Compass Curriculum

Built on a Solid Foundation

All Millsaps students complete the Compass Curriculum, which is centered around two core facets: thinking and reasoning. Our learning environment will provide you with the tools and methods to examine and integrate ideas and evidence, question assumptions, weigh alternatives, draw conclusions, and explore questions that arise from those conclusions.

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! Guided by advisers and mentors, you will choose your own path, receive the tools to use along the way and explore learning opportunities to help you exceed your goals.

At Millsaps, you will achieve personal and intellectual growth, become good citizens in our global society, and develop the capacity to succeed and make a difference in each community you touch. The Compass Curriculum will promote thinking and reasoning in two ways: development in three core skill sets and explorations of academics beyond the typical major. 

In addition to the Compass Curriculum, you will also take Foundations in your first semester and, before graduation, complete a Major Experience, demonstrate writing proficiency and write a reflection on the value of your Millsaps experience.

Requirements for transfer students differ depending on the number and type of credit hours earned in college before transferring to Millsaps. For more details, see the transfer students section.


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