Degrees: Gulf Coast

  • The degree program provides students with the fundamentals of accounting and prepares them for a variety of financial careers.
  • Graduates are prepared for professional careers in management positions in health care settings within or outside their allied health field. Allied health refers to areas such as respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, physical therapy and surgical technology.
  • The applied technology program emphasizes the practical application of business management and examines human resource development, production process planning and technological innovations.
  • 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 entrepreneurship emphasis is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to develop, market and manage their own business.
  • The General Business emphasis is a broad degree preparing students for careers in a wide range of business settings.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in child and family studies prepares students to work with children and their families in educational, institutional and human service settings. This degree can lead to teaching licensure for pre-K and kindergarten classrooms.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree in child and family studies prepares students to work with children and their families in educational, institutional and human service settings.
  • Graduates are prepared for professional careers in health education, research and service at a wide variety of health organizations.
  • 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 criminal justice degree prepares students for a variety of law enforcement, corrections, security and investigative careers, as well as graduate or law school.
  • Students pursuing an undergraduate degree with a major in elementary education will attain an elementary teacher’s license (certification for grade K-6), an endorsement in one content area and a supplemental reading endorsement.
  • Students pursuing an undergraduate degree with a major in elementary education will attain an elementary teacher’s license (certification for grade K-6), an endorsement in one content area and a supplemental reading endorsement.
  • The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English provides students with a structured program of study, progressing from foundational to upper-division courses in literary, creative and rhetorical studies.
  • The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English provides students with a structured program of study, progressing from foundational to upper-division courses in literary, creative and rhetorical studies. The licensure option prepares students for teaching positions in secondary schools.
  • The emphasis in film, available only on the Gulf Park campus, prepares students to work with large and small motion picture production companies, federal or state agency production units or as independent producers, directors or production specialists.
  • 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 Bachelor of Arts in history (B.A.) degree offers excellent training in critical reading and the analysis of evidence, the ability to form complex arguments and convey them in clear and persuasive prose, and an elaborate understanding of people, societies and historic change
  • The history B.A. with licensure in social studies 7-12 is a nationally recognized program with accreditation from the National Council for the Social Studies that offers excellent training in critical reading and the analysis of evidence, the ability to form complex arguments and convey them in clear and persuasive prose, and an elaborate understanding of people, societies and historic change.
  • The industrial engineering technology degree offers students techniques of quantitative problem-solving methods, management science, economic analysis and operations management of industrial engineering and supply chain domain.
  • The major in industrial engineering technology is designed to prepare students to meet the growing demands of industry for employees with expertise in manufacturing processes, statistical quality control, production management, automation and computer-aided manufacturing.
  • The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) undergraduate program allows students to create interdisciplinary specialties in preparation for careers in a world where complex issues demand multi-faceted knowledge and skills.
  • The business administration management emphasis is a broad degree preparing students for careers in a wide range of business settings. The emphasis is appropriate for students who wish to obtain a business degree but who do not wish to specialize in a specific area of emphasis.
  • 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 marketing major is designed to provide a broad-based business education and a strong knowledge of the basic marketing principles. The marketing curriculum develops the executive skills that are critical to success in all business occupations.
  • 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 nursing degree plan prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of health care services, as well as the foundation for graduate study in nursing.
  • The Southern Miss paralegal studies program provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education, including the legal terminology, concepts and skills necessary to function effectively in the legal profession, whether in a private law firm, government or business environment.
  • The political science major prepares students for careers in national, state and local governments, law, teaching, international service and related fields.
  • The undergraduate degree in psychology prepares students for entry-level jobs in many areas of the discipline of psychology or for advanced degrees in other professions.
  • The undergraduate degree in psychology prepares students for entry-level jobs in many areas of the discipline of psychology or for advanced degrees in other professions.
  • The social work degree plan prepares students for generalist social work practice at the entry level within the social work profession – one of the most vital and fastest-growing professions in America and the world today.
  • The special education degree plan leads to licensure in mild/moderate disabilities (K-12) in the state of Mississippi.
  • The sport coaching education degree offers professional preparation to those who aspire to coach at the middle, junior high and high school levels.
  • The Casino Resort Management major develops decision-making, financial, and strategic management skills appropriate for careers in the casino and resort industries. Students develop an understanding of the stakeholders and industry practices necessary for success in entry-level managerial positions in the gaming industry or other general business sectors.