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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.

College of Liberal Arts



PO Box 1848, 103 Ventress Hall
University, MS 38677


Scope of the Program - The College of Liberal Arts offers a broad and comprehensive course of study including most areas of knowledge in the humanities, the fine and performing arts, mathematics, and the biological, physical, and social sciences.


Founded in 1848 with four professors, the College of Liberal Arts is the oldest and largest division of the university. Students seeking a general education may acquire intellectual and civic competence; lay the broad foundation needed for specialized training in law, medicine, theology, and other professional fields; and prepare themselves for advanced study, research, and teaching in the humanities, fine arts, mathematics, and sciences.

All degrees in the College of Liberal Arts include required course work in the natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, humanities, and fine and performing arts, while permitting some liberty in the selection of courses within these areas. In these courses, the student is introduced to the fundamentals of scholarship in the main branches of knowledge, is provided with an orientation that may help identify a field of knowledge that attracts the student’s interest, and prepares a foundation to support scholarship in his or her chosen field.

Course work in a student’s major, minor, related area, or electives (depending upon the type of degree chosen) provides access to advanced instruction and specialized equipment to prepare the student for responsible leadership in the professional, civic, social, and economic spheres of society, and creates a foundation that may enrich character and provide the resources for living a meaningful and useful life.


Degree programs in the Department of Art are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society and the B.S. in forensic chemistry is accredited by Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission. The Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The doctoral program in clinical psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Department of Theatre Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

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.