Welcome to the Department of Geography and Geology

As a leading interdisciplinary department of geography and geology, we study the dynamics of physical and human environments and the relationships that shape them.  We emphasize excellence in learning and teaching, geospatial science and technology, professional service, and research from local to global scales.  Mission Statement Fall 2011

Thanks for stopping in to visit us on the web.  If you are seeking a career in the earth sciences or employment in fields where cultural and international studies may be your ticket, then welcome to our department.  The Department of Geography and Geology has a long tradition at The University of Southern Mississippi for providing a diverse curriculum focused upon preparing our graduates for either career building or graduate studies.  Our faculty have extensive research experience here in the Gulf South and internationally as well.

We are located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the heart of the Pine Belt and are about 70 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. In addition we also have faculty and research staff at our Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach and at Stennis Space Center. Our location provides students an ideal setting for research, field work, and academic study. Hattiesburg is listed as one of the top historically developed cities in Mississippi, and Southern Miss is ranked as a Carnegie Foundation Research Intensive University and Class 1 Southern Regional Educational Board Institution. Please contact us should you have questions or simply want to know more about our programs and careers in Geography and Geology.

Dr. Carl 'Andy' Reese, Interim Chair, Department of Geography and Geology