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. Select 1 course:

  • CSC 100 
  • IT 201 
  • LIS 201

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. See DEG. 01 #20 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 111 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. ART 428 (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.

GEC 06 - GEC 09 courses are specific to the major.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (80-83 hours)

Foundations Program Requirements

01. ART 101
02. ART 102
03. ART 111
04. ART 112
05. ART 113

Emphasis Area Requirements

06. ART 201
07. ART 202
08. ART 301
09. ART 302
10. ART 303
11. ART 321
12. ART 322
13. ART 323
14. ART 332
15. ART 334
16. ART 421
17. ART 422
18. ART 423
19. ART 428 (Capstone) (6 hours)
20. Select 2 Art History courses, at least 1 must be a WI course:

  • ART 400
  • ART 415
  • ART 431 (WI)
  • ART 432 (WI)
  • ART 433 (WI)
  • ART 434 (WI)
  • ART 435 (WI)
  • ART 436 (WI)
  • ART 437 (WI)
  • ART 438 (WI)
  • ART 492 (3-6 hours)

21. Select 14 hours from any Art Studio Courses

DEG 02. 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 BFA in Art with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting. 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.