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2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences, B.S. Degree Requirements (124 hours)


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Degree Plan (BSCBS)


General Education Curriculum


GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)


GEC 02. Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours)


Science Requirement (8 hours)

Select 2 courses with labs:

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)


GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)


GEC 08. Speaking Intensive Requirement (3 hours)


Select 1 course:

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)


Note:


*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 .

Program Curriculum


Select 6-8 hours course level 300 or 400 from Department of Biological Sciences.

Must complete a minimum of 3 laboratory-based courses at the 300-400 level in Department of Biological Sciences. BSC 380  and BSC 380L  (DEG 08) may be used as 1 of the 3 upper level lab courses if taken at the 300 or 400 level. BSC 492 - Special Problems I, II, III  may be substituted with departmental permission. Cannot use non-majors courses (BSC 392  or BSC 399 ).

DEG 03. Electives


Choose electives as needed. (See Hours to Degree below.)

Note:


♦ Calculus is required for this major. Students may enter MAT 167 directly if Math ACT sub score is 26 or higher. If Math ACT sub score is 24-25, MAT 103 must be completed. If Math ACT sub score is less than 24, MAT 101 and MAT 103 must be completed.

Hours to Degree


124 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Biological Sciences. 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.

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