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. GHY 315 (WI)

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. GHY 331 (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. GHY 441 (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 (31-37 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • GHY 104/L*
  • GHY 105/L*

02. GHY 315

03. Select 1 course:

  • GHY 326
  • GHY 327
  • GHY 370
  • GHY 422
  • GHY 425
  • GHY 427

04. GHY 331 (WI)

05. GHY 410/L

06. GHY 441 (Capstone)

07. Select 1 Technique Course GHY 411 - 417, with Lab.

08. Select 12 - 13 hours from Geography Program courses.

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (16-22 hours)

01. Select 1 additional science course with lab from GEC 02.

02. Humanities elective. Select 1 course:

  • AMS 304
  • AMS 404
  • ENG 200
  • ENG 201
  • ENG 202
  • ENG 305
  • ENG 351
  • ENG 370
  • FLM 170
  • HIS 201
  • HIS 202

03. Social Science elective: Select 5 courses

(maximum 2 per department):

  • ANT 101* or ANT 221
  • ECO 201 or ECO 202
  • GHY 101* or GHY 102 or GHY 331 or GHY 341
  • PS 101* or PS 201 or PS 321 or PS 331
  • PSY 110*
  • SOC 101* or SOC 240 or SOC 314

DEG 03. Electives

01. Choose electives as needed with adviser’s approval.
(See Hours to Degree below.)

HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Geography.  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.