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 (4 hours)

01. CSC 101/L

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area or 3 hours)

01. Any upper-level writing-intensive (WI) course.

  • MAT 392 (SI/WI) or ENG 333 (WI) recommended.

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • CMS 111 (SI)
  • CMS 305 (SI)
  • CMS 320 (SI)
  • CMS 330 (SI)
  • MAT 392 (SI/WI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. MAT 481 (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 (48-51 hours)

01. MAT 167*****
02. MAT 168
03. MAT 169
04. MAT 280

05. Select 1 course:

  • MAT 305 or MAT 460

06. MAT 320
07. MAT 326
08. MAT 340
09. MAT 423
10. MAT 441
11. MAT 481 (Capstone)
12. Select 18 hours from Department of Mathematics courses except

  • MAT 090-280
  • MAT 305-410
  • MAT 430
  • MAT 431
  • MAT 457/L
  • MAT 489
  • MAT 490

These 18 hours MUST include at least one course from each of the following groups I, II and III:

Group I (Analysis and Differential Equations)

  • MAT 285
  • MAT 415
  • MAT 417
  • MAT 436
  • MAT 442

Group II (Numerical Methods, Optimization, Probability and

Statistics)

  • MAT 418
  • MAT 419
  • MAT 420
  • MAT 460
  • MAT 461

Group III (Algebra, Number Theory, and Discrete

Mathematics)

  • MAT 421
  • MAT 424
  • MAT 426
  • MAT 437
  • MAT 439

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (0-5 hours)
01. PHY 201/L*

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 Mathematics.  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.