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Viewbook & Academic Prospectus methodist.edu Engage. Enrich. Empower. “Quality universities are defined by their signature people, signature programs, and signature facilities. If an institution does not have signature people, then the other two won’t matter, as it is through amazing relationships that our lives are truly transformed.” VIEWBOOK & ACADEMIC PROSPECTUS —Dr. Ben E. Hancock, Jr. President We have created a world of our own here at Methodist University. With over 2,400 students from 41 states and 53 countries, we develop global perspectives. Through community involvement, and participation in clubs, campus activities, service projects, and athletics, we are engaged. With over 80 majors and concentrations, our lives are enriched by a rigorous curriculum. When we transition from our world to the real world, we are empowered to excel in graduate school or the workplace. Engage. Enrich. Empower. This is our Monarch family. This is our world. This is the Methodist University journey. CONTENTS 2 MAJORS 4 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 6 ENGAGED LEARNING 12 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 14 CAREER PREPARATION 16 STUDENT-FACULTY COLLABORATION 18 INTERNSHIPS 19 ATHLETICS 24 RESIDENCE LIFE 26 CLUBS AND CAMPUS LIFE 30 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES 32 HONORS PROGRAM 33 OUTCOMES 34 ACADEMIC PROSPECTUS 60 ACCREDITATION AND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION 61 ENGAGING CURRICULUM 63 LOCATION 64 INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE 66 VISIT US 68 METHODIST AT A GLANCE 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 1 CONTENTS SCAN THIS CODE FOR MU ACADEMICS VIDEO! AREAS OF CONCENTRATION AVAILABLE WITH MAJORS “The number and diversity of majors offered by Methodist influenced my decision to come here. My advisors helped me change my majors several times until I came up with the perfect double major for me: physical education and exercise science.” Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing: u Health Care Administration u PGA Golf Management u Professional Tennis Management u Resort, Club and Hospitality Management u Sport Management Art: u Ceramic Sculpture u Painting u Printmaking — Ashley Williams ‘12 Physical Education and Exercise Science Morehead City, North Carolina THIS IS YOUR FUTURE. MAJORS All majors are based on a strong liberal arts core curriculum designed to build creativity and critical thinking and communications skills that allow you to thrive—both academically and personally. MAJORS Accounting Applied Exercise Science Art Art Education (K–12) Athletic Training Biology Business Administration Chemistry Computer Information Technology Computer Science Elementary Education English Environmental and Occupational Management Exercise Science Financial Economics Global Studies Graphic Design History Justice Studies Management Marketing Mass Communications Mathematics Middle Grades Education (6–9) Music Music Education (K–12) Music Performance 2 Nursing Organizational Communication and Leadership Physical Education and Health Education Physical Education and Health Education with Licensure (K–12) Political Science Psychology Religion Social Work Sociology Spanish Special Education: General Curriculum (K–12) Theatre Writing MINORS Accounting Applied Forensic Science Art Biology Business Administration Chemistry Church Leadership Computer Science Cyber Crime Education English Engage. Enrich. Empower. Exercise Science Financial Economics Gerontology Global History History Interdisciplinary Studies of Clandestine Labs International Relations Justice Studies Leadership Studies Legal Studies Mass Communications Marketing Mathematics Music Organizational Communication and Leadership Philosophy Physical Education and Health Education Political Science Professional Writing Psychology Religion Social Work Sociology Spanish Sport Management Theatre Women’s Studies Writing Biology: u Conservation Biology u Ecology and Natural History of Plants u Health Occupations Science u Microbiology and Cell Biology u Zoology Chemistry: Biochemistry u Forensic Science u Computer Information Technology: u Business Information Systems u Interactive Multimedia Application Development English: u Writing Environmental and Occupational Management: u Regulatory Compliance Justice Studies: u Human Services Mass Communications: Journalism u Radio Communications u T V & Multimedia Communications u Middle Grades Education: u Language Arts u Mathematics u Science u Social Studies Music (B.A.): u Arts Management Political Science: u International Relations Psychology: u Counseling/Clinical u Human Performance OUR LIVES ARE ENRICHED BY A RIGOROUS CURRICULUM. I was looking for a small campus setting where I would feel welcomed by a community of caring people. It was the rigorous Accounting Program at Methodist University, however, that really caught my attention. Being an accountant comes with a tag that I can do everything there is to do with numbers. This year, I am completing an internship at a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firm in downtown Fayetteville. I’ve assisted my colleagues with their tax returns, and helped others develop budgets and expense reports. When I go out into the real world, I know that these experiences will tie into the larger picture of my profession. All of the professors in the Accounting Department have had an impact on my college career. The accounting classes were challenging and the professors didn’t make it easy for the class members. While the challenges associated with complex subject matter often bring some people down, I found that the more complex the subject matter, the more motivated I became to understand the material. I have devoted most of my free time to serving as the treasurer for the International Club, Accounting Club, Economics Anonymous, Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society and the Rotaract Club. I was also a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society, and later served as the president of the Accounting Club and Delta Mu Delta. I was selected to serve as a marshal for two graduations and the chief marshal for two graduations at Methodist. This experience has made me more appreciative of what my parents have offered me. At MU, I’ve met many people from different countries and states. I have been able to integrate my knowledge of the world and celebrate the thriving diversity at Methodist. It has been an exhilarating experience to witness a melting pot of cultures, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds. —Abhishek Kansakar ‘11 Accounting with a minor in Business Administration Kathmandu, Nepal 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 3 MAJORS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WE ARE EMPOWERED TO BECOME LEADERS. As a child growing up, I always wanted to be a PGA professional. So, my decision to come to Methodist was an easy one. In the three years I’ve been here, I’ve joined Christian organizations on campus and I’ve been lucky enough to work for the PGA Golf Management Program. I was a senator for the Student Government Association (SGA) during my freshman year and the treasurer during my sophomore year. This year, I’m serving as the president of SGA. While it’s a tremendous responsibility, the opportunity to help and serve many different students has been quite inspiring. Today, thousands of business administration majors and PGA professionals are searching for the best jobs the industry has to offer. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to separate myself from these individuals and my experience here has been transformational. At Methodist, I am a part of an organization that wants to get better and has every opportunity to do so. We have so much to look forward to and we have so many potential leaders at Methodist University. To summarize the last three years, that’s what Methodist is all about; you’re helping people get to where they need to be and they’re helping you in return. The people here are striving to get somewhere; they’re always busy moving on to something bigger than themselves. I am from Ohio, but any time I pass through North Carolina after I graduate, I know that I will want to come back to Methodist University. It always comes back to the people who are here. They are invested in you. You grow closer with the people around you because of the challenges that you experience together. There is a unified mission. Methodist University is a school that focuses on personal development in every aspect of life. I’ve really grown as a person and a professional, and I give all the credit to the staff and my fellow peers at Methodist. 4 Engage. Enrich. Empower. —Jeffrey Headman ‘12 Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management Ashtabula, Ohio I looked at numerous colleges before graduating from high school. Methodist was the only one that made me feel right at home— even though it is so far away from my actual home. I eventually grew to feel like MU could be the place for me. I hope to go into the field of golf merchandising, so this seemed like the perfect school to go to! The most moving experience I’ve had here at Methodist has probably been Tuesday nights at Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). I am the captain of the Leadership Team for FCA and I am proud to say that FCA is the largest organization on campus. It is a powerful thing to see how many young adults have a passion for their beliefs. WE ARE EMPOWERED TO GROW AS INDIVIDUALS. Throughout my college experience, I’ve been able to grow as a person. When I was growing up around my family and friends, I was never able to branch out and be who I really wanted to be. At Methodist, I can do just that. I’ve been able to meet so many different people from different places and backgrounds; this has opened me up in a way where I am no longer too shy to make new friends. Campus Ministry at Methodist University provides opportunities for diverse styles of worship, Biblical study, music, community service, pursuit of justice, and leadership. Participation in Campus Ministry and its programs is optional. Campus Ministry activities challenge each person to pursue faith freely, with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. Over the last three years, Methodist University students and staff members have traded their spring breaks to complete service projects. Working with Pathlight International and Bahamas Habitat, Methodist University students and staff members have traveled to Belmopan, Belize, and to the Bahamas to work in schools and complete construction projects. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 5 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH —Lindsie Bentham ‘12 Marketing and Business Administration with a concentration in Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management South Dayton, New York OUR WORLD IS FUELED BY AN ENGAGING CURRICULUM. When I first visited MU, it seemed like everybody I passed waved at me! I was so intrigued by the friendliness of everyone on campus and I immediately fell in love! I was drawn to the small class size because I knew that at this University, it would be highly unlikely for me to fall through the cracks if my professors all knew me by name. I was drawn here for the Physician Assistant (PA) Program. I applied early and I am an Admissions Preference Physician Assistant student. Therefore, I will be among the first ten students to be accepted into the Physician Assistant Program’s next class of students. I’m taking rigorous biology and chemistry classes to prepare me for the PA Program. I’ve really enjoyed living on campus in Pearce Hall. I was in the First Year Experience (FYE) program during my freshman year and I am now a resident assistant (RA) in Pearce Hall. Living on campus keeps me in touch with all of the other students; it keeps me involved. I stay active as the president of Greek Council, and as a member of Alpha Delta Pi, the Rotaract Club, and Women’s Bible Study. ENGAGED LEARNING 6 —Kaitlyn Leger ‘12 Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a concentration in Health Occupations Science Hickory, North Carolina Engage. Enrich. Empower. WE ARE PASSIONATE. WE ARE INSPIRED. Initially, I wanted to come to Methodist for the Physician Assistant (PA) Program. I had already established my roots here and I liked the feeling of being the “hometown kid” who knew the ins and outs of this campus community. I never expected to uncover my passion for art and graphic design here—it just happened. Since then, I’ve been creating art—lots of art! I’ve spent many late nights in the studio (sometimes all-nighters) and I wouldn’t trade these nights for anything. Creating art does not feel like work to me—I’m passionate about what I do. One of the most enjoyable experiences that I’ve had on campus is probably the day that I went back to the waterfall with some of my friends. We were just exploring some trails when we happened to find an awesome hangout spot. People were playing guitars. There was water running down the rocks. And the sun was shining through the leaves. I focused all of my attention on my sketchbook and this was the day I was inspired to create one of my greatest pieces of art. College has given me a new perspective about life. I view things differently. I view people in a new light. I’m open and willing to learn about different people. On an intrinsic level, I look at the world through the perspective of an artist. I feel as though I pay more attention to each fine detail of the world. It’s not always about where you are in life; it’s about what you are doing and the people who surround you. Methodist University has helped me uncover my love for music, art, and nature. —Brenden Wilson ‘13 Graphic Design Fayetteville, North Carolina 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 7 ENGAGED LEARNING Jordan Adams, a sophomore majoring in graphic design, was selected as one of 13 finalists in a logo design contest for the first annual Florida Blueberry Festival in Brooksville, Fla. Six students from Methodist University entered the national competition. Additionally, the short films produced by Faye Charles, Kayla McLean, and Hansel Ong in AGD400 Graphic Design Studio IV class were featured in the first annual “Graphic Design Shorts” film festival held on campus in the William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts. OUR WORLD IS A COLLECTION OF EVERLASTING MEMORIES. I’m majoring in mass communications, but pursuing a minor in legal studies at Methodist is something I’m very passionate about. I enrolled in a legal studies class during my first semester here and I’ve been taking legal specialty courses ever since. I’ve taken several classes with Ms. Wendy Vonnegut, Esq., and we’ve completed so many interesting assignments. We always have the best class discussions, too. I’ve learned how to apply different aspects of the legal system to current, real-world events. I’ve spent late nights writing contracts, creating prenuptial agreements, and preparing for a divorce (not my own, of course). Professor Trigoboff has been really helpful in Intro to Mass Communication, Intro to Journalism, and Writing for Mass Communication I and II. He has shared so much information about working in the field of journalism. I was fortunate to get a job on campus as an editorial assistant in the Office of University Relations. Working for Maria Robins has helped me develop my knowledge and acquire more experience. I have covered events on campus for the alumni magazine, written press releases, taken photos for social media sites, and assisted with marketing and branding efforts for the institution. I flew overseas for this experience at Methodist University and I don’t regret it. Our world at MU is a collection of everlasting memories. —Anja Sakotic ‘13 Mass Communications with a minor in Legal Studies Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina ENGAGED LEARNING Wendy Vonnegut, Esq. 8 Engage. Enrich. Empower. Author Michael Capuzzo GUEST LECTURERS AND NATIONAL NETWORKING EVENTS ENRICH THE LIVES OF OUR MONARCH FAMILY. I love being here. I like the atmosphere and the closeness of the community. This is an institution where you won’t just be another student—you will be a member of the Monarch family. I am majoring in justice studies and I am a member of the Justice Association. My advisor, Mr. Dave Pauly, keeps us all very interested. I enjoy working with the alternate light sources in the Forensic Lab and Mr. Pauly uses a hands-on approach in class. Instead of teaching by the textbook, he incorporates examples that will prepare us for the real world. Last year, Mr. Pauly invited Michael Capuzzo and Richard Walter to speak on our campus about The Murder Room. Michael Capuzzo is a best-selling author, and Richard Walter is a forensic psychologist and expert criminal profiler. Even though my schedule would not allow me to attend conferences with Mr. Pauly and my classmates, I did get a chance to read The Murder Room when I was traveling with the basketball team. I really liked the book, and in the fall, I hope to attend one of the monthly meetings of the Vidocq Society in Philadelphia with Mr. Pauly. Mrs. Vonnegut, Esq., is the reason I decided to minor in legal studies. She is so passionate about what she teaches. When I graduate from Methodist, I hope to go to law school. —Paul Bernard ‘11 Justice Studies with a concentration in Applied Forensic Science and a minor in Legal Studies Port St. Lucie, Florida “The Methodist University journey starts with an engaging and rigorous curriculum. Guest lecturers, community service opportunities, and student-faculty collaborative projects enrich the lives of our students and empower them to develop global perspectives. Hands-on learning opportunities ensure that students are prepared to excel in the workplace.” —Dr. Delmas Crisp Executive Vice President and Academic Dean Mr. Dave Pauly is the coordinator of the Forensic Science Program at Methodist University and a member of the Vidocq Society, which is an exclusive, members-only crime-solving society. He travels monthly to the meetings in Philadelphia and he recently attended an ASIS International conference in Dallas. ASIS International is one of the most comprehensive educational networking events in the security industry. Methodist University invites renowned speakers to serve as guest lecturers throughout the year. Established lecture series include the Bullard-Templeton Lecture Series, Terry Sanford Lecture Series, Nimocks International Business Speaker Series, Womack Lecture Series, and the Tally Leadership Lecture Series, among others. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 9 ENGAGED LEARNING I came to visit Methodist and felt at home from the beginning. It is like a big family here— everyone does their part to make you feel at home. The summer after my freshman year, I was so homesick, but didn’t know why—I was at home! It was then that I realized I considered Methodist my home. My friends here were my family, and I was ready to go home again. As an education major, I’ve had several classes with Dr. Heyward. Every time I took a class with her, I was blown away by her compassion for her students. She really dedicates her time to making sure that we are thoughtful, considerate, and informed educators. She takes the time to think of innovative and interesting ways to make the classroom come alive. She teaches us how to become teachers, showing us that there is more to teaching than memorizing facts. I know that I can go to her after graduation and she will be just as inspirational to me then as she is now. My favorite course at Methodist was my student teaching course. Education majors take this class to fulfill the licensure requirement. EDU 421 is a 15-week internship in a public school. We completely take over a classroom—teaching, lesson planning, classroom management, everything. There is so much about teaching that you can learn in the classroom, but experience is the best teacher. I learned what works for my personality, and more importantly, I learned what doesn’t work. We met up as a class once a week to discuss how our internship was going, and that peer-to-peer time was crucial to my success as a student teacher. I know that I am graduating more prepared because of my student teaching, and can’t wait to get into a classroom of my own. ENGAGED LEARNING —Felicia Back ‘11 Elementary Education Fayetteville, North Carolina OUR WORLD PREPARES US FOR A CLASSROOM OF OUR OWN. 10 Engage. Enrich. Empower. Dr. Mour and Dr. Heyward, who teach in the Education Department, have had quite an impact on my life. They were always there to listen and they always offered great advice. They even came out to visit my classroom just to see how I was doing. If I had to list all of the people who had an impact on my life in the time that I was at Methodist (and even after graduation), there would be too many to mention. In addition to teaching, I am pursuing a master’s degree in education. As a member of the Alumni Association Board, I try to stay connected with Methodist and the people who have made a lasting impact on my life. —Ralph Chew ‘10 Education Glen Burnie, Maryland 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 11 ENGAGED LEARNING After I graduated from Methodist, I was hired right away to teach fourth grade at Cumberland Road Elementary School. I have 23 students in my class. The field experience that was required to graduate helped prepare me for a classroom of my own. I taught lessons and interacted with teachers and administrators at West Area Elementary School, College Lakes Elementary School, and Howard Hall Classical School. OUR PROFESSORS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR RESEARCH INTERESTS. I’m the type of student who needs to raise my hand and ask questions during class. I wouldn’t be able to do that in a class of 300 students, but at Methodist, I’m able to ask questions and I have access to as much individual attention as I need. I’m majoring in physical and health education. This major incorporates a lot of time in Cumberland County schools and I have had the opportunity to obtain firsthand teaching experience. