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. Successful completion of the BTLE or IC3 certification

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. HIS 300 (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. HIS 490 (Capstone)

02. HIS 491 (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 (30-36 hours)

01. HIS 101*
02. HIS 102*
03. HIS 201
04. HIS 202
05. HIS 300 (WI)
06. Select 1 course:

  • HIS 305 
  • HIS 307

07. HIS 310
08. HIS 370
09. Select 12 hours of HIS courses:

  • 6 hours of U.S. and 6 hours of European history

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (24- 33 hours)

01. Select 1 course not selected in GEC 05:

  • ANT 101 
  • SOC 101

02. Select 2 courses:

  • ECO 101* 
  • ECO 201 
  • HIS 375

04. Select 1 course:

  • GHY 331 
  • GHY 341 
  • GHY 350

05. Select 1 course:

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

06. PS 101*
07. PS 301
08. Foreign Language Requirement:

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

DEG 03. Teacher Licensure Requirements (32-38 hours)

Certain courses are restricted; Gold Card required.

01. CIS 302
02. CIS 313
03. GHY 101*
04. HIS 110
05. HIS 111
06. HIS 487
07. HIS 488
08. HIS 490 (Capstone)
09. HIS 491 (Capstone)
10. PSY 110*
11. REF 469
12. SPE 400
13. 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 History (Licensure in Social Studies).  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.