Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State says, "A liberal education... should ensure that graduates of the College have gained an understanding and appreciation of human culture.They should have examined the social, historical, political, philosophical and economic dimensions of the human condition and mankind's perception of the world as it is expressed through the fine arts, language, and literature.They should have learned the use of quantitative and scientific methods and should have participated in the universal quest to comprehend natural phenomena and to utilize this knowledge beneficially and ethically." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.msstate.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:18,312
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:30%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$8,318 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$22,358 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because intermediate-level language study is only required for select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Mississippi State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/13/2017


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