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH The faculty members in the Physical and Health Education Department at Methodist have had a great impact on my life. Mr. Herring and Dr. Wirth have both been supportive since the day I stepped foot on this campus. Mr. Herring arrives at the crack of dawn on class scheduling days to make sure that he can get all of us into the classes we want. Dr. Wirth has been a great source of inspiration; his passion for teaching makes me look forward to teaching even more. I can rest assured that the faculty members in the Physical Education Department will support me and help me reach my full potential—they are preparing us to be a group of outstanding physical educators! Tyler Younger and I participated in the State of North Carolina’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium. Together, we completed a pilot study in which we analyzed the equivalency rates between the Mile Run/Walk and the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) test for measuring aerobic capacity. These two tests are a part of the “Fitnessgram” and they are widely used in physical education classrooms throughout the country. We asked non-volunteer university students to perform both tests, measured aerobic capacity after both tests, and then compared the results. It was an amazing experience to conduct research and then present this research at a statewide symposium as an undergraduate student. 12 — Katelyn Dockery ‘13 Physical and Health Education Chatham, Virginia Engage. Enrich. Empower. If you are thinking about the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), then you will definitely be at the right place at Methodist. I firmly believe that we have the best academic program in the area. When I was stationed here, I immediately knew that I was going to finish my degree at Methodist; the school is faith-based, military leaders had recommended Methodist, and it just seemed like my kind of school. As a student majoring in political science, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many congressional leaders. The Government Studies Program made it possible for me to attend political engagements in Fayetteville and Washington, D.C. Dr. Ziegler, Dr. Cronin, and Dr. Trapp invited us to their homes and made sure that we were able to attend events. Dr. Cronin was at the forefront of getting us engaged. I have trained with cadets from other schools and I see the ROTC Program at Methodist as superior when compared with programs at other schools. I have a lot of respect for how well we are prepared here at Methodist. Last year, I was ranger challenge captain in a national competition. This year, the U.S. Army Cadet Command placed me on the list of the “Top 100” Division III cadets in the nation. I attribute much of my success to my experiences at Methodist University. I was recently commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. I am looking forward to training to become a helicopter pilot at Army Aviation Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. —Jason Trudell ‘11 Political Science Baraboo, Wisconsin Methodist University students have presented at the State of North Carolina’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) since 2009. At the fifth annual SNCURCS, which was held at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, 13 students presented four papers and four poster presentations. Just one year later, 27 MU students presented at SNCURCS, which was held at Meredith College in Raleigh. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 13 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH Jason Trudell’s research titled “Environmental Performance Indicators: A Comparison by State” was selected for the 2010 TroutmanRainey Award by the North Carolina Political Science Association (NCPSA). This award recognizes the best political science undergraduate paper in North Carolina. OUR PROFESSORS ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF GETTING US ENGAGED. WE ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE TOOLS TO SUCCEED. the theories that we study in class to their real-world knowledge and experience. When I came to Methodist, I fell in love with the campus and the way that I was treated. The people here made an effort to say that they were interested in Matthew and not just my stats. This year, I became the sports editor for the paper. When I graduate, I would like to get a job as a reporter. I would like to set myself up to be the next Anderson Cooper—finding and covering the best stories in the world! CAREER PREPARATION Within the first two weeks of being at Methodist, I was DJing the “Big John and Lurch Show,” playing basketball, and writing the front-page story for the newspaper—an experience I know that I couldn’t get at any other school. The professors in the Communication Department relate I am an E-6 in the Navy and I will be retiring in less than two years. I have a degree in radiation therapy from Florida State, but I chose to pursue a second degree at Methodist because of the Yellow Ribbon Program. Studying at Methodist has been a great experience. Professor Trigoboff has been 14 Engage. Enrich. Empower. supportive of my endeavors. He has pushed for Matt Snowberger and me to have broadcasting opportunities that we would not necessarily have at any other school. We have put some programs together for Monarch Moments, conducted research, produced sound bites, and served as the program directors for the radio station. We have even given some workshops to new students. Matt is a great play-by-play announcer and I tend to focus on the analytical —Matt Snowberger ‘13 Mass Communications with a concentration in Journalism Keystone Heights, Florida side; I try to bring my insight into the broadcast while Matt calls the game—it’s a neat partnership. Our long-term goal is to expand the partnership between the Communication Department at Methodist and Fort Bragg and area high schools. We are looking for ways to increase our presence within the community. — John Donnelly ‘13 Mass Communications and Journalism Kansas City, Missouri Academic Advising An academic advisor is assigned to every student. Advisors will help you select courses, take advantage of other resources, and line up internships. Career Services The Office of Career Services offers the resources you need to turn yourself into a candidate who stands out in the competitive working world. Career Services is also your source for leads about internships and summer jobs. Take advantage of workshops, job fairs, tests, information, and counseling that will help you with the following: u Assessing your values, interests, and skills u Career development u Career planning u Resume writing u Career counseling u Job searching and resume posting Davis Memorial Library The library has more than 127,000 volumes, 20,000 full-text electronic journals, 35,000 eBooks, more than 1,000 videos, and hundreds of periodicals and newspapers. The Methodist University First Year Seminar (FYS) 110 Methodist University has adopted a freshman reading program designed to stimulate thought and discussion in its freshman seminar course, “The Methodist University Experience.” Every FYS instructor works with a peer mentor concurrently enrolled in a “Peer Leadership” course. All FYS instructors will use two texts for this course: Thriving in College and Beyond by Joe Cuseo, and a text that is selected annually for FYS 110. Learning Communities Two First Year Seminar sections will be a part of the First Year Experience (FYE) Program. Fifty students in the FYE Program will be a part of a learning community. A learning community is one in which students live in the same residence hall, attend at least one class together, and have extended programming with their FYS professor and Student Development and Services staff in the residence hall. Technology Methodist University was awarded a Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $400,000 per year for five years, totaling $2 million. The integration of student data management technology, instructional technology, and end-user technology will enable the campus community to take control of learning outcomes. The Writing Center Tutors at the Center help you learn about research techniques, writing, editing, and proofing. You will have access to resource materials on writing and the Computer Assisted Composition (CAC) Lab Network. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 15 CAREER PREPARATION Academic Development Center Peer and professional counselors are available to help you work through academic challenges. This assistance is free of charge. STUDENT-FACULTY COLLABORATION DISCUSSION-ORIENTED CLASSES ENCOURAGE ENGAGED LEARNING. When I visited the campus, I liked the ambiance. Everyone seemed to know one another. The people were friendly and I liked the campus. Since my campus visit, I’ve become a part of so many organizations. I play basketball and lacrosse, and I’m in the marching band. I’d have to say that being a part of the sisterhood of Alpha Delta Pi at MU has been my most moving experience. My major is mathematics and I’ve taken every upper-level math course offered by the University. My advisor, Dr. Batten, saw that I was serious about pursuing a master’s degree and created an independent study class for me to conduct research that is critical for entry into master’s degree programs. The professors here are approachable and willing to help. The community is small enough that you get to know many different people, but large enough that you still experience a very diverse group of individuals. Dr. Batten has nurtured my love of mathematics during the four years I’ve been at Methodist. Her enthusiasm as an educator has encouraged me to strive for the best education in the field of mathematics that Methodist has to offer. World History II with Dr. Dyke was a very interesting and educational class. The structure of the class was discussion-oriented (rather than that of a typical lecture). During these discussions, we were able to learn from each other, as well as from Professor Dyke. One of the assignments that I really enjoyed was a historical reenactment; this was a fun assignment because it allowed for creativity, along with the blending of historical characters into different settings and situations. 16 Engage. Enrich. Empower. —Dawn Sanderson ‘11 Mathematics Brighton, Colorado STUDENT-FACULTY COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS HELP US MAKE A GLOBAL IMPACT. I am enrolled in a three-year post-graduate program in London. I found it a little hard to get used to the lifestyle at the school in London because I was used to MU’s warm and caring atmosphere. Through my academic years, I have traveled to Turkey, Egypt, Syria, and Spain. It has been quite an educational journey. In the summer of 2010, I went to Afghanistan for a month to visit my family and work on “100 Mothers Literacy Program”—an initiative I started when I was a student at MU. During my work with this project, I’ve learned that mothers are committed to doing anything for their children; they put their children first. This has taught me a lot about my parents and the hardships that they have experienced to make sure that I receive an education. A prevailing element of 100 Mothers Literacy Program is to make mothers believe that if anyone can make a difference in the lives of their children, it would be none other than themselves. It is paramount for mothers to take ownership of the destinies of their children. Most women take this challenge on to learn for the sake of their children, but others do not see the immediate advantage in the midst of poverty and subpar living conditions. So, they lose patience to sit in classes. Obstacles are I recently reconnected with Dr. Spence Davis, a professor in the Reeves School of Business. In May of 2011, he biked across America to raise money for my literacy project. He flew to Arcata, California, where he picked up his bike from the Life Cycle Bike Shop and started his journey from the Mad River Beach. Averaging 80 miles per day and traveling through ten states, he reached the beach of North Carolina in about two months. On the last day of his trip, he poured the small container of water that he carried with him from the Pacific Ocean into the Atlantic Ocean. I thank Dr. Davis for his confidence in this initiative. Durable change is not a short and easy journey; it’s a long process, which takes patience, strength, and courage. I thank Dr. Davis for sharing his journey with Afghan mothers as they take steps toward a better future. —Rahila Muhibi ‘09 Master’s Degree Program: Islamic Development Institute of Ismali Studies, London 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 17 STUDENT-FACULTY COLLABORATION going to be in our way all the time and it is paramount that I stay focused on and determined to address the needs of Afghan mothers. I am double majoring in business administration and marketing with a concentration in professional tennis management (PTM). Over the last three summers, I have worked as an assistant tennis teaching professional at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, Connecticut. I worked in the pro shop and taught private lessons for players of all ages and skill level. I was the girls’ interclub coach and we have won the division title for the last two years. These internships have enabled me to become familiarized with the tennis industry. I have realized that this is a field that I plan to pursue. INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ENABLE US TO EXCEL. My tennis coach, Francie Barragan, has had a huge impact on my life. She is constantly putting 100 percent into everything that she does. She cares about her players—not only on the court, but in and out of the classroom. She has an amazing work ethic and heart, and she is an inspiration to all of the girls on the team. I’ve really enjoyed Strategic Marketing with Professor Marcin because he assigned projects that took us out into the community and gave us hands-on experience with strategic marketing. I’ve also enjoyed all of my classes with Professor Knode. I have taken Intro to Marketing, Advertising, Marketing Research, and Marketing Technology with Dr. Knode, and he has been one of my favorite teachers here at Methodist. He has been a very successful businessperson and he constantly shares his knowledge, experiences, and ideas with the class. This summer, I will be working for Gimmal Group’s sales and marketing department in Houston, Texas. I plan to come back to MU in August and begin working on a Master of Business Administration. It’s great to walk away with a college degree, but meeting people and making great friends has been one of my favorite parts of being at MU. INTERNSHIPS 18 18 —Kaitlin Flaherty ‘11 Business Administration and Marketing with a concentration in Professional Tennis Management League City, Texas Engage. Enrich. Empower. OUR WORLD IS OUR MONARCH FAMILY. This is my fourth year at Methodist and I have enjoyed every minute that I’ve spent playing soccer and hanging out with my fellow teammates. Over the four years I’ve been here, my teammates have become like my family. I have made more friends at Methodist than I ever could have imagined. When I first applied, I didn’t really know what I wanted to major in. As I looked through the choices of majors, I was interested in criminal justice. Over the years, I have grown more and more interested in the field. I even added the forensic science concentration to my course of study. Mr. Dave Pauly has really pushed me to learn about what is going on in the world—both inside and outside of the classroom. I have attended conferences in High Point and Raleigh, and I have gone on multiple tours of the Secret Service, DEA, and FBI. I’ve had the opportunity to attend American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) conferences in Seattle and Chicago, and I’ve met so many people, which I know will help increase my job opportunities in the future. —Darren Wilson ‘11 Justice Studies with a concentration in Applied Forensic Science Fayetteville, North Carolina 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 19 ATHLETICS Nimocks Fitness Center: State-of-the art center with a full line of cardio equipment, such as treadmills, striders, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, and spinning bikes, along with weight machines and an indoor track. This facility has a multi-purpose gym available for basketball and volleyball. March F. Riddle Physical Activities Center: SCAN THIS Multi-purpose arena with basketball and CODE FOR MU MONARCHS VIDEO! volleyball arena, weight room, athletic training facilities, and classrooms Monarch Courts: Eight hard-covered tennis courts, gazebo and bleachers Richard L. Player Golf & Tennis Learning Center: 18-hole golf course, 70-station driving range, short game practice area, clubhouse, pro shop King’s Grant Golf Course: Semi-private, championship 18-hole golf course, practice facility, less than two miles from campus Monarch Stadium: Football, lacrosse, track & field, all-weather track, press box and adjacent football field house Armstrong-Shelley Field: Lighted baseball field, covered hitting facility and press box Monarch Field: Softball field, press box Monarch Soccerplex: Two-story field house, press box Our Great Outdoors: Volleyball courts, basketball courts, cross-country and fitness trails, Cape Fear River Walk ATHLETICS 19 NCAA Division III Teams Men Women Track and Field Baseball Basketball Volleyball Basketball Cheer Cheer Cross Country Cross Country Dance Football Golf Golf Lacrosse Soccer Soccer Tennis Softball Track and Field Tennis Intramural and Club Sports Basketball Bowling Flag Football Ice Hockey* Men’s Lacrosse* Pool Tournaments Soccer Softball Table Tennis Volleyball *Club teams 34 NCAA Division III Team National Championships 34 NCAA Division III Individual National Championships 8 NCAA Division III Team National Runners Up 10 Conference President’s Cups 125 Conference Championships 333 NCAA Division III All-Americans 41 Scholar-Athletes Recognized with All-American Academic Honors 1,418 All-Conference Selections 57 Conference Players of the Year 33 Conference Rookies of the Year 95 Conference Coach of the Year Awards 20 Engage. Enrich. Empower. I chose to come to Methodist to major in biology and play shortstop for the Monarchs. Since then, I’ve played baseball for all four years and I’ve been a part of Campus Crusade for Christ, Men’s Choir, the MU Chorale, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). I’ve gained so much from being a student-athlete that I’ve even used baseball as a way to give something back. My Dad and I have gone on three mission trips to teach kids in Nicaragua how to play baseball. I’ve realized over the years that the only reason I’m living this comfortable life is that I was born here. I’ve done nothing to earn it or deserve it more than the kids we met in Nicaragua. My experience at MU has helped me realize what my strengths are and how I can use my strengths to help others. I’ve grown in my faith. I’ve become more independent and confident. I plan to be involved in ministry after I graduate, so the people in Campus Ministry (and everything that I’ve learned from them) have done a lot to prepare me for the future. —Brian Inghram ‘11 Biology Chesapeake, Virginia “One of the cornerstones of our athletic program has always been our coaches and student-athletes being heavily involved in community service/volunteer activities. While we take great pride both in our academic and athletic accomplishments, giving back and helping others is an integral and key part of the student-athlete experience at MU. Our coaches and student-athletes are involved in over a dozen such activities annually, which include ‘Pink Zone’ events for breast cancer awareness, hosting Special Olympic competitions, elementary school reading programs, and a canned food drive, to name a few.” — Bob McEvoy Director of Athletics “The most enjoyable experience that I’ve had on campus is helping with Special Olympics. MU hosts Special Olympics once every semester and it’s the perfect opportunity for us to give back to others.” —Nate Kindley ‘12 Physical Education Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 21 ATHLETICS RUN WITH PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD. When I came to Methodist for my campus visit, everyone was so friendly and accommodating. I met my future advisor and watched her interact personally with all of the students who passed by. I was even able to stay overnight with one of the girls on the cross-country team! I knew right away that Methodist would be a place that I could call home. I’m majoring in biology with a concentration in health occupations science and I have two minors: chemistry and leadership studies. I’ve been accepted into the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Methodist University, so I’ll be continuing my education here next year. As a founding sister of Alpha Delta Pi, I currently serve as the secretary for the sorority. I’m also the captain of the cross-country and track teams, and a member of a few honor societies. I lead the Women’s Bible Study and I am a resident assistant (RA) in the