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 permission to transfer credit, please review and complete the Transfer Request Form.

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

Excluding the elective core curriculum, all other coursework must be taken at the University.

WRIT 100 or 101/HON 101 WRIT 102 or LIBA 102/HON 102
CHEM 105 Chemistry I, CHEM LAB 115 CHEM 106 Chemistry II, CHEM LAB 116
BISC 160 Biology I, BISC LAB 161 BISC 162 Biology II, BISC LAB 163
MATH 261 Calculus I MATH 115 Elementary Statistics
PHCY 100 Intro to Pharmacy Elective
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM LAB 225 CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II, CHEM LAB 226
PHYS 213 Physics I, PHYS LAB 223 BISC Genetics 336
SPCH 102 or 105 Speech ECON 202 Microeconomics
Elective Elective
BMS 343 Biochemistry PHAD 395 Pharmacy Ethics
BMS 321 Medical Microbiology BMS 345 Human Anatomy
Two Electives and Free Elective BMS 344 Human Physiology
Elective and Free Elective

*The 18 hours of nonprofessional electives must include six (6) hours of social or behavioral sciences, six hours of humanities and six hours of fine arts as defined by the University of Mississippi. Performance course credits are not acceptable. Correspondence courses are accepted as elective credit (humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, etc.). 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:

  • 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 3.00 cumulative GPA on “non-elective” courses by the end of EE1 spring, and maintain a 3.00 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 3.00 cumulative GPA on required, non-elective courses, but above/at a 2.75 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 3.00 as mentioned above.
  • Receive no semester grades below C in any courses.

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.