Office of General Studies

The University of Mississippi

Online courses that can be used toward this degree

The current list of online courses is available at http://online.olemiss.edu/
  • Red courses are only available on the Oxford campus, or possibly the Tupelo, DeSoto, Grenada, or Booneville campuses.

University Core Curriculum Requirement

Completion of the 30-hour University Core Curriculum, i.e., 6 hours of English composition; 3 hours of college algebra or quantitative reasoning or statistics (taken from the Department of Mathematics) or a more advanced mathematics course; 6 hours of laboratory science; 9 hours of humanities and fine arts, to include at least 3 hours of fine arts; and 6 hours of social or behavioral science courses.   English – 6 hours of English Composition
ENGL/WRIT 101 – English Composition I ENGL/WRIT 102 – English Composition II ENGL 250 – Applied Writing  
Mathematics – 3 hours (The mathematics core course may not be taken by Independent Study.)
MATH 115 – Elementary Statistics MATH 121 – College Algebra MATH 267 – Calculus for Business, Economics and Accountancy I MATH 268 – Calculus for Business, Economics and Accountancy II  
Lab Sciences – 6 hours [Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics & Astronomy] We offer several Science Courses, but currently all lab science courses must be taken in person.  Note: The Mississippi Virtual Community Colleges offers several lab science courses online.
BISC 102 – Inquiry into Life – Human Biology Associated laboratory is Bisc 103 (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) BISC 104 – Inquiry into Life – The Environment Associated laboratory is Bisc 105 (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) CHEM 103 – Survey of Chemistry I Associated laboratory is Chem 113 (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) GEOL 101 – Physical Geology Associated laboratory is Geol 111 (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) GEOL 102 – Historical Geology Associated laboratory is Geol 112 GEOL 105 – Environmental Geology – Resources Associated laboratory is Geol 115  
Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 hours
 
Humanities (3 hours required) [History, Philosophy, Modern Languages, Afro-American Studies, Classics, Philosophy, Religion, Southern Studies, and Gender Studies]
CLC 103/G ST 103 – Women in Antiquity ANTH/AAS 337 – Anthropology of Blues Culture ENGL 223 – Survey of American Lit to the Civil War ENGL 224 – Survey of American Lit since Civil War ENGL 225 – Survey of British Lit to 18th Century REL 101 – Introduction to Religion (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) G ST 303 – The Family G ST 360 – Women in Literature There are several Philosophy, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese courses are available as iStudy@OleMiss courses  
Fine Arts (3 hours required) [Art History, Art, Theatre, Dance and Music]
AH 101 – Introduction to Western Art (Course may be taken in Oxford or via iStudy@OleMiss course) AH 201 – History of Art (Course may be taken in Oxford or via iStudy@OleMiss course.) ART 101 – Two-Dimensional Design ART 202 – Photo Imaging (available Spring 2012) ART 360 – Vector-Imaging MUS 103- Introduction of Music MUS 313 – American Musical Theater
  Social or Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours [Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, Political Science and Sociology]
ANTH/AAS 337 – Anthropology of Blues Culture PSY 311 – Abnormal Psychology (available Fall 2012) PSY 320 – Cognitive Psychology (available Spring 2012) PSY 321 – Social Psychology PSY 394 – Lab in Psychology: Cognition & Perception  (Course may be taken in Oxford or via iStudy@OleMiss course) POL 300 – Judicial Process POL 304 – American Legislative Process POL 307 – Const Law II: Pol Civ POL 398 – Special Topics in Political Science  SOC 101 – Introductory Sociology I SOC 301 – The Family SOC 307 – Urban Sociology  SOC 315 – Leisure & Popular Culture SOC 321 – Science, Technology & Society SOC 361-The Sociology of Education SOC 451 – Special Topics in Sociology    
 

Electives – 27 to 45 semester hours

We have a wide variety of online courses that students could take as electives. The current list of online courses is available at http://online.olemiss.edu/  

