For general information about degree requirements, please visit the Registrar's website.


Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the undergraduate major in Biological Science became "Biology."  Only the name changed because this degree is available for students wishing to obtain a broad degree encompassing all of the life sciences. This degree is administered jointly by the Departments Biology, Microbiology, and Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution. Through coursework from these three departments, graduates prepare for careers in a variety of biologically related fields.

The undergraduate major in Physiology is a specialized life-science degree. It requires intensive course work in general zoology, genetics, gross and comparative anatomy, general and mammalian physiology, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The physiology degree primarily serves to prepare students for graduate school or a medically related professional school.

The undergraduate major in Zoology is designed to provide students a thorough background in the biology of animals. The B.S. degree requires courses in cell biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, and vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. To become a zoologist, the student must also have a good foundation in the related fields of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and botany. The zoology degree prepares students for graduate school and for many applied and professional careers.


Students should follow degree requirements based on when they matriculated (began college). Degree programs expire (can no longer be followed) after 6 years.


Academic Advisors (student advisee keys following names)

Vicki Rhodey: 405-744-9686, : last names A–D and all STCH students (those wanting a degree with an education focus)

Libby Howard: 405-744-9670, : last names E–L and all UCRT-PMDS students (those working on Pre-Med prerequisites only)

Bobby Bowser: 405-744-2754, : last names M–R

Jamie Najar: 405-744-5340, : last names S–Z