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. THE 103

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. THE 428 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. THE 120 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. THE 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 (78 hours minimum)

01. THE 103
02. THE 115
03. THE 120 (SI)
04. Select 2 courses with labs:

  • THE 107/L 
  • THE 200/L 
  • THE 201/L 
  • THE 212/L

05. THE 215
06. THE 304
07. THE 310
08. THE 320
09. THE 361
10. THE 417
11. THE 427
12. THE 428 (WI)
13. THE 450
14. THE 475 (Capstone)

Advanced Acting Electives Requirements (9 hours)

15. Select 9 hours:

  • THE 414 
  • THE 416 
  • THE 418 
  • THE 430 
  • THE 431 
  • THE 454 
  • THE 481
  • (max 3 hours in Summer Theatre)

Advanced Theatre Electives Requirement (9 hours)

16. Select 9 hours:

  • Costume & Makeup: THE 401 or THE 412 or THE 433 or THE 441 or THE 445 or THE 460
  • Directing, History, & Theory: THE 420
  • Dramatic Literature: ENG 417 or ENG 454 or ENG 455 or ENG 472
  • Movement: THE 403 or DAN 101 or (DAN 102 or DAN 202) or DAN 103 or DAN 104 or DAN 210
  • Scenery, Lighting, & Sound: THE 107 or THE 306 or THE 336L or THE 406 or THE 410 or THE 412 or THE 433 or THE 434 or THE 440L or THE 435 or THE 445
  • Summer Theatre: THE 430, THE 431, THE 481 (max of 3 hours)
  • Voice: THE 315 or THE 411 or THE 415

Theatre Practicum Requirement (13 hours)

01. Students must enroll in at least 1 Practicum each semester (13 hours) from the following:

  • THE 482L 
  • THE 483L 
  • THE 484L 
  • THE 485L 
  • THE 486L 
  • THE 487L 
  • THE 488L 
  • THE 489L

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (3 hours)

01. ENG 200

DEG 03. University Electives (12 hours)

Choose electives as needed with advisor’s approval.

HOURS TO DEGREE

128 hours are needed to graduate with a BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting.  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.