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  Oct 01, 2022
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Preprofessional Programs

Students planning to enter any of the several professions are strongly advised to complete the requirements for a university degree before entering their professional studies. Under the University’s semester system, by attending regular and summer sessions, a student can complete the regular four-year course in three years. The best schools of law and the other professions expect a minimum amount of specific university work for entrance. They also place a particular emphasis upon the quality of work done, as well as the personality and adaptability of the candidate for admission. Since professional schools differ in their minimal requirements, a student is advised to consult catalogs of the schools being considered.

Since the quality of the academic training and the student’s standing in his/her class naturally play important parts in his selection for admission, it is easy to see that the better undergraduate training a student can get, the better is his/her chance for admission to a first-class professional school and for advancement after admission.

Some of the curricula listed below are cooperative programs between Mississippi College and other institutions; others are for advisory purposes only. It is important that a student interested in a professional program work closely with the designated advisor for that program.

Three-Three Law Degree Program

The purpose of the Three-Three Program is to give pre-law students with strong academic records and ACT and SAT scores a chance to complete their entire Mississippi College undergraduate and law school programs within a six-year period instead of the traditional seven years. Ordinarily, a 26 ACT or 1180 SAT score will qualify a student for the program. In addition, the student must maintain a 3.25 GPA. Approval for entry into the program is granted by the academic advisor and department chair in the academic unit of choice.

Academic units which sponsor the Three-Three Program include the Departments of English, History and Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work, and the School of Business. See the specific section on these academic units for details. Acceptance into the Three-Three Program, however, does not automatically guarantee admission to the Mississippi College School of Law.

Pre-Professional Programs Which Do Not Lead to a Degree from Mississippi College

Pretheological Course

Roger Greene, Advisor

Students preparing for church-related vocations need to develop strong functional skills in a context of broad cultural understanding.

To major or minor in the Department of Christian Studies and Philosophy will offer a distinct foundational advantage for continuing theological studies.

Other suggested majors or minors would include communication, English, history, psychology, sociology, and related areas which would ensure a comprehensive liberal arts background.

Because of the demands made upon those who seek to minister in the modern world, courses in communication, computer science, language, and business would be a wise use of electives for the development of skills which will greatly enhance and facilitate ministry.