apartments. During the summer, I work as a certified nursing assistant in an assisted living facility near my house. My favorite class at Methodist was Leadership 300 with Dr. Turner. He taught using Covey’s “Seven Habits” course. The course is handson and beneficial, as it involves memorable videos and a study guide shows students how to apply the habits discussed to their own lives. One of the most interesting assignments in this class was writing a mission statement. We had to really evaluate ourselves and our priorities as we visualized our future. Dr. and Mrs. Turner have had a major impact on my life. The Turners have opened up their home to students on numerous occasions, offering a home-cooked meal, stories, and fun. They are always willing to offer advice and support when we are struggling with our faith, busy schedules, or relationships. At Methodist, I have run into (and with) people from all around the world. If you want to build real, lasting relationships, and surround yourself with people who know you and accept you, Methodist is the place for you. ATHLETICS 22 Engage. Enrich. Empower. — Kristy Zeiler ‘11 Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Leadership Studies Lutherville, Maryland OUR JOURNEY INVOLVES HANDS-ON LEARNING. I’ve wanted to become a fitness professional for a long time. Methodist University’s Exercise Science Program was exactly what I was looking for. The program is particularly beneficial if you are seeking national certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®). I’m currently completing an internship that involves hands-on training with clients of all fitness levels and capabilities. I really enjoy helping people and seeing them accomplish things that they never knew they could do. At MU, I enjoy interacting with the students. We come from all walks of life and it is great to see so many people working hard to achieve their goals. I love having access to talented professors who are just as passionate about their teaching as I am about my education; it makes the experience that much more enriching. Each faculty member within the department makes the entire learning process as studentfriendly as possible and the academic advisors truly have your best interests in mind. My favorite class has actually been an English class I took with Mrs. Nancy Alexander. She always brought props to her classes and had the students act out scenes from assigned readings. This instilled (if not an interest in literature) an idea that the contents of historically famous tales were actually interesting and very applicable to modern life. She is always so fun and cheerful, and it’s evident to me that she really loves to teach. —Ivette Davis ‘12 Exercise Science Denver, Colorado 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 23 RESIDENCE LIFE OUR WORLD IS SUSTAINED BY STUDENTS WHO CARE. 24 I hope to become board certified in geriatric nursing because I love working with elderly people. I enjoy volunteering at my local hospital, which is, in part, where I found an interest in health care. Another interest of mine is spending time with my family; my grandmother is my inspiration for wanting to work with geriatric patients. the Residence Hall Association’s haunted house. Assembling the haunted house was a lot of fun and I have met so many new people. By getting to meet so many new people, I have had the opportunity to network. I consider myself blessed to have had the opportunity to become a resident advisor (RA) when I am only a freshman. One of the most enjoyable experiences that I have had on campus was when I helped with Engage. Enrich. Empower. — Christopher Poole ‘14 Pre-Nursing Durham, North Carolina WE’LL MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME. Most first-year students ease into college life by moving into our traditional residence halls or suites. All rooms are equipped with telephone service, voice mail, free basic cable, free laundry, direct Internet access, and wireless access. There are several options: u Two residence halls offer two-person rooms and common floor bathrooms u Village Housing offers 25 beds per house, a common living area, and a common study area u Four residence halls offer two-person suites with shared bathrooms u One apartment complex offers four-bedroom, two-bathroom units u One apartment complex offers four-bedroom, four-bathroom units There’s a meal plan for every appetite. Our flexible meal plans allow you to dine in the Green & Gold Dining Hall and the Lion’s Den (quick service restaurant). The six food stations in the Green & Gold Dining Hall offer: u Fresh fruits and salads u Homemade soups u Hot, home-style entrées u Freshly baked pizza and pasta u Deli selections u Ice cream and fresh desserts The Lion’s Den serves subs, premium coffee, and fast food favorites from the grill. If hunger strikes while you are on the go: u Grab a smoothie from Freshens Smoothie Bar® at Nimocks Fitness Center u Pick up some juice and a muffin from Café al a Cart in the Trustees’ Classroom Building u Stop by Chris’s House for a soda and snack u Use your King Kash at a number of off-campus locations One of the most enjoyable experiences I have had on campus is that of being a resident advisor (RA). With this job, I have come across people from diverse backgrounds. I have been a witness to their stories and successes. It has really been one the best experiences of my college career. To hear residents say that I encourage or motivate them to do better touches me. My experience here at Methodist University has been one of the best experiences of my life. I met so many people and created relationships that will last for a lifetime. Methodist University has molded me into an individual fit to make a contribution to our society. —Adriana M. Wilson ‘11 Mass Communications with a minor in Journalism Erwin, North Carolina I have been a part of many “real-world” situations since I’ve been at Methodist. My professors have encouraged me to share my knowledge in the classroom; they are confident in my abilities and they value what we, as students, bring to the table. During my sophomore year, I attended a Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia. We were exposed to the latest athletic training equipment and we had the opportunity to gain additional hands-on training. We took mock certification tests, and we learned about our strengths and weaknesses. For our senior field experience, we were sent to work in local high schools. I worked at Terry Sanford High School. Although I spent most of my time working with the football team, I also helped with the cross-country team and the soccer team. Throughout the semester, I attended every practice and every game on Friday. If I was not at my own basketball practice, I was typically at another practice at Terry Sanford or working at Fayetteville Orthopedic. I’ve been a resident advisor in Cumberland for two years and I’ve really enjoyed my experience. I always encourage my residents to take advantage of a place like Methodist. It’s not often that you will find this type of individual attention. The people around you will become your family and they will equip you with the tools to succeed. I’ve applied to four graduate schools and I plan to pursue a master’s degree in occupational therapy after I graduate. —Claude Bernard ‘11 Athletic Training Port St. Lucie, Florida 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 25 RESIDENCE LIFE Basketball has been my passion since I’ve been at MU, and Coach Pini has been truly inspirational. He encourages all of us to stay focused and work hard, which is something that applies to all areas of our lives—both on and off the court. CLUBS AND CAMPUS LIFE WE WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOUR WORLD. AND YOU WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON OURS. At MU, I’ve had the opportunity to be a leader in clubs and organizations, and on sports teams. I’ve been a part of the founding of three organizations. While it’s easy to follow in the footsteps of someone else, it takes courage to lead others. I’ve uncovered this courage in myself and I have the amazing people at Methodist University to thank for encouraging me to trust in my abilities and myself. During my time at Methodist, I really enjoyed Vertebrate and Natural History, which was taught by Dr. McCandless. I am very interested in all types of animals—how they live, and how they interact with other living organisms. He tied in interesting labs, and we dissected and studied different organisms that went along with the lectures we had in class. This is a class I will never forget! I am the president of Alpha Delta Pi, captain of the cheerleading squad, and a part of Beta Beta Beta, FCA, the Gospel Choir, and Young Democrats. I’ve taught and mentored students of all ages. I’ve worked with children in the community and I’ve served as a peer mentor. Methodist has had quite an impact on the person I am today. At MU, I’ve learned to be independent and take responsibility for my actions. I’ve made friends and developed relationships that go beyond the gates of this campus. I know I will cherish these relationships for the rest of my life. Dr. Lori Brookman, my academic advisor, has had a meaningful impact on my life. Not only has she helped me academically, ensuring I have completed all necessary courses within my major and minor, but she has also treated me as someone she truly cares about. Dr. Brookman has been there whenever I have questions, concerns, or simply need someone to talk to during a stressful time. She is someone I would love to call a friend as I continue on in my life. 26 Engage. Enrich. Empower. — Courtney Fernandez ‘11 Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology Sewickley, Pennsylvania I have already started planning for a career in physical therapy. I’m completing my observation hours at Total Body Therapy and Wellness—a physical therapy clinic in Lillington. I never expected to have the opportunity to experience what a physical therapist does on a daily basis. Through physical therapy observations, I have received the hands-on approach that benefits me and suits my learning style. I recently became a member of the Exercise Science Club and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which will keep me up to date with the latest sports medicine research and help me perform better in the clinical setting. One of the most enjoyable experiences that I’ve had on campus has been peer mentoring for a freshman IDS class. As a peer mentor, I advise and help freshmen as they adapt to the changes that college life brings. This opportunity has given me the confidence to stand in front of a group of people and teach—something that has never been a strong quality of mine. My favorite class has been Exercise Science Organization and Administration with Dr. Wirth. For a class project, my group created the course for the March of Dimes walk that was held on campus. Dr. Wirth did an amazing job making sure that we could apply what we learned to real-life situations. —Brittany Davis ‘12 Applied Exercise Science with a minor in Exercise Science Coats, North Carolina I chose to come to Methodist because of the Professional Nursing Studies Program. When I came here, it was the friendliness of the people that really sealed the deal. As soon as I got in my car to go home, I knew that this was where I needed to be. Mrs. Hall, director of the Professional Nursing Studies Program, has been very encouraging. I can talk to her about other school subjects and just about anything. It has always been my dream to become a nurse, and her enthusiasm and knowledge will help me get there. Professor Rach was the first professor I had when I came to MU. She helped me transition from the traditional kind of writing we did in high school to writing for the workplace. I plan to try to add the professional writing minor while I am here at Methodist. I love hanging out with my friends and family, going to Methodist baseball games, and going to the beach. I work at Johnston Medical Center as a certified nursing assistant during the summer and I enjoy volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House. I think Methodist is a prestigious school. The professors all want us to excel in every aspect of life and Methodist is like a melting pot with people from all over the world. — Leslie Ann Byrd ‘14 Benson, North Carolina Pre-Nursing 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 27 CLUBS AND CAMPUS LIFE I’ve found my place on campus as a founding sister of my sorority, Beta Sigma Phi. Methodist just feels like my home away from home and I never really expected to love this home as much as I do! CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BRING THE MU COMMUNITY TOGETHER. CLUBS AND CAMPUS LIFE There were many reasons for my decision to attend Methodist University. I felt that this school would be a great fit for my transition from high school to college. I felt that if I went to a large university, I would get lost. Secondly, I chose Methodist because of the well-known PGA Golf Management Program. I wanted to go to the best possible school for my future career and Methodist was the one. I’ve even had the opportunity to attend the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. The most enjoyable experience I’ve had on campus was going to the Easter Jam concerts. Campus Ministry brought in Charlie Hall and Seventh Day Slumber to perform for the community. Campus Ministry and other clubs and organizations provide activities for students throughout the year. These activities help get students involved and bring the Methodist University community together. The Rev. Dr. Michael Safley has really had an impact on my life and my college career. I just recently had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Belize with Rev. Safley, along with 20 students and staff members. He 28 Engage. Enrich. Empower. is such a fun and loving human being, and he has helped me become the man I am today. One benefit of college life that I didn’t expect to find is that I am learning about myself. When you go to college, you’re leaving your home, family, and friends. You learn how to adapt to not having your mother wake you up for school or not eating dinner with your family. College is a steppingstone for your future career. I’ve learned to take care of myself, my health, my education, and improve my decision-making skills. I know that these experiences will help me when I live on my own after I graduate. — Will Patton ‘13 Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management Troy, Michigan OVER 100 CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS ENRICH YOUR EXPERIENCE. Academic, Honorary, and Professional Organizations u Accounting Club u Alpha Chi (National Honor Scholastic Society) u Alpha Kappa Delta (International Sociology Honor Society) u Alpha Lambda Mu (Freshman Honor Society) u Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society) u Alpha Sigma Lambda (National Honor Society for Adult Learners in Continuing Education) u American Marketing Association u American University of Healthcare Executives u Beta Beta Beta (Science Honorary Society) u Chemistry Club u Chi Delta Chi (Veterans/Family Members Honor Society) u Computer Science and Mathematics Club u Criminal Justice Association u Delta Mu Delta (National Business Honor Society) u Dr. Harvey Estes Society (PA Student Organization) u Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry Honor Society) u Health Care Administration (HCA) Students’ Club u Health Occupations Society u International Business Club u Investment Club u Iota Tau Alpha (Athletic Training Honor Society) u Kappa Delta Pi (International Education Honorary Society) u Linguasphere Foreign Language Club u Methodist University Chapter of the National Association of Safety Professionals Honor Society (MU-NASP) u Methodist University College Republicans u Methodist University Model United Nations (MUN) and Model Arab League (MAL) u Methodist University Student Athletic Training Association u Methodist University Young Democrats u Monarch Leaders of the 21st Century u MU Golf Association u National Association of Teachers of Singing u Novelties u Nursing Club u Phi Alpha (National Social Work Honor Society) u Phi Alpha Delta (International Law Fraternity) u Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) u Phi Sigma Iota (National Foreign Language Honor Society) u Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society) u Professional Tennis Management Association— Club PTM u Psi Chi u Psychology Club u Resort Management/CMAA Club u Sigma Delta PI (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society) u Sigma Tau Delta (English Language and Literature Honor Society) u Social Work Club u Sociology Club u Sport Management Club u Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) u Student Education Association u Students In Free Enterprise u The Lector Campus Government and Leadership u Crime Stoppers u I.G.N.I.T.E u International Club u National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) u Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Society) u Peer Counselor Association u Residence Hall Association u Rotaract u ROTC—Raider Team u Student Activities Committee u Student Athlete Advisory Committee—(SAAC) u Student Government Association u The African American Cultural Society Intramurals, Club Sports, and Spirit Groups u Dance Team u Hockey Club u Marching Band u Men’s Lacrosse Club u Outdoor Adventure Club u Pep Band Creative and Performing Arts Organizations u Alpha Psi Omega (National Theatre Honorary Fraternity) u Chamber Music Ensemble u Collegiate Music Association u Guitar Ensemble u Jazz Ensemble u Methodist University Chorale u Monarch Playmakers u One Voice (MU Gospel Choir) u Orchestra u Show Choir (Synergy) u Student Music Educators u Symphonic Band u The Noblemen Greek Organizations u Alpha Delta Pi u Beta Sigma Phi u Greek Council u Kappa Sigma u Lambda Chi Alpha Religious and Service Organizations u Campus Crusade for Christ u Campus Ministry Work Team u Co-Ed Bible Study u Fellowship of Christian Athletes u In His Grip u Men’s Bible Study u PGM Fellowship u RUSH Campus Ministry u Students Promoting the Welfare of Animals (SPWA) u Women’s Bible Study: JOY Student Publications u Carillon—the student annual u Mustard—Online Magazine u small TALK—the campus newspaper u Student Media Club u Tapestry—the literary and art magazine “I enjoy being a part of the Student Activities Committee (SAC). Being a part of SAC means that there is never a dull moment on campus!” —Tamesha Brown ‘13 Business Administration Fayetteville, North Carolina SCAN THIS CODE FOR MU ACTIVITIES VIDEO! Methodist University was ranked third in the nation for student activities by readers of Campus Activities Today magazine. This is the second year in a row that the Student Activities Committee (SAC) at Methodist University has been voted “Campus Program of the Year” by readers of Campus Activities Today. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 29 29 As most students who have participated in a Study Abroad Program will say, studying abroad truly has been one of the best experiences of my life. Cultures (even those that appear on the surface to be relatively similar) have differences that are brought to light in classroom settings. This allows for a more in-depth view of the society, which may be important in the future, especially in this age of globalization. However, the most beneficial and rewarding experiences while studying abroad occur outside the classroom. The people you meet are, by far, the highlight of your trip. You will encounter unique individuals and see how vast, yet how small the world can really be! I highly recommend that if any student has the opportunity to study abroad, he or she takes it. The experience itself only lasts a couple of months, but the memories and friendships you’ll make will last you a lifetime! — Christie Wheeler ‘11 Business Administration with a concentration in Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management Murfreesboro, Tennessee Having completed two years of high school in Italy, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to study in Europe for a second time. That’s why I chose to study abroad for a semester at ESC Rennes School of Business located in Brittany, France. More than 2,300 students from 55 countries live and study at Rennes. Despite my lack of familiarity with the French culture, cuisine, and traditions, I was able to learn the basics of the language, and immerse myself in the French culture and environment. I traveled to many cities like Paris, Tolouse, Montpellier, La Baule, St. Malo, and Mende, which further enriched my studyabroad experience. I feel that every student at Methodist University should try to study abroad for a semester and experience the thrill of traveling, making new friends, and learning about a new culture. