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UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES


The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Credits & Grades

The regulations published in the Undergraduate Catalog are a digest of the rules of the institution. Changes may be made in the regulations at any time to promote the best interests of the university and its students. Students are responsible for knowing the published regulations, policies, and standards of the university and of their college or school.

Credit by Examination

A student may be granted college-level credit for the following types of learning, examinations, or experiences:

The total number of hours one may earn through credit by examination is no more than half of the total hours required for the degree program. The grade of Z is granted for these credits. The credits will be posted to a student’s academic record upon enrollment.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Students who participate in the College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Program offered through their high school, and who earn appropriate scores on the AP examination, will receive the following academic credit:

Examination Score UM Course Hours
Art History 3-5 AH 101 3
Biology 3-5 Bisc 102, 103 4
Chemistry 4-5 Chem 105 3 (no lab credit)
Chinese Language and Culture 3 Chin 102 3
4-5 Chin 201, 202 6
Computer Science A 3 Csci 103 3
4-5 Csci 111 3
Computer Science AB 4-5 Csci 112 3
Economics: Macro 4-5 Econ 203 3
Economics: Micro 4-5 Econ 202 3
English Lit/Comp or Lang/Comp 3-4 Writ 101 3
5 Writ 101, 102 6
Environmental Science 3-5 100-level Bisc 3
European History 4-5 Hst 120 3
French Language and Culture 3 Fr 102 3
4-5 Fr 211 6
German Language and Culture 3 Germ 102 3
4-5 Germ 211 6
Government and Politics: Comparative 3-5 Pol 102 3
Government and Politics: United States 3-5 Pol 101 3
Human Geography 4-5 100-level Geog 3
Italian Language and Culture 3 Ital 102 3
4-5 Ital 201, 202 6
Japanese Language and Culture 3 Japn 102 3
4-5 Japn 201, 202 6
Latin 3 Lat 299 3
4-5 Lat 299 6
Mathematics: Statistics 4-5 Math 115 3
Mathematics: Calculus AB 4-5 Math 261 3
Mathematics: Calculus BC 4-5 Math 261, 262 6
Mathematics: AB Subscore 4-5 Math 261 3
Music Theory 3-5 Mus 102 3
Physics 1 4-5 Phys 213 3
Physics 2 5 Phys 214 3
Physics C: Mechanics 4-5 Phys 211 3
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 4-5 Phys 212 3
Psychology 4-5 Psy 201 3
Spanish Language 3 Span 102 3
4-5 Span 211 6
Spanish Literature 4-5 Span 331 3
Studio Art: 2-D Design 4-5 Art 101 3
Studio Art: 3-D Design 4-5 Art 103 3
Studio Art: Drawing 4-5 Art 111 3
U.S. History 4-5 Hst 130 3
World History 4-5 100-level Hst 3

Cambridge International

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) offers many subjects at both the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level and the Advanced (A) level, with credit given at UM as indicated in the table below.

Cambridge International Exam Level Student Score UM Credit Hours
Art & Design A C or higher see department variable
Art & Design AS C or higher see department variable
Biology A C or better Bisc 102, 103, 104, 105 8
Biology AS C or better 100-level Bisc 4
Chemistry A B or higher Chem 105, 115 4
Chemistry AS B or higher Chem 101 4
Chinese A C or higher Chin 111 5
Chinese Language AS no credit no credit 0
Classical Studies A E or higher Clc 101, Clc 102 6
Classical Studies AS E or higher 100-level Clc 3
Economics A C or better Econ 202, 203 6
Economics AS C or better Econ 101 3
French A C or higher Fr 111 6
French Literature AS no credit no credit 0
French Language AS no credit no credit 0
Further Mathematics* A E or higher Math 261, 262, 319 9
Geography A C or higher Geog 101 3
Geography AS no credit no credit 0
German A C or higher Germ 111 6
German Language AS no credit no credit 0
Mathematics** A E or higher Math 261, 262 6
Mathematics AS E or higher Math 125 3
Music A C or higher Mus 102, 103 6
Music AS C or higher Mus 103 3
Portuguese A C or higher Port 111 6
Portuguese Language AS C or higher Port 101 3
Portuguese Literature AS no credit no credit 0
Psychology A C or higher see department 3
Psychology AS no credit no credit 0
Sociology A C or higher Soc 101 3
Sociology AS no credit no credit 0
Spanish A C or higher Span 111 6
Spanish Language AS C or higher Span 101 3
Spanish Literature AS no credit no credit 0
Spanish-First Language AS C or higher Span 101 3
Thinking Skills A E or higher Phil 101, PHIl 103 6
Thinking Skills AS E or higher Phil 101 3

*If the optional statistics portion of the course is completed, then student should contact the Department of Mathematics. In no case will a student earn more than 9 hours of credit for Further Mathematics Exam.

