2 + 2 Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education

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Freshman and Sophomore Year Requirements (Community College)

6 Hr English Composition

Community College Courses1

ENG 1113 English Composition I
ENG 1123 English Composition II

Equivalent Course @ MSU2

EN 1103 English Composition I
EN 1113 English Composition II


6 Hr Social/Behavioral Sciences

Community College Courses

PSY 1513 General Psychology I
SOC 2113 Introduction to Sociology

Equivalent Course @ MSU

PSY 1013 General Psychology
SO 1003 Introduction to Sociology


3 Hr Fine Arts (select one)

Community College Courses

ART 1113 Art Appreciation
ART 2713 Art History I
ART 2723 Art History II
SPT 1213 Funds of Theatre
MUS 1113 Music Appreciation

Equivalent Course @ MSU

ART 1113 Art Appreciation
ART 1013 Art History I
ART 1023 Art History II
CO 1503 Introduction to Theatre
MU 1113 History & Appreciation of Music


3 Hr Oral Communications

Community College Courses

SPT 1113 Oral Communication

Equivalent Course @ MSU

CO 1003 Fundamentals of Public Speaking


6 Hr Mathematics (select two)

Community College Courses

MAT 1313 College Algebra
MAT 1753 Quantitative Reasoning
MAT 1323 Trigonometry
MAT 1333 Finite Math and Intro to Calculus
MAT 1513 Business Calculus I
MAT 1523 Business Calculus II
MAT 1613 Calculus I
MAT 1623 Calculus II
MAT 2613 Calculus III
MAT 2623 Calculus IV

Equivalent Course @ MSU

MA 1313 College Algebra
MA 1303 Quantitative Reasoning
MA 1323 Trigonometry
MA 1463 Finite & Intro to Calculus
MA 1613 Calc for Business & Life Science I
MA 1623 Calc for Business & Life Science II
MA 1713 Calculus I
MA 1723 Calculus II
MA 2733 Calculus III
MA 2743 Calculus IV


6 Hr Science (select two)

Community College Courses

PHY 2244 Physical Science I
PHY 2254 Physical Science II
PHY 2514 Physics w/Calc I + Lab
PHY 2524 Physics w/ Cal II + Lab
PHY 2414 General Physics I
BIO 1314 Botany I
BIO 1134 General Biology I
BIO 1144 General Biology II
BIO 2514 Anatomy & Physiology I
CHE 1214 General Chemistry I
CHE 1114 Chemistry Survey
CHE 1224 General Chemistry II
BIO 2924 Microbiology

Equivalent Course @ MS

PH 1013 Physical Science Survey I
PH 1011 Physical Science Lab I
PH 1023 Physical Science Survey II
PH 1021 Physical Science Lab II
PH 2213 Physics I
PH 2233 Physics III
PH 1113 General Physics
BIO 1203 Plant Biology

Students who complete the sequence receive credit for 2 lab sciences on MSU Core

BIO 1004 Anatomy & Physiology
CH 1213 Chemistry I
CH 1211 Investigations in Chemistry I
CH 1043 Survey of Chemistry I
CH 1223 Chemistry II
CH 1221 Investigations in Chemistry II
CH 1053 Survey of Chemistry II
CH 1051 Experimental Chemistry
BIO 3304 General Microbiology

3 Hr Mathematics or Natural Science Elective (may choose a mathematics or science course that was not used for a mathematics or science requirement)


3 Hr Computer Literacy

Community College Courses

CSC 1113 Introduction to Computer Concepts

Equivalent Course @ MSU

TKT 1273 Computer Applications


21 Hr Content Area - Social Studies (Choose up to 8 courses)

Community College Courses

HIS 2213 American (US) History I
HIS 2223 American (US) History II
HIS 1113 West Civilization I
HIS 1123 West Civilization II
GEO 1113 World Geography
GEO 1123 Intro to Geography
PSC 1113 American National Government
ECO 2113 Macroeconomics
ECO 2123 Microeconomics

Equivalent Course @ MSU

HI 1063 Early US History
HI 1073 Modern US History
HI 1213 Early West World
HI 1223 Modern West World
GR 1123 Introduction to World Geography
PS 1113 American Government
EC 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics


3 Hr Education

Community College Courses

EDU 1613 Foundations in Education

Equivalent Course @ MSU

EDF 3333 Social Foundations of Education


60 Total hours to transfer to Mississippi State University
Junior and SeniorYear Requirements (Mississippi State University)

27 Hr

Content Area Requirements

  • (1000 and 2000 level Core Courses may be taken at Hinds; however, at least half of the degree program must be taken at MSU)

  • PS 1513 Comparative Government

  • GR 1114 Elements of Physical Geography or approved GR elective

  • HI 1173 World History since 1500

  • HI 3333 Mississippi History

HI 4403 The Ancient Near East OR HI 4903 The Far East

3 hours History elective (3000 level or above)

6 hours History, Political Science, Economics, or Geography elective (3000 level or above)

3 hours History, Political Science, Economics, Geography, Psychology or Sociology elective
(3000 level or above)

37 Hr

Professional Education Requirements
EDS 3411 Practicum in Secondary Ed
EDX 3213 Psych and Educ of Except Child & Youth
RDG 3513 Developing Reading Strategies
EPY 3143 Human Development/Learning
EDF 4243 Planning for the Diversity of Learners
EPY 3253 Evaluating Learning
EDS 3643 Secondary Social Studies Education
EDS 4643 Methods of Teaching Social Studies
EDS 4873 Sem in Managing Sec Class
EDS 4886 Teaching Internship in Secondary Education
EDS 4896 Teaching Internship in Secondary Education

64 Total hours completed at MSU

60 Total hours transferred to Mississippi State University from Community College
64 Total hours completed at Mississippi State University
124 Total hours required for Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Social Studies Education

*Students must take at least half of their degree program at Mississippi State University.

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