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. CSC 100 or higher CSC course

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. FAM 401 (WI)
ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 111 (SI) or CMS 330 (SI)**

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. FAM 475 (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 (54 hours)

Minimum grade of “C” required in all Major Area of Study Courses

01. CD 350
02. CD 351
03. CD 352/L
04. CD 450
05. CD 451/L
06. CD 477
07. FAM 150
08. FAM 151
09. FAM 351
10. FAM 352
11. FAM 401 (WI)
12. FAM 442
13. FAM 450
14. FAM 452
15. FAM 453
16. FAM 455
17. FAM 475 (Capstone)
18. FAM 490 (3 hours)

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (17-21 hours)

01. PSY 110*
02. PSY 330
03. PSY 360
04. PSY 436
05. Select 1 course:

  • CHS 422
  • PSY 435

Select 2 courses:

  • CHS 436
  • FAM 456
  • HPR 109
  • PSY 312
  • PSY 361 (WI)
  • PSY 423
  • SWK 315

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 BS in Child and Family Studies with an emphasis in Family Relations.  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.