Science and math

  • The Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences is a general biology emphasis.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences includes an emphasis focusing on the ecology and the environment.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences includes an emphasis for teacher licensure.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences includes an emphasis focusing on molecular biology.
  • The general chemistry degree offers the flexibility of elective hours that allow for a minor or double major.
  • The degree plan is a hybrid, incorporating the emphasis areas in biochemistry and American Chemical Society-certified chemistry.
  • The degree plan includes 48 hours of chemistry course work and results in certification by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • The biochemistry emphasis includes additional hours of biological sciences and senior-level biochemistry, preparing students for medical, dental and pharmacy schools, as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical jobs.
  • The chemistry licensure option combines a chemistry curriculum with required education courses to produce an accredited teaching degree.
  • The degree plan includes such areas as analog and digital circuits, computers, microprocessors, communications, microcontrollers and automation/control systems.
  • The bachelor’s degree program of study provides career-oriented computing education and concentrations in specific areas, such as software engineering or Web-centric computing.
  • Offered only at the university’s Gulf Park campus, the program prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of software engineering/information technology industries and provides the foundation for graduate study as well.
  • The forensic science program with an emphasis in anthropology is designed to provide students with skills necessary to enter the profession with an eye toward skeletal identification and related investigative tasks.
  • The forensic science program with an emphasis in criminal justice is designed to provide students the skills necessary to enter the profession with an eye toward field-related criminal investigative tasks
  • The forensic science program with an emphasis in physics is designed to provide students the skills necessary to enter the profession with an eye toward accident reconstruction, firearm ballistics and related investigative tasks.
  • The forensic science program with an emphasis in polymer science is designed to provide students the skills necessary to enter the profession with an eye toward polymer-related applications to criminal justice and related investigative tasks.
  • The forensic science program with an emphasis in biological sciences is designed to provide students the skills necessary to enter the profession with an eye toward DNA analysis and related identification/investigative tasks.
  • The forensic science program with an emphasis in chemistry and biochemistry is designed to provide students the skills necessary to enter the profession with an eye toward serology, toxicology, drug identification and related investigative tasks.
  • The geography program prepares students for careers in economic development, science and technology, providing instruction in geospatial science, area studies and international development, land-use analysis, resource management and more.
  • The geography GIT program provides the opportunity to study geospatial science (GIS, cartography and remote sensing) and its application to land-use analysis, environmental science, resource management and development.
  • The geology program offers a curriculum based on courses in liberal arts and sciences—including a range of Earth science topics—and culminates in upper-division geology courses.
  • The marine geology program offers a curriculum based on courses in liberal arts and sciences—including a range of Earth science topics—and culminates in upper-division geology courses with an emphasis in marine geology.
  • The environmental geology program offers a curriculum based on courses in liberal arts and sciences—including a range of Earth science topics—and culminates in upper-division geology and environmental courses.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree focuses on marine organisms and their environment.
  • Marine science is a field devoted to the study of coastal and oceanic processes. These studies cover a variety disciplines within the natural sciences (including biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and mathematics) specifically as they relate to the marine environment.
  • The B.S. in mathematics program includes courses in mathematics, computer sciences and a selected minor, preparing students for advanced study in mathematics, in other sciences or for technical opportunities in industry.
  • The program provides students the opportunity to follow a course of study leading to a B.S. in mathematics with licensure at the secondary level.
  • The didactic program in dietetics studies the role of food and nutrition in helping people achieve and maintain health throughout the life span. The B.S. degree is the first step in becoming a registered dietitian.
  • The nutrition science emphasis is suitable for students who wish to study nutrition but do not intend to enter into dietetics practice or pursue registered dietitian credentialing.
  • A B.S. degree in physics can prepare students for any career that requires analytical skills or quantitative work.
  • The physics licensure degree is intended for students who wish to teach physics at the high school level.
  • The Bachelor of Science program in polymer science, an interdisciplinary polymer science degree involving chemistry, physics, chemical engineering and biochemistry, studies the materials of everyday life and the development of new materials.
  • The first degree of its kind in Mississippi, the B.S. focuses is education and research in the areas of structure and processing of polymeric materials, and how these relate to properties and performance.