Alcorn State University requires at least 124 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Alcorn State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Alcorn State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 40% of students who start college at Alcorn State University complete all the credits required within six years.
Alcorn State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Alcorn State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Alcorn State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Alcorn State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Alcorn State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Alcorn State University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Alcorn State University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
❌ Alcorn State University does not offer services for students with disabilities.
✅ Alcorn State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Alcorn State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Alcorn State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Alcorn State University.
🟨 Alcorn State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the John Dewey Boyd Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Alcorn State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Alcorn State University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Alcorn State University has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Alcorn State University include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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