Pre-Baccalaureate Nursing - Science with Biology Concentration Program
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Pre-Baccalaureate Nursing (Biology)

Associate in Science

Minimum of Minimum of 61 Credits credit hours
If you know you want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the field of science, you might consider enrolling in the pre-baccalaureate nursing – science with biology concentration program at Oklahoma City Community College. This curriculum will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue your education in nursing. A degree in nursing prepares you to work in clinical settings as well as education, private industry and public health settings.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO PB SUPP ELEC Pre-Bacc (Biology) Support Electives  3 Support  
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to The Civil War  or Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History Since The Civil War 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1023 Introductory Nutrition 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences  or Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1124 General Biology I (Majors) 4 Major  
    CHEM 1115 General Chemistry I 5 Major  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    BIO 2125 Microbiology 5 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO PB SUPP ELEC Pre-Bacc (Biology) Support Electives 3 Support  
    PSY 1113 Introduction to Psychology 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    BIO 2234 Human Physiology 4 Major  
    BIO PB SUPP ELEC Pre-Bacc (Biology) Support Electives 3 Support  
    CS 1103 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    PSY 2403 Developmental Psychology  or Gen Ed  
    SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology 3 Gen Ed  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (13 credit hours) Biology: BIO 1124; BIO 2234; Chemistry: CHEM 1115

     General Education Courses: (38 credit hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Biology: BIO 1023; BIO 2125; Humanities: Six credit hours*; Social Science: PSY 2403 or SOC 1113*; Mathematics: MATH 1513 or MATH 2013; Computer Science: CS 1103

    Support Courses: (9 credit hours); 9 credit hours of  support electives from the following: AHP 1013, ACCT 2113, BIO 1134, BIO 2114, BIO 2203, BIO 2215, BIO 2255, BIO 2404, CHEM 2114, CHEM 2122, CHEM 1215, COM 2213, CS 1103, MATH 1613, MATH 1743, PHYS 1114, PHYS 1214, PSY 2403, or any 5 credit hour GRMN, FREN, or SPAN course.

     Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    A minimum grade of "C" required for all prerequisites and general education courses at OUHSC; at UCO all BIO and CHEM courses require a minimum grade of "C".

     * Course choice depends on the specific program for which the student is applying.  See prerequisite course list of the receiving institution.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See the front general section for information and requirements about University Parallel/Transfer Programs.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO 1023 - Introductory Nutrition
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to discuss the composition of nutrients and accessory factors required for human nutrition, relate their roles in human health and disease, and describe the application of basic nutritional principles to the planning of normal and special dietary regimens.

    BIO 1124 - General Biology I (Majors)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score.
    4CREDITS

    An introductory course required for all biological science majors and pre-health profession students. The fundamental principles of biology are described using a cellular approach. Students gain knowledge regarding the chemical basis of life, structural characteristics of cells to include a discussion of energetics, metabolism and genetics. Evolution and ecology are also discussed in order to provide an understanding of both the diversity of living organisms and the living world. Students recognize, discuss and correctly apply fundamental biological principles influencing their personal relationship with other life forms. A discussion of the scientific method, logical (deductive) reasoning, hypothesis testing and some common fallacies and misconceptions that cloud scientific explanations of the natural world are included. Laboratory work, an integral and required part of the course, will enhance the student’s understanding of fundamental biological concepts as well as scientific procedures, laboratory technical skills, dissection and statistical analysis.

    BIO 2125 - Microbiology
    Prerequisites: MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score, Any four credit hour college-level biology course and a college-level chemistry course.
    5CREDITS

    Students are introduced to the biological requirements and activities of microorganisms which influence their roles as integral components of the ecosystem. Students demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of pathology, epidemiology and immunology in addition to performing basic laboratory techniques for isolating, characterizing and identifying common microorganisms.

    BIO 2234 - Human Physiology
    Prerequisites: BIO 1124 and one college-level chemistry course.
    4CREDITS

    Students discuss major systems of the human body, contrast functional and regulatory activities of each and identify factors influencing homeostasis. Through the use of models, the student will recognize the relative influences and interrelationships between circulation, digestion, metabolism, respiration, kidney function, muscle action, endocrine and nervous control, and reproduction of other systems and the organism as a whole. Laboratory work which requires dissection is an integral and required part of the course.

    Chemistry

    CHEM 1115 - General Chemistry I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 1513 or MATH 1533, or both MATH 0403 and High School Chemistry or CHEM 1123. A grade of
    5CREDITS

    This course is designed for science and engineering majors. The course covers nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, acid/base and other aqueous reactions, states of matter, phase changes, gas laws, and an introduction to thermochemistry. Laboratory experience is an integral part of the course.

    Computer Science

    CS 1103 - Introduction to Computers and Applications
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    This hands-on course affords students a basic understanding of computers and their application. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a computer operating system, an office suite, productivity tools, as well as the Internet at an introductory level. Advanced Standing is available. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Electives

    BIO PB SUPP ELEC - Pre-Bacc (Biology) Support Electives
    Prerequisites: None
    9CREDITS

    9 credit hours of support electives from the following: AHP 1013, ACCT 2113, BIO 1134, BIO 2114, BIO 2203, BIO 2215, BIO 2255, BIO 2404, CHEM 2114, CHEM 2122, CHEM 1215, COM 2213, CS 1103, MATH 1613, MATH 1743, PHYS 1114, PHYS 1214, PSY 2403, or any 5 credit hour GRMN, FREN, or SPAN course.

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History Since The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Psychology

    PSY 1113 - Introduction to Psychology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A survey of the major areas of study in psychology such as motivation, learning, physiology, personality, social psychology, abnormal behavior, perception, memory, cognition/thought, and treatment.

    PSY 2403 - Developmental Psychology
    Prerequisites: PSY 1113
    3CREDITS

    A theoretical and research-based course that covers social, emotional, physical and cognitive aspects of human development throughout the life-span.

    Sociology

    SOC 1113 - Introduction to Sociology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will identify the sociological dimensions of human behavior by analyzing the concepts of society, culture, socialization, institutions, social stratification and social change.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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