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. DAN 491 (Capstone)

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. DED 360 (SI/WI)
ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • CMS 111 (SI) 
  • CMS 305 (SI) 
  • CMS 320 (SI) 
  • CMS 330 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. DAN 491 (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 (66 hours)

01. DAN 131
02. DAN 210
03. DAN 212
04. DAN 220
05. DAN 240
06. Select 15 hours (Modern Dance)♦:

  • DAN 301 
  • DAN 401

07. Select 12 hours (Ballet)♦:

  • DAN 302 
  • DAN 402

08. DAN 305
09. DAN 306
10. DAN 310
11. DAN 312
12. Select 6 hours:

  • DAN 320 (for a minimum of 1 hour) +
  • DAN 420 (for a minimum of 2 hours) +

13. Select 1 course:

  • DAN 340 
  • DAN 351

14. DAN 431
15. DAN 491 (Capstone)

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (0-4 hours)

01. BSC 250/L*

DEG 03. Teacher Licensure Requirements (33-45 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

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

02. CIS 302
03. DED 260
04. DED 360 (SI/WI)
05. DED 361
06. DED 460
07. DED 461
08. HIS 101*
09. HIS 102*
10. PSY 374
11. REF 400
12. REF 469
13. SPE 400
14. PSY 110*
15. Teacher education majors are required to take Praxis II content and PLT tests and have scores reported to Southern Miss (code #1479) prior to graduation.

+ By Audition                   

♦DAN 201 and DAN 202 may be required for students not meeting 300-level requirements

HOURS TO DEGREE

137 hours are needed to graduate with a BFA in Dance with an emphasis in Dance Education.  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.