Engineered to succeed

The engineering and applied science program at Millsaps offers many opportunities for students interested in engineering and applied science. The pre-engineering program at Millsaps College may be combined with an applied math, chemistry, geophysics or biochemistry major. Our partnerships are with the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University, The University of Mississippi and Columbia University. With this cooperative program, the student can combine the advantages of a liberal arts education at Millsaps with the specialized programs of a major university.
Why study Pre-Engineering at Millsaps?

In their own words

Andrew Bradley, Class of 2026

“The Millsaps pre-engineering program has given me a great understanding of the math behind engineering and does a great job of preparing students to go on to study engineering.”

Our distinctive strengths

Millsaps College has a 100% acceptance rate for students who complete the pre-engineering program at the college. Our pre-engineering students take the skills they’ve developed at Millsaps and continue their studies elsewhere to round out their engineering degree. A student may attend Millsaps, complete the science, mathematics and humanities requirements for the science and engineering degree, and then continue course work at one of the schools listed above. The student will then transfer a maximum of 32 semester hours back for a bachelor’s (B.S.) degree from Millsaps while also earning the bachelor’s (B.E.) degree in engineering from the dual-degree university. Many programs are offered by the participating universities, including financial aid for qualified students. For detailed descriptions of programs and financial aid, students are urged to consult with the pre-engineering adviser. To be admitted to the programs, the student must fulfill certain minimum course requirements at Millsaps. To keep the dual degree option viable, a student should plan to take calculus within the first year at Millsaps.
  • Our partnerships are with the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University, The University of Mississippi and Columbia University
  • Small classes and individualized attention
  • Ability to do research with faculty members
  • Opportunity to be well-rounded by taking classes other than engineering courses, such as business or communication classes, which provide invaluable leadership opportunity for students who want to manage a company in their future career

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Our curriculum emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to any career (and therefore any Pathway), as well as scientific writing and experimentation skills that may be especially critical to students interested in any of our six Pathways tracks.

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