**If the optional statistics portion of the course is completed, then student should contact the Department of Mathematics. In no case will a student earn more than 6 hours of credit for Mathematics A Level Exam.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Receiving CLEP credit in a specific degree program requires the approval of the dean and department chair concerned prior to taking the examination.

CLEP SUBJECT EXAMINATIONS. Students who earn appropriate scores on selected CLEP examinations will receive the following academic credit:

Examination Minimum Score UM Course Credit Hours
American Government 50 Pol 101 3
Biology 50 Bisc 102 3
Calculus 50 Math 261 3
Chemistry 50 Chem 105, 106* 6
CLEP Precalculus 50 Math 125 3
College Algebra 50 Math 121 3
College Composition 50 Writ 101 3
French Language 50 Fr 101, 102 6
French Language 62 Fr 101, 102, 201, 202 12
German Language 50 Germ 101, 102 6
German Language 63 Germ 101, 102, 201, 202 12
Human Growth and Development 50 Psy 301 3
Humanities 50 LIBA 201 3
Introductory Business Law 50 Bus 250 3
Introductory Psychology 50 Psy 201 3
Introductory Sociology 50 Soc 101 3
Natural Sciences 50 LIBA 205 3
Principles of Accounting 50 Accy 201, 202 6
Principles of Macroeconomics 52 Econ 203 3
Principles of Microeconomics 53 Econ 202 3
Social Sciences and History 50 LIBA 201 3
Spanish Language 50 Span 101, 102 6
Spanish Language 63 Span 101, 102, 201, 202 12
U.S. History I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 Hst 130 3
U.S. History II: 1865 to the Present 50 Hst 131 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 Hst 120 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 Hst 121 3

* Credit is granted in chemistry only if the student also submits a passing score on the American Chemical Society Test administered by the university’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. No credit is granted for chemistry lab courses.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

The University of Mississippi accepts credit by examination from the International Baccalaureate program as indicated in the following table:

IB Course IB Score UM Credit
Biology SL: 5,6,7; HL: 4, 5 Bisc 102, 103, Bisc 104, 105 (8 hours)
Biology HL: 6, 7 Bisc 160, 161, 162, 163 (8 hours)
Business Management SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 100 Level Business (3 hours)
Chemistry HL: 4 Chem 101 (4 hours)
Chemistry HL: 5, 6 Chem 105, 115, 106 (7 hours)
Chemistry HL: 7 Chem 105, 115, 106, 116 (8 hours)
Classical Languages SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Lat 201, 202 or Gr 201, 202 (6 hours)
Computer Science SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Csci 103 (3 hours) + 100 Level Computer Science (1 hour)
Dance HL: 4,5,6,7 Danc 1XX (2 hours)
Economics HL: 4,5,6,7 Econ 202 and 203 (6 hours)
Economics SL: 5,6,7 Econ 101 (3 hours)
Environmental Systems and Societies (SL) SL: 4,5,6,7 Bisc 104 (3 hours)
Film HL: 5,6,7 Cine 1XX (3 hours)
Geography SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Geog 101 (3 hours)
Global Politics HL: 5,6,7 Pol 1XX (3 hours)
History HL: 4 His 1XX (3 hours)
History HL: 5,6,7 His 1XX (6 hours)
Language A HL: 4,5,6,7 Eng 22X (3 hours)
Language ab initio SL & HL: 5,6,7 Contact Department of Modern Languages
Language B SL: 5,6,7 Arab or Kor 112 (5 hours); Fr or Russ 111 (6 hours); Chin, Germ, Ital, Japn, Port, or Span 101 and 102 (6 hours)
Language B HL: 4 Arab 112 or Kor 112 (5 hours); Fr or Russ 111 (6 hours); Chin, Germ, Ital, Japn, Port, or Span 101 and 102 (6 hours)
Language B HL: 5,6,7 Arab 112, 212 (10 hours); Kor 112, 212 (10 hours); Fr or Russ 111 or 211 (12 hours); Chin, Germ, Ital, Japn, Port, Span 101, 102, 201, 202 (12 hours)
Mathematics SL: 4,5,6,7 Math 267 (3 hours)
Mathematics HL: 4 Math 267 (3 hours)
Mathematics HL: 5,6,7 Math 267, 268 (6 hours)
Further Mathematics (HL) HL: 4,5,6,7 Math 261 (3 hours)
Mathematical Studies (SL) SL: 4 Math 115 (3 hours)
Mathematical Studies (SL) SL: 5,6,7 Math 115 (3 hours)
Music SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Contact Department of Music.
Philosophy SL: 6, 7; HL: 4,5,6,7 Phil 101 (3 hours)
Physics SL: 7; HL 4 Phys 213, 223 (4 hours)
Physics HL: 5,6,7 Phys 213 + 223 + 214 + 224 (8 hours)
Psychology HL 4,5,6,7 Psy 201 (3 hours)
Social and Cultural Anthropology SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Anth 101 (3 hours)
Theatre SL: 5,6,7; HL: 4,5,6,7 Thea 201 (3 hours)
Visual Arts SL: 5,6,7; HL: 4,5,6,7 Art 101, Art 111 (6 hours)
World Religions (SL) SL: 6,7 Rel 101 (3 hours)

