Military education at Southern Miss Gulf Coast includes marine science degree programs working with the largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers in the world.

Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi

The mission of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast at Keesler Air Force Base is to provide courses, programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of the Keesler and civilian community. Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast at Keesler is centrally located and offers the following on-base programs:

  • Bachelor's Degrees
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master's degrees
  • Political Science

In addition to the degrees, courses are offered in the following areas:

  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology

To view a full list of Southern Miss Gulf Coast academic programs, see page 7 of our View Book. For a listing of online and hybrid programs, visit Eagle Learning Online at www.usm.edu/elo.

Southern Miss at Keesler works closely with the Keesler Education Services Flight to provide excellent service in the areas of registration, advisement and tuition assistance for on-base degree programs and most off-base degree programs.

For more information visit us in the Sablich Center Building 701 Room 219 (Office Hours are 0800 through 1700 Mon-Thu) or contact us by phone or email.

Susan.Faul@usm.edu, DSN at 597.2309 or 228.376.8479 (Administrator)

Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi

The Navy College Office on the Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport currently provides The University of Southern Mississippi with an office located in Building 60 Room 239 that is shared with Coastline community College. The University of Southern Mississippi provides advisement services on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. - noon. Currently, Southern Miss does not hold classes at the Construction Battalion Center. Our nearest campus is located at the corner of 45th Avenue and 15th Street in Gulfport, Mississippi, directly behind Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, 1.2 miles south of the Naval Construction Battalion Center.

If there is any more information needed concerning enrollment, our enrollment specialist can be reached by phone at 228.214.3511. The Navy College Counselor, Mr. Alex Carter can be contacted at 228.871.2785 or via e-mail at alex.carter2@navy.mil. Office hours at the Navy College Office are 0800 -1700 hours.

To find out more information concerning the SOCNAV and Student Agreement, go to http://www.soc.aascu.org/socnav/SOCNAVForms.html.

All programs offered and admissions information concerning The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park Campus and other Teaching Sites can be accessed through the Admissions web site.

The Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi maintains a unique partnership with the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi.

As NASA's leader center for rocket propulsion testing and earth sciences, Stennis Space Center boasts the single largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers in the world. With master's and doctorate degrees in marine science and a specialized master's degree in hydrographic science, the Department of Marine Science located at Stennis will offer a new bachelor's degree in marine science in Fall 2007.

For more information, contact Linda Downs at Linda.Downs@usm.edu or call 228.688.3177. Visit online at http://www.usm.edu/marine.