A major at Millsaps is a specialized course of study required of all students, offering the opportunity to focus in depth on a particular discipline. It usually consists of 32–48 hours of course work specified by a particular department, in addition to the prescribed work for the degree. A student must have a minimum of 16 semester hours in a department in order to qualify for a minor.
Pre-professional programs at Millsaps focus on engineering, pre-med, nursing, pharmacy, education, law, and ministry. Millsaps has developed innovative partnerships supporting these programs.