Minors offered through the College of Science and Technology

Criminal Justice:

All students pursuing a minor in criminal justice must complete a minimum of 18 hours of courses in criminal justice, including CJ 200, but not including the field practicum (CJ 400).

 

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, one of which must be an upper-level lab. Students minoring in biological sciences are strongly encouraged to take general chemistry 1 (CHE 106) and general chemistry 1 lab (CHE 106L).

 

Chemistry:

A minor in chemistry requires 21 hours of chemistry, with a grade of C or higher in each course. CHE 100, CHE 104, CHE 104L, CHE 251, CHE 251L, CHE 332 and CHE 409 will not count toward the 21 hours required for the minor.

 

Computer Science:

The requirements for a minor in computer science include CSC 101, CSC 101L, CSC 102, CSC 307, and nine hours from among the following set of courses: CSC 203, 204, 300, 305, 306, 309, 317, 320, 408, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 414L, 415, 420, 421, 422, 424, 425, 426, 435, 485, 486, CSS 240, 331, 342, 343, 346, 360, 405, 415, 416, 417, 418, 431, 442, 444, 446.

 

Construction Engineering Technology:

The requirements for a minor in construction engineering technology are AEC 454, BCT 336, BCT 458/L and nine additional hours of construction engineering technology electives not required by the student’s major (recommended courses are BCT 455/L, BCT 480, BCT 486/L).

 

Industrial Engineering Technology:

The requirements for a minor in industrial engineering technology are IET 405, 409, 410 (required), and nine hours of industrial engineering technology electives.


Geography:

Students seeking a minor in geography must complete 18 hours including GHY 101 and either GHY 104/L or GHY 105/L. At least six hours should be taken from a minimum of two of the following three groups of courses: regional (400 through 409); techniques (410 through 419 and their co-requisite labs); or topical (any 300-level course or any 422 through 451). The remaining hours can be chosen from any courses numbered 300 and above.

 

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 and 431, which do count in the minor but not in the major. 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.