B.S.E. Degree in Science Education, Biology

Overview

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Science will:

  1. Have acquired competency in a broad general education through study in the liberal arts by successfully completing the university core curriculum and passing the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET).
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of their chosen area of science by achieving a 3.00 GPA in the major field and passing the Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT) appropriate to the major field.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.

92 hours 

19 HOURS FOUNDATION SCIENCE COURSE

  • CHEM-1115 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM-1215 - General Chemistry II
  • GNSC-2313 - Physical Science I: the Earth
  • GNSC-1711 - Freshman Science Seminar
  • GNSC-2711 - Sophomore Science Seminar
  • GNSC-3711 - Junior Science Seminar
  • GNSC-4712 - Senior Science Seminar
  • GNSC-4721 - Science Modeling and Strategies
  • PHYS-1114 - College Physics I
  • PHYS-1214 - College Physics II

27 HOURS BIOLOGY

  • BIOL-1115 - General Biology: I Cellular and Molecular Systems
  • BIOL-1215 - General Biology II: Comparative Physiology and Ecology
  • BIOL-2244 - Human Anatomy
  • BIOL-2314 - Genetics
  • BIOL-3224 - Human Physiology
  • BIOL-3415 - General Microbiology@

6 HOURS OF MATHEMATICS

  • MATH-1213 - College Algebra
  • MATH-2913 - Statistical Methods

LICENSURE: SCIENCE - GRADES 6-12

25 SEMESTER HOURS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • EDUC-3121 - Orientation to Teacher Education
  • EDUC-3122 - The School in American Culture
  • EDUC-3131
  • EDUC-3213 - Learning, Instruction and Assessment
  • EDUC-3422 - Educational Technology
  • EDUC-3723 - Education of the Exceptional Child
  • EDUC-4012
  • EDUC-4131 - Applied Instructional and Assessment Strategies
  • EDUC-4132 - Critical Issues in Education
  • EDUC-4718 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School

5 HOURS OTHER COURSES

  • EDUC-4112 - Reading in the Content Areas
  • PSYC-3523 - Developmental Psychology

3 HOURS METHODS COURSE

  • EDUC-4533 - Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary Schools

FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETENCY

Choose one:

High School Foreign Language – 2 years of same language with a grade of “C” or better

University credit – 3 hours foreign language or American Sign Language with a grade of “C” or better. 

Related Careers

  • Environmental Protection
  • Forensic Science
  • Health and Medical
  • Oil, Gas and Power
  • Primary and Secondary Education

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