After completing required initial sequences in Intro to Polymers, chemistry, physics and calculus, students begin studying more advanced topics such as polymer organic chemistry, polymer processing, engineering thermodynamics, mechanics, and electronics.
All polymer science and engineering majors are actively involved in research and complete a year-long engineering design project and are actively involved in research for at least two years of their undergraduate education
There are two Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees available with this major.
The first degree of its kind in Mississippi, the BS focus is education and research in the areas of structure and processing polymeric materials, and how these relate to properties and performance.
Companies actively seek our students, and most students have jobs secured prior to graduation. Half of our bachelor’s degree holders further their education in graduate or professional schools.
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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.