Academic students are those who schedule course work to meet requirements for graduation from Hinds Community College with an Associate in Arts degree (AA) and/or to transfer course work to a senior college in pursuit of a Baccalaureate degree. An academic student may earn an Associate in Arts degree in one of two ways:

Complete the General Program of Study as listed in the catalog, or;

Complete the first two years of any baccalaureate program of study found in any four-year college or university catalog which has become effective since the student began his/her college studies. Although one may pursue degrees in these areas of study, the diploma issued by Hinds Community College will read "Associate in Arts degree" with no reference to a major.

Students who plan to enter Mississippi public universities should be aware of the transfer requirements that may apply in their particular cases. These requirements vary with age, ACT score, high school preparation, and high school GPA.

Generally, one-half of the hours required for a bachelor's degree may be transferred from a community college and applied to that degree at a four-year college or university. Hinds Community College maintains a close working relationship with all Mississippi senior colleges to insure that all academic courses which are intended to transfer will do so. Individual articulation agreements are maintained with selected colleges as well as a formal overall Articulation Agreement between the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, outlining over 160 articulated programs of study.

Because of the wide variety of program requirements among the senior colleges to which Hinds academic students transfer, this page does not contain specific academic programs. Instead, listed below are some of the program areas that a student may pursue at Hinds.

Note: the "Pre-" denotes pre-professional programs (e.g. Pre-medicine involving college-level courses and are valid majors at HCC).