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

01. Successful completion of the BTLE or IC3 certification  

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. CHE 461/L (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 111 (SI) or CMS 320 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. SME 489 (Capstone)

02. SME 490 (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 (27-35 hours)

01. CHE 106/L*
02. CHE 107/L*
03. CHE 255/L
04. CHE 256/L
05. CHE 311/L
06. CHE 331
07. Select 1 course and lab:

  • CHE 420/L 
  • CHE 421/L

08. CHE 461/L (WI)
09. CHE 471/L

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (19-24 hours)

01. BSC 110/L*
02. BSC 111/L*
03. MAT 167*/*****
04. MAT 168
05. Select 1 sequence:

  • PHY 111/L* and PHY 112/L*  
  • PHY 201/L* and PHY 202/L*

DEG 03. Teacher Licensure Requirements (27-39 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • ANT 101* 
  • GHY 101* 
  • SOC 101*

02. CIS 302
03. CIS 313
04. HIS 101*
05. HIS 102*
06. PSY 110*
07. REF 469
08. SPE 400
09. SME 460
10. SME 489 (Capstone)
11. SME 490 (Capstone)
12. Teacher education majors are required to take the Praxis II content and PLT tests and have scores reported to Southern Miss (code #1479) prior to graduation.

DEG 04. Electives

01. If not completing a Second Licensure Option, choose CHE 392 plus electives as needed with adviser’s approval.

(See Hours to Degree below.)

*****Calculus is required for this major. Students may enter MAT 167 directly if Math ACT sub score is 26 or higher.  If Math ACT sub score is 24-25, MAT 103 must be completed. If Math ACT sub score is less than 24, MAT 101 and MAT 103 must be completed.

Second Licensure Option (8-22 hours)

Students are not required to obtain a second licensure but are strongly encouraged to do so. Second Licensure Options require a minimum of 21 hours.

Physics Option (12-22 hours) Choose PHY 201/L and PHY 202/L under GEC 02 and DEG 02.05; PHY 327/L; PHY 341/L; PHY 361/L

Biology Option (15 hours) BSC 201/L; BSC 226/L; BSC 370; Select 3 additional hours of 300- or 400-level BSC courses

General Science Option (8 hours) GLY 101/L; GLY 103/L

HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Chemistry (Licensure).  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.