Three Minors – 45 to 63 semester hours

In addition to the general education curriculum, a B.G.S. degree consists of three minors selected from among those offered by the College of Liberal Arts and the professional schools, as well as elective courses.   Minor requirements must total a minimum of 45 semester hours. Courses used to satisfy the general education core curriculum requirements may not be used to meet minor requirements. Grades of D may not be included among the courses fulfilling the requirements for minors.   Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours at the 300 level or above from among courses counting toward fulfillment of the core curriculum, the three minors, or the required number of hours of electives.   Minor #1: English – 21 hours A minor in English consists of 21 hours of English courses, including 6 hours of 200-level literature survey courses (Engl 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226), an additional 9 hours of English courses at the 300-level or above and 6 hours of English electives. ENGL 250 will not be accepted for this minor but will be accepted as an elective.
ENGL 311 – Beginning Fiction Workshop ENGL 351 – Topics in Contemporary Literature ENGL 360 – Women in Literature ENGL 368 – Survey of Southern Literature ENGL 391 – Junior Seminar: Major Authors of American Lit ENGL 405 – Chaucer ENGL 501 – Descriptive Grammar ENGL 505 – History of the English Language ENGL 592 – Modern English Grammar
Minor # 2: Sociology –18 hours A minor in sociology consists of 18 hours of sociology course work.
SOC 101 – Introductory Sociology I SOC 301/ G ST 303 – The Family SOC 307 – Urban Sociology  SOC 315 – Leisure & Popular Culture SOC 321 – Science, Technology & Society SOC 336 – Sociology of Religion SOC 361 – The Sociology of Education SOC 451 – Special Topics in Sociology
  Minor # 3: Political Science –18 hours A minor in political science consists of 18 hours of political science courses, including Pol 101. At least 9 hours must be at the 300 level or above. Beginning with the fall 2006 semester, grades lower than C in political science courses will not be counted toward the political science major or minor.
POL 101 – Introduction to American Politics POL 300 – Judicial Process POL 304 – American Legislative Process POL 307 – Const Law II: Pol Civ POL 398 – Special Topics in Political Science Specific topic will vary. May be repeated once for credit.
    Minor # 4: Parks and Recreation –18 hours The minor in park and recreation management requires PRM 194, 200, 302, 332, 262 or 372, and a 3-hour PRM elective.
PRM 194 – Foundations of Leisure and Recreation (available Fall 2012) (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) PRM 200 – Park & Recreation Program Leadership (available Spring 2012) PRM 262/362 – Intro to Therapeutic Recreation (available Fall 2012) (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) PRM 302 – Program Planning & Development (available Fall 2012) PRM 332 – Outdoor Recreation (available Spring 2012) (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) PRM 371 – Camp Leadership (available Spring 2012) PRM 375 – Recreational Sports Programming PRM 380 – Current Issues in Travel & Tourism Management
  Minor # 5: Business Administration –18 hours A minor in Business Administration consists of Accountancy 201, 202; Economics 202, 203; Marketing 351; and Management 371. If ACCY 201 and 202 are used toward a Business minor they cannot be used to support a second minor.
ACCY 201 – Introduction to Accounting Principles I (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) ACCY 202 – Introduction to Accounting Principles II (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) ECON 203 – Principles of Macroeconomics (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) MKTG 351 – Marketing Principles  (Course may be taken in Oxford or as an iStudy@OleMiss course) MGMT 371 – Principles of Management
  Minor # 6: Psychology –18 hours A minor in psychology consists of 18 hours of psychology course work.
PSY 311 – Abnormal Psychology (available Fall 2012) PSY 320 – Cognitive Psychology (available Spring 2012) PSY 321 – Social Psychology PSY 394 – Lab in Psychology: Cognition & Perception  (Course may be taken in Oxford or as an iStudy@OleMiss course) PSY 575/SW 575 – Psychological Aspects of Aging (Course requires 2 Saturday classes in Oxford, MS) PSY *** – One additional Psychology Class  
Minor #7 Accountancy – 18 hours A minor in Accountancy consists of Accountancy 201, 202, 303, 304, and 6 additional hours of accountancy courses. If ACCY 201 and 202 are used toward a Business minor they cannot be used to support a second minor.
ACCY 201 – Introduction to Accounting Principles I (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) ACCY 202 – Introduction to Accounting Principles II (Course also available as an iStudy@OleMiss course) ACCY 301 – Administrative Accounting (Course may be taken in Oxford or as an iStudy@OleMiss course) ACCY 303 – Administrative Accounting ACCY 304 – Administrative Accounting ACCY *** – One additional Accountancy Class
  Minor #8 Gender Studies – 18 hours Students must take at least two of the following courses: Gender Studies 201, 301, 325, 333, 338, 390, 494.
G ST 103 – Women in Antiquity G ST 303 – The Family G ST 360 – Women in Literature G ST *** – Three additional Gender Study course