2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

Language proficiency at the intermediate level of an ancient (Greek, or Latin) or modern (French, Spanish, or American Sign Language) as demonstrated by completion of a 2000- level course taken at Millsaps, or the equivalent required. (The number of hours required to complete this requirement will vary from 0-12 depending on language placement.)

Students who wish to take courses or show proficiency in a language not regularly offered at Millsaps may do so at another college or university at their own expense. All language courses taken at another institution must be preapproved by the Office of Records. 

For international students whose first language is not English, this requirement will ordinarily be satisfied by proficiency in English evidenced by an official minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the IBT TOEFL, 220 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL. In lieu of the TOEFL exam, students may submit IELTS scores of band 6.5 or higher.

Bachelor of Science


Students must complete:
     MATH 1220 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I *

Students must complete four courses (ordinarily 16 credit hours) in at least three disciplines chosen from the following list.  (At least two courses must be laboratory or field courses. Students may select four courses from Group I -OR- three courses from Group I and one from Group II.)

Group I
     BIOL ####: (any field or lecture lab and course, except BIOL 1730 - Exploring the Natural World with Lab   )
     CHEM ####: (any lecture and lab course)
     CSCI ####: (any CSCI course 1010 or higher)
     ENVS 1100 - Environmental Science  
     GEOL ####: (any field or lecture and lab course)
     MATH 2230 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II   (or higher)
     PHYS ####: (any lecture and lab course)
     PSYC 2180 - Behavioral Neuroscience  

Group II
     GOVT 4000 - Applied Research in Politics  
     SOAN 2100 - Methods & Statistics  
     ECON 3030 - Econometrics & Applied Statistics  
     PSYC 2110 - Research Methods in Psychology  

*Testing out of MATH 1220 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I   via an ACT/SAT score for the BS is not permitted.


To earn a BBA degree, students must major in either accounting or business administration. The BBA academic program is an integrated body of study ordinarily beginning in the spring of the freshman year. Courses are sequenced so that each course is taught with the assumption that students in a class have a common academic background. Two Math courses totaling 8 semester hours and eight Compass Curriculum courses totaling 32 semester hours are required of all B.B.A. students, in addition to the courses required for the particular major.

The following courses are required:

     MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics   or QMGT 1150 - Introduction to Statistics With R  
     MATH 1210 - Business Calculus   or MATH 1220 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I  *

     ECON 1000 - Principles of Economics  
     ACCT 2000 - Principles of Financial Accounting  
     ACCT 2010 - Management Accounting, Budgeting, & System Controls  
     MGMT 2000 - Introduction to Management  

     MGIS 3000 - Management Information Systems  
     MRKT 3000 - Principles of Marketing  
     FINC 3000 - Principles of Coporate Finance  
     ADMN 3000 - Legal Environment of Business  

*Testing out of MATH 1210 - Business Calculus   or MATH 1220 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I   via an ACT/SAT score for the BBA is not permitted.