Society and Culture
Do you consider yourself a helpful, friendly, and thoughtful person? Are you interested
in situations involving human interactions and the dissemination of information? Do
you want to understand how humans relate to each other and ways we might resolve social
problems? If this sounds like you, explore our opportunities and see what it means
to be a Golden Eagle.
Meet Christian Hasenkampf
B.S. in Applied Economics and Minor in Computer Science
USM is full of opportunities which can help students to truly flourish, from internships in Washington D.C. to being able to meet and engage with prominent scholars. From my own personal experiences as an undergrad, I love the ability to learn and develop ideas alongside fellow students and be able to engage in discussions with professors. The open learning environment at USM is something I truly cherish.
Learn by Doing
Find yourself studying about war and society, gaining practical legal skills, examining
the institutions of the government and legal systems, learning world languages, or
making the world your classroom. From practicing literary skills to questioning fundamental
beliefs in forums, here you will build human relationships!
Meet Dr. Joseph Peterson
Assistant Professor of History | An historian of Modern France, imperialism, and religion
'History,' a famous historian once wrote, offers us 'the means of participating in everything.' I enjoy watching our undergrads get to recover the voices and walk in the shoes of people from every place, time, and culture—as they learn to 'participate in everything'!
We proudly boast a vibrant community of alumni that are soaring across industries
and working at companies around the world. Here are some recent graduates.
Meet Abigail Jordon ’21
B.S. in English
Publicity Assistant for independent publisher Other Press
At Southern Miss, I experienced a community of professors, scholars, and peers that were fundamental to my overall success as not only a student but a holistic individual. During my four years, USM became my home away from home. I was able to grow as an academic through the help of my wonderful teachers and mentors, while simultaneously becoming more aware of who I wanted to be.
Mackenzie Hamilton ’21
B.S. in Broadcast Journalism
• Sports Reporter and MBA candidate at Auburn University
• ESPN's 2022 Summer Intern Class
Jaylen Hackett ’17
B.S. in Economics & Political Science
• MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management
• Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Mallory Lizana ’19
B.S. in Criminal Justice, Double Minor in Broadcast Journalism and Legal Studies (Pre-Law)
• Post Graduate Certified Legal Intern, Ninth Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office
• Florida State University College of Law Juris Doctorate, Law
Max Alberts ’18
B.A. in History (Licensure in Social Studies)
Senior Analyst, Accenture (Global)
Did you know over 1.8 K courses are offered in an academic year in society and culture? Here is a sampling of courses that might spark your interest.
Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies
Get an Introduction of the interdisciplinary area of women's and gender studies through readings, guest lectures, and discussions.
A survey of Mississippi’s economic, social and political development from 17th-century European settlement to the present.
Philosophy of Disability
PHI 492/IDS 370
Tackle key questions head-on, drawing on cutting-edge research into health, disability, and wellbeing in and beyond philosophy.
Studies in Games and Literature
Examine the recent history and development of the videogame narrative by answering, "How have videogames changed in the last two decades as a medium for telling and organizing stories?"
- Anthropology Minor
- Applied Economics
- American Indian Studies Minor
- Black Studies Minor
- Communication Studies BA
- Communication Studies BS
- Communication Studies Minor
- Criminal Justice (Juvenile Justice) BA
- Criminal Justice BA
- Criminal Justice Minor
- Digital Journalism BA
- Digital Journalism Minor
- Disability Studies Minor
- Economics Minor
- Economic Data Analysis Minor
- English (Licensure) BA
- English BA
- English Minor
- General Science Minor
- Health and Medical Humanities Minor
- History (Licensure in Social Studies) BA
- History BA
- History Minor
- History and Music History Minor
- Interdisciplinary Studies BIS
- Legal Studies (Paralegal) BA
- Legal Studies (Pre-Law) BA
- Legal Studies Minor
- Liberal Studies BLS
- Nonprofit Studies Minor
- Philosophy (Pre-Law) BA
- Philosophy BA
- Philosophy Minor
- Political Science (Pre-Law) BA
- Political Science BA
- Political Science BS
- Political Science Minor
- Social Science and Medicine Minor
- Sociology BS
- Sociology Minor
- Strategic Communication BA
- Strategic Communication Minor
- Sustainability Sciences (Coastal System Dynamics) BS
- Sustainability Studies BA
- The Leadership Experience Certificate
- Women's and Gender Studies Minor
- World Languages (French) BA
- World Languages (Licensure) BA
- World Languages (Spanish) BA
- World Languages (Two Languages) BA
- World Languages (Classics) Minor
- World Languages (French) Minor
- World Languages (German) Minor
- World Languages (Latin) Minor
- World Languages (Spanish) Minor
Create your own Southern Miss story.
Contact USM's College of Arts and Sciences via email at discover.casFREEMississippi.