B.S., Polymer Science

The baccalaureate program in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi was the first and remains one of the only B.S. degrees in Polymer Science offered in the United States. As a student in the program, you will be introduced to the fundamentals and practical operating principles of polymer science and learn how to approach and solve practical problems dealing with polymer science. In the process, you will receive valuable training for a fruitful career or graduate or professional studies.

Undergraduates in our program can expect to participate in pioneering research on a variety of topics including fuel cells, cosmetics, coatings, stimuli-responsive materials, composites, and drug delivery, among many more. Students are encouraged to publish and present their work at regional and national meetings.

See the links at right for information regarding the curriculum and electives, scholarships, applying to USM, and to seek more information from the School.