The School of Construction (SoC) strives to provide effective technology, engineering and management education for its graduates to serve needs in the construction, architectural and industrial sectors. To achieve its mission, the School of Construction strives to create a learning environment to nurture the development of critical thinking skills; develop knowledge and technology expertise; and support innovation and technology transfer.
Program Mission Statements
- Mission of B.S. Architectural Engineering Technology (ACT)
The University of Southern Mississippi Architectural Engineering Technology (ACT) program provides students with a broad-based education with an emphasis on critical thinking, technical problem-solving ability, and computer applications in addition to a background in architectural design. The ACT program is committed to producing graduates who possess the necessary skills, critical thinking, discipline and work ethics to enter the A/E/C industry fully capable of performing entry-level tasks at the office and in the field.
- Mission of B.S. Construction Engineering Technology (BCT)
The University of Southern Mississippi Construction Engineering Technology (BCT) program is committed to producing graduates who possess the necessary skills to enter the A/E/C industry fully capable of performing entry-level tasks at the office and in the field. The graduates’ critical thinking, discipline and work ethics will be such that a short period of training and work experience will allow them to move into managerial positions.
- Mission of B.S. Industrial Engineering Technology (IET)
The mission of the Industrial Engineering Technology program is to produce graduates who can easily make the transition from the university to planning and supervisory positions in the workforce, particularly that of the industrial sector, including manufacturing and service industries. In light of this, courses are infused with industrial applications and students are required to study problems identified in local industries. In their senior project course, students frequently interface with local industry and, under the guidance of faculty, analyze and solve problems that have real-world applications.
- Mission of B.S. Interior Design (ID)
The mission of the Interior Design Program at Southern Miss is to provide an educational experience that prepares graduates for professional careers in the interior design field. The program provides a diverse, challenging and multidisciplinary perspective that encourages creative, professional, and environmentally responsible design solutions for residential, commercial and institutional facilities.