Mississippi State University requires at least 128 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Mississippi State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Mississippi State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 60% of students who start college at Mississippi State University complete all the credits required within six years.
Mississippi State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Mississippi 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.
Mississippi 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 required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Mississippi State University.
Reminder: Check with Mississippi State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Mississippi 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 Mississippi State University.
Student Designed Majors
Mississippi State 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.
Mississippi State University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Mississippi State University
Mississippi 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: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Mississippi State University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Mississippi State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Mississippi 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.
✅ Mississippi State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.
❌ Students at Mississippi State University are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Mitchell Memorial Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Mississippi 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 Mississippi State 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.
Mississippi State University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force 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 Mississippi State University include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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