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. Select 1 course:

  • CSC 100
  • IT 361
  • IT 363

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. SWK 341 (WI)
ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

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

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. SWK 431 (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. SWK 300
02. SWK 301
03. SWK 315
04. SWK 329
05. SWK 330
06. SWK 331
07. SWK 340
08. SWK 341 (WI)
09. SWK 400
10. SWK 410
11. SWK 415
12. SWK 420
13. SWK 430 (9 hours)
14. SWK 431 (Capstone)
15. SWK 493
16. SWK Elective
17. SWK Elective

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (21-28 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • BSC 250/L*
  • BSC 251/L*
  • CHS 430

02. PSY 110*
03. PSY 275
04. SPA 101
05. SPA 102
06. Select 1 course:

  • PSY 436
  • PSY 450
  • PSY 456

07. Select 1 course:

  • ENG 332
  • ENG 333
  • IT 200
  • IT 380

08. Select 2 courses:

  • SOC 214
  • SOC 240
  • SOC 301
  • SOC 340
  • SOC 415
  • SOC 423
  • SOC 424
  • SOC 450
  • SOC 475

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 Social Work.  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.