Department of Biological Sciences

The study of biology provides an understanding of living things in the world around us. Biologists examine life at the ecosystem, community, population, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels in their attempt to understand the mechanisms involved in the development, evolution, and interrelationships between organisms at these various levels. The Biological Sciences Department offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in biology, the Associate of Science in allied health sciences, and the Associate in Applied Science in respiratory care


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN BIOLOGY (310)

There are three areas of concentration within the biology program. Cell and molecular biology concentration provides introduction to exciting areas of modern biology and their importance in many facets of biological and biomedical research. This concentration is also recommended for those students interested in attending a professional school upon completion of their bachelors program to become physicians, or those interested in research careers in biomedical sciences. Organismal biology concentration focuses on animal and plant biology. These field-oriented areas are also for individuals interested in wildlife management, ecology, the environment, and related fields. Medical laboratory science concentration prepares students for work in hospital laboratories (clinical chemistry, microbiology, blood banking, immunology, etc.) All areas of concentration prepare students for entry into master and doctoral graduate programs throughout the country.

Biology is also an appropriate major for those interested in allied health areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant programs, etc. While these programs must be pursued elsewhere, Cameron University can provide the prerequisite course work.

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Biology program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in mathematics, biological science, and physical science as follows:

Mathematics - MATH 1513 or higher

Biological Science - BIOL 1364

Physical Science - CHEM 1361 and 1364

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (26 hours) 
BIOL 1364, BIOL 1474, BIOL 2124, BIOL 2144, BIOL 2154, BIOL 2881, BIOL 3014, and BIOL 4901.

B. Concentration (20-45 hours)

Choose one of the following:

Organismal Biology Concentration 

Required Courses (7 hours) - BIOL 3043 and BIOL 3064

Electives (13 hours) - Choose from Category A & B below:

Category A (Minimum 1 course): BIOL 3024, BIOL 3054, BIOL 3074, BIOL 3084, BIOL 3114, BIOL 4054, BIOL 4064, BIOL 4154, BIOL 4121-4 (Maximum 4 hours upper level credit) 

Category B (Minimum 1 course): BIOL 2034, BIOL 3093, BIOL 3104, BIOL 3174, BIOL 4004, BIOL 4114, BIOL 4163

Cell and Molecular Concentration

Required Courses (8 hours) - BIOL 3174 and BIOL 4174

Electives (12 hours) - Choose from Category A & B below:

Category A (Minimum 2 courses): BIOL 2134 or 4004, BIOL 3093, BIOL 3124, BIOL 4114

Category B (Minimum 1 course): BIOL 2034 or 3104, BIOL 3034, BIOL 3043, BIOL 4121-4 (Maximum 4 hours upper level credit), BIOL 4154

Medical Laboratory Science Concentration

Required Courses (45 hours) - BIOL and MLS courses below:

Biology Courses (15 hours): BIOL 3174, BIOL 4174, BIOL 2134 or 4004, BIOL 3093 

Medical Laboratory Science Courses* (30 hours): MLS 4117, MLS 4125, MLS 4236, MLS 4246, MLS 4325, MLS 4351 (*Acceptance into an approved Oklahoma Consortium of Clinical Laboratory Science Affiliates (OCCLSA) clinical training program and departmental permission is required.)

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS 18

V. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

MATH 1613 or higher; PHYS 1115 or 2015; PHYS 1215 or 2025; MIS 2113; CHEM 4403** and CHEM 4413** (**Cell and Molecular concentration only.)

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VI. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (565)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Allied Health Science program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in mathematics, biological science, physical science, and behavioral science as follows:

Mathematics - MATH 1513

Biological Science - BIOL 1214

Physical Science - CHEM 1361 and 1364 or CHEM 1004 or PHYS 1004

Behavioral Science - PSY 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Courses (11 hours)

AHS 1003, BIOL 2034, BIOL 2134

B. Additional Requirements (12-13 hours)

Select from the following classes; consult advisor and appropriate catalog: BIOL 2013, BIOL 2124, HLTH 1063, HLTH 2213, PSY 3353, STAT 1513; Approved elective (3 hours)

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IV. ELECTIVES TO TOTAL 68-71 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE
RESPIRATORY CARE (575)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Respiratory Care program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements as follows: COMM 1113, ENGL 1113, CHEM 1004, MATH 1513, PSY 1113, HIST 1483 or 1493, FNAR 1013, PS 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. SUPPORT AND RELATED COURSE REQUIREMENTS

BIOL 1012, BIOL 2013

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III. RESPIRATORY CARE COURSES

RESP 2100, RESP 2111, RESP 2124, RESP 2133, RESP 2143, RESP 2153, RESP 2161, RESP 2200, RESP 2213, RESP 2224, RESP 2233, RESP 2242, RESP 2253, RESP 2313, RESP 2324

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IV. ELECTIVES TO TOTAL 68 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION