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    Northeastern State University
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Northeastern State University Undergraduate Catalog

Specific Requirements for Degrees and Other Programs


 

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees

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Upper Division Requirements

I. Major or Major/Minor 24-56 hours

Specific requirements in each major field are enumerated in the sections for the various areas in which majors are offered. Fifty percent of the major requirement on a bachelor’s degree program must be upper division courses (courses numbered 3000 or 4000), and 18 hours or half of the major, whichever is greater, must be taken at NSU.

II. One minor, or second major 18-36 hours

The minor consist of 18 semester hours. Minors must be chosen from an academic subject area other than the first major. Degrees which are considered a major/minor do not require additional hours in a minor.  Students majoring in a field of business are required to complete the business core in lieu of a minor or a second major.

III. Electives to make a total of not less than 124 hours

Major Fields Offered

The distinction between the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees is largely that of selection of a major subject and the number of liberal arts courses required.   The student who completes a degree curriculum must select one minor, or a second major.

Bachelor of Arts

♦   American Indian Studies
♦   Cherokee Cultural Studies
♦   Communication Studies
♦   Drama
♦   English
♦   Geography
♦   History
♦   Media Studies
♦   Music
♦   Political Science
♦   Psychology
♦   Sociology
♦   Spanish

Bachelor of Science

♦   Applied Physics
♦   Cell and Molecular Biology
♦   Chemistry
♦   Computer Science
♦   Criminal Justice
♦   Cyber Security
♦   Environmental, Health and Safety Management
♦   Health and Human Performance
♦   Health Care Administration
♦   Homeland Security
♦   Integrative Biology
♦   Legal Studies
♦   Mathematics
♦   Medical Laboratory Science
♦   Nutritional Sciences
♦   Organizational Leadership
♦   Speech Language Pathology
♦   Vision Science

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to graduation.

UPPER DIVISION CREDIT

Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses numbered 3000 and above.

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

Please see individual majors for requirements.

RESIDENT COURSE WORK

All candidates for a degree must complete a minimum of 30 hours in residence at this University. (See Bachelor’s Degree Regulations)

 

Bachelor of Education Degrees

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General Education

Students planning to major in Education must meet the General Education requirements (49-51 hours).  Education students can take a language course under the “Global Perspectives” area which will count as their “language other than English” requirement and can take EDUC 4823 - Emerging Technologies for computer proficiency.  Education majors are encouraged to see their advisor regarding these requirements and the additional 4 X 12 requirements listed below for Elementary, Early Childhood and Special Education majors. 

4 x 12 Requirements (Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education majors)

From the courses listed in the General Education section and those in their major prior to their full internship, Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education majors must complete (with a grade of “C” or higher), a minimum of:

12 hours in Communication Arts (English, Literature, Communication Studies)
12 hours in Social Science (Geography, History, Economics, Political Science, Psychology)
12 hours in Math
12 hours in Science

Foreign Language Competency:  All education majors must demonstrate novice high competency in a language other than English.  This competency can be met through university-level course work or arranging an oral proficiency test in the target language.  See an advisor for more information.

Upper Division Requirements

I. Major (minimum of 40 hours)

Specific requirements in each major field are enumerated in the selections for the various areas in which majors are offered. Fifty percent of the major requirement on a bachelor’s degree program must be upper division courses (course numbered 3000 or 4000).

II. Professional Education (29 hours)

♦   EDUC 3313 - Clinical Teaching/Pre-Internship I
♦   EDUC 3113 - Educational Psychology
♦   SPED 4433 - Introduction to Education of Children with Exceptionalities
♦   EDUC 4353 - Secondary Teaching Methods and Practices
♦   EDUC 4032 - Pre-Internship II
♦   EDUC 4823 - Emerging Technologies
Final Semester: Intern Teaching and Seminar - 12 hours
 

III. Electives to make a total of not less than 124 hours

 

Major Fields Offered

Students who complete requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Education degree, the Bachelor of Music Education, or the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and achieve passing scores on the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET), the Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT), and the Oklahoma Professional Teaching Exam (OPTE) will be eligible, upon recommendation of the NSU Certification Officer, to apply for a teaching license.

Bachelor of Arts in Education

♦   Art
♦   Cherokee
♦   English
♦   Social Studies
♦   Spanish

Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental, Vocal, Keyboard/Instrumental, Keyboard/Vocal, Percussion)

This specialized major adheres to all requirements for teacher education with these additional considerations.  See the program listing for more information:

I. General Education/Prerequisites 49-51 hours
II. Major/Minor 63-64 hours
III. Professional Education 29 hours

Bachelor of Science in Education

♦   Early Childhood Education
♦   Elementary Education
♦   Health and Physical Education
♦   Mathematics
♦   Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space)
♦   Special Education-Mild/Moderate Disorders

Additional Information 

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to graduation.

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

All new freshmen must meet computer proficiency in the first 30 hours of course work. This is an NSU graduation requirement.

