The Millsaps Experience

Experience it!

At Millsaps College, we believe in the value of experience. We believe in seeking academic excellence through hands-on learning. We believe in discovering yourself by experiencing the world. We believe in learning from the experiences of others to gain new insights.

Compass Curriculum

The Compass Curriculum is the foundation of the Millsaps learning experience and provides all first-year students with the tools to find their best path to graduation — and beyond!

The Compass Curriculum promotes thinking and reasoning in two ways: development in three core skill sets and explorations of academics beyond the typical “major.”


From your first day on campus as a student, the Pathways program guides you through a four-year exploration of academic interests, professional curiosity and experiences.

Pathways offers six specialized tracks. Choose from any track and switch tracks as you grow. You do not have to choose a path that necessarily aligns with your area of study.

Community Engaged Learning

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is an academic program at Millsaps College that enables students to partner traditional classroom content with practical application in the community. Through mutually beneficial partnerships within the Jackson metropolitan community, students cultivate their identity as lifelong learners and active citizens.

Honors Program

The Honors Program at Millsaps College offers students the opportunity to pursue original work under the mentorship of a faculty advisor. It integrates past coursework with rigorous independent inquiry, which leads to more advanced scholarship.

Study Abroad

We know that Millsaps students are passionate about making an impact and being truly global citizens. We help you explore the opportunities you have to make the world your classroom.

Millsaps College is ranked as one of the best study-abroad programs in the country!

Academic Integrity

Millsaps College is an academic community dedicated to the pursuit of scholarly inquiry and intellectual growth. The foundation of this community is a spirit of personal honesty and mutual trust. Through their honor code, the students of Millsaps affirm their adherence to these basic ethical principles.

Ford Teaching Fellowship Program

The Ford Teaching Fellowship Program offers opportunities for upperclassmen with an interest in teaching to work closely with faculty.

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