Minors offered through the College of Science and Technology

  • Biological Sciences: Students minoring in biological sciences must complete 18 hours in biological sciences, including at least seven hours numbered 300 or above taken at The University of Southern Mississippi. BSC 103BSC 103L and BSC 107BSC 107L may not be included in the 18 hours. Either BSC 380BSC 380L or BSC 381BSC 381L may count towards the minor but not both. The minimum of seven hours at the 300 level or above must include at least one course with a laboratory component. Students minoring in biological sciences are strongly encouraged to take general chemistry 1 (CHE 106) and general chemistry 1 lab (CHE 106L).
  • Criminal Justice: a minimum of 18 hours in CJ, including CJ 200 . Only three hours of CJ 492 and/or three hours of CJ 480 may be used for credit toward the minor. Hours earned in the CJ practicum may not count toward the minor.
  • Mathematics: Students pursuing a minor in mathematics must complete a minimum of 18 hours of mathematics courses to include at least six hours taken at The University of Southern Mississippi. Only those courses that count toward the major in mathematics can count in the minor in mathematics, with the exception of MAT 430 andMAT 431, which do count in the minor but not in the major. MAT 167 does not count toward the minor. Students seeking a minor in mathematics are encouraged to consult a faculty adviser in the Department of Mathematics.
To declare a minor, please contact the student services coordinator responsible for the field of study in which your desired minor resides.