Military education at Southern Miss Gulf Coast includes marine science degree programs working with the largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers in the world.

Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi

The Navy College Office on the Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport currently provides The University of Southern Mississippi with an office located in Building 60 Room 239 that is shared with Coastline community College. The University of Southern Mississippi provides advisement services on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. - noon. Currently, Southern Miss does not hold classes at the Construction Battalion Center. Our nearest campus is located at the corner of 45th Avenue and 15th Street in Gulfport, Mississippi, directly behind Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, 1.2 miles south of the Naval Construction Battalion Center.

If there is any more information needed concerning enrollment, our enrollment specialist can be reached by phone at 228.214.3511. The Navy College Counselor, Mr. Alex Carter can be contacted at 228.871.2785 or via e-mail at Office hours at the Navy College Office are 0800 -1700 hours.

All programs offered and admissions information concerning The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park Campus and other Teaching Sites can be accessed through the Admissions web site.

The Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi maintains a unique partnership with the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi.

As NASA's leader center for rocket propulsion testing and earth sciences, Stennis Space Center boasts the single largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers in the world. With master's and doctorate degrees in marine science and a specialized master's degree in hydrographic science, the Division of Marine Science located at Stennis will offer a new bachelor's degree in marine science in Fall 2007.

For more information, contact Linda Downs at or call 228.688.3177. Visit online at