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 (Teacher Licensure)

01. HPR 463 (WI)
ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 111 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Teacher Licensure)

01. HPR 490 (Capstone)
02. HPR 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 (44 hours)

01. HPR 109
02. HPR 210
03. HPR 220
04. HPR 284
05. HPR 301
06. HPR 303
07. HPR 308/L
08. HPR 314
09. HPR 321
10. HPR 326
11. HPR 401
12. HPR 404
13. HPR 423/L
14. HPR 426
15. HPR 470

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (6-10 hours)

01. BSC 250/L*
02. CHS 101
03. NFS 362

DEG 03. Teacher Licensure Requirements (34- 46 hours)

Certain courses are restricted; Gold Card required.
01. Select 1 course:

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

02. Select 1 course:

  • CIE 302
  • CIS 302

03. HIS 101*
04. HIS 102*
05. HPR 462/L
06. HPR 463 (WI)
07. HPR 490 (Capstone)
08. HPR 491 (Capstone)
09. MAT 101*
10. PSY 110*                        
11. PSY 374
12. REF 400
13. REF 469
14. SPE 400
15. 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

DEG 04. Electives

01. Selection of elective courses leading to a second teaching add-on endorsement area is highly recommended. 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 Human Performance (K-12 Physical Education 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.