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

♦ This major requires the selection of a sequence to fulfill the GEC Science Requirement. Students who choose BSC 110/L and BSC 111/L can choose either BSC 380/L or BSC 381/L. Students who choose BSC 250/L and BSC 251/L must complete BSC 381/L. BSC 110/L and BSC 111/L must be taken as a sequence.

BSC 250/L and BSC 251/L must be taken as a sequence.

GEC 06. Computer Competency Requirement (Major Area)

01. MLS 301/L (SI/WI)

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. MLS 301/L (SI/WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (Major Area) 

01. MLS 301/L (SI/WI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. MLS 402/L (Capstone), MLS 406/L (Capstone), MLS 408/L (Capstone) and MLS 409/L (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 (74 hours)

01. MLS 101
02. MLS 110
03. MLS 202
04. MLS 203
05. MLS 301/L (SI/WI)
06. MLS 302/L
07. MLS 306/L
08. MLS 309/L
09. MLS 315
10. MLS 401/L
11. MLS 402/L (Capstone)
12. MLS 403/L
13. MLS 405/L
14. MLS 406/L (Capstone)
15. MLS 407/L
16. MLS 408/L (Capstone)
17. MLS 409/L (Capstone)
18. MLS 410/L
19. MLS 411/L
20. MLS 412
21. MLS 451
22. MLS 452
23. MLS 456
24. MLS 457
25. MLS 458
26. MLS 459

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (15-27 hours)

01. Select 1 sequence:♦

  • BSC 110/L* and BSC 111/L*
  • BSC 250/L* and BSC 251/L*

02. Select 1 course and lab:

  • BSC 380/L or BSC 381/L

03. CHE 106/L*
04. CHE 251/L
05. CHE 420
06. MAT 101*

DEG 03. 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 BS in Medical Laboratory 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.