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Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics (OSSM)

OSSM coursework is eligible for college credit due to the unique, intensive nature of the school.  OSSM offers a high-level curriculum delivered by faculty possessing graduate degrees in the content area of instruction and has highly competitive admission criteria.  OSSM has a legislatively mandated statewide mission, and a legislatively prescribed board of trustees which requires scientists, mathematicians, and those who hold graduate degrees as members. Institutional faculty shall annually review and approve OSSM prior learning credit.  All other Oklahoma public and private high schools are not included in this provision.  These high schools may utilize AP and concurrent enrollment opportunities, similar to the OSSM satellite campuses connected to a school district.

For more information about Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics (OSSM), please visit: https://www.ossm.edu/ or call (405) 521-6436.

OSSM Course

(Last approved 2012)

Minimum Required Grade Earned in Course at OSSM

OU Course Credit(s) Awarded

3 Semester Calculus Sequence vs.

4 semester Calculus Sequence

Calculus I

80%

MATH 1914

MATH 1823

Calculus II

80%

MATH 1914

MATH 1823, MATH 2423

Multivariate Calculus

80%

MATH 1914, MATH 2924, MATH 2934

MATH 1823, MATH 2423, MATH 2433, MATH 2443

Linear Algebra

80%

MATH 3333

OSSM

(Last approved Unknown)

Minimum Required Grade Earned in Course at OSSM

OU Course Credit Awarded

Physics (Mechanics)

90%

PHYS 1205

Physics (Electricity and Magnetism)

90%

PHYS 1215

*If a student completes both physics courses listed above at OSSM and receives a grade of less than 90% in Mechanics and 90% or higher in Electricity and Magnetism, the student will be awarded credit for PHYS 1215 only.  Students do not receive credit for OSSM’s General Physics course.

OSSM

Minimum Required Grade Earned in Courses at OSSM

OU Course Credit Awarded

General Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Ecology, Molecular & Cell Biology, General Zoology (effective July 2, 2017)*, Human Embryology, Histology, Genetics

80% in ANY TWO of the courses listed in the left-hand column

BIOL 1124*

*Effective for Fall 2018 and forward entrants. If Fall 2017, course will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

* Note:  Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology have been combined into General Zoology.  General Zoology is acceptable beginning July 2, 2017. Started awarding credit for Fall 2018 entrants.

* Note: Per Biology Department, OU will no longer offer BIOL 1114/1121 starting Fall 2019. Credit will become BIOL 1124 (has lab built into it).

OSSM

(Reapproved March 23, 2018)

Minimum Required Grade Earned in Courses at OSSM

OU Course Credit Awarded

Data Structures I

80%

C S 1323

Data Structures II

80%

C S 1323, C S 2334

OSSM

(Effective Nov 30, 2016)

Minimum Required Grade Earned in Courses at OSSM

OU Course Credit Awarded

History of Western Tradition I

80%

HIST 1613

History of Western Tradition II

80%

HIST 1623

** The name of the Western Civilization course changed for the 2018-2019 year to History of Western Tradition. 04/26/19**

** American Literature and College Composition have been reviewed by the English department and determined that a student does not earn credit for ENGL 1113 or 1213. – 06/01/2020**