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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, B.A. Degree Requirements (124 hours)

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Degree Plan (PSYCHBA)

General Education Curriculum

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

GEC 02. Natural Science (8-10 hours minimum)

Select 2 courses with labs:

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)

GEC 06. Mathematics (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

GEC 08. Speaking Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

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 07 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (54-57 hours)

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Major Area of Study courses.

Minimum USM GPA is 2.0

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (12-15 hours)

Candidates for the BA must complete the Foreign Language Requirement:

9 hours in a single foreign language

DEG 03. Electives

Choose electives as needed with advisor's approval. (See Hours to Degree below.)


PSY 491  is offered on a pass/fail basis only and will not count toward the Psychology major or Psychology electives. A maximum of 12 hours of PSY 491  may count toward the degree.

Hours to Degree

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in Psychology. 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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