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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
European History 4-5 His 101 3
French Language 3 Fr 102 3
4-5 Fr 201, 202 6
French Literature 4 Fr 331 3
German Language 3 Germ 102 3
4-5 Germ 201, 202 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
Japanese Language and Culture 3 Japn 102 3
4-5 Japn 201, 202 6
Latin: Virgil 3 Lat 331 3
4-5 Lat 331, 332 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 B 4 Phys 213 3
5 Phys 213, 214 6
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 201, 202 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 His 105 3
World History 4-5 100-level His 3

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
Chemistry 50 Chem 105, 106* 6
College Algebra 50 Math 121 3
College Algebra Trigonometry 50 Math 125 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
Introductory Business Law 50 Bus 250 2
Introductory Psychology 50 Psy 201 3
Introductory Sociology 50 Soc 101 3
Principles of Accounting 50 Accy 201, 202 6
Principles of Macroeconomics 52 Econ 203 3
Principles of Microeconomics 53 Econ 202 3
Spanish Language 50 Span 101, 102 6
Spanish Language 63 Span 101, 102, 201, 202 12
Trigonometry 50 Math 123 3
U.S. History I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 His 105 3
U.S. History II: 1865 to the Present 50 His 106 3
Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 His 101 3
Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 His 102 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. The College of Liberal Arts uses the following guiding principles for awarding International Baccalaureate credit: The student must take the Higher Level (HL) version of the course, the student must earn a score of 5 or higher on the examination, and the course must be approved by the appropriate department chairperson.

The following IB courses have been pre-approved for credit:

IB Course Title UM Credit
Biology Bisc 160, 161 (4 credit hours) Z-graded
Economics Econ 202 and 203 (6 credit hours)
English A1 Engl 222 (3 credit hours) Z-graded
History/Americas His 106 (3 credit hours) Z-graded
History/Europe His 102 (3 credit hours) Z-graded
Language A Span, Fr, Germ 202 and 303 (6 credit hours) and Chin, Ital, Japn, Port, Russ 202 and 301 (6 credit hours) Z-graded
Language B Span, Fr, Germ 304 and 399 (6 credit hours) and Chin, Ital, Japn, Port, Russ 302 and 399 (6 credit hours) Z-graded
Mathematics Math 261 (3 credit hours) Z-graded
Music Mus 330 (2 hours), Mus 309 (2 hours), and Mus: ST 2XX (2 hours)
Philosophy Phil 101 (3 credit hours) Z-graded
Psychology Psy 201 (3 credit hours) Z-graded
Theatre Arts Thea 201 (3 credit hours) Z-graded

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.

Advanced Standing Examination

An advanced standing examination is one taken by a student who has had the equivalent of the course under competent instruction but cannot secure credit by transcript. An Application for Special Examination Form, provided by the registrar, must be approved by the instructor giving the examination and the student’s academic dean. A fee is assessed for an advanced standing examination.

No more than 6 semester hours may be credited through advanced standing examinations. Credit by examination will not be given on work completed in high school (except for the Advanced Placement Program), or on work in excess of 65 semester hours transferred from a junior college. If a student enters a more advanced course in the subject, the advanced standing examination should precede registration for the course, and in no case may the examination be given for credit later than three weeks after entering the more advanced course.

Credit for Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces

Credit toward a degree may be granted to those students who submit to the Office of Admissions a certified copy of either D.D. Form 295 or D.D. Form 214, which indicates an honorable discharge and a period of continuous active duty for at least 90 days. Four semester hours in one of the university ROTC programs, or as physical education or elective credit, will be granted for basic training or its equivalent. Upon successful completion of 18 months with the Army National Guard/Active Army Reserve, an additional 6 hours will be awarded in the Army ROTC program. An additional 12 semester hours of credit in one of the ROTC programs may be granted to students who earned a commission while in service. Additional credit for training in formal service schools will be granted on the basis of recommendations published in Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services or the recommendations of the Commission on Accreditation of Service Experiences to the extent that the recommended credit can be evaluated as equivalent to a specific university course. The maximum credit allowed from these sources is 40 semester hours.

Credit also may be granted for correspondence courses completed through a United States Armed Forces Institute program up to the maximum of 33 semester hours for credit from all correspondence courses. Credit is not granted for correspondence courses administered by the armed services.

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.