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

Health Sciences (Health Care Studies), B.S. Degree Requirements (120 hours)

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Degree Plan (HSBS)

General Education Curriculum

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

GEC 02. Natural Science (8-10 hours)

Select 2 courses with labs:

GEC 03. Humanities (9 Hours)

GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 06. Mathematics Requirement ( 3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

Choose one:

GEC 08. Speaking Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

Choose one:

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)


*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major.

**These GEC course are recommended by this major.

***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

GEC 07 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

Program Curriculum

DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (16 hours)

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (42-45 hours)

Students must fulfill requirements to receive two minors from approved list:

  • Education of the Deaf
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Public Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Child Advocacy Studies
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

DEG 04. Electives

Choose healthcare-related electives as needed with advisor’s approval.

Hours to Degree

120 hours are needed to graduate with a BS in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Health Care 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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