DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (40-43 hours)
Total BSC hours must equal a minimum of 41 hours, including BSC 110/L, BSC 111/L, and BSC 497. Students must also complete an elective laboratory-based BSC course at the 300-400 level to attain the required 3 upper-level laboratory-based course requirements.
124 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Biomedical 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.
♦ Calculus is required for this major. Students may enroll in MAT 114 if their ACT mathematics subtest score is 24 or higher. Students enrolling in MAT 167 must have an ACT mathematics subtest score of 26 or higher. Students entering USM with an ACT mathematics subtest score of 20 to 23 must complete MAT 101 (College Algebra) with a C or better before taking MAT 114. Students entering USM with an ACT mathematics subtest score of less than or equal to 19 must take MAT 099 (Intermediate Algebra) during their first semester and earn at least a C prior to enrolling in MAT 101 (which must also be completed satisfactorily prior to enrolling in MAT 114). MAT 103 (Trigonometry) is recommended for students lacking a good background in mathematics.
Online courses and AP credit for required courses are not accepted by some medical schools. For the latter, a course may be repeated, earning a grade at the university or a higher level course in the same department may be taken, See particular school for entrance requirements.