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. MAT 481 (Capstone)

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)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

  1. MAT 489 (Capstone)
  2. MAT 490 (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 (42-45 hours)  

  1. MAT 167*****
  2. MAT 168
  3. MAT 169
  4. MAT 280
  5. MAT 285
  6. MAT 305
  7. MAT 309
  8. MAT 320
  9. MAT 326
  10. MAT 340
  11. MAT 370
  12. MAT 420
  13. MAT 423
  14. MAT 481 (Capstone)
  15. Select 3 hours from Department of Mathematics courses except

MAT 090-410, 430, 431, 457/L, 489, and 490.

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (3-9 hours)

01. Select 3-4 hours:

  • CSC 101/L
  • CSC 102
  • CSS 240
  • CSS 330
  • CSS 331
  • CSS 333
  • CSS 334
  • CSS 340
  • CSS 342
  • CSS 402            

02. PHY 201/L*          

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. CIS 302
03. CIS 313
04. HIS 101*
05. HIS 102*
06. MAT 220
07. MAT 475/L
08. MAT 489 (Capstone)
09. MAT 490 (Capstone)
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. 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 (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.