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES WE DEVELOP GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES. 30 Engage. Enrich. Empower. —Yashaswi “Yasu” Shrestha ‘11 Journalism Patan, Nepal International Scholars Methodist University is one of 13 Davis United World College Scholars partner schools in the United States. Other partner schools include Brown University, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, Dartmouth College, Earlham College, Harvard University, Macalester College, Middlebury College, Princeton University, University of Florida, Wellesley College, and Westminster College. Since 2007, Methodist University students have been awarded over $80,000 by the Davis Foundation to implement peace projects in Afghanistan, East Timor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, India, Ecuador, Honduras, and Guatemala. I grew up in Mizan Teferi, a small town in the southern part of Ethiopia. In my society, there is an imbalance in the social statuses of males and females. As a result, I faced many challenges in my life. When I was 16 years old, I received a scholarship to study at the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. From there, I applied to Methodist University and I was accepted; so, here I am, at Methodist University. Study abroad destinations include: u France u Mexico u Iceland u Japan u Ireland u Chile u Canada u Korea u Honduras u Spain u Brazil u Colombia Some programs focus on a particular field of study; other programs offer a general curriculum. Most students are able to fulfill graduation requirements and maintain progress toward a degree while studying abroad. I am majoring in pre-nursing. I will graduate in May of 2014 and I will be the first female Ethiopian to graduate from Methodist University. My favorite class has been Pre-Calculus. Not only do I like math, but Dr. Palled is an excellent math teacher who has motivated me to like math even more. I also like the quiet and peaceful environment. The class sizes are small, and the teachers and advisors have been supportive. I really enjoy the Methodist University campus and I am happy to be here. Language courses offered at MU: u Spanish u French u German u Italian u Mandarin u Arabic u Hebrew — Anchalem Alemayehu Bantewale ‘14 Pre-Nursing Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia In the spring of 2010, Camilo Rubiano-Gomez and I received $10,000 from Davis Projects for Peace to implement our proposed peace project, Build to Educate, in my home country of Guatemala. Camilo is a friend of mine who is also studying at Methodist. Together, we used the grant to build a secondary school in Nimlajakok in Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. The main goal of our project was to provide an education for the indigenous Q’eqchi. Thanks to the added support of Xchool Ixim and Ensemble Pour les Indiens du Guatemala, we were able to build a larger school than we anticipated in our proposal. The school opened in January, and it is now home to both middle and high school classes. I never thought I would be able to help the people in my home country, so I’m thankful that Davis Projects for Peace and Methodist University gave me this opportunity. This unforgettable experience has changed the way I look at the world. My experience has taught me to appreciate what I have. I feel so fortunate to have had this opportunity to bring peace to the Guatemalan population through education. —Fredy Oxom ‘11 Global Studies Coban, Guatemala 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 31 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES “My challenge to you is to bring about a mind-set of preparing for peace instead of preparing for war.” — Kathryn Wasserman Davis Davis Projects for Peace WE RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF THE WORLD AROUND US. As the president of the International Club, I worked hard to launch an International Show, “Pangea,” that would exemplify and celebrate the multicultural campus that exists at MU. The International Club has teamed up with the MU community to respond to natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Chile, Costa Rica, and Haiti; the volcanic eruptions in Indonesia; and the tsunami, earthquakes, and subsequent devastation in Japan. In addition to my involvement in clubs on campus, I am also in the Honors Program. The opportunity to network with the Lector Club, the Honors Program, the Debate Team, and the International Club has been one of the greatest benefits of my four years at Methodist. —Jose Pablo Salas Rojas ‘11 Global Studies with a minor in Global History and TESL Certification San Jose, Costa Rica WE MOVE FORWARD WITH HONORS. HONORS PROGRAM I have been practicing civil litigation with the same firm for the last three years. I successfully defended one of my cases to the N.C. Court of Appeals, which resulted in a published decision. I was also recently on the front page of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly along with one of the partners for our work in an excessive force case out of Bladen County. Lawyers USA and the Fayetteville Observer picked up the story. I believe the Honors Program helped me in graduate school and my career in several ways: 1) It was an impressive accomplishment that I feel helped me get accepted to UNC; 2) The 32 Engage. Enrich. Empower. amount of reading required by the Program was a helpful warm-up to the even more reading required in law school (FYI the classics are far more enjoyable than the Uniform Commercial Code); 3) It enriched my education (I can use impressive quotes and stories in my legal writing and oral advocacy and I can laugh at allusions made in Woody Allen films and other ‘highbrow’ comedies); and 4) Being forced to present a final project at the end of each semester greatly improved my public speaking, which is obviously useful as a trial attorney. —Michael Porter ‘04 Pre-Law Fayetteville, North Carolina OUTCOMES: RECENT GRADUATES HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO EXCEL IN GRADUATE SCHOOL AND THE WORKPLACE. Emily Beck ‘10 is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. Chase Cates ‘09 earned a Master of Professional Studies in sports industry management from Georgetown University. He is currently a business development specialist for Treseler Marketing and Business Development. During her final semester at MU, Staci Chiomento ‘10 completed an internship on Fort Bragg with the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Staci was hired as an information specialist for the same office in which she did her internship. Erika Holland ‘10 earned a Master of Arts in interactive media from Elon University. Lalage Katunga ‘10 is pursuing a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology at East Carolina University. Marianne Mosch ‘10 is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry at Virginia Tech. She will be attending a conference in Spain to present her recent research findings this summer. Patrick Murphy ‘09 is in his third year of the Master of Divinity Program at Duke Divinity School. For two summers, he has served as a student intern pastor at a rural United Methodist Church. Annie Ren ‘07 earned a Master of Science in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. She is currently working as a research associate at Carnegie Mellon University. Kelly Shipkowski ‘10 is pursuing a Ph.D. in molecular toxicology at North Carolina State University. She works as a graduate teaching assistant and graduate research assistant. Sara Poling Sholar ‘09 is currently pursuing a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine on the campus at Virginia Tech. She held a prestigious internship with the State Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Raleigh, N.C., while a student at MU. Masahiro “Hagi” Takahagi ‘08 completed a master’s degree in higher education with a concentration in sports management at Auburn University. He has just accepted a position as a seasonal intern athletic trainer for the Washington Redskins during the 2011–2012 season. Kayla Talbert ‘09 is studying in the Physical Therapy Program at the Medical College of South Carolina. Sara Yeatman ‘08 earned a master’s degree in adaptive physical education from the University of Virginia. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 33 OUTCOMES Vicky Binh Tran ‘10 is working as a chemist at Momentive Specialty Chemicals in Fayetteville. She is the recent recipient of the American Institute of Chemists Award, and served as the treasurer for the Chemistry Club and Gamma Sigma Epsilon (National Chemistry Honor Society) while she was a student. ACADEMIC PROSPECTUS SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES 35 Department of Art 36 Department of English and Writing 37 Department of History Department of Modern Languages and Literature Department of Music 39 Department of Philosophy and Religion Department of Psychology Department of Sociology Department of Theatre REEVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 40 Accounting Business Administration Financial Economics Management 42 Marketing Health Care Administration 43 PGA Golf Management Professional Tennis Management 44 Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management Sport Management 45 The Professional MBA Program SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS 46 Department of Communication 47 Department of Justice Studies and Applied Forensic Science The Master of Justice Administration Program 48 Department of Government Studies Department of Social Work SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 49 Department of Athletic Training Department of Biology 52 Department of Chemistry and Physical Science ACADEMIC PROSPECTUS 53 Department of Computer Science 54 Department of Mathematics Department of Education 58 Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science 59 Department of Nursing Physician Assistant Studies 34 Engage. Enrich. Empower. Methodist University is rated a top-tier southern regional college by U.S. News & World Report. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT OF ART Art Degrees: AA, BA, BFA (in graphic design) K–12 teacher licensure (see art education major) Concentrations: Ceramic sculpture, painting, printmaking Careers: Artist, illustrator, photographer, museum director, art agent, gallery director, arts foundation director, arts council director Contact: Silvana Foti, ph. 910-630-7107, e-mail email@example.com In an increasingly visual world, people who create and interpret imagery are a valued asset to both business and society. Methodist University offers art majors an intense and intimate program that prepares them to make a living through art. The program combines art history and theory with a wealth of studio work. As an art major, you gain a deep understanding and familiarity with a variety of media and techniques. Frequent contact with the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Fayetteville Museum of Art and the Fayetteville and Cumberland County Arts Center broadens your knowledge of art and artists and provides opportunities to exhibit your work. Art Education Degree: BA (K–12 teacher licensure) Careers: Teaching art in grades K–12 Contact: Silvana Foti, ph. 910-630-7107, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Studies show that art develops young minds. Our Art Education Program provides the knowledge and skills you need to pass your passion for art on to the next generation. You benefit from the full spectrum of art courses and ample studio work. In addition, you take general education courses and targeted art education courses. Upon graduation and completion of the teacher licensure exam, you will have the skills to teach art in our nation’s schools. Graphic Design Degree: BFA Careers: Graphic designer, illustrator, graphic artist, art director, Web designer, photographer Note: A Macintosh computer lab is available to graphic design students. Contact: Kerry Scott Jenkins, ph. 910-630-7042, e-mail email@example.com Graphic design communicates through color, images, and text to present information or promote a message. The MU program gives students a strong foundation in both the art of the trade and the technical competencies necessary to succeed professionally. As a graphic design student, you study traditional studio arts (drawing, painting and sculpting) and gain training in digital production. Upon graduation, you are prepared to enter the workplace as someone who can deliver print and Web design and produce magazines, newspapers, illustrations, logos, identity elements (stationery, corporate communications), packaging, photography, brochures, annual reports, direct mail campaigns, invitations, posters, signage, and billboards. We are one of a handful of programs in the Southeast to offer a BFA in Graphic Design and we are seeking accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. A post-graduate degree in studio art is also an option for artists completing the BFA in Graphic Design Program. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 35 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES The new William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts features a printmaking studio, painting studio, graphic design lab, photography lab, digital photo studio, and drawing and art education space. The building also contains the David McCune International Art Gallery, which is named in honor of local artist David McCune. The David McCune International Art Gallery has featured works by students and local artists. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND WRITING English Degrees: AA, BA Careers: Journalist, public relations representative, public information officer, copywriter, editor, teacher Note: Teacher licensure is available. Contact: Dr. Kelly C. Walter Carney, ph. 910-630-7376, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Whatever path or career you choose, reading, research, analytical thinking, and good writing skills simplify your journey. The English Program at MU exposes you to a wide variety of world literatureâ€”and therefore world thought. Both literature and writing classes teach you to think, to argue, to form ideas, and to communicate them succinctly. Small classes and an award-winning faculty create an environment that encourages you to take risks, to ask the tough questions and to devise your own answers. Graduates of our English Program enter wideranging careers. Internships are available. 36 Engage. Enrich. Empower. Writing Degrees: AA, BA Careers: Writer, journalist, publisher, editor, broadcaster, public relations representative, copywriter Note: Methodist University hosts the biennial Southern Writers Symposium. A Professional Writing certificate (description on page 62) is available. Contact: Dr. Michael Colonnese, ph. 910-630-7085, e-mail email@example.com In the Information Age, the ability to communicate is a survival skill. In the MU Writing Program, you will develop your love of writing into a professional skill. Completion of this major trains you to think effectively, to understand yourself, to receive knowledge about the world, and to use the written word to communicate. Writers learn best by doing, so you will study all types of writing, from fiction to journalism. Many classes provide one-on-one feedback. Special workshops in fiction, feature writing, and screenwriting are offered. Facilities include a computer-assisted composition laboratory and a writing center. Students majoring in writing contribute to MUâ€™s arts and literary magazine, student newspaper and yearbook. Internships are strongly encouraged. All professors write professionally and Methodist is home to Longleaf Press, a literary publisher. History Degrees: AA, BA, BS Careers: Historian, curator, lawyer, businessperson, politician, researcher, journalist, teacher Note: Teacher licensure is available in social studies. Contact: Dr. Rebecca Wendelken, ph. 910-630-7589, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org To be effective in the future, you must understand the past. Through lively discussion courses, research projects and investigation of primary resource materials such as diaries, letters and treaties, history majors gain an intimate understanding of how we got to where we are today. In addition, you hone critical thinking, clear writing, and effective speaking skills that serve you well in any career. Within the major, you are encouraged to pursue an area of special interest. Also, the history major is easily combined with a second major or minor. Internships at local museums and archives showcase the practical applications of history and allow you to use your skills. Global Studies Degrees: BA Careers: Businessperson, journalist, international relations roles, public servant, humanitarian Note: Study abroad and internships are encouraged. Contact: Dr. Rebecca Wendelken, ph. 910-630-7589, e-mail email@example.com A true interdisciplinary program, the global studies major brings together the study of economics, foreign language, humanities, and social sciences. In small classes with ongoing discussions, you see how these separate disciplines overlap and entwine to make up the society in which we live. Throughout each academic year, field experiences, guest lectures, public forums and the opportunity for debate will broaden your knowledge and hone critical thinking. Global studies majors gain an all-embracing understanding of how the world works. Our global studies majors have won national awards such as the Davis Projects for Peace Prize, earned grants, and made a difference in the world. They have helped bring water to remote Ethiopian villages, established a summer camp for children in Afghanistan, introduced greenhouse farming to rural Ecuador, brought educational programs to women in India, and raised money and awareness for a literacy program serving the women in Afghanistan. In the 21st century, the explosion of information makes good writing and good writers more important than ever. Students in the Professional Writing Certificate Program enhance their writing and editing skills, gain experience with new communications technology, and network with other publishing professionals. Undergraduates have the option to minor in professional writing. DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE Spanish Degrees: AA, BA Careers: Teacher, language professor, international business leader, communications expert, military officer. Spanish proficiency is a valuable adjunct skill for many professions. Note: Travel and study abroad opportunities are available. Contact: Dr. Cristina Francescon, ph. 910-6307082, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Fluency in Spanish is an asset for employment in the United States today. Spanish majors at MU are prepared linguistically and culturally to speak and write effectively in Spanish. The curriculum is multidimensional, including grammar, culture, history, art, literature, and more. You will benefit from individualized assignments, one-on-one guidance, language lab activities, and access to print media and documentaries that build language skills and understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. You will have the opportunity to interact with native speakers on campus and take advantage of internships to Spanish-speaking countries. DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC Music Degrees awarded: AA, BA, BM in performance, BA in music with a concentration in arts management, BM in music education Careers: Studio teacher, performer, composer, music industry professional, public school teacher, music minister, band director, and choral director Note: An audition is required. Private instruction is available. Contact: Dr. Keith Dippre, ph. 910-630-7101, e-mail email@example.com As a music major at Methodist University, you receive the attention, motivation, and direction it takes to reach your full potential as a musician. Courses in music history, theory, and technique build your understanding of music and thus build the foundation for performance. Classes are small and teaching is personalized to your needs. You receive regular reviews to further your progress. You enjoy multiple outlets for performance and you are involved in musical projects from the day you begin your college career. Computer labs, practice rooms, and performance rooms support your development. All faculty members are experienced, practicing musicians. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 37 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY Arts Management Concentration Available as a concentration within music Careers: Administration or staff position at an arts council, music/ art festival, theatre organization, dance company, museum, fine arts academy, music retail sales Note: An internship is required. Arts management students complete numerous courses in the Reeves School of Business and Economics. Contact: Dr. Keith Dippre, ph. 910-630-7101, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Music is an industry. As a music major with a concentration in arts management, you gain the skills needed to navigate the industry successfully. Courses in music theory, history, and technique ensure that you understand art. Courses in business ensure that you are prepared to manage the business side of the art. You have many opportunities to perform and to work on a variety of music projects. A required internship gives you experience meshing your artistic talents and your business acumen. Music Education (Kâ€“12) Degree: BM Career: Music teacher Note: An audition is required. Private instruction is available. Contact: Dr. Keith Dippre, ph. 910-630-7101, e-mail email@example.com Exposing children to the world of music is a rewarding and fulfilling career choice. Certified music teachers are in high demand. As a music education major, you gain the skills to teach music as you continue to build your own talent. Continuous enrollment in a major instrument or voice is requiredâ€”as are classes in music history, theory and technique. Classes are small, so faculty members can invest the attention you need to reach your full potential as a musician and as a teacher. Opportunities for performance are abundant. Student teaching is required. Computer labs, practice rooms and performance rooms support your development. All faculty members are experienced, practicing musicians who are recognized in their fields. Music Performance Degree: BM Careers: Performer, music industry or theater professional Note: An audition is required. Private instruction is available. Contact: Dr. Keith Dippre, ph. 910-630-7101, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The best way to become expert at performing is to perform. As a music performance major at MU, you will take to the stage to develop your talent and hone your performance ability. Courses in music theory, history, and technique enhance your understanding of music and thus improve your skills. Classes are small, so professors have time to focus on you and help you realize your full talent. All members of the music faculty are experienced music professionals. A strong foundation in voice or at least one instrument is required. Computer labs, practice rooms, and performance rooms are all available to you. