Online Minor in Higher Education

Learn about and explore career opportunities in Higher Education and Student Affairs.

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About this Program

What variables shape the "college student experience"? Social movements? Laws? Technology and curriculum? Residence Life? Campus recreation? Institutional fundraising? The answer is all of the above, and more!

A minor in Higher Education exposes students to professions and advanced areas of study within the field of Higher Education and Student Affairs.

This 15-hour minor is offered completely online.

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    Academic Requirements

    See information below on the Higher Education minor. For a full description, visit the online catalog.
    • EDHE 350 Introduction to Student Development & Student Services (3) Offered each Spring
    • EDHE 351 Organization & Policy (3) Offered each Fall
    • EDHE 352 Introduction to Higher Education (3) Offered each Spring
    • EDHE 333 Special Topics in Higher Education (Variable Elective) (3) Offered each Fall and Spring

    Students must also elect 3 additional hours of approved education courses at the 300 level or higher, which relate to Higher Education and/or Student Affairs.

    No more than 3 hours of individual or independent study count towards the minor.


    Additional electives may be considered with departmental approval.

    What can I do with a degree in Higher Education?

    • Vice President, Talladega College
    • Wellness Coordinator, University of Minnesota Law
    • Associate Director, Ole Miss Student Union
    • Director of Player Engagement, Ole Miss Women's Basketball
    • Assistant Director of Visitor Experience, University of North Texas
    • Professor of Strategic Communications, Oklahoma State University
    • Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Next Steps

    Explore Affordability

    We have a variety of scholarships and financial aid options to help make college more affordable for you and your family.

    Apply to the University of Mississippi

    Are you ready to take the next step toward building your legacy?