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/L 
  • CSS 330

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. GLY 401 (SI/WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. GLY 401 (SI/WI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. GLY 478 (Capstone)

Must be taken Senior Year; ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and the 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 (49-60 hours)

01. GHY 101*
02. GLY 101/L*
03. GLY 103/L*
04. GLY 301/L
05. GLY 304/L
06. GLY 308/L
07. GLY 310/L
08. GLY 341/L
09. GLY 401 (SI/WI)
10. GLY 405/L
11. GLY 478 (Capstone)
12. GLY 480
11. Select 12 additional hours of 400-level GLY courses, excluding:

  • GLY 406/L
  • GLY 430/L
  • GLY 490
  • GLY 498.

Must include 9 hours from: 

  • GLY 411
  • GLY 423
  • GLY 465
  • GLY 476.               

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (30-35 hours)

01. BSC 110/L*
02. CHE 106/L*
03. CHE 107/L*
04. Select 1 course:

  • CSC 211
  • MAT 169

05. MAR 151/L*
06. MAT 167*/*****
07. MAT 168
08. Select 1 sequence:

  • PHY 111/L* and PHY 112/L*
  • PHY 201/L* and PHY 202/L*                                                                              

DEG 03. Electives

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

(See Hours to Degree below.)

*****Calculus is required for this major. Students may enter MAT 167 directly if Math ACT sub score is 26 or higher.  If Math ACT sub score is 24-25, MAT 103 must be completed. If Math ACT sub score is less than 24, MAT 101 and MAT 103 must be completed.

HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Geology with an emphasis in Environmental Geology.  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.