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. PSC 285

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. PSC 341L (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. PSC 192 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. PSE 490/L (Capstone)
02. PSE 491/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 (57 hours)

01. PSC 191
02. PSC 192 (SI)
03. PSC 260
04. PSC 285
05. PSC 292
06. PSC 341L (WI)
07. PSC 360
08. PSC 361/L
09. PSC 410
10. PSC 450/L
11. PSC 460/L
12. PSC 471
13. PSE 315
14. PSE 380
15. PSE 390
16. PSE 420
17. PSE 440
18. PSE 490/L (Capstone)
19. PSE 491/L (Capstone)

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (30-41 hours)

01. CHE 106/L*
02. CHE 107/L*
03. CHE 255/L
04. CHE 256/L
05. MAT 167*/*****
06. MAT 168
07. MAT 169
08. MAT 280
09. MAT 285
10. PHY 201/L*
PHY 202/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 complete

HOURS TO DEGREE

128 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Polymer Science and Engineering.  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.