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Design and Arts

The Mississippi State University School of Architecture offers the Bachelor of Architecture degree, a five-year professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The program has been accredited continuously since its inception in 1973. In September of 2016, the school was reaccredited for another full eight-year term. 

The Mississippi State University Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the department offers three concentrations:  fine arts (including emphasis areas in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture), graphic design, and photography. 

  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography

The Building Construction Science Program at Mississippi State University is designed to prepare students for careers in construction and construction-related fields. The studio-based program is one of just two programs of its kind in the nation, and it is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). 

This program is designed to provide students with an understanding of fashion and textile industries, consumer behavior, product development, business principles, and technology applications. 

  • Design and Production Development  
  • Merchandising 

Horticulture is the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. Students learn to produce and market plants and flowers that may be sold to a landscape contractor, a lawn and garden super center or to a floral distributor. 

Interior design is a challenging, exciting, and ever-changing profession. The Interior Design Program at Mississippi State University is accredited by both the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and is the largest interior design program in the state. 

The profession of landscape architecture offers students the opportunity to engage in shaping the environmental and cultural landscape through planning and design to improve quality of life. The Mississippi State University Landscape Architecture programs teach the artful synthesis of social and ecological processes related to planning, designing, building and managing regenerative communities in Mississippi and the Northern Gulf Region, within a global perspective. 

A landscape contractor is a specialty contractor who provides the materials and services needed to make the landscape architect's project become a reality; and/or to provide the management and maintenance needed to keep the project in prime condition after implementation. 

The Department of Music offers two undergraduate degrees in music: the Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.). 

Students who prefer to specialize in more than one field of study may earn a B.A. degree in General Liberal Arts.