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES Weston Noble, an internationally-acclaimed conductor and music educator, conducted the MU Chorale and combined groups in a concert at MU. His career includes conducting more than 900 music festivals throughout the United States. He is the only director to have led all-state choruses, bands, and orchestras in all 50 states. 38 Engage. Enrich. Empower. DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY Religion Degrees: BA Note: A minor in Church Leadership (description on page 61) is available. Careers: Seminary and other graduate study Contact: Dr. Steven Brey, ph. 910-630-7090, e-mail email@example.com Sociology Degrees: AA, BA, BS Careers: Positions in social service agencies, child protective services, law enforcement and probation, teaching or working with the aging Note: Many of our sociology majors go on to graduate programs. Contact: Regina Smardon, ph. 910-630-7088, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Religion majors at MU develop a deeper understanding of the human condition. Through a fascinating range of courses, you explore how religion relates to societies in general. You explore myth and culture. You delve deeply into the Hebrew-Christian tradition and the Bible. You also investigate other world religions. You are challenged to finetune critical thinking and communication skills through the close reading of texts, research, writing and class discussions that will prepare you for a variety of careers, even those not explicitly religious. Many religion majors go on to seminary or graduate programs in theology. This program can serve as a valuable part of a double major because it provides a solid foundation for graduate work in law, business, medicine, journalism and psychology. DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY Psychology Degrees: BA, BS Careers: Psychologist, researcher, counselor, trainer, human resources expert, human services professional supporting community agencies such as crisis centers and residential treatment facilities Note: Concentrations are available in clinical/counseling psychology and human performance. Majors may qualify for a psychology practicum. Contact: Dr. Robert Ritzema, ph. 910-630-7612, e-mail email@example.com The MU Psychology Program focuses on understanding psychological functioning (perceiving, feeling, thinking and behaving), how this functioning develops and how understanding this function can be used to enhance our lives. Through this study, you also acquire an understanding of how to attain knowledge with an emphasis on the scientific approach. In two courses in experimental psychology, you design, conduct, and report on an experiment in psychology. Professors work closely with you throughout your studies, providing supervision and guidance. This balance between applied and experimental psychology ensures that you are well prepared for the work force or for graduate study. The department has a laboratory equipped for psychology experiments. Faculty members conduct research into various aspects of psychological functioning and students can volunteer to assist in research studies. Two student associations affiliated with the department host campus and community events, discussions and special presentations throughout the academic year. All of the department’s full-time faculty members hold terminal degrees and are published in professional journals. At MU, the Sociology Program prepares you to examine human society at every level—from world cultures to society and self. You also explore social issues, such as drug use, gender, and the role of sports in our culture. Small classes and skilled professors create fascinating discussion and debate. Students also master data analysis using SPSS for Windows. As a senior, your studies culminate in an internship at an approved local community organization, such as juvenile court, nursing home, school, or group home. There is an honor society available to sociology majors. DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE Theatre Degrees: AA, BA Note: Special production and independent studies courses are available. Careers: Performer, director, production (technical direction, stage management, design), front-of-house positions (publicity, community relations, development) Contact: Dr. Paul Wilson, ph: 910-630-7105, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The MU Theatre Program encompasses the creative, practical, theoretical, and historical elements of the art and crafts of theatre. Courses in history, literature, acting, and directing are balanced by laboratory courses in scenery, lighting, costuming, makeup, and stage management. As a theatre major, you are prepared to contribute to all aspects of producing a performance. The curriculum is designed to give the student a wide variety of experiences, both on the stage and behind the scenes. Performance space on campus includes Reeves Auditorium and O’Hanlon Memorial Amphitheatre, as well as “found spaces” such as the courtyard of the Trustees Classroom Building and the front porch of the MallettRogers House. Auditions for our productions are open to all students. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 39 SCHOOL OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES “I used to be of the mindset that lecture is the best way to teach. This year, I tried a new approach in my Music History class. Now, all of the course’s content is available on the Internet. Students are quizzed on the material at the beginning of each class. If the students pass the quiz, they are allowed to participate in that day’s activity, where the class works with the content in a meaningful and interactive way through group discussion… My students have been more engaged, and now I know well before each exam what students know, and how they think and feel about the subject at hand.” —Dr. Scott Marosek Assistant Professor of Music REEVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS Named in honor of Methodist University benefactor Charles M. Reeves, Jr., the Reeves School of Business at Methodist University nurtures the spirit of entrepreneurship and creative economic endeavor in students. The Reeves School of Business focuses on best business practices, and opens varied paths for students and area professionals to explore and work with current business thought. The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs to offer Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting, business administration, financial economics and marketing, as well as concentrations in health care administration, resort, club and hospitality management, sport management, PGA golf management, and professional tennis management. The Reeves School of Business also offers the Master of Business Administration and houses two separate institutes: The Center for Entrepreneurship and The Institute for Golf and Tennis Management. These organizations offer community and recognition programs, and in some cases, non-academic courses to serve specific needs of professionals in southeastern North Carolina. Accounting Degrees offered: AA, BA, BS Career opportunities: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), forensic accountant, corporate accountant, fraud examiner, bank examiner, cost accountant, valuation consultant, controller, not-for-profit accountant, treasurer, auditor, tax specialist, chief financial officer, management accountant Note: Many graduates pursue a CPA or other graduate degree. Contact: Dr. Mary Kirchner, ph. 910-630-7048, e-mail email@example.com REEVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the field of accounting will continue to grow each year. A major in accounting opens a variety of career choices for you and gives you the potential to advance to the highest levels of management; receive attractive compensation; and help people, their businesses, and our economy flourish. Courses are extremely hands-on. You learn by doing. We strongly encourage participation in accounting internships to gain real-life experience on the job. Our accounting professors are mentors to the student. Our pass rate on the Uniform CPA Exam is impressive. All members of the accounting faculty are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Our four-year accounting major includes all of the accounting courses needed to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in North Carolina, as well as in many other states. Business Administration Degrees awarded: AA, BA, BS Career opportunities: Management, finance, human resources management, sales, entrepreneurship Note: Business administration is one of the most popular majors on campus. Contact: Dr. James Marcin, ph. 910-630-7624, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 40 Engage. Enrich. Empower. As one of the most dynamic majors at Methodist University, business administration offers you thorough classroom instruction backed by intriguing opportunities for real-world experiences. Through our Reeves School of Business and Economics, you receive instruction on the latest business practices, train on state-of-the-art computer equipment, and work on projects that bring business theories to life. You meet and network regularly with alumni and other professionals at Alumni Career Day, Executive Speakers Luncheons, and other events. The elective internship for this major has landed students in such exciting businesses as Merrill Lynch, E.I. DuPont, M.J. Soffe Manufacturing, and the Downtown Alliance, among others. Organizations such as the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) give you the chance to run your own organization, create your own business plan, and teach what you have learned about business to others. In addition, business majors have the opportunity to study at École Superieure de Commerce de Rennes in France for a semester and take business courses in English. As a graduate of the Business Administration Program, you are fully prepared to enter the workforce or go on to graduate-level work. Financial Economics Degrees awarded: AA, BA, BS Career opportunities: Bank portfolio manager, bank representative, corporate treasurer’s office, finance supervisors in a federal/state/local government agency, financial analyst, economic trends forecaster Contact: Dr. Mary Kirchner, ph. 910-630-7048, e-mail email@example.com As the name suggests, financial economics takes you into the heart of business—preparing you for a wide range of careers. Backed by the resources of the Reeves School of Business and Economics, you gain a solid understanding of business practices and ethical decision-making. As a graduate, you understand how to implement economics planning and forecasting. You are also prepared to continue your education at the graduate level, if you choose. Management Degrees awarded: BA, BS Career opportunities: General management, human resources management, retail management, management consulting, entrepreneurship Note: Management can be combined with any of the concentrations in the Reeves School of Business. Contact: Dr. James Marcin, ph. 910-630-7624, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org As one of the newest majors at Methodist University, the Management Program will help you master skills in general business, accounting, economics, finance and marketing, as you examine both the domestic and international marketplace. You will specifically develop skills that will focus on your leadership and management ability, as well as managing human resources. Methodist University and The Reeves School of Business and Economics will effectively prepare you to serve as a management expert in the modern business world, all while learning in a professional atmosphere. Networking events with alumni and other professionals at Alumni Career Day, Executive Speakers Luncheons, and other events will be offered to the students to help build a portfolio of contacts for postgraduation employment. An internship is recommended for this major and will give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in human resources, general management, retail management, club and resort management, or management consulting. In addition, management majors have the opportunity to study at École Superieure de Commerce de Rennes in France for a semester and to take management or business courses in English. As a graduate of the Management Program, you are fully prepared to enter the workforce or go on to graduate-level work. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 41 REEVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS “The MBA Program has motivated me to acquire various licenses and certifications that help me excel in my new career in energy efficiency and sustainability.” —Pete Hernandez ‘10 Production Manager WellHome Atlanta, Georgia Marketing Degrees awarded: AA, BA, BS Career opportunities: Advertising, international trade, consumer behavior, marketing research, sales, retailing Note: Marketing is an integral part of the lives of all businesses and consumers. Contact: Dr. James Marcin, ph. 910-630-7624, e-mail email@example.com For-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, religious affiliates, and charitable organizations need excellent marketing to be successful. Marketing incorporates both creativity and business. As a marketer, you will find, develop, and create different ways to educate and deliver the product or service to the consumer. As a marketing major, you will have the opportunity to study global marketing, e-commerce, advertising, consumer behavior, selling, and data research. You can put your newfound knowledge into practice to help community agencies, local government, or local businesses with their real-world marketing endeavors and projects. Opportunities are available for internships through the Reeves School of Business and Economics. Special topic courses and independent studies courses are also available. REEVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS Health Care Administration (HCA) Concentration Available as a concentration within accounting, business administration, financial economics, marketing and management Career opportunities: Provider relations, medical group practice manager, public-health worker, insurance group analyst, hospital administration Note: Since 1995, the program has placed 98 percent of graduates within three months of graduation. Contact: Michael H. Sullivan, ph. 910-630-7591, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Driven by a philosophy of service to others, Methodist Universityâ€™s Health Care Administration (HCA) Program develops effective, humane, and caring administrators for the health care field. Courses, experiences, and assignments shape graduates who understand effective ways to manage health care organizations responsibly and compassionately. An accounting, business administration, financial economics, or marketing degree with a concentration in health care administration develops competency in leadership, strategic management, relationship management, resource management, functional management, stakeholder management, and patient-care management. Methodist Universityâ€™s HCA Program follows the guidance of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. 42 Engage. Enrich. Empower. “The PGA Golf Management Program at MU was the best program I came across. As soon as I met the staff, I realized that if this is what I wanted to do, then there would be no better place for it than at MU. I was lucky enough to complete an internship at a private golf club in Colorado last summer. I learned so much about the golf industry, made connections, and met so many great people.” —Alex Socinski ’13 Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management Charlotte, Vermont PGA Golf Management Concentration Available as a concentration within accounting, business administration, financial economics, marketing and management Career opportunities: Golf professional, golf sales, golf retail, golf marketing Note: The PGA Golf Management Program is accredited by The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA); the program boasts 100 percent job placement for those who wish to enter the golf industry. Contact: Jerry Hogge, ph. 910-630-7144, e-mail email@example.com One of only 19 golf management programs in the nation accredited by the PGA, Methodist University’s PGA Golf Management Program gives you the golfing skills and the business expertise to have a successful career as a golf professional. Our PGA Golf Management Program boasts fantastic facilities on campus, including a private, 18-hole golf course and pro shop. Methodist University has also purchased 51 percent of a second golf facility, King’s Grant Golf & Country Club, just minutes from campus. The PGA accreditation allows you to complete the Players Ability Test, and Levels I and II of the Golf Professional Training Program while attending college. Four required internships have landed students in prestigious organizations, such as Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina; numerous PGA Section offices; The Club at Cordillera in Colorado; Pine Valley Golf Club in Pine Valley, New Jersey; Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania; and Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Professional Tennis Management (PTM) Concentration Available as a concentration within accounting, business administration, financial economics and marketing Career opportunities: Tennis professional, tennis sales, tennis retail, tennis marketing Note: The program boasts 100 percent job placement for those who wish to enter the tennis industry. Contact: Dr. Kimberly Scruton, ph. 910-630-7147, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org “The PTM Club has enabled me to travel, meet other tennis players, and mingle with industry leaders. I’ve traveled around North Carolina to teach tennis at clubs like RDU Tennis, and Indian Creek Swim and Tennis Club. Tennis is a global sport and the International Club and its members have improved my understanding of different cultures and viewpoints.” —Chris Harper ’13 Marketing with a concentration in Professional Tennis Management and a minor in Sport Management Lexington, North Carolina REEVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS Methodist University’s Professional Tennis Management (PTM) Program brings together excellent business administration and marketing programs, superior facilities and a faculty with a passion for the game and the industry. In addition to Methodist University’s eight-court facility and pro shop, PTM students also play and work at several private, commercial and public tennis facilities in the region, including grass, clay and hard courts. All internships in this program are paid, and students have enjoyed internships at such well-known locations as Greenbrier Resort, Philadelphia Cricket Club and the Saddlebrook Resort. The curriculum includes professional tennis teaching certification by the two largest professional teaching organizations in the world: United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) certification at the Professional II level and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) certification at the Instructor level. Certification by one is required for graduation. Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management Concentration Available as a concentration within accounting, business administration, financial economics, marketing and management Career opportunities: There are more than 28,000 resorts worldwide, including ski, golf, and tennis resorts; casinos; cruise ships; country clubs; spas and conference centers Note: Study program at The Pinehurst Resort and Spa, and internships worldwide are available. Contact: Dr. Sharon Kendrick, ph. 910-630-7309, e-mail email@example.com Resorts are a special aspect of the hospitality industry, combining hotel, spa and restaurant management with sports facilities management. As a resort management graduate, you will be prepared to take leadership roles in all types of resorts worldwide. On-the-job learning happens through seminar courses and two required internships, with access to resorts such as Pinehurst in North Carolina; Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and Wild Dunes in South Carolina; Broadmoor in Colorado; and Kingsmill in Virginia, as well as other internationally recognized properties in the hospitality industry. You gain exposure to managing all aspects of the resort, including food and beverage; golf, tennis and ski; spa; front desk; reservations; marketing and more. Resort management majors have access to all college facilities, including the Methodist University golf and tennis facilities. Trips to various resorts are scheduled throughout the year. Sport Management Concentration Available as a concentration within accounting, business administration, financial economics, marketing and management Career opportunities: Team management, arena management, sports information, event coordinator, parks and recreation management Note: Students gain valuable experience working with minor league and semi-professional teams within the Fayetteville area throughout the academic year. Contact: Dr. Greg Combs, ph. 910-630-7660, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org REEVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS The sports industry needs effective managers. Known for its own stellar sports program, Methodist University provides an unparalleled environment and unparalleled opportunities in which to study sport management. Through lecture, discussion, and field and work experience, you gain the knowledge and skills you need to enter the business of sports. You fully explore the administration of sports programs, marketing sports programs and managing facilities, among other aspects of the industry. Our students have interned for professional baseball, hockey, arena football and soccer teams; county parks and recreation departments; the YMCA, sporting goods stores, health and fitness centers, Crown Coliseum; sports information on campus; and as student assistant coaches. Three required internships allow you to put theory into practice, gain experience under supervision and make professional contacts at the same time. “During the last two summers, I’ve interned at Wequassett—Cape Cod’s premier resort with fourdiamond luxury accommodations. I have a job lined up after I graduate as the guest services supervisor. I enjoy cultivating relationships; Wequassett is a culture that encourages heroic acts and empowers us to create lasting memories for guests.” 