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ACADEMICS

Academic Departments

  • Click here to be directed to The University of Mississippi's website, for a listing of the university's colleges and schools, and available academic programs.
     
  • Some specialized programs are restricted such as Pharmacy, School of Law (graduate-level, not the Legal Studies Department), School of Medicine, M.B.A. program.
     
  • Most departments and classes are open to exchange students if the prerequisites are met.

Course Offerings

  • Undergraduate
    • Courses labeled with a number ranging from 100 to 400 and some 500 level (nothing at 600 or higher) are for undergraduate credit.
       
  • Graduate
    • Courses must be at the 500 level or higher. These courses must be preapproved so please notify the Study Abroad Office early if you intend to come as a graduate student.
       
  • Normally, classes meet 1 to 3 days per week, and students earn 3 hours of credit for each successfully completed class.
     
  • The best way to search for courses is to search at the following website:
    • https://my.olemiss.edu/
    • Click "Course Schedule" on right
    • Find the term of your intended study (may have to look at previous fall or spring schedule)
       
  • During the online application process, you will be asked to enter your requested courses. Course registration will mainly take place during Welcome Week.
     
  • You may also want to check out the websites of our departments on campus. They will often list courses available through their departments. Please visit the main UM website and search for departments using the A-Z Index on the main page.
     
  • Intensive English language courses are offered to exchange students. Students who do not have a sufficiently high level of English proficiency may enroll full time in the Intensive Language Program. Courses are offered to exchange students at the Advanced and Advanced Plus level, and the schedule corresponds with the University’s academic calendar. Students may enroll concurrently in Intensive English and academic courses. Intensive English courses are credit bearing and will count towards your total credits of enrollement. For more information on language courses, check out the Intensive English Program. Registration of these course will occur during Welcome Week.

Grading Scale

  • The University of Mississippi has a consistent grading system across all courses on campus. Students earn semester hours for courses completed and class attendance is required as part of the student's overall grade.
     
  • Classes fall into two types of grading scale: ABCDF and Pass/Fail. The grading scale, as well as the rubric for how grades will be assessed in each individual class, is detailed for students in the course syllabus. They should receive a syllabus on the first day of class for each course in which they are enrolled.
     
  • Click here for more details on the University's credit and grading system.