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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S. Degree Requirements (120 hours)

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Degree Plan (BISBIS)

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)

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 07 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (39 hours minimum)

 Select 1 option:

a. a minimum of two concentrations of 18 hours established in IDS 201  and approved by the Chair of the Department.

b. a minimum of a single 36 hour concentration established in IDS 201  and approved by Chair of the Department.


For a list of available concentrations, please see the department website (usm.edu/bis).

Select 1 course:

DEG 03. Electives

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


IDS 181  may be repeated once for a total of 6 hours.

Hours to Degree

120 hours are needed to graduate with a BIS in Interdisciplinary Studies. 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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