Specific curriculum details must be verified with your academic advisor. Some curriculum requirements may change over the course of the program.

Educational Psychology General Technology Kinesiology Kinesiology-Meridian General Education Special Education Manufacturing Fundamentals Mental Health Veteran’s Certificate

Emphasis Areas Curricula (10-12 h, 18-20 h and 30+ h curricula options offered in most emphasis areas) AAS Degree Alignment

Educational Psychology

Campus: Starkville, Online

Educational Psychology emphasis area course options for Starkville and Online:

10-15 credit hour emphasis (1/3 emphasis area)

  • Required
    • EPY 3503
    • one 4000 level course
  • Select
    • 2-3 additional 3000 or 4000 level courses

15-20 credit hour emphasis (1/2 emphasis area)

  • Required
    • EPY 3503
    • one 4000 level course
  • Select
    • 3-4 additional 3000 or 4000 level courses

30 credit hour emphasis (single emphasis area)

  • Required
    • EPY 3503
    • EPY 3513
    • EPY 4683
  • Select
    • 6 additional 3000-4000 level courses

Course options:

  • EPY 3063 Individual Differences
  • EPY 3503 Principles of Educational* Psychology* (required course for the BAS emphasis area)
  • EPY 3513 Writing in the Behavioral Sciences
  • EPY 3543 Psychology of Adolescents
  • EPY 4033 Application of Learning Theories (prerequisite EPY 3513)
  • EPY 4073 Personality and Motivation
  • EPY 4103 ABA for Behavior Technicians**
  • EPY 4113 Principles of Behavior Analysis**
  • EPY 4214 Educational and Psychological Studies
  • EPY 4223 Applications of Applied Behavioral Analysis**
  • EPY 4313 Measurement and Evaluation
  • EPY 4443 Basics of Single Subject Design**
  • EPY 4493 Behavioral Assessment**
  • EPY 4513 Educational Research (prerequisites EPY 3503 and EPY 4214)
  • EPY 4553 Creativity/Innovations
  • EPY 4603 Ethics, Supervision, and Personnel Management in Behavior Analysis
  • EPY 4683 Advanced Issues in Educational Psychology (prerequisites EPY 3503 and EPY 3513)

*EPY 3503 is required across all emphasis options

**EPY 4103, 4113, 4223, 4443, & 4493 constitute the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Verified Course Sequence (VCS) leading to the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). For those interested, all must be completed.

Open to any student with AAS degree

General Technology

Campus: Starkville, Online

Students can choose five of these courses for a 15-credit hour emphasis.

Students can choose 10 of these courses for a 30-credit hour emphasis.

  • TKB 3133 Administrative Management and Procedures
  • TKB 4283 Advanced Office Systems
  • TKB 4543 Information Processing
  • TKB 4563 Introduction to Data Networks
  • TKB 4583 Graphics and Web Design
  • TKT 4263 Diversity in Work and Educational Environments
  • TKT 4343 Information Technology Project Management
  • TKT 4473 Methods of Teaching Online
  • TKT 4493 Methods of Teaching Career Pathways Experience
  • TKT 4713 Authoring for Instruction
  • TKT 4733 Managing a Multimedia Learning Environment
  • TKT 4753 Media for Presentations, Instruction and Gaming
  • TKT 4763 Digital Tools/Learning
  • TKT 4803 Integrating Technology for Learning

Open to any student with AAS degree

Kinesiology 

Campus: Starkville, Online

Student can choose four courses when pursuing three emphasis areas or five to six classes when pursuing two emphasis areas.

  • EP 3183 Exercise Psychology (both campuses)
  • EP 3233 Anatomical Kinesiology (both campuses)
  • EP 4143 Aging & Disability (Starkville only)
  • PE 3163 Sport Psychology (both campuses)
  • PE 3033 Basket/Football Officiating (Starkville only)
  • *PE 3223 Motor Development & Movement; prerequisite BIO 1004 (both campuses)
  • PE 3433 General Safety Methods (Online only)
  • PE 3533 Coaching Sports (Starkville only)
  • PE 4413 Basic Driver Education I (Online only)
  • PE 4533 Developing Coaching Expertise (Starkville only)
  • *PE 4853 Motor Learning Skills and Development; prerequisite PE 3223 (Starkville only)
  • SS 3103 Sport Sponsorship (both campuses)
  • SS 3303 Communication Management in Sport (both campuses)

*Please note that PE 3223 and PE 4853 have prerequisites.

Open to any student with AAS degree

Kinesiology 

Campus: Meridian

  • EP 2013 Introduction to Exercise Science
  • KI 2603 Medical Terminology
  • KI 2023 Foundations of Health Education
  • EP 3183 Exercise Psychology
  • EP 3233 Anatomical Kinesiology
  • EP 3304 Exercise Physiology
  • EP 4113 Fitness Programs and Testing
  • EP 4183 Exercise and Weight Control

Total of 21-24 hours

Open to any student with AAS degree

General Education 

Campus: Meridian

Concentration in General Education (15 hours)

Students must choose 5 courses from the list below.

