Centers and Institutes

Biological Sciences Learning Center

Center for Fisheries Research and Development

Center for Research in Creative Learning

Center for Trace Analysis

Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation

Gulf Coast Geospatial Center

Hydrographic Science Research Center

Innovation for Construction and Engineering Enhancement (ICEE)

Lake Thoreau Environmental Center

Marine Education Center

National Science Foundation Industry/Research Cooperative Research Center in Coatings

Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center

Workplace Learning and Performance Center

International Coatings and Formulations Institute (ICFI)

The Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI)


There are a number of options for undergraduate students in the College of Science and Technology to pursue meaningful research opportunities while they are enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi. Some students volunteer in the labs of a faculty member or they serve as support personnel and are paid as work study students. Others earn academic credit for one or more semesters of involvement in an ongoing research project. Some students do research because they plan to graduate with Latin honors, either as a member of the Honors College, which requires a senior honors project, or by pursuing alternate Latin honors.