The Engineering and Applied Science program at Millsaps offers many opportunities for students interested in engineering and applied science. With this cooperative program, the student can combine the advantages of a liberal arts education at Millsaps with the specialized programs of a major university.
The pre-engineering program at Millsaps College may be combined with an applied math, chemistry, geosciences, biology, or biochemistry major. Our partnerships are with the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University, The University of Mississippi, Auburn University, and Columbia University. Dr. Emlee Nicholson, associate professor of mathematics and the pre-engineering advisor at Millsaps, can help you craft courses of study that best fit your career interests and specific program requirements.
A student may attend Millsaps, complete the science, mathematics, and humanities requirements for the science and engineering degree, and then continue course work at one of the schools listed above. The student will then transfer a maximum of 32 semester hours back for a bachelor’s (BS) degree from Millsaps while also earning the bachelor’s (BE) degree in engineering from the dual-degree university.
Many programs are offered by the participating universities, including financial aid for qualified students. For detailed descriptions of programs and financial aid, students are urged to consult with the pre-engineering advisor. To be admitted to the programs, the student must fulfill certain minimum course requirements at Millsaps. To keep the dual degree option viable, a student should plan to take calculus within the first year at Millsaps.
Students interested in a particular program should also consult the catalog of the appropriate university and the Millsaps pre-engineering advisor. Most programs have particular requirements, such as the Auburn University electrical engineering requirement of an ethics course, which students might wish to fulfill at Millsaps. For more information, contact Millsaps’ preengineering advisor, Dr. Emlee Nicholson.
Millsaps College and the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) offer qualified Millsaps student’s guaranteed admission into WCUCOM at the next registration date following their college graduation. Qualified students are granted entry into the cooperative agreement program during their freshman year of college (Fall or Spring semester). Students interested in this pathway program must contact the Millsaps College Director of Pre-Health (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the admissions office of Millsaps College. Joining into this agreement does not prevent you from applying to any other medical schools of your choosing.
In order to be considered for the program, the following requirements must be met:
- Admission to Millsaps College.
- Minimum combined SAT score of 1200 in the critical reading and math sections (not including the writing section) or an ACT score of 26 (not superscored)
- Presentation for an interview to be conducted jointly by representatives of Millsaps College and WCUCOM.
Following the interview, the individual will be informed by Millsaps College of his/her acceptance or failure to be accepted into the program. Entrance is on a competitive basis and limited to ten (10) students per year.
In order to secure guaranteed acceptance into WCUCOM, the following conditions must be met:
- Maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher as well as a science (biology, chemistry, physics) GPA of 3.25 or higher. Academic performance will be monitored throughout enrollment at Millsaps College.
- The candidate must make no grade lower than C (C- is lower than C) during their Millsaps education.
- No more than two (2) science classes may be taken at an institution other than Millsaps.
- The candidate must earn a Baccalaureate degree from Millsaps College.
- The following courses must be completed by the end of the junior year:
- Three semesters of General Biology with labs (see below)
- Two semesters of Inorganic Chemistry with labs (see below)
- Two Semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs (see below)
- Two semesters of Physics (see below)
- Two semesters of Our Human Heritage (see below)
- One semester of Biochemistry (see below)
- One semester of Microbiology (see below)
- One semester of Psychology (see below)
- One semester of Sociology (see below)
- Two semesters of any of the following (see below):
- Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs
- Comparative Animal Physiology
- Human and Comparative Embryology
- Molecular Cell Biology
- Introduction to Neuroscience
- Attain a minimum MCAT total score of 500 or higher with individual sections scores of 125 or higher.
- Documentation of at least 50 hours of health care experience with at least 8 hours completed with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Satisfactory interview with the Millsaps Pre-Health Committee with WCUCOM representation by the fall semester of the final year of college.
- Submission of a college record free of dismissals, suspensions, or probations.
- Submission of a complete primary application to WCUCOM through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) prior to the end of the fall semester of the final year of college.
- Submission of a complete secondary application to WCUCOM prior to the end of the Fall semester of the final year of college.
- Evidence that the candidate is able to meet the Minimal Technical Standards for Admission as set forth by WCUCOM.
- Submission of a criminal background check revealing no disqualifying history prior to matriculation at WCUCOM.
- Submission of a “negative” drug/alcohol test prior to matriculation at WCUCOM.
