May 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre BA Degree Requirements (120 hours)

Degree Plan (THEAGNTBA)

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 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 06. Mathematics (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

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 07 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

Advanced Theatre Electives Requirements (12 hours)

Select 12 hours (6 hours maximum in a single area) with advisor's approval from any THE course above the 100-level. ENG 200  is recommended. 

Theatre Practicum Requirement

Students must enroll in 2 hours of Practicum each semester in residence. The faculty will make final assignments based on student skills and program needs from the following:

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (18 hours)

Select 1 option:

  • Fulfill requirements to receive a minor or at least 18 hours in another discipline.
  • Select 9 hours of additional theatre courses and 9 hours of general electives
  • Fulfill requirements for a USM certificate program with remaining hours in Theatre or University electives

DEG 03. Electives

Choose electives as needed with advisor's approval. (See Hours to Degree below.)

Hours to Degree

120 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in Theatre. 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 30 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 36 hours in Theatre from Southern Miss. See Residence Hour Requirements  for more information.