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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.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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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!

College of Architecture, Art, and Design

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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!

College of Arts & Sciences

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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.

College of Business

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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!

College of Education

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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!

Bagley College of Engineering

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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!

College of Forest Resources

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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.

College of Veterinary Medicine


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.

Research at MSU Undergraduate Research Videos

Academic Resources

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!

 Academic Resources

Honors College

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

Shackouls Honors College Eligibility Presidential Scholars Undergraduate Research Apply

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    Competitive & Private Scholarships

Study Abroad

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.

Study Abroad

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.

Cooperative Education and Internships

University Calendars

When does school start? When is spring break? When are finals? Stay up-to-date with university events and schedules here, including the academic calendar. 

University Calendar