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    Mississippi College
  Dec 06, 2021
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Special Programs and Study Opportunities

Special Study Opportunities

Honors Program

The honors program at Mississippi College offers a flexible series of enhancements for self motvated students.  For program changes and details, please contact Dr. David G. Miller, Chair of the Honors Council, at  Freshmen who have a high ACT score (established each year) are invited to participate in a program of study called Freshman Honors Block. It is a group of core curriculum classes, taught together as an interdisciplinary study. Upperclassmen who maintain a high grade point average may also participate in Sophomore and Senior Honors Seminar (IDS 261 , IDS 464 ). Successful completion of the Junior-Senior Honors Program leads to a degree “With Honors” or “With High Honors.” For more information see Junior and Senior Honors Program  Section of Undergraduate Catalog.

Summer Study

The summer term is divided into a two-week May session, a ten-week session, two five-week sessions and one eight-week Accelerated Degree Program Session. Graduate and undergraduate courses are offered. Some night courses are offered as 10-week courses which run the entire summer session. Check with the Office of the Registrar for maximum hours that can be taken during the summer session.

Edward L. McMillan Program of International Study

Mississippi College offers numerous opportunities for study abroad. One such program is the MC London Semester program, which allows a limited number of students to spend the spring semester studying in Europe (currently in London). The University sponsors a spring break program to England or Europe, a British study summer program in cooperation with the University of Southern Mississippi, a School of Nursing summer mission trip, an Israel study tour between semesters, the Salzburg College program, a Spanish summer program, a semester in Spain and in Costa Rica, a French summer program, a semester to Hong Kong Baptist University, a summer study program in Korea and exchange programs in Germany, Brazil, Korea and France. For more details of any or all of these programs, please contact the Academic Affairs Office, Telephone: 601.925.3202. Inquiries will be referred to the directors and/or coordinators of the specific programs.

Internships and Field Study

A limited number of internships and field study courses are available. These courses are designed to combine formal education with practical experience. For more information see Internships Section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Continuing Education

The Office of Continuing Education (OCED), established in 1976, primarily serves as a revenue source for the University while also coordinating public service functions through the development and coordination of the following programs and activities:

  1. Approves and documents non-traditional (outside of regular semester/summer calendar) for credit courses offered through Mississippi College.
  2. Supports and supervises non-academic activities related to summer programming (from May graduation through last week of July).
  3. Administers the program of Continuing Education Units (CEU) conforming with the specifics outlined by the Mississippi Department of Education.
  4. Schedules and maintains a regular program of test reviews for college and community individuals (currently: ACT, LSAT, GRE, and GMAT).
  5. Coordinates programs that are of interest to the University and provides community support (currently: Academic Competition, Student Council Workshop, Senior Adult Education Program, events associated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, and MC Water Aerobics Program).



The internship program is one of the methods used by Mississippi College to integrate theory with practice. Students may earn a maximum of six (6) semester hours of credit through internships. The following internship courses carry credit in the student’s academic major, but the rules of the program and the course descriptions are the same for all participating departments. Students should contact their advisor for information regarding internships in their major. Faculty advisors should contact the Chair of the Internship Committee for internship applications and information, (601.925.3874) or the departmental representative for internships.  More information is available at  Please see the Internship Web site for deadlines and information.

*Students should not expect to earn more than a total of six semester hours through field studies, internships, and other experiential courses.

      387, 388, 389, and 380 Internship Credit, 1, 2, 3 or 6 sem. hrs.

Through the internship program the student is on the job temporarily in specific public or private professional areas and is under direct supervision of a faculty advisor. A letter grade is assigned for this work experience. Internships may be arranged for 1, 2, or 3 (very rarely for 6) hours of credit in the student’s academic major.


Field Studies*


Students should consult their academic advisors and their major academic departments for detailed information concerning field studies and other field experience. Departments will list their own departmental prefixes for these courses.

      491, 492, 493 Field Studies Credit, 1, 2, or 3 sem. hrs.

These courses are taught in response to a specific need and request. They may involve non-traditional teaching techniques and will usually combine formal education with practical experience in a career field. (A similar program is available at the graduate level in courses 6591, 6592, and 6593.)

Courses 491, 492 and 493 may be repeated as necessary for up to six hours of credit.

*Students should not expect to earn more than a total of six semester hours through field studies, internships, and other experiential courses.


Study Skills Courses

In order to assist students who need to improve their study habits and skills, Mississippi College offers two special courses described below.