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Are you thinking about honors study? These pages will serve as an introduction to the honors programs at Mississippi College. We hope that you will find this information helpful. Of course, if you have a specific question or would like to talk directly to one of the honors professors, contact Dr. David Miller (dmiller@mc.edu), chair of the Honors Council.

General Information

Mississippi College commits itself to academic excellence. Part of that commitment is providing special opportunities for motivated and academically strong students to further and deepen their educational experiences.

Incoming freshmen with superior ACT or SAT scores will be invited to participate in freshmen honors classes. These classes vary from year to year but will usually include literature, history and writing sections and will count toward the core curriculum requirements.

Sophomores will have the opportunity to complete part of their social science requirement by taking a special honors section in those areas. This seminar is offered each fall semester.

Juniors and seniors have the opportunity to continue taking honors seminars as well as engaging in an independent reading, research and writing project in an area of their interests.  Successful completion of the independent project leads to graduation “with honors” or with “high honors” in addition to any Latin honors the student might receive.  While fewer than 4% of students participate in the honors programs, those who do find it a challenging and rewarding way to cross disciplinary boundaries, sharpen their academic skills, and join with professors in meaningful inquiry.