A Message from the Chair


Welcome to the website of the Department of Geography and Geology at Southern Miss! 

We offer a variety of programs in Geography and Geology at the baccalaureate (B.S. Geography; B.S. Geographic Information Technologies; B.S. Geology), masters (M.S. Geography; M.S. Geology), and doctoral (Ph.D. Geography) levels. Our faculty members together encompass a wide range of interests and specializations, which enables us to offer a broad-based academic foundation about our planet, its processes, and its inhabitants. We are committed to providing world-class education and research experiences to undergraduate and graduate students at Southern Miss. We invite you to view our website and to reach out to us to learn more about our programs. See Faculty and Staff on this page to contact office staff and faculty members in the department. Friend us on Facebook (Southern Miss Geography & Geology) and Twitter (@geousm) for real-time postings of our activities and events. And always feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. 

Best Regards,

David M. Cochran, Jr., Ph.D.

Phone: 601.266.6014

Email: David.Cochran@usm.edu