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. Select 1 course:

  • CSC 101
  • LIS 201
  • MIS 300

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. Select 1 course:

  • ECO 305 (WI)
  • ECO 444 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

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

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. ECO 493 (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 (36-39 hours)

01. ECO 101*

02. ECO 201

03. ECO 202

04. Select 1 course:

  • ECO 305 (WI)
  • ECO 444 (WI)
  • PS 331 (WI)

05. ECO 336

06. ECO 340

07. ECO 345

08. ECO 493 (Capstone)

09. PS 212

10. Select 12 additional hours from any 300 or 400 level ECO Courses or from the following:

  • PS 331
  • PS 370
  • PS 375
  • PS 474

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (24-33 hours)

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

01. Select 1 course not selected in GEC 05:

  • ANT 101
  • GHY 101
  • PS 201
  • SOC 101

02. Select 1 course:

  • ENG 200
  • ENG 201
  • ENG 202
  • FLM 170
  • HIS 201
  • HIS 202
  • WS 301

03. Select 1 course:

  • PHI 151*
  • PHI 171*
  • REL 131*

04. Foreign Language Requirement:

  • 12 hours in a single foreign language; fewer hours may suffice, but course level 202 must be completed

Additional Program Requirements

05. Select 15 hours or an approved minor:

  • ANT 423
  • BA 200
  • CJ 470
  • GHY 341
  • GHY 350
  • GHY 440
  • GHY 451
  • PHI 253
  • PHI 351
  • PS 473
  • SOC 301
  • SOC 360
  • Study Abroad courses approved by advisor

DEG 03. Electives

01. Choose electives as needed with adviser’s approval.

(See Hours to Degree below.)


HOURS TO DEGREE

120 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in Economics with an emphasis in Social 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.