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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Science and Technology

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Science and Technology Degree Programs

Our Science and Technology degrees give students the ideal background for today's careers and skills with direct application to industry, government or military positions.

The Science and Technology degrees currently available on the Gulf Coast are as follows:

  • Applied Technology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biological Sciences (Licensure)
  • Biological Sciences (Environmental Biology)
  • Computer Science (Applied Computer Science)
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Geography
  • Geography (Geographic Information Technology)
  • Geography (Sustainable Development)
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Marine Science (Hydrography)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Licensure)

Teacher licensure at the secondary level is offered in biological sciences (biological sciences licensure emphasis) and mathematics (mathematics licensure emphasis).

Requirements for a Certificate in Geographic Information

The Certificate in Geographic Information is a professional curriculum that prepares students to employ geographic information effectively for solution of problems in many fields. The certificate program is open to both resident degree candidates and practitioners who need to update and formalize their knowledge pertaining to use of geographic information and who comply with either traditional or nontraditional admission requirements of the university as specified elsewhere in this Guide. Students may complete the certificate program with or without being admitted to a specific degree program. Students must declare their intent to complete the certificate program in a letter to the Department of Geography before completing six credit hours of the courses required for the certificate.

To earn the certificate, students are required to complete (1) a minimum of 15 credit hours from GHY 410 /GHY 410L , GHY 411 /GHY 411L , GHY 412 /GHY 412L , GHY 468 /GHY 468L , GHY 417 /GHY 417L , GHY 418 /GHY 418L  (and their accompanying laboratory sections), GHY 419  and (2) a directed individual project for one credit hour of GHY 494 , all with grades of B or better. These courses may be taken by the students as part of a degree major or minor or as a suite of electives. Students may complete the certificate curriculum by taking the courses in any combination of either physical or virtual classrooms.

Undergraduate minors in Science and Technology currently available on the Gulf Coast are as follows:

  • Biological Sciences: requires a minimum of 18 hours in BSC, including at least seven hours numbered above 300 to be taken at The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Chemistry: requires a minimum of 20 hours in CHE, including CHE 100 , CHE 104 , CHE 104L , CHE 110 , CHE 110L , CHE 251 , CHE 251L  and CHE 332 CHE 409  will not count toward the 20 hours required for the minor.
  • Computer Science: requires CSC 101 , CSC 101L , CSC 102 , CS 307  and nine hours from among the following set of courses: CSC 203 , CSC 204 , CSC 300 , CSC 305 , CSC 306 , CSC 309 , CSC 317 , CSC 320 , CSC 408 , CSC 410 , CSC 411 , CSC 412 , CSC 413 , CSC 414 , 414L, CSC 415 , CSC 420 , CSC 421 , CSC 422 , CSC 424 , CSC 425 , CSC 426 , CSC 435 , CSC 485 , CSC 486 , CSS 240 , CSS 331 , CSS 342 , CSS 343 , CSS 360 , CSS 405 , CSS 415 , CSS 416 , CSS 417 , CSS 418 , CSS 431 , CSS 442 , 444.
  • Construction Engineering Technology: BCT 235 , BCT 235L , BCT 336 , BCT 258  and nine additional hours of construction engineering technology electives not required by the student's major (recommended courses are BCT 365 , BCT 380 , BCT 386 ).
  • Criminal Justice: a minimum of 18 hours in CJ, including CJ 200  . Only three hours of CJ 492  and/or three hours of CJ 480  may be used for credit toward the minor. Hours earned in the CJ practicum may not count toward the minor.
  • General Science: The multidisciplinary general science minor requires 27 hours from three or more appropriate fields (astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, marine science, mathematics, physics and polymer science) with at least the major or another minor are excluded. Students may see a dean for assistance with this minor. A dean will act as the chair of the minor.
  • Geography: a minimum of 18 hours including GHY 101 , either GHY 104 /GHY 104L  or GHY 105 /GHY 105L , and either GHY 210 /GHY 210L  or GHY 217 /GHY 217L . The remaining hours can be chosen from any courses numbered 300 and above.
  • Industrial Engineering Technology: Please note that minor requirements may not be satisfied by transfer of courses from institutions that are not accredited by TAC of ABET.
  • Marine Science: MAR 210 , MAR 300 , MAR 301 , MAR 300L  or MAR 301L  and 7 additional hours of MAR courses numbered 300 or above.
  • Mathematics: a minimum of 18 hours of MAT courses to include at least six hours taken at The University of Southern Mississippi drawn from the list of acceptable courses in the major (See degree plan). Students seeking the minor in mathematics are encouraged to consult with math faculty when selecting courses.

Degree Plans

Department of Biological Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

School of Computing

School of Construction

School of Criminal Justice

Department of Geography and Geology

Department of Marine Science

Department of Mathematics

Office of the Dean, Science and Technology

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