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2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Science and Technology

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Dr. Joe Whitehead, Ph.D., Dean
118 College Drive #5165
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Telephone: 601.266.4883
Dr. Patricia Beisiot, Ph.D., Associate Dean
118 College Drive #5165
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Telephone: 601.266.4883

Dr. Tom Lansford, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean, Gulf Coast
730 East Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, MS 39560


The role of the college is to implement the university’s mission in science and technology through education, research, economic development and service. The college fulfills the university’s educational aspirations in the following ways:

  • Programs in science and technology,
  • General Education courses that provide basic skills and perspectives essential for preparing all university students for effective participation in contemporary life,
  • Support for the Honors College and Honors course options,
  • Specialized courses that serve the baccalaureate and graduate degree programs of the college and its sister colleges,
  • Courses and programs that support teacher preparation,
  • Appropriate and responsible integration of technology as a tool for learning, and
  • Faculty advisement of students.

The college supports the university’s declared aspirations through discipline-related activities that benefit the university, region, state, nation and the international community in the following ways:

  • Research and scholarly pursuits,
  • Faculty and student activities that reach beyond the classroom to a wider audience,
  • Faculty and student participation in university governance through involvement in departmental, school, college and university activities, and\
  • Economic development through education, discoveries and advances in science, technology and workforce implementation.

Graduate degrees offered: All degrees are offered in cooperation with the Hattiesburg campus.

  Master’s Degrees:  
  Coastal Sciences  Geography 
  Computer Science (Applied)  Hydrographic Science 
  Criminal Justice, M.A. Criminal Justice, M.S.  Marine Science (Biological), M.S. Marine Science (Chemical), M.S. Marine Science (Geological), M.S. Marine Science (Physical), M.S. 
  Economic Development (Executive Format)  Workforce Training and Development (Executive Format) 
  Engineering Technology  
  Doctoral Degrees:  
  Coastal Sciences 
  Human Capital Development (Executive Format) 
  Marine Science (Biological), Ph.D. Marine Science (Chemical), Ph.D. Marine Science (Geological), Ph.D.. Marine Science (Physical), Ph.D. 

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