Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is a comprehensive university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in Mississippi and second oldest Baptist university in the nation. MC offers more than 80 areas of undergraduate study, 15 graduate programs, the only Physicians Assistant program in the state of Mississippi, doctor of jurisprudence, a doctor of education leadership degree, and a doctor of professional counseling degree. Mississippi College seeks to be a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Mississippi College offers seven tracks for majoring in Chemistry, two of which are American Chemical Society approved (ACS Chemistry and ACS Biochemistry). The faculty, consisting of six doctoral chemist, are supported by a full-time administrative assistant.