120. Biology Colloquium A Fall, 1
Seminar course designed to allow freshman biology students and biology faculty members to discuss the relationship
of liberal arts studies to the biological sciences and to consider together careers in biology, problems of the academic
endeavor, the biology curriculum, topics of current interest, faculty and student research, and popular classics in
121. Biology Colloquium B Spring, 1
Continuation of BIOL 120 with emphasis on biomedical ethics.
199. Topics in Biology On Demand, 1-3
A lower level course in a selected area of Biology. Not for independent study. Additional fee may be required.
203. Plant Biology Fall, 4
A survey of the relationships within the plant world, considering growth, structure, function (including photo-synthesis,
energy requirements, nutrition, and transport mechanisms), inheritance, classification and evolution,
ecology, adaptation, variation, and the relationship of plants to human culture. Prerequisites: US 111, concurrent
enrollment in CHEM 310. Laboratory is required. Additional fee required.
204. Animal Biology Spring, 4
A survey of the relationships within the animal world (including the earths environment and the eco-evolutionary
interactions that permitted evolutionary change and speciation), animal form and function (emphasizing the
coordination of functional systems and environmental requirements), classification (emphasizing diversity, evolution,
and natural history of each group). Prerequisites: US 111, concurrent enrollment in CHEM 311. Laboratory is
required. Additional fee required.
227. Microbiology Spring, 4
A study of basic and applied aspects of general and medical microbiology and immunology. After examining the basic
structural and functional similarities and differences between microorganisms and high forms of living organisms,
the course will concentrate on the disease-producing properties of microorganisms, the defense mechanisms of
hosts (immunity and serological reactions), the pathways by which disease agents are transmitted, and the methods
used to control microorganisms. Recommended for students concentrating in nursing; not to be counted on biology
area of concentration. Prerequisites: BIOL 235, US 112. Laboratory is required. Additional fee required.
235. Human Anatomy Spring, 4
Gross and histological study of the human organism with particular emphasis on the neuro-muscular systems as
related to physical education and health care. Prerequisite: high school biology or permission of instructor.
Laboratory is required. Additional fee required.
236. Human Physiology Fall, 4
Detailed study of the manner in which different organ systems of the human body function. Prerequisite: BIOL 235
or permission of instructor. Laboratory is required. Additional fee required.
299. Independent Study in Biology 3
Independent study for students who have completed a minimum of 24 hours with an overall B average. Prerequisites:
approval of the Dean and the completion of a 299 Independent Study form.
301. Molecular and Cellular Biology Spring, 4
A study of nucleic acid structures and functions, protein structure, synthesis and regulation, properties of enzymes,
biosynthetic pathways and energy metabolism, cell structure and function, physico-chemical organization of cells,
energetics, transport, mobility, irritability and homeostatic mechanisms, cell growth and division, cell differentiation
and transformations, evolutionary potentials of cells, and protistan evolution and origin of multicellularity. Prerequisites:
BIOL 203, 204, CHEM 202. Laboratory is required. Additional fee required.
303. Environmental Biology Fall, 4
A study of ecosystems, biogeochemical systems, energy flow and food chains, populations and communities,
interactions among species, influence of physical environment, homeostasis and succession, habitats, biogeography,
ecology and human welfare, ecological aspects of natural selection, and symbiosis and competition. Prerequisite:
BIOL 204. Laboratory is required. Additional fee required.
401. Genetics Fall, 4
Includes classical genetics; cytological basis of inheritance; molecular genetics; physical basis of the genes; gene
action; biochemical genetics; cytoplasmic inheritance; mutations; chromosomal aberrations and polyploidy; genetic
basis of evolution and speciation; population genetics; biomedical and genetic engineering. Prerequisite: BIOL 301.
Laboratory is required. Additional fee required.
404. Developmental Biology Spring, 4
Considers plant and animal ontogeny and morphogenesis; roles of genetic and environmental factors on growth and
development, experimental investigation of plant and animal development; differentiation, morpho-genesis (molecular,
cellular, multicellular); hormonal and other biochemical mechanisms of control and coordination; the role of DNA
and RNA in development. Prerequisite: BIOL 401. Laboratory is required. Additional fee required.
432. Advanced Topics in Biology On Demand, 3
An advanced course in a selected area of Biology. Not for independent study. Prerequisite: junior standing. Additional
fee may be required.
499. Independent Study in Biology 3
Independent study for juniors and seniors with at least a B average in Biology. Prerequisites: approval of the Dean
and completion of a 499 Independent Study form. Additional fee may be required.
A chemistry major should complete the following courses:
CHEM 303, 305, 310, 311, 320, 401, 402, and 432.
Supporting courses include MATH 201 and 202, and PHYS 251 and 252.
A chemistry minor will include CHEM 303, 310, and 401 plus eight hours chosen from 305, 311, and 402.
Students wishing to have divisional concentrations (natural science) with emphasis in chemistry must complete the following courses in chemistry: 303, 305, 310, 401, and two courses from among 311, 320, 402, and 432. They must complete as prerequisite courses MATH 201 and 202, PHYS 251 and 252. The choice of other courses from the division (mathematics, biology, physics, or general science) to achieve a minimum of 40 hours will complete the concentration. The choice of supportive courses must be made in consultation with the faculty advisor.
All chemistry majors are required to take the Major Field Achievement Test in Chemistry. Secondary science education majors with an area of concentration in chemistry are required to take examinations for each area of certification through the Oklahoma Teacher Certification Testing Program. Science education majors are also required to prepare a portfolio of materials from EDUC 309, 398 and/or GNSC 312 for review by science and teacher education faculty.
SECONDARY CHEMISTRY EDUCATION
Science courses required for a Bachelor of Science in Education, Chemistry:
US 110 General Chemistry I Fall, 4
US 111 General Chemistry II Spring, 4
Select two from the following:
CHEM 303 Quantitative Analyticl Chemistry Fall, 4
CHEM 310 Organic Chemistry I Fall, 4
CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry II Spring, 4
CHEM 401 Physical Chemistry I Fall, 4