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2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, B.S.

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Degree Plan (CSSBS)

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)

GEC 06. Computer Competency Requirement (Major Area)

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

GEC 08. Speaking Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

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 .

Program Curriculum

A minimum of 42 hours of CSC-prefix courses must be complete, excluding CSC 100 , CSC 300 , CSC 320 , CSC 422 , CSC 435 , CSC 485 , and CSC 486 .

Select 3 hours:

Select 9 hours:


No more that 1 course from CSS 240 , CSS 342 , & CSS 343 .


No course may be used in more than one Program Curriculum category.

DEG 03. Electives

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


♦ 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 Computer Science. 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 last 25 percent of course work must be earned from Southern Miss. The student must earn at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss.

Semester-by-semester guide






Science Sequence Options: BSC 110 /BSC 110L  and BSC 111 /BSC 111L  or CHE 106 /CHE 106L  and CHE 107 /CHE 107L  or GLY 101 /GLY 101L  and GLY 103 /GLY 103L  or PHY 111 /PHY 111L  and PHY 112 /PHY 112L  or PHY 201 /PHY 201L  and PHY 202 /PHY 202L 

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