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Majors and Minors



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. For more information on degree requirements, see the Millsaps College Catalog or consult your academic adviser.

Specific requirements for the major can be found under the appropriate department of instruction. Students may major in a subject only with the consent of the department chair. They are expected to declare a major by the end of the sophomore year. All work to be applied toward the major must be approved in advance by the department chair.

A student may have more than one major by completing all of the requirements in the departments involved.

Majors Available at Millsaps



While there is no requirement that students complete a minor as part of their degree, they may elect a minor in those departments that offer one.

They cannot get a minor and a major under the same department. (example: major in biology and minor in biology).

A student must have a minimum of 16 semester hours in a department in order to qualify for a minor. A minimum of eight semester hours applied toward the minor must be taken at Millsaps.

Specific requirements for a particular minor can be found under the appropriate department of instruction.

Minors Available at Millsaps