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. REL 480 (Capstone)

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area or 3 hours)

01. Any upper-level writing-intensive (WI) course
ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • CMS 111 (SI)
  • CMS 305 (SI) 
  • CMS 320 (SI) 
  • CMS 330 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. REL 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 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 (30-33 hours)

01. PHI 151*
02. PHI 372
03. REL 131*
04. Select one course in an Abrahamic religious tradition:

  • REL 303 
  • REL 304 
  • REL 333 
  • REL 334 
  • REL 335 
  • REL 336 
  • REL 337 
  • REL 403 
  • REL 445

05. Select one course in a non-Abrahamic religious tradition:

  • REL 320 (WI) 
  • REL 322 
  • REL 326 
  • REL 430

06. REL 480 (Capstone)
07. Select 15 hours from REL or designated Religion courses in other departments.

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (9-18 hours)

01. Select 6 hours from ENG or HIS or PHI at the 300 level or above.
02. Foreign Language Requirement:

12 hours in a single foreign language; fewer hours may suffice, but course level 202 must be completed.

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 BA in Religion.  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.