44 Engage. Enrich. Empower. —Daniel Eldredge ’11 Business Administration with a concentration in Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management Cape Cod, Massachusetts “Moving through the MBA Program with a cohort gives you an opportunity to network, build relationships, and grow together. At the end of the program, it’s a great feeling to stand with those people who have supported you, challenged you, and shared experiences each step of the way. The professors are outstanding, and the small class sizes allow them to engage the students in conversation about practical, real-world experiences.” AFFILIATED GRADUATE PROGRAM The Professional MBA Degree Awarded: MBA with a focus on organizational management and leadership, and a focus in health care administration. Contact: Anne Way, ph. 910-630-7493, e-mail email@example.com Today, many organizations require a Master of Business Administration as a requirement for advancement. The Professional MBA provides the perfect foundation for a rising career, and will allow for a broad base of knowledge in the areas of organizational management and leadership, or health care administration. The Professional MBA Program at Methodist University offers two focuses. One is a focus on organizational management and leadership, and is targeted toward professionals who have three years (or more) of working experience, and want to further develop their skills and careers. Classes are held two weekends each term at the Reeves School of Business with additional instruction online. The MBA features traditional MBA core courses, as well as emphasis courses in organizational management and leadership with classes beginning each fall. The second focus of The Professional MBA Program is on health care administration. This focus is targeted toward professionals in the health care industry who have three years (or more) of working experience and want to further develop their skills and careers. Classes are held two weekends each term at the Reeves School of Business with additional instruction online. This MBA focus features traditional MBA core courses, as well as emphasis courses in health care administration, with classes beginning each spring. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 45 REEVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS —Amber Cava ‘10 Director of Marketing and Community Relations Sampson Regional Medical Center Clinton, North Carolina SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION Mass Communications Degrees: BA, BS Careers: Public relations, journalist, webmaster, editor, writer, television or radio producer Note: Concentrations are available in journalism, TV and Multimedia Communications, and radio communications. More than 80 percent of our students take advantage of an internship during their senior year. Contact: Paul Joseph, ph. 910-630-7052, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org It is the Information Age and people who can understand, organize and relate information are in more demand than ever. In fact, many of our communications/mass media students are offered jobs during their internships. SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS As a student majoring in mass communications, you become proficient in all types of media from television and radio to the Web. Your courses encompass television and radio production, journalism, computer technology and advertising. Our department boasts TV field equipment, a TV studio, a modern editing suite, the latest in animation software and more. We operate a Web-casting campus radio station with its own studio. 46 Engage. Enrich. Empower. Our department has excellent relations with local media outlets. Your professors work closely with you to find the internships that will be most beneficial to your career plans. In addition to internships, studio work and labs, you gain real-life understanding of communications through field experience with newspapers, TV, radio and motion picture studios. Organizational Communication and Leadership Degrees awarded: BA, BS Career: Positions in business, social services, public relations, education, ministry, government Note: The Tally Leadership Center offers courses in leadership theory and techniques, and emphasizes ethics, character, and self-confidence. Contact: Dr. Willis Watt, ph. 910-630-7191, e-mail email@example.com This multidisciplinary major prepares students to become leaders. You will complete coursework in mass communication, leadership studies, sociology and business that will prepare you for opportunities in business, government, industry, law, social services, public relations and ministry, as well as graduate-level communications studies. Internships are available. As a graduate, you will understand communication challenges and be able to strategize and implement solutions to organizational problems. Many retail businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations look to graduates in this field for future leaders. Justice Studies Degrees: AA, BA, BS Careers: Law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts, corrections, security management, human services Note: A concentration in human services is available. Minors in applied forensic science and cyber crime are available, as well (descriptions on page 61). Contact: Dr. Eric See, ph. 910-630-7459, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Crime is common to every society. The Justice Studies Program allows you to study criminal justice from a holistic perspective with emphasis on the behavior, conditions, and circumstances that produce crime. Through lectures, debate and case studies, you acquire a comprehensive understanding of the causation, prevention, control and treatment of criminal behavior. Under the tutelage of faculty members with a combined 60 years of work experience in the field, you will learn to analyze data and develop realistic approaches to dealing with criminality. Through field experience and trips to local and state criminal justice facilities and the FBI Headquarters and Training Facility at Quantico, Virginia, you see the criminal justice system from different points of view. Our Justice Studies Program is one of only a handful that offers a concentration in applied forensic science. A 12-to-14-week internship allows you to put theories into practice. Students have completed internships in police departments, adult probation and parole agencies, courts, law offices and juvenile detention centers, as well as other facilities. Applied Forensic Science minor Available as a concentration within justice studies Careers: Crime scene investigator, forensic investigator, criminalist, and related fields Note: A related minor/certificate in clandestine labs is available. Contact: Dave Pauly, ph. 910-630-7420, e-mail email@example.com This program provide hands-on experience with advanced crime scene processing equipment found in few universities, including a 3-D laser scanner, virtual reality simulator, advanced alternate light sources, and forensic photography equipment. Students gain forensic firearms experience at a police firing range, take field trips to forensics laboratories, and participate in the American Academy of Forensic Science and the International Association of Identification. AFFILIATED GRADUATE PROGRAM Justice Administration Degree: MJA Careers: Supervisory and administrative positions in law enforcement, courts, corrections, juvenile justice system, criminal justice instructor at the community college level Note: This is the only weekend justice administration graduate program in North Carolina. Contact: Dr. Darl H. Champion, Sr., ph. 910-630-7050, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Justice agency administrators in North Carolina have experienced great challenges in the past few years. The MU Master of Justice Administration (MJA) Program provides a solid foundation to aid justice administrators as they meet the challenges before them and the ever-changing needs of the justice system. The MJA Program provides professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to effectively manage and produce positive growth in their agencies. Through a core of traditional justice administration courses and a focus on critical thinking and problem-based learning, students develop the critical skills necessary to be effective future leaders in the North Carolina criminal justice system. The MJA Program is a two-year program (six semesters) consisting of four weekend residencies per semester at the North Carolina Justice Academy and online participation between residency sessions. This format meets the unique challenges facing working professionals who would not otherwise be able to commit to a masterâ€™s degree program. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 47 SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STUDIES AND APPLIED FORENSIC SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT STUDIES Political Science Degrees: AA, BA, BS Careers: Positions in government, the military, politics, journalism, the intelligence community, international relations, education, interest groups, advocacy, consulting Contact: Dr. Andrew Ziegler, ph. 910-630-7488, e-mail email@example.com The Political Science Program gives you an in-depth understanding of government and politics. Course work develops practical skills by requiring that you debate current political issues, conduct original research, and design and give multimedia presentations. Our partnership with Fort Bragg enhances your study of national security strategy and foreign policy. North Carolina’s state capital, Raleigh, is nearby, allowing you to watch state politics in action. You also have numerous opportunities to visit other government venues and hear visiting speakers. A concentration in international relations is available within the political science major for those students interested in the Foreign Service, diplomacy, or careers overseas. About a third of our majors take advantage of internship opportunities in Washington, D.C., Fort Bragg, local governments, and government or political organizations. The North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers named the Social Work Department at Methodist University the recipient of the 2010 Advocate of the Year Award. SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK Social Work Degree: BSW Careers: Positions in school systems, child and adolescent services, gerontology, court systems, hospitals, health departments, private and nonprofit organizations, public social service agencies, and opportunities in military social work Note: The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. School social work licensure is available through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. A minor in gerontology (description on page 61) is also available. Contact: Dr. George Hendricks, ph. 910-630-7056, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 48 Engage. Enrich. Empower. Social work is about helping people—often through some of the most difficult times of their lives. After completing Methodist University’s Social Work Program, you are prepared to empower clients to meet the challenges of modern life. The Social Work Program offers a wider variety of courses than most private colleges can offer. Small classes allow for consistent interaction between you and your professors. Placements in public and private social work settings allow students to gain field experience. An internship in your last semester builds your skills as a social worker. Students often are hired by the agencies in which they intern. Many of our students are non-traditional and bring a wealth of life experience to the classroom. About 60 percent of our graduates attend graduate school. Thanks to our national accreditation by the Council on Social Work, students with advanced standing may earn a master’s degree in social work in just one year, rather than the two years usually required. SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETIC TRAINING Athletic Training Degrees: BA, BS Careers: Athletic trainer Note: This program prepares students to challenge the Athletic Training Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC). The program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Student admittance into the Athletic Training Program is limited and on a competitive basis. Students admitted to the Athletic Training Program are awarded an Athletic Training Scholarship. Contact: Hugh Harling, ph. 910-630-7418, e-mail email@example.com Business/industrial operations rely on the expertise of environmental and occupational management graduates to function in a manner that is legal, profitable, and safe. In this program, which integrates regulatory law and environmental law with occupational and business management, you will gain the skills needed to provide the necessary safeguards. As an ENM graduate, you will be prepared to interpret and implement the law in the areas of worker safety, plant operational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental protection, and public safety. The Southeastern Center for Environmental Excellence is a unique resource in the fight against environmental hazards. The Center houses the ENM Program and the Environmental Simulation Virtual Reality Facility. Methodist University’s ENM Program has twice earned high marks on the National Wildlife Federation’s National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education. MU’s program was cited for exemplary recruiting programs and its interdisciplinary degrees in environmental and sustainability studies. Five Methodist University students were selected to work at the 14th Annual Emergency Management in Higher Education Conference at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmittsburg, Maryland. Only 30 students from across the nation are selected to attend this annual conference. Graduates of the CAATE-accredited program are eligible for challenging the Athletic Training Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC). As a student in the program, you are eligible for membership in both the Methodist University Student Athletic Trainers’ Association and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). Recent graduates are working with the NFL and other professional teams, have continued their education in physical therapy and other graduate-level education programs, and have gained employment in rehabilitation clinics, high schools, and intercollegiate settings. Additionally, graduates of the program have earned the prestigious Sears Director’s Cup Scholarship, and National Athletic Trainers’ Association and NCAA post-graduate scholarships. DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY Applied Exercise Science Degrees: BA, BS Careers: Positions in the health and fitness industries Note: This program prepares students for graduate study in physical therapy, exercise science, and related fields. Contact: Dr. George “Trey” Hoyt, ph. 910-630-7142, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Applied exercise science is an interdisciplinary program that combines course work from seven different academic departments: biology; physical education and exercise science; athletic training; chemistry; physics; psychology and math. Applied exercise science courses include human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, fitness and nutrition, kinetic human anatomy, biomechanics and statistics. Internships and practical experience are strongly recommended. This program prepares you to gain admission to highly competitive graduate programs in physical therapy and exercise science. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 49 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Environmental and Occupational Management (ENM) with a Concentration in Regulatory Compliance Degree awarded: BS Career opportunities: Positions in governmental/regulatory agencies, business/industry, public health, education, research, agriculture administration, public safety Note: A related minor in Interdisciplinary Studies of Clandestine Laboratories (description on page 61) is available. Contact: Carla Raineri Padilla, ph. 910-630-7139, e-mail email@example.com Our Athletic Training Program gets you involved with athletic training beginning in your freshman year. Your classroom instruction is balanced with solid experience working with our 19 NCAA Division III varsity athletic programs, many of which are nationally ranked. During your college career, you are assigned to a variety of athletic trainers and progress through a variety of settings. You have the opportunity to work with athletes in sports medicine clinics, on professional teams, and within other health care provider settings. Our faculty boasts six certified athletic trainers. Biology Degrees: AS, BA, BS Careers: Positions in the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries, teaching Note: Many graduates go on to medical school, pharmacy school, or veterinary school. Contact: Dr. Margaret Folsom, ph. 910-630-7127, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Biology is one of our fastest-growing departments. Our rigorous and challenging program inspires more than half of our biology majors to pursue graduate-level education, with many going on to medical school. Lab and field work are stressed. To serve this growing major and the quality of students it attracts, we have expanded our science facilities to include 12 state-of-the-art laboratories. Conservation Biology Available as a concentration within biology Careers: Positions in forestry, the national or state park system, government agencies, environmental education, private consulting Note: An internship is required. Contact: Dr. Lysa Holbrook, ph. 910-630-7511, e-mail email@example.com Conservation biology is for those students with a passion for environmental biology, ecology and natural resource management. In addition to active classroom work, this concentration gets you out into the field, where you gain plenty of practical experience. SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Several courses call for day trips and even extended overnight outings. As a graduate in this concentration, you will be prepared for a variety of field biology disciplines and have a solid foundation for graduate studies. An internship is an integral part of the program. Ecology and Natural History of Plants Available as a concentration within biology Careers: Positions in national or state park systems management, arboretum management, landscaping, landscaping, plant store management Note: The Charles Rankin Memorial Scholarship is available to biology majors with this concentration. Contact: Dr. Lysa Holbrook, ph. 910-630-7511, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Clay Britton, ph. 910-630-7451, e-mail email@example.com The undeveloped areas of the Methodist University campus and our proximity to both coastal and inland habitats make for easy access to a variety of environments. A concentration within the biology major, ecology, and natural history of plants incorporates general biology classes with courses specific to plant life and their environments. Plentiful field work includes, but is not limited to, the study of freshwater and marine ecosystems, local flora and plant morphology. 