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 (3 hours)

01. CSC 100

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. ENG 333 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • CMS 111 (SI)
  • CMS 320 (SI)
  • CMS 330 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. HPR 495 (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 (67 hours)

01. HPR 109
02. HPR 200
03. HPR 201
04. HPR 210 (3 hours)
05. HPR 322
06. HPR 323
07. HPR 344
08. HPR 345
09. HPR 351
10. HPR 390
11. HPR 400
12. HPR 413
13. HPR 417
14. HPR 424
15. HPR 433
16. HPR 434
17. HPR 443
18. HPR 447
19. HPR 452
20. HPR 495 (Capstone) (9 hours)
21. Select 2 hours of Advisor-approved Activity courses

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (12 hours)

01. With advisor's approval, select 12 hours from the following courses:

  • ACC 200
  • BSC 340
  • CJ 341
  • J 360
  • CJ 364
  • ESC 301
  • GHY 417/L
  • HPR 360 
  • HPR 444
  • HPR 464 
  • MCJ 421
  • MGT 300
  • MKT 300
  • PHI 457
  • PS 301
  • PS 370
  • TM 100
  • TM 485

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 Recreation with an emphasis in Recreation Administration.  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.