Explore your college options with Freshman Studies -- the initial home for Ole Miss students deciding on majors.
Being uncertain about your major or career path is normal. In fact, a majority of entering freshmen at Ole Miss have not yet selected a major. As a Freshman Studies student, you'll complete coursework applicable to any degree while simultaneously exploring your interests and planning your academic path to graduation.
Entering the University of Mississippi as a Freshman Studies student gives you the chance to explore your interests and compare majors before you make your final decision. Advisors in the Center for Student Success and First Year Experience (CSSFYE) will guide you in choosing classes during your first three semesters. Your goal should be to declare a major by your third semester at Ole Miss.
Freshman Studies students must declare a major in a degree-granting program at Ole Miss by the time they have completed 45 credit hours in order to continue receiving financial aid.
Freshman Studies students take classes that fulfill the core courses the university requires. Although not required, EDHE 105: The Freshman Year Experience and EDLD 201: Career Decision Making are highly recommended to you during your first year. These courses provide you the opportunity to adjust to the university, begin to explore majors and careers, and provide you with valuable skills to plan your college journey.
Admission requirements for Freshman Studies are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements. A student must have under 45 credit hours to be admitted to Freshman Studies.