Nov 21, 2019  
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin 
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Science and Technology

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Dr. David Hayhurst, Ph.D., Dean
118 College Drive #5165
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Telephone: 601.266.4883
Dr. Patricia Biesiot, Ph.D., Associate Dean
118 College Drive #5165
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Telephone: 601.266.4883

Dr. Gregory A. Carter, 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 teaching, research, economic development and service. The college fulfills the university's educational aspirations in providing:

  • Programs in science and technology,
  • General Education courses that teach 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 fostering:

  • 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 coordination with the Hattiesburg campus.

  Master's Degrees: Marine Science (Biological Oceanography), M.S.  
  Coastal Sciences   - Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Marine Science (Marine Chemistry), M.S.  
  Computer Science   Marine Science (Geological Oceanography), M.S.  
  Hydrographic Science  - Stennis Space Center Marine Science (Physical Oceanography), M.S.  - Stennis Space Center
    Workforce Training and Development - Executive Format  
  Doctoral Degrees:  
  Coastal Sciences    
  Human Capital Development - Executive Format  
  Marine Science (Biological Oceanography), Ph.D.  
  Marine Science (Marine Chemistry), Ph.D.  
  Marine Science (Geological Oceanography), Ph.D.  
  Marine Science (Physical Oceanography), Ph.D.  - Stennis Space Center

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