May 28, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 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
  • Industrial Engineering Technology (Logistics)
  • 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 Bulletin. 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 before graduating from the University.

To earn the certificate, students are required to complete (1) a minimum of 16 credit hours from GHY 210 , GHY 217 , GHY 410 , GHY 411 , GHY 412 , GHY 417 , GHY 418 , GHY 467 , GHY 468 , GHY 469  (and their accompanying laboratory sections), 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 plan 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 biological sciences, including at least seven hours numbered above 300 to be taken at The University of Southern Mississippi. BSC 103 , BSC 103L  and BSC 107 , BSC 107L  may not be included in the 18 hours. Either BSC 380 , BSC 380L  or BSC 381 , BSC 381L  may count towards the minor but not both. The minimum of seven hours at the 300 level or above must include at least one course with a laboratory component.
  • Chemistry: requires 20 hours of chemistry, with a grade of C or higher in each course. CHE 100 , CHE 104 , CHE 104L , CHE 110 , CHE 110L , CHE 251 , CHE 251L  and  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 , CSC 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 346 , CSS 360 , CSS 405 , CSS 415 , CSS 416 , CSS 417 , CSS 418 , CSS 431 , CSS 442 , CSS 444, CSS 446 .
  • Criminal Justice: requires a minimum of 18 hours in criminal justice, including CJ 200  but not including the field practicum (CJ 400 ). 
  • 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 eight hours from each field included; courses in the major or another minor are excluded. Students may visit Bobby Chain Technology room 103 to see a dean for assistance with this minor. A dean will act as the chair of the minor.
  • Geography: requires 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: requires IET 405 , IET 409 , IET 410  and nine hours of Industrial Engineering Technology electives.
  • Marine Science: requires a minimum of 18 hours, with a grade of C or higher in each course, chosen from the approved list of courses. MAR 210 MAR 300 MAR 301  and at least one marine science laboratory (MAR 300L  or MAR 301L ) are required for the marine science minor. The remaining 7 hours may be selected from any of the 300- to 400-level MAR course offerings. Please note that the prerequisites for  MAR 300 / MAR 300L   and  MAR 301 / MAR 301L  are BSC 110 /BSC 110L BSC 111 /BSC 111L CHE 106 /CHE 106L CHE 107 /CHE 107L , and MAT 101 .
  • Mathematics: requires a minimum of 18 hours of mathematics courses to include at least six hours taken at The University of Southern Mississippi. Only those courses that count toward the major in mathematics can count in the minor in mathematics, with the exception of MAT 430  and MAT 431 , which do count in the minor but not in the major. MAT 167 does not count toward the minor. Students seeking a minor in mathematics are encouraged to consult a faculty adviser in the Department of Mathematics.

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 Human Capital Development

Department of Marine Science

Department of Mathematics

Office of the Dean, Science and Technology

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