Meridian Star

January 4, 2014

MSU to offer classes at NAS Meridian

Special to The Star
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Mississippi State University-Meridian will begin offering classes this month at Naval Air Station Meridian. The courses are part of a university degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS).

    These classes will complement community college classes already offered at the base.

    "NAS Meridian is happy to partner with Mississippi State University-Meridian to offer college courses on board the installation," said Capt. Charles C. Moore II, commanding officer of NAS Meridian. "We strive to provide all of our sailors, civilians, and eligible dependents with a diversity of opportunities to further their education."

    "MSU-Meridian is honored to be able to work with personnel at NAS Meridian in providing educational opportunities to service members, their families and other employees of the base," said Dr. Steven Brown, dean and associate vice president of MSU-Meridian. "One of the highest callings of our campus is fulfilling the educational needs of citizens of the community and region, and there are few better groups with which we might associate than those who are committed to serving in our nation's military."

    "The BSIS is a degree that precisely fits the needs and goals of NAS Meridian personnel that it permits application of a wide range of prior course work to the completion of the undergraduate degree," Brown added. "Additionally, the flexibility of the BSIS means that it is capable of serving an array of student needs and interests."

    For nonmilitary personnel to participate in these classes, an individual must have access to NAS Meridian with a civilian ID card and have proof of insurance and current registration for his/her vehicle. Background checks are required on all visitors to the base.

Classes include:

     • MGT 3513: Introduction to Human Resources Management (Tuesday, 5:30-8 p.m.)

    • BIS 3233: Management Information Systems (Wednesday, 4:30-7 p.m.)

    • EDX 3233: Contingency Management with Exceptional Children (Monday, 4:30-7 p.m.)

    • COE 4013: Facilitative Skills (Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m.)

    Spring classes begin Jan. 13 and end May 8. Classes will fill on a first-come first-serve basis.

    CAll Regena Clark at 601-484-0153 or the Division of Education at 601-484-0170 to apply.