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 (Major Area)

01. ART 311

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. See DEG. 01 #22 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. ART 441 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. ART 448 (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 (89 hours)

Art majors pursuing the Graphic Design emphasis are required to own a specifically equipped Apple/Macintosh laptop computer as a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level graphics courses.

See advisor for more details.

Foundations Program Requirements

01. ART 101

02. ART 102

03. ART 111

04. ART 112

05. ART 113

Emphasis Area Requirements

06. ART 311

07. ART 312

08. ART 313

09. ART 332

10. ART 334

11. ART 341

12. ART 342

13. ART 343

14. ART 344

15. ART 415

16. ART 441 (SI) (taken 3 times over 3 semesters)

17. ART 442

18. ART 443

19. ART 444

20. ART 448 (Capstone)

21. Select 20 hours from other Art/Design Courses

22. Select 1 Art History course:

  • ART 431 (WI)
  • ART 432 (WI)
  • ART 433 (WI)
  • ART 434 (WI)
  • ART 435 (WI)
  • ART 436 (WI)
  • ART 437 (WI)
  • ART 438 (WI)

HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BFA in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. 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.