Degree plan

GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

01. ENG 101

02. ENG 102

GEC 02. Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours minimum)

Science Requirement (8 hours minimum)

01. Select 2 courses with labs:

  • AST 111/L
  • AST 112/L
  • BSC 103/L****
  • BSC 110/L****
  • BSC 111/L****
  • BSC 250/L
  • BSC 251/L
  • CHE 104/L
  • CHE 106/L
  • CHE 107/L
  • GHY 104/L
  • GHY 105/L
  • GLY 101/L
  • GLY 103/L
  • MAR 151/L
  • PHY 103/L
  • PHY 111/L
  • PHY 112/L
  • PHY 201/L
  • PHY 202/L
  • PSC 190/L

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)

02. Select 1 course:

  • MAT 100***
  • MAT 101
  • Higher-level MAT course

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)

01. ENG 203

02. Select 2 courses, 1 History required

  • HIS 101
  • HIS 102
  • PHI 151
  • PHI 171
  • REL 131

GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • ART 130
  • DAN 130
  • MUS 165
  • THE 100

GEC 05. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)

01. Select 2 courses:

  • ANT 101
  • COH 100
  • ECO 101
  • GHY 101
  • PS 101
  • PSY 110
  • SOC 101

GEC 06. Computer Competency Requirement (3 hours)

01. LIS 201

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area or 3 hours)

01. Students must take one course designated as (WI).

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • CMS 111 (SI)
  • CMS 305 (SI)
  • CMS 320 (SI)
  • CMS 330 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. AMS 403 (Capstone)

Must be taken Senior Year; ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major.

**This GEC course is recommended by this major.

***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.

****GEC restrictions apply. View a full description of the GEC.


PROGRAM CURRICULUM

DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (36 hours)

01. AMS 304

02. AMS 403 (Capstone)

03. AMS 404

04. Select 6 hours:

  • ENG 370
  • ENG 371
  • ENG 372
  • ENG 373
  • ENG 470
  • ENG 471
  • ENG 472
  • ENG 473
  • ENG 474
  • ENG 475
  • ENG 476
  • ENG 477 (WI)
  • ENG 478 (WI)
  • ENG 485 (WI)
  • ENG 489 (WI)

05. Select 6 hours:

  • HIS 351
  • HIS 360
  • HIS 370
  • HIS 373
  • HIS 374
  • HIS 375
  • HIS 409
  • HIS 413
  • HIS 417
  • HIS 459 through HIS 479

06. Select 6 hours:

  • PS 303
  • PS 304
  • PS 305
  • PS 321
  • PS 330 (WI)
  • PS 375
  • PS 380
  • PS 401 through PS 409
  • PS 453
  • PS 480 (WI)
  • PS 481
  • PS 484
  • PS 488
  • PS 489

07. Select 9 hours, maximum of 1 course per program:

  • ANT 315
  • ANT 333
  • ANT 334
  • ANT 426
  • ANT 433
  • CJ 360
  • CJ 440
  • CJ 470
  • CJ 472
  • ECO 305
  • ECO 330
  • ECO 401
  • ESC 301
  • FLM 370
  • FLM 436
  • FLM 473
  • FLM 474
  • FLM 478
  • GHY 370
  • GHY 400
  • GHY 401
  • GHY 402
  • GHY 409
  • GHY 435
  • MCJ 421
  • MCJ 424
  • MCJ 450
  • MCJ 460
  • MUS 332
  • MUS 366
  • MUS 432
  • PHI 440
  • PSY 450
  • PSY 456
  • PSY 470
  • REL 322
  • REL 338
  • REL 459
  • SOC 214
  • SOC 240
  • SOC 301 
  • SOC 340 
  • SOC 341 
  • SOC 343 
  • SOC 350 
  • SOC 355 
  • SOC 415 
  • SOC 425 
  • SOC 426 
  • SOC 427 
  • SWK 315

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (27-36 hours)

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

01. Select 1 course:

  • ENG 200 
  • ENG 201 
  • ENG 202 
  • FLM 170 
  • HIS 201 
  • HIS 202 
  • WS 301

02. Select 1 option:

  • Select remaining history course not selected in GEC 03: HIS 101 or HIS 102
  • If both history courses selected in GEC 03, select 1 course: PHI 151 or PHI 171 or REL 131

03. Foreign Language Requirement:

  • 12 hours in a single foreign language; fewer hours may suffice, but course level 202 must be completed

Additional Program Requirements

04. IDS 301

05. Select any 5 courses (15 hours) from DEG 01 not previously selected. Courses may be taken in a single program.

DEG 03. Electives

01. Choose electives as needed with adviser’s approval.

(See Hours to Degree below.)


HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in American Studies. At least 50 percent of the hours applied to a degree at The University of Southern Mississippi must be earned from a senior college, and 45 of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above. The last 25 percent of course work must be earned from Southern Miss. The student must earn at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss.