Department of Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences

The Department of Agriculture, Biology, and Health Sciences offers a wide range of baccalaureate and associate degrees in undergraduate programs that prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce, as well as preparation for pursuing the graduate degrees that are required by many careers in advanced professions. The department offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in radiologic technology, an Associate in Applied Science Degree in respiratory care, and an Associate of Science degree in allied health sciences. In addition, the department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in agriculture and a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology.


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 (14-25 hours) 
For Organismal and Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentrations: BIOL 1364, BIOL 1474, BIOL 2144, BIOL 2154, BIOL 3014, BIOL 3043, BIOL 3901, and BIOL 4901.

For Medical Laboratory Science Concentration: BIOL 1364, BIOL 1474, BIOL 3014, BIOL 3901, and BIOL 4901.

B. Concentration (19-49 hours)

Choose one of the following:

Organismal Biology Concentration (19-20 hours)

Required Courses (8 hours) - BIOL 3064 AND BIOL 3054 OR 3074 OR 3104

Electives (11-12 hours) - Choose from: BIOL 2034, 2124, 3054, 3074, 3084, 3093, 3104, 3114, 3124, 3174, 4004, 4054, 4064, 4114, 4121-4, 4153, 4163, 4174

Cell and Molecular Concentration (19-20 hours)

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

Electives (11-12 hours) - Choose fromBIOL 2034, 2124, 3054, 3064, 3074, 3084, 3093, 3104, 3114, 3124, 4004, 4054, 4064, 4114, 4121-4, 4153, 4163

Medical Laboratory Science Concentration (49 hours)

Required Courses (49 hours) - BIOL and MLS courses below:

Biology Courses (19 hours): BIOL 2124, 2134 OR 4004, 3093, 3174, 4174

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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V. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

For Organismal Biology Concentration: MATH 1613 or higher, CHEM 1364/1, CHEM 1474/1, CHEM 3314, MIS 2113, PHYS 1115 OR 2015

For Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentration: MATH 1613 or higher, CHEM 1364/1, CHEM 1474/1, CHEM 3314, CHEM 3324, CHEM 4403, MIS 2113, PHYS 1115 OR 2015, PHYS 1215 OR 2025

For Medical Laboratory Science Concentration: MATH 1513 or higher, CHEM 1364/1, CHEM 1474/1, CHEM 3314, CHEM 3324, CHEM 4403, MIS 2113

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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 1105 OR CHEM 1361 and 1364

Behavioral Science - PSY 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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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
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY (585)

REQUIREMENTS HOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Radiologic Technology program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements as follows: ENGL 1113, COMM 1113, HIST 1483 or 1493, MATH 1413 or higher or STAT 1513, PS 1113, BIOL 1214/1214L

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113, CIS 1013 or MIS 2113

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III. TECHNICAL-OCCUPATIONAL SUPPORT COURSES

BIOL 2013, BIOL 2034

A minimum grade of C in BIOL 2013 and BIOL 2034/2034L is required for admission to the Rad Tech program.

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IV. TECHNICAL-OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY COURSES

RAD 2013, RAD 2113, RAD 2123, RAD 2133, RAD 2204, RAD 2214, RAD 2224, RAD 2302, RAD 2311, RAD 2323, RAD 2402, RAD 2414, RAD 2423, RAD 2433, RAD 2503, RAD 2513, RAD 2523, RAD 2533

Credit to contact hour ratios for RAD courses are as follows: Didactic (Lecture): 1 credit hour = 16 contact hours; Lab: 1 credit hour = 40 contact hours; Clinical: 1 credit hour = 82.5 contact hours
RAD courses will undergo revision in Fall 2019.

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IV. ELECTIVES TO TOTAL 81 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 1413 or higher or STAT 1513, PSY 1113, HIST 1483 or 1493, FNAR 1013, PS 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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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


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
MAJOR IN AGRICULTURE (400)

Students majoring in Agriculture must choose an option in Agribusiness Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, or General Agriculture. Courses required of the agriculture major are chosen to achieve breadth of coverage of the agricultural and environmental sciences. The major is designed to prepare the graduate for careers in business, service, and agricultural production. Graduates are employed by government agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Services Administration, in commercial banking institutions and with cooperative lenders such as Production Credit Associations or Federal Land Banks. Graduates may find employment as technical representatives for firms that manufacture and/or distribute seed, fertilizer, and agrichemicals. Nationwide, many graduates are employed in the agricultural industries which process and market food. Those with agriculture degrees will also find opportunities as managers of production agriculture firms or they may establish and own farms and ranches.

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 44

II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (26 hours) 

AGRC 1124, AGRC 1214, AGRC 2013, AGRC 2124, AGRC 3513, AGRC 3613, AGRC 4572, ANIM 3133

B. Options

Majors must select from one of the following options: 

Agribusiness Management Option* (20 hours)

Required Courses (9 hours) - ACCT 2013, AGRC 3303, AGRC 4333

Electives (11 hours) - Choose 11 hours from the following prefixes/courses: ACCT, BUS, ECON, FIN, MKTG, MGMT, AGRC 4421-3 (3 hours max). Courses in Dept. of Business may required additional prerequisites.

Agronomy Option (20 hours)

Required Courses (9 hours) - AGRC 4223, AGRN 3213, AGRN 3513

Electives (11 hours) - Choose 11 hours from the following prefixes/courses: AGRC, AGRN, ANIM, BIOL, ENSC, AGRC 4321-3 (3 hours max), AGRC 4421-3 (3 hours max). BIOL courses must be above BIOL 1364 and may require additional prerequisites.

Animal Science Option (20 hours)

Required Courses (10 hours) - AGRC 4223, ANIM 3653, ANIM 4434

Electives (10 hours) - Choose 10 hours from the following prefixes/courses: AGRC, AGRN, ANIM, BIOL, ENSC, AGRC 4321-3 (3 hours max), AGRC 4421-3 (3 hours max). BIOL courses must be above BIOL 1364 and may require additional prerequisites.

General Agriculture Option (20 hours)

Required Course (3 hours) - AGRC 4223

Electives (17 hours) - Choose 17 hours from the following prefixes/courses: AGRC, AGRN, ANIM, BIOL, ENSC, AGRC 4321-3 (3 hours max), AGRC 4421-3 (3 hours max). BIOL courses must be above BIOL 1364 and may require additional prerequisites.

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IV. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Choose from: STAT 1513, 2013, 2613, or BIOL 4153

Some courses may require additional prerequisites.

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V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.