Three semesters of General Biology with labs
Two semesters of Inorganic Chemistry with labs
Two Semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
Two Semesters of Our Human Heritage
One Semester of Biochemistry
One semester of Microbiology
One Semester of Psychology
One Semester of Sociology
Two semesters of any of the following:
Millsaps maintains cooperative agreements with The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Nursing and The University of Alabama, Birmingham.
2-2 B.S.N. program:
Students wishing to participate in the Early Entry Program must meet with the Director of Pre- Health at Millsaps College during the first few weeks of their first semester. The deadline for consideration for Early Entry is November 1. Early Entry status means that the student will be automatically eligible to enroll in the School of Nursing at UMMC upon successful completion of prerequisite courses. Students wishing to participate in the Entry Program must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 and an ACT score of 25 or higher.
3-2 B.S./B.S.N. program:
Under this plan, a student completes the prerequisite courses for nursing school and most of the degree requirements for either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in selected disciplines during three years of study at Millsaps College. The student then enrolls in a two-year curriculum at the School of Nursing at UMMC. Upon completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the student may transfer back to Millsaps up to 12 hours of approved nursing courses to satisfy the requirements for a Millsaps degree. At that time, Millsaps College will confer the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science in the appropriate discipline. Thus, students earn a bachelor’s degree from both Millsaps and the University of Mississippi School of Nursing. Students who plan to pursue the 3-2 program in nursing may also be eligible for the Early Entry Program.
3.5/1 B.S./M.S.N. program:
The University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Nursing and Millsaps College have a cooperative agreement by which a student completing a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at Millsaps College with the appropriate prerequisite courses can enroll in an accelerated four semester program of study leading to the Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Students complete 3.5 years of study at Millsaps before transferring to The University of Alabama, Birmingham in January of their final year of college. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and accumulated 116 hours of the pre-approved course work, as well the majority of requirements for their major to be eligible. Students arriving at The University of Alabama, Birmingham in January will transfer back to Millsaps 12 of their course hours taken during that spring semester to complete their Millsaps degree.
Students should contact the Millsaps College Director of Pre-Health (email@example.com) to begin planning their schedule of course work for this or any of the other Nursing pathway programs during their first semester at Millsaps.
Nursing: General Information
Students may choose to complete a bachelor’s degree at Millsaps, take the appropriate prerequisite courses, and apply to any nursing program of their choice during the fall of their senior year at Millsaps. Nursing pre-requisites vary by school so be sure to visit the appropriate web page of the nursing programs you are interested in to review their requirements. The Director of Pre-Health (firstname.lastname@example.org) is available to help with any decisions you may be considering.
Millsaps maintains cooperative agreements with The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and the William Carey University School of Pharmacy to help students interested in careers in this field.
3/4 BS-PharmD. Program: The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Students complete 3 full years at Millsaps College before transferring into the Pharmacy program at the University of Mississippi, Oxford. The majority of students will major in Chemistry or Bio-Chemistry while at Millsaps (though other Majors are an option as well). Following their junior year, students will transfer to the Oxford Campus to begin their Pharmacy course work. The first year of Pharmacy courses will serve to also complete the student’s bachelors’ degree from Millsaps. Following two years of courses at the Oxford campus, students will return to Jackson to complete the final two years of training to receive their Doctorate degree in Pharmacy. Please see the Director of Pre-Health at Millsaps college (email@example.com) during your first semester to design your program of study and to be eligible for this early entry program.
4//3 BS-PharmD program: The William Carey University School of Pharmacy. Students complete 4 full years at Millsaps College before joining the Pharmacy program at the William Carey University School of Medicine (Tradition campus, near Biloxi). The majority of students will major in Chemistry or Bio-Chemistry while at Millsaps (though other Majors are an option as well). Following their junior year, students will apply to the accelerated program at William Carey. The William Carey program is actually a little less than 3 years to complete the Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Please see the Director of Pre-Health at Millsaps college (firstname.lastname@example.org) during your first semester to design your program of study and to be eligible for this accelerated program.
For our partnership programs, students must complete all of the required elements INCLUDING the application process for the various partner program(s) you wish to be part of. It is important to note that your Millsaps scholarships and awards are for your time at Millsaps only. Please visit the other programs web sites for their financial aid opportunities.