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Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%

Messiah University Academics

Messiah University requires at least 123 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Messiah University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Messiah University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 78% of students who start college at Messiah University graduate within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Messiah University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At Messiah University?

Messiah University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Messiah University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Messiah University

When choosing a major, Messiah University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Messiah University.Messiah University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Messiah University false.Messiah 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 mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Messiah University

Does Messiah University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

🟨 Check with Messiah University directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Messiah University Offer Online Classes?

🟨 For more information on any possible distant learning options available at Messiah University, contant the school directly.

Does Messiah University Give AP Credit?

✅ Messiah University true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Messiah University Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at Messiah University, check with the school directly. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Messiah University.

Does Messiah University Require Internships?

🟨 Messiah University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About Messiah University

Messiah University Library

The main library on campus is the Murray Library.

Dual Degree Programs at Messiah University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Messiah University offers these dual degree programs:

•Biochemistry/pharmacy with St. Joseph's, politics/public policy and management with Carnegie Mellon, applied health science/athletic training with Messiah, applied health science or psychology/occupational therapy with Messiah


Does Messiah University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Messiah University does not have any ROTC programs.

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