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 (3 hours)

01. ENG 333 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 320 (SI) 

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. DPH 433 (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 (57 hours)

01. DPH 101
02. DPH 210
03. DPH 321
04. DPH 347  
05. DPH 420
06. DPH 422
07. DPH 425
08. DPH 427
09. DPH 428
10. DPH 432
11. DPH 433 (Capstone)
12. DPH 440
13. DPH 457
14. DPH 470
15. DPH 485
16. DPH 493
17. Choose 6 additional hours of DPH electives (2 courses). Students interested in careers in long-term care should take DPH 460 (Long Term Care Policy and Administration)

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (9-12 hours)

01. ACC 200
02. ECO 101*
03. Select 1 course:

  • MAT 101*
  • Higher-level MAT course*

04. NFS 362                        

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 Community Health Sciences with an emphasis in Health Policy and Administration.  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.