The Department of Science, Mathematics and Business at Pearl River Community College has two primary missions.
- to provide courses to support the programs of study in other academic departments and in the technical division of the college
- to offer essentially half of the requirements for a bachelor's degree with a major emphasis in biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, or engineering technology
Because of the diversity of the department mission, a variety of courses are offered in each discipline. These courses can be used to satisfy the core requirements for all majors and include special course offerings for elementary education.
The department offers courses at all locations served by Pearl River Community College. The vast majority of these courses are offered on the Poplarville campus and at the Forrest County Center.
Science and mathematics classes on the Poplarville campus generally meet in the Science building. Business courses generally meet in Jefferson Davis Hall.