50 Engage. Enrich. Empower. Health Occupations Science Available as a concentration within biology Note: This program provides preparation for medical school, veterinary school, physician assistant programs, dental school, and nursing school. Contact: Dr. Lori Brookman, ph. 910-630-7128, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Margaret Folsom, ph 910-630-7127, e-mail email@example.com The health occupations science concentration was designed for students interested in continuing their education in the health care field beyond their bachelorâ€™s degree and who receive tuition assistance from the Veterans Administration (VA). All of the classes meet the tuition guidelines of the VA. (However, many students who do not receive tuition assistance from the VA also enroll in this concentration.) Health occupations science requires students to take all the courses necessary for medical, veterinary, dental, or nursing school or a physician assistant program. This concentration also includes the undergraduate preparation recommended for students who are selected as Admissions Preference candidates for the Physician Assistant Program at Methodist University. Before choosing the health occupations science concentration, consult with your academic advisor to ensure this concentration meets your needs. Microbiology and Cell Biology Available as a concentration within biology Note: This program provides preparation for medical school, veterinary school, physician assistant programs, dental school, and nursing school. Contact: Dr. Lori Brookman, ph. 910-630-7128, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Margaret Folsom, ph. 910-630-7127, e-mail email@example.com Zoology Careers: Positions in wildlife management, zoo-keeping, veterinary assistance, wildlife rehabilitation, national or state park system management Contact: Dr. Rob McCandless, ph. 910-630-7247, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The zoology concentration within the biology major focuses on the fascinating study of animals. The program of study includes a variety of zoology courses focusing on the natural history, ecology, and classification of vertebrate and invertebrate animals and investigates the evolutionary relationships among animal groups. Classroom instruction is enhanced by hands-on laboratory and fieldwork experiences. As a student in this concentration, you select a zoology topic for your senior research project in an effort to focus in significant detail on an organism or topic of particular interest to you. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 51 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT In this concentration, you learn how cellular level structures and processesâ€” when taken togetherâ€”translate into functioning organisms. You then relate what you learn in class to new discoveries in medicine, pharmacology, and biotechnology. This concentration prepares students for medical school, veterinary school, dental school and graduate physician assistant programs, as well as graduate studies in some of the most exciting areas of biology. Many of our microbiology and cell biology students are selected for summer research fellowships. DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE Chemistry Degrees: AS, BA, BS Careers: Positions in the chemical, pharmaceuticals, and biotech industries. Note: Students have access to modern, computerized labs. Many graduates go on to medical, dental, or pharmacy school. Contact: Dr. Narendra Singh, ph. 910-630-7132, e-mail email@example.com The Chemistry Program at MU is both rigorous and exciting. Experiential learning is at the core of this major—with two special topic courses focusing solely on research. Our modern labs house Perkin Elmer FTIR, HP, GC, atomic absorption and Mass with LC equipment. Many other smaller instruments are also available. All professors have Ph.D.s, are highly proficient in their fields, and are dedicated to helping you understand the world of chemistry. You are encouraged to join the American Chemical Society and the Methodist University Chemical Society chapter. As a graduate in the field of chemistry, you are prepared to enter the chemical industry or continue your education in medical school, dental school, pharmacy school or other graduate programs. Forensic Science Available as a concentration in chemistry Careers: Criminal forensic analysis Contact: Dr. Stephanie Hooper, ph. 910-630-7457, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Our concentration in forensic science is geared toward students interested in pursuing a career in criminal forensic analysis. Criminalists use scientific methods and procedures, such as DNA analysis, chromatography, and infrared resonance imaging, to analyze evidence in criminal investigations. Our cross-curriculum program is strengthened by the collaboration of several departments, including chemistry and physical science, biology and justice studies. This fullspectrum approach prepares our graduates for entry into this fast-growing field. “I worked as a lab assistant in the Chemistry Department, and served as the president of Gamma Sigma Epsilon and Chemistry Club. The experiences I gained as the president of these organizations and a student working in a lab helped me improve my management skills.” —Geneva Runion ’11 Chemistry with a minor in Justice Studies Dunn, North Carolina 52 Engage. Enrich. Empower. Biochemistry Available as a concentration in chemistry Careers: Chemical and pharmaceutical industries Contact: Dr. Zhihong Xu, ph. 910-630-7433, e-mail email@example.com Biochemistry is the science in which the principles of chemistry, biology, genetics, mathematics, and physics are focused on investigations of biomolecules, organelles, cells, tissues, and organisms. It provides the basis for biotechnology and molecular biology techniques ranging from biomolecular computation and modeling to the regulation of gene expression. Biochemistry can be thought of as the study of the chemistry of life. This discipline applies the concepts and tools of chemistry to the investigation of the structure and properties of molecules found in living organisms. The biochemistry concentration prepares students for careers in a variety of science areas, including (but not limited to) health fields (medicine in particular), agriculture, and industry. Our students are trained in all modern scientific methods and procedures, such as DNA analysis, chromatography, and mass-spectrometry. Students learn to separate and analyze proteins, including amino acid analysis and sequencing. The cross-curriculum program is strengthened by a collaborative relationship with the Biology Department. Computer Information Technology (CIT) Degrees: BA, BS Our Computer Information Technology (CIT) Program is based in a building with modern labs. The entire building has wireless Internet access while labs and offices also have wired broadband access. Small classes, premium hardware, current software, and top instructors ensure you master computer information technology inside and out. Our CIT major offers two concentrations as follows: Business Information Systems Available as a concentration in CIT Careers: Positions in project management, real-time control, systems administration, sales, technical support, personnel, and staff training Note: Most graduates have jobs within months of graduation. Students complete numerous courses offered in the Reeves School of Business and Economics. Contact: Dr. Terry House, ph. 910-630-7416, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org In this CIT concentration, applications are given more emphasis than formal properties. Students acquire a systematic body of knowledge with respect to business problems and their solutions. The focus is on business information systems, network administration, service support, system administration and Web-based systems. Although the introductory sequence in the curriculum is programming, CIT involves much more. It thoroughly prepares you for work in the business arena. applications, computer-based training programs, kiosks, computer graphics, and computer games. Computer Science Degrees: AS, BA, BS Careers: Software developer, gaming, application programmer, realtime control, systems administrator, sales, technical support, personnel and staff training, graduate studies, computer scientist Note: Most of our students have jobs within months of graduation. Contact: Dr. Terry House, ph. 910-630-7416, e-mail email@example.com Computer science is the systematic study of computers and the phenomena of computing. Formal properties are given more emphasis than realizations or applications. A major objective is the formulation of a systematic body of knowledge to explain those properties. One of the most important concepts of computer science is the management of complexity. Students must understand how abstraction is used to control complexity. As a method of reasoning, computer science bears a strong similarity to mathematics and depends heavily upon mathematics. Interactive Multimedia Application Development Available as a concentration in CIT Careers: Website designer, software developer, computer game programmer, user-interface developer, and advertising developer Contact: Dr. Terry House, ph. 910-630-7416, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Although the introductory sequence in the curriculum is programming, computer science involves much more than programming. All major operating systems and hardware systems are studied. Lab work includes exploration of business applications, multimedia applications, microprocessor interfacing, computer networking, website administration, hardware and software design of small special computer systems and more. Personal attention and plenty of lab work ensure understanding of the multifaceted subjects. Opportunities to develop interactive, multimedia applications increase as computers become more prevalent in our daily life and we interact with them more. This concentration prepares students to produce computer applications containing interactive multimedia components. Graduates are prepared to work with or produce graphical user interfaces, Web-based The Computer Science Program is housed in the same building as the Computer Information Technology Program. The entire building features wireless Internet access, and labs and offices have wired broadband access. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 53 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Our Teacher Education Program produces graduates who demonstrate content knowledge and pedagogical skills, and exhibit dispositions of the facilitative teacher. All teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The North Carolina teaching license is currently honored in 29 states through interstate reciprocity agreements and other states via National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. Methodist University offers programs leading to teacher licensure (BA or BS) for: u Elementary Education u Middle Grades Education u Special Education: General Curriculum (grades K–12) u Mathematics (grades 9–12) u Social Studies (grades 9–12) u Physical Education and Health Education (grades K–12) u Art (grades K–12) u Music (grades K–12) u English (grades 9–12) DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Mathematics Degrees: AA, AS, BA, BS Careers: Positions in government, teaching, insurance Note: Teacher licensure is available. Contact: Dr. Shivappa Palled, ph. 910-630-7133, e-mail email@example.com SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Small classes and personal attention make MU an excellent choice for those interested in studying mathematics. A most demanding major, mathematics challenges you to open your mind, think in abstract terms, and put it all back together in a practical application. The emphasis is on concepts, and professors work one-on-one with you to ensure you understand and are able to take what you learn to the next level. Independent studies are available. Many mathematics majors opt for teacher licensure. The department is a member of the Math Association of America. “Many students come to me thinking that mathematics is a set of procedures for solving certain types of problems. To show them that mathematics is actually the process of reasoning from what is known to conclusions about the unknown, I have them work in groups of three with everyone at the board. I give them a problem and ask leading questions to help them discover a path to the solution. They strengthen their communication skills as well as their reasoning abilities. No two classes are ever the same, but they are always lively!” 54 Engage. Enrich. Empower. —Eleanor Ninestein Associate Professor of Mathematics Add-on licensure and lateral entry for English as a Second Language (ESL) and Advanced and Gifted programs are also available. ESL Contact: Jan Turner, ph. 910-630-7361, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Advanced and Gifted Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Belford-Horan, ph. 910-6307054, e-mail email@example.com Note: Please refer to this publication on the pages marked below or Methodist University’s Academic Catalogue for additional information on these programs: Music Education—School of Arts and Humanities, page 38 Art Education—School of Arts and Humanities, page 35 Physical Education and Health Education—School of Science and Human Development, page 58 Elementary Education Degrees: BA, BS Careers: Elementary school teacher Note: Additional accreditation includes the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Contact: Dr. Jaunita Heyward, ph. 910-630-7051, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org At Methodist University, professional educators are seen as facilitative teachers who understand and value the process of learning. Through our Elementary Education Program, you explore the theories behind learning through lectures, lab work, and case analysis. You also develop teaching skills through role-playing, peer teaching, required field experiences, and student teaching. The latest advances in education technology are explored in our computer lab and educational technology classroom. Education classes at Methodist University are small and personal attention from your professors is standard. The demand for fully certified, highly qualified elementary teachers is at an all-time high. Students completing the requirements for licensure will be able to choose from many employment opportunities. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 55 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 56 Engage. Enrich. Empower. A certified, highly qualified, middle grades teacher (grades 6–9) is a rare and much sought after commodity in school systems throughout the country. As a middle grades education major at Methodist University, you are trained in compliance with state and national standards. Through courses such as human growth and development, educational psychology and positive behavior management, you learn how preteens and early teens think. You come to understand your students, and learn how to motivate them and help them through their most formative years. Through field experience in local schools, lab work, lectures, case analysis and student teaching, you perfect your own personal style of teaching. You have an opportunity to learn the latest advances in education technology in our computer labs and educational technology classrooms. As a certified, highly qualified, middle grades teacher, you enter the classroom with confidence and assurance. Secondary Education Available for concentrations in English, mathematics, social studies Degrees: BA, BS Career: High school teacher Note: Additional accreditation includes the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Contact: Ms. Vickie Errben, ph. 910-6307489, e-mail email@example.com As a secondary education or specialsubjects K–12 major, you take courses in education and in an area of concentration—English, mathematics, or social studies. Through lectures, lab work and case analysis, you explore how teenagers learn. Through role playing, peer teaching, required field experience and student teaching, you develop your skills to help students learn. Classes at Methodist University are small and personal attention is standard. Explore the latest tools and resources in our computer lab and educational technology classroom. Fully certified, highly qualified, trained secondary teachers find jobs quickly. Special Education: General Curriculum Degrees: BA, BS Careers: Teaching students with mild to moderate exceptionalities in multiple settings Note: Additional accreditation includes the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Contact: Dr. Yvonne Nolan, ph. 910-630-7373, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The goals of the Special Education General Curriculum License Program are to enable special education teachers to provide intensive and explicit individual and small group instruction to students with disabilities who are demonstrating below grade level achievement in basic skills. The program will further enable special education teachers to 1) plan and maintain positive behavior supports for students with disabilities; 2) collaborate with general education teachers to ensure that students with disabilities maintain grade level in the standard curriculum; 3) demonstrate leadership in implementing special education procedures and policies; and 4) consult with general education teachers, parents and other professionals. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 57 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Middle Grades Education Degrees: BA, BS Career: Middle school teacher in language arts, science, social studies, and math Note: Additional program accreditation includes the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Belford-Horan, ph. 910-630-7054, e-mail email@example.com DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE Applied Exercise Science See the description under the Department of Biology, page 49. Physical Education and Health Education Degrees: BA, BS Careers: Physical education and health education teacher, exercise science professional, coaching Note: Teacher licensure is available (grades K–12). Contact: John Herring, ph. 910-630-7365, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Physical education and health education majors at Methodist University focus on meeting the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in Health & Physical Education (Healthful Living) and more specifically, the realities of educating students in the 21st century. Throughout your course of study, you gain practical experience assisting with a variety of physical education and health education activities at local public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT You will also gain real-world experience through a 12-week student teaching experience at the grade level of your choice. Student teaching is required of students seeking teaching licensure. Graduates of the Physical Education Program are in demand by school systems, professional exercise facilities, athletic programs, and graduate programs. “I served as the president of the Exercise Science Club, vice president of the Student Activities Committee (SAC), and I played volleyball. Not only did MU prepare me to continue my education in exercise science, but it also made my college experience unforgettable.” 58 — Morgan Hauck ’11 Exercise Science Kannapolis, North Carolina Exercise Science Degrees: BA, BS Careers: Exercise science professional, strength and conditioning professional, personal trainer, fitness or allied health specialist Note: This program provides professional certification preparation for the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. Contact: Dr. George “Trey” Hoyt, ph. 910-630-7620, e-mail email@example.com As an exercise science student, you gain both the skills and the knowledge to prepare you for graduate school or the workplace. As a fitness professional, you are involved in developing and implementing individualized approaches to exercise leadership in healthy populations and for those with medical clearance to exercise. Graduates of the program are proficient in prescription, demonstration, and supervision of exercise programs. Graduates are also prepared for accreditation by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or certifications offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Engage. Enrich. Empower. AFFILIATED GRADUATE PROGRAM Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Degree: MMS Careers: Physician assistant in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics Note: Our program is one of only five PA Programs in North Carolina. Contact: Jennifer Mish, ph. 910-630-7615, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Physician assistants (PAs) play a major role in delivering quality, cost-effective health care today. As health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision, PAs are trained to: u Take medical histories u Diagnose and treat illnesses u Perform physical examinations u Order and interpret lab tests u Assist and/or perform minor surgery u Counsel patients u Prescribe medications Methodist University offers a Master of Medical Science (MMS) in physician assistant studies. Your course of study during this 28-month program is divided into three phases: didactic, clinical and preceptorship, which at the master’s level includes a clinical research project. The PA Program at Methodist University is competitive and rigorous. Select incoming freshmen are invited to apply as Admissions Preference candidates for the PA Program. Students designated as Admissions Preference candidates will have a space reserved in our master’s level PA Program upon successful completion of all requirements for Admissions Preference candidates. They will have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five academic calendar years. For more information regarding the Admissions Preference Program, please contact the Office of Admissions. Degrees: BSN Careers: Registered Nurse Contact: Mary Hall, ph. 910-630-7036, e-mail email@example.com The Professional Nursing Studies Program is centered in holism within a learning community of faculty, students, administration, and associates. Students are introduced to the concepts of nursing professionalism, health care integration, communication, and critical thinking in three pre-nursing courses, which includes an introduction to human patient simulation training. Graduates of the Professional Nursing Studies Program will begin employment with certificates in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Occupational Safety and Health, and Federal Emergency Management, due to an innovative curriculum, which includes expert instruction by professors in leadership and environmental science. Faculty in the Nursing Department are experts in clinical competence and are here to guide students in obtaining their career goals among populations of neonates, children, adults, geriatrics, and specialty care. Graduates of the Professional Nursing Studies Program are prepared to step into advanced training as a Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse administrator, nurse counselor, or an associated advanced training program, such as physician assistant or medical school. Opening in summer 2012, Methodist University will be home to the only ‘simulated general hospital’ for nursing training in North Carolina. Simulation includes a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Learning Officer (CLO), satellite pharmacy, central distribution, admitting/discharge area, four critical care rooms, a pediatric ward, and a triage suite. The entire teaching facility, including all patient rooms and nurses’ stations, a skills lab, and the nursing auditorium will be connected to 360 and zoom cameras for audiovisual playback teaching/ learning opportunities. In addition, the Professional Nursing Studies Program at MU is unique in its approach to leadership, environmental science, disaster management, and preparing nurses for the reality of employment as a registered nurse. “In what could only be described as a celebratory occasion, we dedicated the new Physician Assistant (PA) Program facilities, including the Human Anatomy Laboratory and the Medical Lecture Hall. This event provided us with an opportunity to open up the facilities to the community and to thank the donors who made this $2.5 million project possible. Completion of the new building for the Professional Nursing Studies Program is scheduled for May of 2012. The response to our new nursing program has been phenomenal.” — Dr. Ben E. Hancock, Jr. President of Methodist University 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 59 SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF NURSING ACCREDITATION AND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION ACCREDITATION AND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION Methodist University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1886 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Methodist University. 