As students present transcripts for other International Baccalaureate courses taken at the Higher Level (HL), then the appropriate department will review the course/exam and decide the appropriate University of Mississippi credit.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

The University of Mississippi accepts credit by examination from the International Baccalaureate program as indicated in the following table:

IB Course IB Score UM Credit
Biology SL: 5,6,7; HL: 4, 5 Bisc 102, 103, Bisc 104, 105 (8 hours)
Biology HL: 6, 7 Bisc 160, 161, 162, 163 (8 hours)
Business Management SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 100 Level Business (3 hours)
Chemistry HL: 4 Chem 101 (4 hours)
Chemistry HL: 5, 6 Chem 105, 115, 106 (7 hours)
Chemistry HL: 7 Chem 105, 115, 106, 116 (8 hours)
Classical Languages SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Lat 201, 202 or Gr 201, 202 (6 hours)
Computer Science SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Csci 103 (3 hours) + 100 Level Computer Science (1 hour)
Dance HL: 4,5,6,7 100-level Danc (2 hours)
Economics HL: 4,5,6,7 Econ 202 and 203 (6 hours)
Economics SL: 5,6,7 Econ 101 (3 hours)
Environmental Systems and Societies (SL) SL: 4,5,6,7 Bisc 104 (3 hours)
Film HL: 5,6,7 100-level Cine (3 hours)
Geography SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Geog 101 (3 hours)
Global Politics HL: 5,6,7 100-level Pol (3 hours)
History HL: 4 100-level Hst (3 hours)
History HL: 5,6,7 100-level Hst (6 hours)
Language A HL: 4,5,6,7 Eng 22X (3 hours)
Language ab initio SL & HL: 5,6,7 Contact Department of Modern Languages
Language B SL: 5,6,7 Arab or Kor 112 (5 hours); Fr or Russ 111 (6 hours); Chin, Germ, Ital, Japn, Port, or Span 101 and 102 (6 hours)
Language B HL: 4 Arab 112 or Kor 112 (5 hours); Fr or Russ 111 (6 hours); Chin, Germ, Ital, Japn, Port, or Span 101 and 102 (6 hours)
Language B HL: 5,6,7 Arab 112, 212 (10 hours); Kor 112, 212 (10 hours); Fr or Russ 111 or 211 (12 hours); Chin, Germ, Ital, Japn, Port, Span 101, 102, 201, 202 (12 hours)
Mathematics SL: 4,5,6,7 Math 267 (3 hours)
Mathematics HL: 4 Math 267 (3 hours)
Mathematics HL: 5,6,7 Math 267, 268 (6 hours)
Further Mathematics (HL) HL: 4,5,6,7 Math 261 (3 hours)
Mathematical Studies (SL) SL: 4 Math 115 (3 hours)
Mathematical Studies (SL) SL: 5,6,7 Math 115 (3 hours)
Music SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Contact Department of Music.
Philosophy SL: 6, 7; HL: 4,5,6,7 Phil 101 (3 hours)
Physics SL: 7; HL 4 Phys 213, 223 (4 hours)
Physics HL: 5,6,7 Phys 213 + 223 + 214 + 224 (8 hours)
Psychology HL 4,5,6,7 Psy 201 (3 hours)
Social and Cultural Anthropology SL & HL: 4,5,6,7 Anth 101 (3 hours)
Theatre SL: 5,6,7; HL: 4,5,6,7 Thea 201 (3 hours)
Visual Arts SL: 5,6,7; HL: 4,5,6,7 Art 101, Art 111 (6 hours)
World Religions (SL) SL: 6,7 Rel 101 (3 hours)

As students present transcripts for other International Baccalaureate courses taken at the Higher Level (HL), then the appropriate department will review the course/exam and decide the appropriate University of Mississippi credit.

The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.