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. CSC 101/L

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. CSC 309 (SI/WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. CSC 309 (SI/WI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. CSC 424 (Capstone)

Must be taken Senior Year; ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisite

*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.

GEC06 – GEC 09 courses are specific to the major.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (62 hours)

01. CSC 101/L
02. CSC 102
03. CSC 203
04. CSC 204
05. CSC 306
06. CSC 307
07. CSC 309 (SI/WI)
08. CSC 317
09. CSC 408
10. CSC 414
11. Select 1 course:

  • CSC 413
  • CSC 415

12. CSC 424 (Capstone)
13. Select 6 hours:

  • CSC 410
  • CSC 411
  • CSC 412
  • CSC 413 
  • CSC 415

Cannot duplicate Category DEG 01. #11

14. Select 3 hours:

  • CSC 320
  • CSC 422
  • MAT 280
  • MAT 285
  • MAT 316-MAT 385 (except MAT 320 or MAT 340)
  • MAT 415-MAT 442
  • MAT 460-MAT 475
  • MAT 485
  • PHY 327-465

15. Select 9 hours:

  • CSS 240
  • CSS 305 
  • CSS 320 
  • CSS 331
  • CSS 342 
  • CSS 343 
  • CSS 346 
  • CSS 360 
  • CSS 405 
  • CSS 410- CSS 486
  • MAT 280 
  • MAT 285 
  • MAT 316 
  • MAT 326-MAT 385 
  • MAT 405-MAT 442 
  • MAT 460-MAT 475 
  • MAT 485 
  • PHY 327-PHY 465

No more than 1 course from CSS 240, CSS 342, & CSS 343

16. Select 1 course:

  • CSS 415
  • MAT 320

17. Select 1 course:

  • CSC 300
  • MAT 340

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (14-19 hours)

01. MAT 167*/*****
02. MAT 168
03. MAT 169
04. Select a sequence of two courses not selected for GEC 02. :

  • BSC 110/L and BSC 111/L
  • CHE 106/L and CHE 107/L
  • GLY 101/L and GLY 103/L
  • PHY 201/L and PHY 202/L

DEG 03. Electives

01. Choose 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.

A minimum of 42 hours of CSC-prefix courses must be complete, excluding CSC 100, CSC 300, CSC 320, CSC 422, CSC 435, CSC 485 and CSC 486.

No course may be used in more than one Program Curriculum category

HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Computer Science (Applied Computer Science).  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.