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 (Major Area)

01. IT 380 (WI)
ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites 

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 111 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. IT 493 (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 (33 hours)

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Major Area of Study courses.

01. IT 102
02. IT 200
03. IT 361
04. IT 363
05. IT 375
06. IT 380 (WI)
07. IT 395
08. IT 452
09. IT 467
10. IT 468
11. IT 469    

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (18 hours)

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Additional Requirement courses.

01. ACC 200
02. ACC 220
03. BA 200
04. ECO 201
05. MGT 300
06. MKT 300

DEG 03. Teacher Licensure Requirements (35-50 hours)

Certain courses are restricted; Gold Card required. Minimum grade of "C" required in all Teacher Licensure courses.

01. Select 1 course:

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

02. CIS 302
03. CIS 313
04. HIS 101*
05. HIS 102*
06. IT 451
07. IT 456/L
08. IT 493 (Capstone) (12 hours)
09. MAT 101*
10. PSY 110*
11. PSY 374
12. REF 469
13. SPE 400
14. 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 BS in Instructional Technology with an emphasis in Business Technology Education.  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.