Minors offered through the College of Science and Technology

  • Biological Sciences: requires 18 hours in biological sciences, including at least seven hours numbered 300 or above taken at The University of Southern Mississippi. BSC 103BSC 103L and BSC 107BSC 107L may not be included in the 18 hours. Either BSC 380BSC 380L or BSC 381BSC 381L may count towards the minor but not both. The minimum of seven hours at the 300 level or above must include at least one course with a laboratory component.
  • Computer Science: requires CSC 101, CSC 101L, CSC 102, CSC 307 and nine hours from among the following set of courses: CSC 203. CSC 204, CSC 300, CSC 305, CSC 306, CSC 309, CSC 317, CSC 320, CSC 408, CSC 410, CSC 411, CSC 412, CSC 413, CSC 414, CSC 414L, CSC 415, CSC 420, CSC 421, CSC 422, CSC 424, CSC 425, CSC 426, CSC 435, CSC 485, CSC 486, CSS 240, CSS 331, CSS 342, CSS 343, CSS 346, CSS 360, CSS 405, CSS 415, CSC 416, CSS 417, CSS 418, CSS 431, CSS 442, CSS 444, CSS 446.
  • Criminal Justice: requires a minimum of 18 hours of courses in criminal justice, including CJ 200, but not including the field practicum (CJ 400).
  • General Science: The multidisciplinary general science minor requires 27 hours from three or more appropriate fields (astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, marine science, mathematics, physics and polymer science) with at least eight hours from each field included; courses in the major or another minor are excluded. Students may visit Bobby Chain Technology 103 to see a dean for assistance with this minor. A Dean will act as chair of the minor.

  • Industrial Engineering Technology: requires IET 405, IET 409, IET 410 and nine hours of Industrial Engineering Technology electives.
  • Mathematics: requires a minimum of 18 hours of mathematics courses to include at least six hours taken at The University of Southern Mississippi. Only those courses that count toward the major in mathematics can count in the minor in mathematics, with the exception of MAT 430 and MAT 431, which do count in the minor but not in the major. MAT 167 does not count toward the minor. Students seeking a minor in mathematics are encouraged to consult a faculty adviser in the Department of Mathematics.
To declare a minor, please contact the student services coordinator responsible for the field of study in which your desired minor resides.

Requirements for a Certificate in Geographic Information Technology

The Certificate in Geographic Information Technology is a professional curriculum that prepares students to employ geographic information effectively for solution of problems in many fields. The certificate program is open to both resident degree candidates and practitioners who need to update and formalize their knowledge pertaining to use of geographic information and who comply with either traditional or nontraditional admission requirements of the university as specified elsewhere in this Bulletin. Students may complete the certificate program with or without being admitted to a specific degree program. Students must declare their intent to complete the certificate program before graduating from the University.

To earn the certificate, students are required to complete (1) a minimum of 16 credit hours from GHY 210,GHY 217GHY 410GHY 411GHY 412GHY 417GHY 418GHY 467GHY 468GHY 469 (and their accompanying laboratory sections), and (2) a directed individual project for one credit hour of GHY 494, all with grades of B or better. These courses may be taken by the student as part of a degree plan or as a suite of electives. Students may complete the certificate curriculum by taking the courses in any combination of either physical or virtual classrooms.