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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family Systems
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Library and Information Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsDouble major, Honors program, Teacher certification, Internships
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty689
Part-Time Faculty218
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
78%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateNot reported
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings1,839,430
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus436
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial InstructionOffered
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching of Languages, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Public Health
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hydrology
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Development
  • Library Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hydrology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Development
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.41 3.64 567 600 24
Low 2.69 2.72 520 520 11
High 4.00 4.20 650 690 32
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