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:

  • 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

Successful completion of the BTLE or IC3 certification

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. CIR 411 (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)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. Select one sequence:

  • CIE 480 or CIE 482 (Capstone)
  • SPE 480 or SPE 482 (Capstone)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major. 

**This GEC courses are 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 (77 hours)

Introductory Block Courses

01. CIP 340
02. CIR 306
03. SME 432
04. SPE 400
05. SPE 402
06. SPE 430
07. SPE 470
08. SPE 498

Intermediate Block Courses

01. CIE 343/L
02. CIR 309/L
03. CIR 407/L
04. SPE 451/L

Senior Block Courses

01. CIE 301/L
02. CIE 305
03. CIR 411 (WI)
04. CIR 412/L
05. CISE 403
06. SPE 401/L
07. SPE 442/L

Student Teaching

01. Select 1 sequence:

  • CIE 480 (Capstone) and CIE 482 (Capstone)
  • SPE 480 (Capstone) and SPE 482 (Capstone)

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (18-33 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • CD 350
  • PSY 270

02. COH 100*
03. Select 1 course:

  • ENG 330
  • ENG 333(WI)
  • approved ENG elective

04. GHY 101*
05. HIS 101*
06. HIS 102*
07. IT 365
08. MAT 101*
09. MAT 210
10. MAT 309
11. PSY 110*

HOURS TO DEGREE

133 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Elementary Education/Special Education (Dual 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.