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

01. Successful completion of the BTLE or IC3 certification

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. SHS 425 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 111 (SI) or CMS 305 (SI) or CMS 320 (SI) or CMS 330 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Teacher Licensure)

01. SHS 495 (Capstone)

02. SHS 496 (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 (39 hours)

01. SHS 201
02. SHS 221
03. SHS 301
04. SHS 302
05. SHS 308
06. SHS 323
07. SHS 329
08. SHS 340
09. SHS 421
10. SHS 425 (WI)
11. SHS 433
12. SHS 435
13. SHS 436

DEG 02. Teacher Licensure Requirements (47-62 hours)

Certain courses are restricted; Gold Card required. Details

01. Select 1 course:

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

02. CIE 303  
03. CIR 309
04. HIS 101*
05. HIS 102*
06. MAT 101*
07. MAT 210
08. PSY 110*              
09. PSY 374
10. REF 400
11. REF 469
12. SHS 312 (3 hours)
13. SHS 312 (2 hours)
14. SHS 422
15. SHS 451
16. SHS 495 (Capstone)
17. SHS 496 (Capstone)
18. SME 432
19. SPE 400
20. 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.

HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in Education of the Deaf (Licensure).  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.