Degree plan

GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

01. ENG 101
02. ENG 102

GEC 02. Natural Sciences 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, one 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. CSC 101/L

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. CSC 309 (SI/WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. ITC 371 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. ITC 400 (Capstone)

02. ITC 401 (Capstone)
Must be taken Senior Year; Senior Standing prerequisite

*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 (77-78 hours)

01. CSC 101/L
02. CSC 102
03. Select 1 course:

  • CSC 300 
  • ITC 350

04. CSC 309 (SI/WI)
05. Select 1 course:

  • CSS 211 
  • BA 201 
  • PSY 360

06. Select 1 course:

  • CSS 331 
  • CSS 346

07. Select 1 course:

  • CSS 360 
  • ITC 471/L 

08. Select 1 course:

  • CSS 431 
  • CSS 446

09. ITC 100
10. ITC 101
11. ITC 131/L
12. ITC 132/L
13. ITC 231/L
14. ITC 232/L
15. ITC 241
16. ITC 242
17. ITC 371 (SI)
18. ITC 400 (3 hours) (Capstone)
19. ITC 401 (3 hours) (Capstone)
20. ITC 483
21. ITC 485
22. Select one sequence from:

  • ITC 433, ITC 453, ITC 486, ITC 488 and ITC 489
  • ITC 331/L, ITC 332/L, ITC 431, ITC 432, and ITC 433

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (3-6 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • MAT 114*/*****
  • MAT 167*/*****

02. Select 1 course:

  • MGT 300 
  • MIS 300 
  • MKT 300

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 Information Technology with an emphasis in Networking. 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.