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. NFS 463/L (WI)

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. NFS 463/L (WI)
ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. NFS 330 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. NFS 480 (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 courses 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 (57 hours)

01. NFS 272/L
02. NFS 362
03. NFS 320/L
04. NFS 330/L (SI)
05. NFS 365
06. NFS 385/L
07. NFS 410
08. NFS 411
09. NFS 420
10. NFS 430/L
11. NFS 445
12. NFS 463/L (WI)
13. NFS 465
14. NFS 475
15. NFS 476/L
16. NFS 477/L
17. NFS 480 (Capstone)
18. NFS 485/L
19. NFS 486/L       

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (26-43 hours)

01. ACC 200
02. Select 1 course:

  • ANT 101*
  • SOC 101*

03. BSC 250/L*
04. BSC 251/L*
05. BSC 381
06. CHE 106/L*
07. CHE 251/L
08. CHE 420
09. CHS 440
10. COH 100*
11. MAT 101*
12. MGT 300
13. PSY 110*        

DEG 03. Electives

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

(See Hours to Degree below.)

Students majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics must meet the following criteria:

• Complete NFS 362 with a grade of "B" or better and all prerequisite courses with a "C" or better in order to enroll in subsequent course. • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on required science courses (BSC 250/L, BSC 251/L, BSC 381, CHE 106/L, CHE 251/L, and CHE 420) with no grade lower than a "C" in any of those courses prior to enrolling in NFS 410. • Have a grade of "C" or better in all courses in the major area of study and ANT 101 or SOC 101 and PSY 110 to graduate. • No course may be repeated more than once, regardless of the previous major.

HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics with an emphasis in Didactic Program in Dietetics.  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.