University of Southern Mississippi - Department of Geography and Geology

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Graduates with a B.S. degree in Geology are prepared for careers in environmental geology and water resources, exploration and development of petroleum and other natural resources, marine geology and many other areas.  Geology graduate programs include M.S., Geology; M.S., Professional Geology; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Environmental Science.

The Department of Geography at USM offers the only baccalaureate degree in geography in Mississippi. We offer a B.S. degree in Geography, as well as a B.S. with specialization in Geographic Information Technology (GIT).  The Master's of Science Program in Geography offers a wide choice of curricula and research opportunities, which ultimately lead to an M.S. in Geography once a student has demonstrated a professional competence in at least one geography subfield and completed an original research project.  The Certificate in Geographic Information is a professional curriculum that prepares students to employ geographic information effectively for solution of problems in many fields.

Source: Department Website August 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geography and Geology
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Geomatics, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Political Geography, Regional Geography, Remote Sensing, Cartography, Spatial Analysis, Geodesy and Surveying, Geology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Geophysics, Glaciology, Hydrology, Structure and Tectonics, Mineralogy, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, Volcanology
  • Degrees: Certificate, BS, MS
  • State: Mississippi
  • City: Hattiesburg
  • Phone: (601) 266-4729