The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials has gained approval from the State Institutions of Higher Learning to offer an undergraduate degree in polymer science and engineering, the first of its kind in Mississippi. The program will begin in the fall 2012 semester.
The focus of the program is education and research in the areas of structure and processing of polymeric materials, and how these relate to properties and performance. University officials believe the new program meets a national need for graduates in this area of science.
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