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*

^ Students must complete at least 1 semester of applied lessons at the 400-level.

GEC 06. Computer Competency Requirement

01. Successful completion of the BTLE or IC3 certification

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. MED 311 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 111 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Teacher Licensure)

01. MED 493 (Capstone)

02. MED 494 (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 (59-66 hours)

Piano Competency Requirement (0-4 hours)

01. MED 101
02. MED 102
03. MED 201
04. MED 202
05. MED 302

Choral Requirements (59 – 62 hours)

06. MED 199
07. MED 311 (WI)
08. MED 313
09. MED 331
10. MED 333
11. MED 411
12. MED 448
13. MED 450
14. MUS 101/L
15. MUS 102/L
16. MUS 201/L
17. MUS 202/L
18. Select one course:

  • MUS 301 
  • MUS 302 
  • MUS 321

19. MUS 307
20. MUS 308
21. Major instrument must be taken for 6 semesters.

  • Summers excluded (12 hours) ^

22. Recital: MUP 395 (0-3 hours)
23. Same major ensemble must be taken for 6 semesters (MUP 483)

  • Summers excluded (6 hours)

24. Recital class must be taken for 7 semesters as MUP 499 (0 hours)

DEG 02. Teacher Licensure Requirements (29-41 hours)

Certain courses are restricted; Gold Card required. See page XXX for details.

01. Select 1 course:

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

02. Select 1 course:

  • CIE 302 
  • CIS 302

03. HIS 101*
04. HIS 102*
05. MED 410
06. MED 493 (Capstone)
07. MED 494 (Capstone)
08. PSY 110*
09. PSY 374
10. REF 400
11. REF 469
12. SPE 400
13. 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

125 hours are needed to graduate with a BMEd in Music Education (Licensure) with an emphasis in Choral.  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.