Early Entry Program

The University of Mississippi

Early Entry Curriculum

AP and Dual Enrollment credit(s) will be accepted for any course(s), taken prior to the EE1 fall semester, excluding science courses.

For information on advanced placement (AP) credit, please visit this link.

Excluding the 15-hour elective core curriculum, all other coursework must be taken at the University during a fall or spring semester.

FIRST YEAR EARLY ENTRY
FIRST SEMESTER HOURS SECOND SEMESTER HOURS
WRIT 101/HON 101 3 WRIT 102/LIBA 102/HON 102 3
CHEM 105, CHEM 115 4 CHEM 106, CHEM 116 4
BISC 160, 161 4 BISC 162, 163 4
MATH 115 3 MATH 261 3
EDHE 105 (EE1-Only Section) 3 Electives* (nonprofessional) 3
Total 14-17 Total 14-17
With the exceptions of the prerequisite relationships of organic chemistry and biochemistry and cell biology and physiology, the sequence of enrolling in the second and third year courses will be determined by course availability.
SECOND YEAR EARLY ENTRY
FIRST SEMESTER HOURS SECOND SEMESTER HOURS
CHEM 221, 225 4 CHEM 222, 226 4
SPCH 102/SPCH 105 3 PHYS 214, PHYS 224 4
PHYS 213, 223 4 ECON 202 3
BISC 336 4 Electives* (nonprofessional) 3-6
Electives* (nonprofessional) 3
Total 15-18 Total 14-17
THIRD YEAR EARLY ENTRY
FIRST SEMESTER HOURS SECOND SEMESTER HOURS
PHCG 321 3 BISC 372 3
PHCL 343 3 PHAD 395 3
BISC 414 3 PHCL 344 4
Electives* (nonprofessional) 3 Electives* (nonprofessional) 3
Free Electives (if met non-prof electives) 3 Free Electives (if met non-prof electives) 3
Total 15 Total 16-17

*Nonprofessional electives are to be taken as follows: 6 hours social or behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, political science, economics, journalism, and social work), 9 hours of humanities (classics, African American studies, gender studies, Southern studies, English, history, modern languages, religion, and philosophy) and fine arts (art, music, and theater arts) with a minimum of 3 hours in each of these two general areas. Performance courses (band, choir, etc.) are acceptable for satisfying the fine arts requirement. Although quality grades for nonprofessional elective courses and any other electives are recorded, they are NOT included in the computation of the grade-point average (GPA) utilized in admissions, progression, or school scholarship decisions.

To maintain status in the Early-Entry Program, a student must:

  • Maintain continuous university enrollment (excluding summer terms) and enroll in a minimum of 14 hours per semester
  • Take all “non-elective” courses at the Oxford campus. Electives may be taken during a summer session, winter-intersession or at another institution. A student must complete requirements for the B.S.P.S. degree by the end of his or her fourth year of college.
  • Achieve at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA on “non-elective” courses by the end of EE1 spring, and maintain a cumulative GPA on all “non-elective” courses attempted by the end of the EE2 and EE3 years.
  • Early Entry students who have less than a 3.25 cumulative GPA on required, non-elective courses, but above/at a 3.0 have the opportunity to take part in the “Early Entry Academic Achievement Program” the next school year, giving such students an additional year on “probation” to achieve the cumulative 3.25 as mentioned above.
  • Receive no semester grades below C in any courses.
  • Obtain a composite scaled score of at least 400 on the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) and a 3.0 on the PCAT Writing Test prior to the end of the spring semester of the junior year.

Often, students unable to complete the Early-Entry Program transfer to pre-pharmacy student status and gain admission to the professional degree program through regular-entry admission.