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    Northeastern State University
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2009-2010 Northeastern State University Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Specific Requirements for Degrees and Other Programs



General Education Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees

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A minimum of 45 semester hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years. For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements. Some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements. Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.

  1. Orientation of New Students

    (All beginning freshmen are required to enroll in freshman orientation.)

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Language Arts 9 hours

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Social Science 9 hours

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Physical Science 3-4 hours

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Biological Science 3-4 hours

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Humanities 6 hours

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Quantitative Analysis 3 hours

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Computer Programming

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Health and Physical Education 4 hours

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Computer Literacy 3 hours

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  1. Electives 4-6 hours

    At least one course from each of two of the following categories to total a minimum of 45 semester hours of General Education (Business majors must complete a minimum of 48 hours of General Education. Education majors must complete a minimum of 50 hours of General Education).

Category A: Language and Fine Arts

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Category C: Business & Technology

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Category D: Health and Family Education

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Total General Education Required 45-49 hours

(48 hours for Business and 50 hours Education Majors)

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 a NSU graduation requirement.

UPPER DIVISION CREDIT

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

LIBERAL ARTS & 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 General Degree Regulations)
   

General Education Requirements For Education Degrees

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(50 hours minimum required)

Requirements

♦   Communication Arts Electives as needed: English, Literature, Speech 3 hours
♦   Freshman Orientation
♦   PED 1 hour activity
♦   Language other than English 3 hours

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Additional Requirements

From the courses listed above 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 and
♦   Demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, 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.

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. The student who completes a degree curriculum must select one minor, or a second major.

Students majoring in a field of business are required to complete the business core in lieu of a minor or a second major.

Bachelor of Arts

♦   American Indian Studies
♦   Art
♦   Communication Studies
♦   English
♦   Geography
♦   History
♦   Mass Communication
♦   Music
♦   Political Science
♦   Psychology
♦   Sociology
♦   Spanish
♦   Theatre
♦   Visual Communication

Bachelor of Science

♦   Health Care Administration
♦   Biology
♦   Chemistry
♦   Computer Science
♦   Criminal Justice
♦   Environmental Management
♦   Environmental Science
♦   Health and Human Performance
♦   Human and Family Sciences
♦   Mathematics
♦   Medical Technology
♦   Organizational Leadership
♦   Safety Management
♦   Speech Language Pathology
♦   Technology
♦   Vision Science

Bachelor of Business Administration

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

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 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 General Degree Regulations)
   

Bachelor’s Degree in Education

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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

♦   Intern Teaching and Seminar 12 hours

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Major Fields Offered

The student who completes requirements for either the Bachelor of Arts in Education degree or the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and achieves 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 Director of Clinical Education, to apply for a teaching license. A successful completion of a residency year is required to obtain a standard Oklahoma teaching certificate.

Bachelor of Arts in Education

♦   Art
♦   English
♦   Social Studies
♦   Spanish
♦   Speech

Bachelor of Science in Education

♦   Science Education

♦   Biology
♦   Chemistry
♦   Physics

♦   Early Childhood Education
♦   Elementary Education
♦   Health and Physical Education
♦   Mathematics
♦   Special Education

♦   Mild/Moderate Disabilities

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 General 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, Lit), Math, Science and Social Science (Econ, Geog, Hist, Pol Sci, 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 Commission for Teacher Preparation, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
   

Bachelor of Specialty Degrees

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Upper Division Requirements

Bachelor of General Studies

I. General Education 44 hours
II. Three Areas of Concentration (18 hours each) 54 hours
III. Electives not less than 26 hours

Minimum Total 124 hours

Bachelor of Music Education

I. General Education/Prerequisites 45 hours
II. Major/Minor 63 hours
III. Professional Education 29 hours

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

I. General Education/Prerequisites 48-53 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 45 hours
II. Major 54 hours
III. Electives to make total not less than 124 hours

Bachelor of Technology

I. General Education/Prerequisites 44 hours
II. Bachelor of Technology Core 27 hours
III. Technical Courses 27-42 hours
IV. Electives 11-26 hours

Minimum Total 124 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 ART & SCIENCE:

At least 40 semester credit hours are required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Liberal Arts and Science Courses


# – Liberal Arts & Sciences Courses

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