Aug 09, 2020
General Education Curriculum
GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)
GEC 02. Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours minimum)
Science Requirement (8 hours minimum)
Select 2 courses with labs:
Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)
GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)
Select 2 courses, 1 History required
GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)
Select 1 course:
GEC 05. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)
Select 2 courses:
GEC 06. Computer Competency Requirement (Major Area)
GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)
GEC 08. Speaking Intensive Requirement (3 hours)
Select 1 course:
GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)
*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major.
**This particular GEC course is recommended by this major.
***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.
◊ GEC restrictions apply; see here .
GEC 06 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.
For full description of the GEC, see here .
DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (36-39 hours)
Successful completion of MCJ 101 , MCJ 102 , MCJ 103 , and MCJ 200 with a "C" or better is required for enrollment in upper-division MCJ courses.
MCJ Values Elective, select 2 courses:
DEG 02. Additional Requirements (12-21 hours)
Bachelor of Arts Requirements
Select 1 course not selected in GEC 05:
Select 1 option:
a. Select remaining history course not selected in GEC 03: HIS 101 or HIS 102
b. If both history courses selected in GEC 03, select 1 course:
Foreign Language Requirement:
12 hours in a single foreign language; fewer hours may suffice, but course level 202 must be completed.
DEG 03. Required Minor (18-21 hours)
Students must fulfill requirements to receive a minor in another discipline.
DEG 04. Electives
A minimum of 80 hours of courses outside of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism, including 65 hours in the basic liberal arts and sciences, is required for this major. Choose electives as needed with advisor's approval. (See Hours to Degree below.)
Hours to Degree
124 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in Journalism with an emphasis in News-Editorial. 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 student must earn at least 21 of the last 30 hours of course work and at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss. See Residence Hour Requirements for more information.