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).
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 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 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.