- Student working in lab with food Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Student drawing buildings from chapel courtyard Architecture, Art, and Design
- Student measuring and pouring chemicals Arts and Sciences
- Students in one of the business computer labs Business
- Students working with children during arts and crafts projects Education
- Engineers building a rover Engineering
- Students out in the field gathering data at lakes and ponds Forest Resources
- Vets checking out the well being of a cat Veterinary Medicine
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers 15 majors and 43 concentrations. These offerings encompass a wide variety of programs, including Agribusiness, Biochemistry, Food Science, Floral Management, Fashion Design, and Landscape Architecture, just to name a few.
The College of Architecture, Art, and Design
The College of Architecture, Art, and Design includes the School of Architecture, Department of Art, Interior Design, and Building Construction Science programs. The School of Architecture offers the only curriculum in the state of Mississippi leading to a professional degree in architecture, and the Building Construction Science degree program is one of just two studio-based construction programs in the nation!
The College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts & Sciences, the liberal arts branch of Mississippi State University is the largest college at MSU with over 5,200 students. The College offers curricula in mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. The College of Arts & Sciences produces a diverse, talented group of leaders and innovators and prepares students for medical school, law school, and other professional programs!
The College of Business
The College of Business offers majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Management, as well as numerous concentrations, specialized programs, and minors, such as International Business, PGA Golf Management, Insurance, and Real Estate. MSU’s College of Business is the oldest college of business in the state and one of the oldest in the South.
The College of Education
The College of Education provides training for a wide variety of career choices. Students learn to teach at all levels with degrees in elementary education, special education, teaching/coaching, and in the various subject-area concentrations at the secondary education levels. Students can also train to be counselors and musicians, to work in industrial settings, or in Allied Health professions and so much more!
The College of Engineering
The Bagley College of Engineering is one of approximately 40 named engineering colleges in the nation and has been at the forefront of education and research for over 100 years. The College offers degree programs in 8 different engineering departments and 11 certificate programs. The Cybersecurity degree is a Ponemon Institute Top 3 nationally recognized program, and the MSU Space Cowboys rocket team recently won second place in a national NASA-sponsored competition!
The College of Forest Resources
The College of Forest Resources provides programs for students interested in careers in natural resources. It offers 14 concentrations and hundreds of career opportunities in forestry, forest products, wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, and other natural resources. The MSU student chapter of the Society of American Foresters is one of the top 3 chapters in the nation!
The College of Veterinary Medicine
The College of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 28 colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and combines a unique balance of world-class research in animal and public health, high-quality learning experiences, and cutting edge medical care. Undergraduate students can prepare for the College of Veterinary Medicine through a variety of majors, including Animal & Dairy Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Poultry Science, and more, and through a variety of routes, including the Pre-Veterinary Medical Technology program and the Early Entry Program.
Mississippi State University is among the nation’s leading major research universities, according to the National Science Foundation. Professors at MSU are changing the world with their cutting-edge research and including students on their journey in the classroom and through undergraduate research programs. Check with your department for additional undergraduate research opportunities.
Mississippi State University strives to help students transition to college, succeed in the classroom, and find their place in the world. MSU provides numerous free services to all students, including tutoring, developing study skills, using the library, choosing a career, preparing for job interviews, and so much more. We are committed to helping our students succeed!
The Shackouls Honors College offers special academic and social experiences to students who show promise of meeting high academic standards. Members of the Shackouls Honors College enjoy the following benefits:
- Priority registration status
- Honors housing
- Working side-by-side with MSU's cutting-edge research faculty
- Exciting study abroad opportunities
- Freedom to explore and challenge themselves in small classes taught by outstanding professors
- Special Honors distinction on their transcript
- Individualized mentoring and help applying for national and international fellowships and awards
Competitive & Private Scholarships
Mississippi State University offers over 1,000 study abroad programs in 80 different countries ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year. Study Abroad gives students a new perspective on the world, develops valuable career skills, and creates global citizens for our interconnected world.
Cooperative Education and Internships
Co-Ops and Internships help students gain practical work experience in their industry before graduation. These experiences help to set students apart from other candidates in the job market, provide valuable networking opportunities, help students earn money during college, and boost full-time salary upon graduation.