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  Nov 27, 2022
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Special Programs and Study Opportunities

Honors College

Junior and Senior Departmental Honors Program

Summer Study

Edward L. McMillan Program of International Study

Internships and Field Study

Continuing Education


Field Studies

Foundational for University Success Courses

Honors College

The Honors College at Mississippi College develops student leaders committed to academic excellence, spiritual maturity, and civic engagement. It offers a vibrant learning community dedicated to meaningful reflection, faithful citizenship, and servant leadership. Students learn to translate knowledge into wisdom as they think deeply on enduring themes and important questions. They are encouraged to imitate Christ, cultivate virtue, and pursue human flourishing. Students are challenged to see love of neighbor as foundational to their calling and leadership in careers, communities, and churches.

Additional information concerning the Honors College may be obtained from the director of the Honors College, and a complete description is contained in the Honors College brochure.

Junior and Senior Departmental Honors Program

Mississippi College offers a flexible series of enhancements for self-motivated students. Upperclassmen who maintain a high grade point average may participate in Senior Honors Seminar (IDS 464). Additionally, successful completion of the three semester long Junior-Senior Honors Reading and Research Program leads to a degree “With Honors” or “With High Honors.” For more information see Junior and Senior Departmental 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 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 Center for Education Abroad

Mississippi College offers numerous opportunities for education abroad. The McMillan Center for Education Abroad (The MacCenter) is the base of operations for these programs. The MacCenter works with studentsand faculty to provide opportunities for Study Abroad, Internships Abroad, and Service Abroad. Students can participate in programs during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Students can choose to study in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom (London semester), and other preapproved programs. The University also sponsors a spring break program each March, a School of Nursing summer mission trip, and several short-term programs with the
School of Business and the Departments of Psychology and Counseling.

For more details of any or all of these programs, please contact the Director of the MacCenter, Beth Stapleton
(, Office: Library Room 124, Telephone: 601.925.3976

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, and events associated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention).



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. 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.


Foundations for University Success Courses

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