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. PSY 360

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. PSY 361 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 111 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. PSY 475 (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 (51 hours)

Minimum grade of “C” required in all Major Area of Study Courses. Minimum USM GPA is 2.0.

01. PSY 110*

02. PSY 251

03. PSY 360

04. PSY 361 (WI)

05. PSY 418

06. PSY 475 (Capstone)

07. Select 1 course:

  • PSY 270
  • PSY 275
  • PSY 372

08. Select 1 course:

  • PSY 420
  • PSY 426

09. Select 1 course:

  • PSY 422
  • PSY 424
  • PSY 425

10. Select 1 course:

  • PSY 436
  • PSY 455

11. Select 1 course:

  • PSY 450
  • PSY 451

12. Select 18 hours from Department of Psychology (except PSY 491)

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (0-12 hours)

01. MAT 101*

02. Candidates for the BA must complete the Foreign Language Requirement: 9 hours in a single foreign language

DEG 03. Electives (38 hours)

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

(See Hours to Degree below.) Note: PSY 491 is offered on a pass/fail basis only and will not count toward the Psychology major or Psychology electives. A maximum of 12 hours of PSY 491 may count toward the degree.


HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BA or a BS in Psychology. 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.