UPPER DIVISION CREDIT

Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses numbered 3000 and above. “C” or better required in all course work in major field and professional education.

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

Please see individual majors for requirements.

RESIDENT COURSE WORK

All candidates for a degree must complete a minimum of 30 hours in residence at this University. (See Bachelor’s Degree Regulations)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETENCY

All students must demonstrate proficiency at the high novice level in a language other than English.

4 X 12 REQUIREMENT

Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Special Education programs require completion of 12 semester hours with a grade of “C” or better in the following disciplines: Communication Arts (ENGL, COMM), Math, Science and Social Science (ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC) prior to graduation.

PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO

All students pursuing initial and advanced teacher certification are required to develop a portfolio which documents their accomplishments, learning, and strengths related to the competencies, standards, and outcomes established by the Oklahoma Education Quality and Accountability, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

  

Bachelor of Specialty Degrees

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Requirements

Bachelor of Business Administration

I.  General Education (47 hours)
II.  Business Core (42 hours)
III.  Business Major (24-30 hours)
IV.  Electives - to make not less than 124 total hours  

MAJORS:
♦   Accounting
♦   Business Administration
♦   Entrepreneurship
♦   Finance
♦   Hospitality and Tourism Management
♦   Information Systems
♦   International Business
♦   Management
♦   Marketing
♦   Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art Major / Minor)

I. General Education (49-51 hours)
II. Major/Minor (66 hours)
III. Electives to make not less than 124 total hours

Bachelor of General Studies

I. General Education (49-51 hours)
II. Three Areas of Concentration (18 hours each = 54 hours)
III. Electives to make not less than 124 total hours

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

I. General Education/Prerequisites (49-51 hours)
II. Major/Minor 30 + 30 hours (30 hours of the major is transfer credit or credit-by-examination for previous nursing courses.)
III. Nursing Support Courses (3 hours)
IV. Electives to make total of not less than 124 hours

Bachelor of Social Work

I. General Education/Prerequisites (49-51 hours)
II. Major (57 hours)
III. Electives to make total not less than 124 hours

 

Bachelor of Technology

I. General Education/Prerequisites (47-51 hours)
II. Bachelor of Technology Core (27 hours)
III. Technical Courses (27-42 hours)
IV. Electives to make not less than 124 total hours

Additional Information

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY:

English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to graduation.

UPPER DIVISION CREDIT:

Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses numbered 3000 and 4000. Thirty (30) hours advanced standing credit will be awarded after successfully completing 12 hours of the nursing major with a grade of “C” or better.

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES:

Please see individual majors for requirements.

Liberal Arts and Science Courses


# - Liberal Arts & Sciences Courses

  “Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses” are those traditional fields of study in the humanities; social and behavioral sciences; communication, natural and life sciences; mathematics; and the history, literature and theory of the fine arts (music, art, drama, dance). Courses in these fields whose primary purpose is directed toward specific occupational or professional objectives, or courses in the arts which rely substantially on studio or performance work are not considered to be liberal arts and sciences for the purpose of this policy. Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses” are those traditional fields of study in the humanities; social and behavioral sciences; communication, natural and life sciences; mathematics; and the history, literature and theory of the fine arts (music, art, drama, dance). Courses in these fields whose primary purpose is directed toward specific occupational or professional objectives, or courses in the arts which rely substantially on studio or performance work are not considered to be liberal arts and sciences for the purpose of this policy. (OSRHE, Undergraduate Degree Requirements, 3.14.2) 

 

Professional Degree Completion (3 + 1)

Students accepted for early admission into a professional program may be eligible to complete an NSU bachelor’s degree utilizing the following procedure.  This process must be initiated within eighteen months of student’s last semester of enrollment at NSU.

Student is accepted into a professional program before completing bachelor’s degree at NSU.

  • Health Programs: Chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, veterinary medicine (excludes physician assistant/associate, nursing, allied health programs)
  • Law School 

Student must have already completed:

  • At least 94 earned hours
  • OSHRE requirements: English and computer proficiency, United States History, and United States Government
  • NSU general education requirements
  • Residency requirements for major and degree 

Additional restrictions:

  • Student may lack no more than 30 hours to complete graduation requirements.
  • A maximum of 30 hours (all upper level) from the professional program may be transferred back to NSU to complete graduation requirements.

Once the student has successfully completed the first year in professional school the student will:

  • Reapply for admission to NSU.
  • Submit an official transcript from professional school.
  • Complete an Application for Bachelor’s Degree.

 When all documentation is received:

  • Admissions will readmit student and notify the Office of the Registrar.
  • Student will meet with academic advisor who will recommend how the hours from the professional program may be applied to satisfy remaining degree requirements and submit proposal to the appropriate department chair.
  • Department Chair will review the recommendations and submit approved exceptions to the Office of the Registrar specifying how the professional transfer work will be applied.
  • Registrar’s office will enter approved transfer work and exceptions, verify that degree requirements have been met, and confer the degree for the current semester.