to the science colloquium. 2 hours

 

4880 SPECIAL TOPICS
Special topics in science. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

 

4990 TUTORIAL
Independent study in science under faculty supervision. 1-3 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with a change in title and topic).