  • EDE 3233 Teach Literature at Elementary/Middle Level
  • EDE 3343 Teach Adolescent Literature
  • COE 4023 Introduction to Counseling
  • EPY 4013 Fac Skills Development
  • EPY 4103 ABA for Behavior Technicians
  • TECH 4763 Digital Tools/Learning

Total Hours required: 15 hours

Open to any student with AAS degree and interest in Education

Special Education 

Campus: Meridian

Concentration in Special Education (15 hours)

If a student completes this option as part of the BAS degree, he/she can then apply for and complete an alternate route degree teaching program (MAT) to earn a 5-year teaching license. Then the student can add the Mild/Moderate Disability (7-12) (244) with the EDX courses below.

  • EDE 3203 Introduction to Learning Disabilities
  • EDE 3213 Individualizing Instruction for the Exceptional Child
  • EDX 3233 Contingency Management with Exceptional Children
  • EDX 4103 Introduction to Teaching Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • EDX 4133 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Methods and Materials for Secondary Age Students with Disabilities

Total hours required: 15 hours

Concentration in Special Education (18 hours)

If a student completes this option as part of the BAS degree, he/she can then apply for and complete an alternate route degree teaching program (MAT) to earn a 5-year teaching license. Then the student can add the Mild/Moderate Disability (K-8) (223) with the EDX courses below.

  • EDE 3203 Introduction to Learning Disabilities
  • EDE 3213 Individualizing Instruction for the Exceptional Child
  • EDX 3233 Contingency Management with Exceptional Children
  • EDX 4103 Introduction to Teaching Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • EDX 4113 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Disabilities
  • EDX 4123 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Methods and Materials for Elementary Age Students with Disabilities

Total hours required: 18 hours

Concentration in Special Education (30 hours)

If a student completes this option as part of the BAS degree, he/she can then apply for and complete an alternate route degree teaching program (MAT) to earn a 5-year teaching license. Then the student can add the Mild/Moderate Disability (K-8) (223) AND Mild/Moderate Disability (7-12) (244) with the EDX courses below.

  • EDE 3203 Introduction to Learning Disabilities
  • EDE 3213 Individualizing Instruction for the Exceptional Child
  • EDX 3233 Contingency Management with Exceptional Children
  • EDX 4103 Introduction to Teaching Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • EDX 4113 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Disabilities
  • EDX 4123 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Methods and Materials for Elementary Age Students with Disabilities
  • EDX 4133 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Methods and Materials for Secondary Age Students with Disabilities
  • EPY 4103 ABA for Behavior Technicians
  • TECH 4763 Digital Tools/Learning
  • EDE 3343 Teaching Adolescent Literature

Total hours required: 30 hours

Open to any student with AAS degree and interest in Education

Manufacturing Fundamentals

Campus: Starkville, Online

15 (+) emphasis classes 
Students must take all five of the below listed courses:

  • INDT 3223 Industrial Materials (Required)
  • INDT 3363 Motion & Time (Required)
  • INDT 3373 Forecasting & Cost Modeling (Required)
  • INDT 4224 Quality Assurance (Required)
  • INDT 4263 Manufacturing Technology & Processes (Required)

30 (+) emphasis classes
Students must take the above five courses, plus choose an additional 15 (+) hours from the courses listed below.

  • INDT 3044 Industrial Safety (Required)
  • INDT 3063 Human Relations (Required)
  • INDT 3243 Metrology
  • INDT 4213 Energy and Power Sources
  • INDT 4233 Maintenance Management
  • INDT 4373 Lean Six Sigma
  • INDT 4463 Manufacturing Technology & Processes I

Open to any student with AAS degree

Mental Health

Campus: Starkville, Meridian, Online

Concentration in Mental Health (15 hours)
Students must choose five of the below listed courses:

  • COE 3313 Rehabilitation Services
  • COE 4013 Facilitative Skills
  • COE 4023 Introduction to Counseling
  • COE 4050 Seminar for Guidance Counseling
  • COE 4303 Rehab of Visual Impaired
  • COE 4353 Adaptive Technology & Disability
  • COE 4713 Gender Issues in Counseling
  • COE 4903 Developmental Counseling in Mental Health

Total hours required: 15 hours

Open to any student with AAS degree and interest in Education

Veteran's Certificate

Campus: Online

Students can complete the following five courses for a 15-credit hour emphasis.

  • TKB 3133 Administrative Management and Procedures
  • TKT 4403 Strategies for Campus Transition and Success for Veterans
  • TKT 4413 Veterans Benefits and Certification-Policies and Procedures
  • TKT 4423 History of Administration of Veterans Benefits
  • TKT 4433 The Development of Veterans Benefits, Laws, and Policies

Open to any student with AAS degree