2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Coding Policy


The course coding policy of Millsaps College is as follows:

Courses belong to a department. Each department has a four-letter department code. Each course has a four-letter subject code. A department can choose to use their department code as a subject code for every course in their department, or they may have multiple subject codes for the courses within their department.


Undergraduate courses are four numeric digits long.

  • The first digit indicates the class level with 1 primarily for first year students, 2 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, and 4 for seniors.
  • The department determines the second digit.
  • The department determines the third digit. Oftentimes, the third digit refers to classes taken over two semesters.
    • 0 = one-semester class
    • 1 = first semester of a two-semester class
    • 2 = second semester of a two-semester class
  • The fourth digit indicates whether the course is a 1-, 2-, 3-, or a 4-credit hour course. A course number ending in:
    • 1 = 1 credit hour
    • 2 = 2 credit hours
    • 3 = 3 credit hours
    • 0 = 4 credit hours


The following governs undergraduate courses:

  • Freedom Summer Collegiate courses: The first digit is always a 1 and the fourth digit is always a 5, 1##5
  • Research courses: The second digit is always a 7 and the third digit is always a 0, #70#
  • Special Topics courses: The second digit is always a 7 and the third digit is always any number other than 0, #7##
  • #72#, #74#, #76#, #78# are used for fall special topics courses
  • #71#, #73#, #75#, #77#, #79# are used for spring and summer special topics courses
  • Directed/Independent Studies courses: The second digit is always an 8 and the third digit is always a 0, #80#
  • Internship courses: The second digit is always an 8 and the third digit is always a 5, #85#
  • Honors courses are the subject code followed by: HI or HII


The following governs graduate courses:

  • Graduate courses are three numeric digits long, and 500-700 codes are used.
  • 500-600 classes are for the MBA and MACC programs
  • 700 classes are for the EMBA program



Code Subject
ACCT Accounting
ADMN Business Adminstration
AMSL American Sign Language
ARTH Art History
ARTS Studio Art
BIOC Biochemistry
BIOL Biology
CHEM Chemistry
COMM Communication Studies
CRWT Creative Writing
CSCI Computer Science
ECON Economics
EDUC Education
ENGL Literature in English
ENGR Engineering
ENTR Entrepreneurship
ENVS Environmental Studies
EURS European Studies
FILM Film Studies
FINC Finance
FOUN Foundations
FREN French
FYCS Ventures and Connections
FYCSFA Ventures and Connections with Fine Arts
FYCSOC Ventures and Connections with Social World
FYCSTEM Ventures and Connections with STEM
FYHH Our Human Heritage
GEOL Geoscience
GOVT Government and Politics
GRCV Greek and Roman Studies
GREE Greek
HIST History
INTR Center for Career Education Internship
IPPS International Perspectives Program
LAST Latin American Studies
LATN Latin
MAND Manarin
MATH Mathematics
MEDI Medical Internship
MGMT Management
MGIS Management Information Systems
MLSC Military Science
MRKT Marketing
MUSC Music
NEUR Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies
PEAC Peac and Justice Studies
PHIL Philosophy
PHNS Neurophilosophy
PHYS Physics
PSYC Psychology
QMGT Quantitative Management
RLST Religious Studies
SDMA Self-Designed Major Seminar
SOAN Sociology-Anthropology
SPAN Spanish
TEAC Ford Fellowship
THEA Theatre
VESO Vocation, Ethics, and Society
WOST Women and Gender Studies
WRIT Writing Courses