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 (60 hours):

Course                                                   Title                                                              Hours Required

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 2113                                            General Physics I                                                3

PHYS 1401                                            General Physics II Laboratory                               1

PHYS 2123                                            General Physics II                                               3

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 (60 hours)

COURSE LISTINGS in NATURAL SCIENCE (NSCI)

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).