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Undergrad Profile

A Mississippi State education will challenge you, excite you, and propel you as far as you dare to go. Our secret? Award-winning academic programs, deeply invested professors, and unique opportunities for hands-on experience in your chosen field long before you graduate. 

Plus, MSU consistently ranks as one of the nation’s greatest values. 

With over 80 majors to choose from, Mississippi State University has something for everyone. However, the choice for Erica Sowell was an easy one. The senior from Brentwood, Tennessee, is majoring in human sciences. With a love of children and the desire for a strong educational experience, she decided to concentrate in human development and family studies at Mississippi State.

MSU is also affordable for non-residents. Out-of-state students, like Erica, can qualify for Non-Resident Tuition Academic Excellence Scholarships; these awards are based on competitive high school GPAs and competitive ACT/SAT scores. Prospective students can also qualify for other merit-based academic, leadership, and service scholarships. Mississippi State’s scholarship priority date for private and competitive scholarships is December 1. Visit scholarships.msstate.edu for detailed information.

When starting your college search, nothing can tell you more about a university than visiting campus. At Mississippi State we strive to make families feel at home from the moment they step on campus.

Prospective students have often stated that the people on campus were extremely welcoming and that it was the “nicest, most beautiful campus” they had visited. During her time at State, Erica has loved her small class sizes and appreciated that her professors know her by name. She has found a supportive family at MSU as a non-resident student!

Visit admissions.msstate.edu for more information about Mississippi State and to schedule your campus visit.




Agriculture & Life Sciences

• Agribusiness
- Management
- Policy & Law
- Production

• Agricultural Engineering Tech & Business
- Enterprise Management
- Natural Resources & Environmental Management
- Precision Agriculture
- Surveying/Geomatics

• Agricultural Information Science
- Agricultural Leadership
- Teaching Concentration (AIS)

• Agricultural Science
• Agronomy
- Golf & Sports Turf Management
- Integrated Crop Management
- Integrated Pest Management
- Soil Science
• Animal & Dairy Sciences
- Business & Industry
- Production Management

• Biochemistry
- Bioinformatics
- Entomology
- Forensic Sciences
- Plant Pathology
- Science

• Culinology
• Environmental Econ & Management
• Environmental Science in Agricultural Systems
• Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion
- Culinology
- Food & Nutrition
- Food Safety
- Food Science
- Food Science Technology
• Horticulture
- Floral Management
- Floriculture & Ornamental
- Fruit & Vegetable Production

• Human Sciences
- Fashion Design & Merchandising
- Human Development & Family Studies

• Landscape Architecture
• Landscape Contracting
• Poultry Science
-Poultry Business Management
-Poultry Processed Products
-Poultry Production Systems

Architecture, Art & Design
• Architecture
• Art, Undeclared*
- Fine Arts
- Graphic Design
- Photography

• Building Construction Science
• Interior Design
* Concentrations declared in sophomore year pending portfolio review

Arts & Sciences

• Anthropology
• Biological Science
-Bio-occupational Therapy
-Bio-science Nursing
-Bio-science Physical Therapy

• Chemistry
-American Chemical Society
• Communication
-Communications Management
-Public Relations

• Criminology
• Economics
• English
• Foreign Language

• Geoscience
-Broadcast Meteorology
-Environmental Geoscience
-Geographic Information
-Professional Geology
-Professional Meteorology

• General Liberal Arts
• General Science
• History
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Mathematics
• Medical Technology
• Microbiology
• Music

• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Sociology


• Accounting**
• Business Administration**
• Business Economics
• Business Information Systems**
• Finance**
-Risk Management & Insurance
• Management**
• Marketing**
-PGA Golf Management
-Supply Chain Management

** All business majors offer a concentration in International Business.


• Educational Psychology
• Elementary Education
-Early Childhood
-Middle School

• Industrial Technology
-Industrial Automation
-Industrial Distribution
-Manufacturing & Maintenance

• Information Technology Services
• Kinesiology
-Clinical Exercise Physiology
-Health Fitness Studies
-Sport Studies
-Sports Pedagogy
• Music Education

• Secondary Education
-Biology Education
-Chemistry Education
-English Education
-Foreign Language Education
-Mathematics Education
-Physics Education
-Social Studies Education

• Special Education
• Technology Teacher Education
-Business Technology

• Aerospace Engineering

• Biological Engineering
-Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
-Biomolecular Engineering
-Chemical Engineering Practice
-Chemical Engineering Research & Development

• Civil Engineering
-Environmental Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering—Undeclared
• Industrial Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Petroleum Engineering
• Software Engineering

Forest Resources

• Forestry
-Environmental Conservation
-Forest Management
-Forest Products
-Urban Forestry
-Wildlife Management

• Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation
-Natural Resource Law &
-Natural Resource Technology
-Resource Conservation

• Sustainable Bioproducts
• Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture
-Conservation Law
-Human-Wildlife Conflicts
-Wildlife Agriculture
-Wildlife, Fish & Aqua Sciences
-Wildlife Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

• Pre-veterinary Medical Technology
• Veterinary Medical Technology

Concentrations in
Pre-professional Programs

• Pre-dental (Biochemistry)
• Pre-dental (Bio-science)
• Pre-law (Political Science)
• Pre-M.B.A. (Biochemistry)
• Pre-medicine (Biochemistry)
• Pre-medicine (Bio-science)
• Pre-medicine (Chemistry)
• Pre-ministry (Philosophy)
• Pre-optometry (Biochemistry)
• Pre-optometry (Bio-science)
• Pre-pharmacy (Biochemistry)
• Pre-pharmacy (Bio-science)
• Pre-pharmacy (Chemistry)
• Pre-vet Medicine (Animal & Dairy Science)
• Pre-vet Medicine (Biochemistry)
• Pre-vet Medicine (Bio-science)
• Pre-vet Medicine (Microbiology)
• Pre-vet Medicine (Poultry Science)
• Pre-vet Medicine (Wildlife)