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. LIS 201 (must earn a minimum grade of "C")

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. IT 380 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • CMS 111 (SI)
  • CMS 330 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. LIS 489 (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.


PROGRAM CURRICULUM

DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (42 hours)

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

01. LIS 201

02. LIS 401

03. LIS 405

04. LIS 408

05. LIS 411

06. LIS 415

07. LIS 416

08. LIS 417

09. LIS 418

10. LIS 445

11. LIS 489 (Capstone) (3 hours)

12. LIS 491

13. Select 6 additional hours from the School of Library and Information Science.

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (9-18 hours)

01. Foreign Language Requirement:

  • 12 hours (normally 101, 102, 201, 202) in a single foreign language. As few as 6 hours may suffice depending on course placement.
02. PSY 110*

03. PSY 275

DEG 03. Required Minor (18 hours)

01. Students must fulfill requirements to receive a minor in another discipline.

DEG 04. Electives

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

(See Hours to Degree below.)


HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in Library and Information Science. 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.