After completing your fundamental courses in biological sciences and chemistry, you will be able to begin studying more advanced topics that are related to your area of interest within biology. These can include courses related to biomedical sciences, environmental sciences, microbiology, and marine biology.
After the basic required coursework is completed, students will begin to take such required courses such as:
There are six Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biological Sciences and one B.S. in Marine Biology degrees available with this major.
Environmental Biology is designed to provide students with a foundation in ecology, evolutionary biology, organismal biology, and community biology. Students will learn how plants and animals live and interact with their environment.
Biomedical Sciences is designed to prepare students for a career in biomedical science or who wish to pursue a professional degree in such places as medical school, veterinary medical school, or dental school.
Marine Biology is designed to provide students with a foundation in the ecology, evolution, and interactions of marine organisms with their environments. Being near the Gulf Coast gives students the unique opportunity to participate in marine biology field experiences and research.
Our graduates are working in many different areas, including, medicine, public health, environmental agencies, and education at all levels:
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.