60 DEGREES OFFERED AA AS BA BFA BM Associate of Arts Associate of Science Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Music BS BSW MBA MJA MMS Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Social Work Master of Business Administration Master of Justice Administration Master of Medical Science The University is a member of the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities, the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and the North Carolina Association for Colleges of Teacher Education. Methodist University is approved by the Division of Certification and Standards of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for the preparation of public school teachers and by the University Senate of the United Methodist Board of Education. THE ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). THE REEVES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The North Carolina Bar Association has accredited the THE LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAM for students to take the North Carolina Paralegal Certification exam. This program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). THE PGA GOLF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM is accredited by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA). THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physical Assistant (ARC-PA). Engage. Enrich. Empower. THE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). ENGAGING CURRICULUM DOUBLE MAJORS Earn a double major by completing all general core requirements and all major area course requirements in both areas of study you choose. Some majors lend themselves more easily to a double major than others. If you are considering a double major, ask your admissions counselor to arrange for you to talk with an academic advisor who can answer all your questions. SPECIAL PROGRAMS In addition to the 40 minors already listed, our depth of resources allows us to make distinctive, interdisciplinary programs available to you. These programs include: Church Leadership The Tally Center for Leadership Development coordinates this interdisciplinary program for students preparing to lead youth, music, pastoral or church ministries. Participants benefit from innovative courses, student-led activities, campus and community events, and off-campus internships. The Center emphasizes ethics and the development of character and responsibility. Minor in Cyber Crime: Forensics, Security, and Investigations This program, available as a minor or with any major, utilizes state-of-the-art technology in a newly-established Cyber Crime Lab. Students will learn how to retrieve, analyze, and preserve data from computers, cell phones, and other wireless devices. Learning takes place in a â€œhands-onâ€? environment, using hardware and software rarely found on a university campus. Upon completing this minor, students will be well-prepared for either advanced study or entry level positions in the growing field of cyber crime. Opportunities to attend professional conferences and complete internships allow students to network with professionals in their chosen field of study well before graduation. Possible careers include private security, corporate security, digital evidence analysis, investigations and cyber consulting. Gerontology As Americans live longer, both challenges and opportunities emerge. A minor in gerontology allows you to examine social and service issues important to an aging population, such as health care, the physiology of aging, and death and dying. The program includes a research seminar and an internship in an approved community setting. PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRACKS Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Nursing Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Theology Interdisciplinary Studies of Clandestine Laboratories This program trains the investigators in identification, control, crime scene management, and environmental remediation associated with laboratories that manufacture illegal drugs. A $400,000 federal grant funded a simulation package that immerses you in a clandestine laboratory. This unique simulator, which is part of the Southeastern Center for Environmental Excellence, features 3-D video, a tracking system, a 27-speaker surround system, a head-mounted display and data gloves. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 61 ENGAGING CURRICULUM Honors Program The Honors Program is a reading and seminar discussion program that immerses students in the Great Books as a supplement to the Universityâ€™s cores and majors. This interdisciplinary program fosters critical thinking, models ethical decision-making, promotes awareness of the liberal arts tradition, and broadens awareness of culture. Completion of the program distinguishes students for further education and employment. ENGAGING CURRICULUM Leadership Studies The Tally Center for Leadership Development facilitates an interdisciplinary program that builds leadership skills through innovative courses, student-led activities, campus and community events and internships. The program emphasizes ethics and the development of character and civic responsibility. Resources include facilitators certified in delivering training on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Leadership courses are available as electives to all students. Legal Studies This minor prepares students pursuing any major to understand legal aspects of the business world through 21 semester hours of legal studies courses, including three electives and an internship. Graduates completing this minor are accredited to take the North Carolina Paralegal Certification Exam sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association. They may also sit for the certification exam offered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. The focus of the minor is good preparation for the LSAT, required for admission to law school. This program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Military Science/Army ROTC We are proud to be home of one of the nation’s top ARMY ROTC programs. Army ROTC builds confidence, leadership and management skills, and helps you get in the best shape of your life! You may participate for up to two years with no military commitment. Whether you join the military or the corporate world, Army ROTC takes you beyond any other college course. ENGAGING CURRICULUM Military Science/Air Force ROTC Through a cross-enrollment agreement with Fayetteville State University, our students may pursue a commission in the United States Air Force. For more information, call the Methodist University Office of Admissions oat 800-488-7110. Professional Writing Certificate Program In the 21st century, the explosion of information makes good writing and good writers more important than ever. Students in the Professional Writing Certificate Program enhance their writing and editing skills, gain experience with new communications technology, and network with other publishing professionals. Undergraduate students can choose to minor in professional writing. 62 Engage. Enrich. Empower. “In my experience, every workplace appreciates a co-worker who has a strong command of the language… The competencies gained in this program should give a student some cutting-edge qualifications in the market place.” —Jean Hutchinson ’67, ’11 PWC Program Graduate Maine VT NH Boston MA New York CT RI Providence New York City Cleveland Pennsylvania Philadelphia NJ Pittsburgh Baltimore Ohio MD West Virginia Cincinnati Charleston Richmond DE Washington D.C. Virginia Kentucky Durham Knoxville Charlotte Birmingham Alabama Fayetteville, NC South Carolina Atlanta Georgia Wilmington Charleston Savannah Jacksonville Daytona LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION One of the largest metropolitan areas in the state of North Carolina, with over 360,000 residents u Just hours by car from both beaches and mountains, including a national state park u Home to 42 parks offering hiking, picnic areas, fishing, and swimming u Within an hour’s drive of more than 50 golf courses and five water parks u Fayetteville is: u Nestled in the temperate Sandhills of North Carolina u A city with a stable economy, thanks to a healthy mix of industrial, health care, financial, educational, governmental, retail, and service organizations u Only 60 miles from Raleigh, the state capital METHODIST UNIVERSITY Florida In 2011, Fayetteville, NC was ranked #1 on the list of ‘25 Best Cities for College Grads’ by The Daily Beast, Newsweek’s online ‘young news’ outlet. Miami tour destination for popular entertainers, who A perform in the 13,500-seat Crown Coliseum u A city where fans cheer local baseball, ice hockey, auto racing, basketball, and arena football games u 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 63 LOCATION Tennessee North Carolina Raleigh INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE. INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE Financing your education is one of the most significant investments that you and your family will ever make. It is also the most important. We can answer any of your questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), analyze your need and eligibility for various awards, and put together a highly competitive financial aid package that will make Methodist University the best possible value. When you visit MU, we can arrange for you to meet with an admissions counselor who can help you explore your financial options. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS Presidential Scholarship Methodist University offers Presidential Scholarships to entering freshmen and to freshmen transfer students who meet the criteria. Presidential Scholarships range from $6,750 to $19,250 per year and are renewable for up to eight semesters. 64 Engage. Enrich. Empower. Transfer Scholarship Students transferring from other accredited institutions who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.10 or better (on a four-point scale) on thirty-one (31) semester hours or more of college- level work at the previous institution(s) will be awarded a Transfer Scholarship ranging from $6,750 to $12,500 per year. This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters. University Scholars The University Scholars Program is a distinguished merit scholarship program for students who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership qualities, commitment to community service and good citizenship. Minimum qualifications include a 3.70 or higher high school GPA and an 1,100 or higher combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score (24 or higher ACT Composite). This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters. Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship In order to recognize the academic strength of top-ranking high school students, Methodist University awards a Valedictorian or Salutatorian Scholarship to any student who is ranked in the top two positions of his/her class or who is identified as the class valedictorian or salutatorian at the end of the senior year and attends a regionally-accredited high school. The student must also meet Presidential Scholarship criteria. These scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters. “The Office of Veteran Services made it easy to establish my GI Bill benefits. If you are serious about your education, and you want a small classroom environment and professors who actually get to know you, then MU is the right place for you.” — Rachel Pastore ’12 Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies Bristow, Virginia Methodist University offers a broad program of financial assistance through the use of federal, state, and institutional funds. In order to determine financial need, Methodist University recommends that you complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is the only form that needs to be completed to be considered for all need-based financial assistance at Methodist University. WANT AN ESTIMATED FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE? Log on to methodist.edu/admissions and select the Financial Aid Calculator icon to get an estimate of your financial aid eligibility, including academic and need-based financial assistance. YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM Methodist University is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program for full-time students who have served active duty for at least 36 months since September 10, 2001. Military Times named Methodist University as one of the “Best Schools for Vets.” Contact the Office of Veteran Services at 910-630-7174 for more information. FINANCIAL AID BY THE NUMBERS Over 40% of our students receive merit-based financial assistance u Over 90% of our students receive some sort of scholarship and/or grant assistance averaging approximately $18,000 per year u The average total financial aid package, including scholarships, grants, direct student loans, and work-study opportunities is approximately $24,500 per student u Methodist University awarded over $50 million in total financial assistance through federal, state, institutional and outside resources in the last academic year u APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE To be considered for all types of need-based financial assistance at Methodist University, you must first complete a FAFSA. You can complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov. The Methodist University Title IV School Code is 002946. 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu 65 INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE VISIT US NOW! The beauty of our campus and friendliness of our community will win you over. We hope you visit our campus to experience our brand of southern hospitality. Let us know you are coming and we will arrange a personal tour based on your interests. You may visit at any time, but you will get the best sense of what it feels like to be a Monarch if you come while classes are in session. To schedule a visit, please call 1-800-488-7110. APPLY NOW! To apply online, log on to methodist.edu and select the “Apply Now” link. We waive the application fee for all online applications and typically make an admissions decision within 7-14 days of receiving your supporting documents. MU ON THE WEB Stay connected with MU on the Web through our Twitter and Facebook pages. Log on to our website to ask our mascot, King, questions about MU and the admissions process. You can access all of these pages at methodist.edu/admissions. “This will be your last campus visit because no other school will live up to what we have to offer.” VISIT US — William Coleman ’11 Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management Lynchburg, Virginia 66 Engage. Enrich. Empower. 67 VISIT US 800.488.7110 | methodist.edu METHODIST AT A GLANCE THE UNIVERSITY Four-year, private liberal arts university Historically related to the United Methodist Church u Over 80 majors and concentrations, and more than 30 minors u Ten degree programs, including three master’s degree programs, five baccalaureate degree programs, and two associate’s degree programs u The University has nearly doubled its enrollment since 1990 u u CAMPUS 617 acres, including undeveloped woodlands 44 buildings, including 16 residence halls u 18-hole golf course and access to a semi-private championship course u Tennis courts u Carolina beaches just two hours to the east u Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountain National Park just an afternoon’s drive to the west u u COMMUNITY Approximately 2,400 students Students from 41 states and 53 countries u Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1 u Average class size is around 20 students u More than 100 student clubs and organizations u u SPECIAL RESOURCES The Nimocks Fitness and Wellness Center u The Center for Entrepreneurship is a regional forum that connects students and business leaders u The Lura S. Tally Center for Leadership prepares students to become effective leaders in their communities and professions u A 25,000 square foot extension to the Science Building houses new chemistry and biology laboratories u MONARCH ATHLETICS 34 NCAA Division III Team National Championships 34 NCAA Division III Individual National Championships u 8 NCAA Division III Team National Runners Up u 10 Conference President’s Cups u 125 Conference Championships u 333 NCAA Division III All-Americans and 41 Scholar-Athletes recognized with All-American Academic Honors u 1,418 All-Conference Selections u 57 Conference Players of the Year, 33 Conference Rookies of the Year, and 95 Conference Coach of the Year Awards u New Football Field House opened in 2009 u The Player Center houses classrooms, offices, and a pro shop for the PGA Golf Management and Professional Tennis Management Programs u METHODIST AT A GLANCE u FINANCIAL PLANNING We awarded over $50 million in total financial assistance through federal, state, institutional and outside resources in the last academic year u Approximately 90 percent of our students receive financial aid u 68 Engage. Enrich. Empower. THE ARTS u u Reeves Auditorium is home to theatre, music, and art programs The William F. Bethune Center for Visual Arts houses the David McCune International Art Gallery CAMPUS HANGOUTS Terraced lawn of Davis Memorial Library The Berns Student Center, where you can shoot pool, play ping-pong, and watch TV u Chris’s House, where you can watch TV, play the latest video games, or cook out on the deck u The Lion’s Den, for coffee or a snack u u TRADITIONS Colors: Green and Gold Mascot: Monarchs (represented by a lion) u Focal Point on Campus: The carillon in the Yarborough Bell Tower tolls the hour and plays two hymns daily u Ceremony of the Flags: In a custom inaugurated at Methodist nearly 30 years ago, international student graduates have presented over 80 flags to the president of the University during commencement. The flags and a list of their donors are permanently displayed in the Berns Student Center. u The Hooding Ceremony: Each graduate selects a sponsor to accompany him/her across the stage. As the graduate receives the diploma, the sponsor places the hood over the head of the graduate. u u SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES Throughout the year, students are engaged in service to others through the following opportunities, among others: u Stop Hunger Now u Jesse Smith Woodcutting u International work team trips u Blood drives sponsored by campus clubs, sororities, or fraternities in Berns Student Center u Helping with food harvests for the food bank u Providing holiday food boxes for families u Natural disaster relief teams u Davis Peace Projects u Special Olympics u Cans Across America u Soles4Souls u March of Dimes 26 25 24 8 7 11 DRIVE R 14 10 5 13 12 LO WD ER M 3 39 40 33 43 42 50 E NC IVE DR 49 53 54 GE LLE CO RE NT CE . DR 57 58 32 a 32 b 31 PE 27 FEA 28 RR IVE R 29 30 34 NA ET RE ST IVE ER DR 55 56 DR 52 47 SOCC IE RF TE Y SE M RA 1 45 LD LO 37 44 48 IVE T VIE STOU 23 WE 35 36 41 46 W DR JOE 19 UT 22 20 IVE IN MA VE DRI ILK 01 4 US 2 JO ES TO 38 4 21 18 IV E DR NSO T JOH 15 W VIE 6 N ROBE 9 17 16 CA 51 1. Welcome Center 2. Joe W. Stout Hall 3. Horner Administration Building 4. Charles M. Reeves Auditorium/ Fine Arts Building 5. W illiam F. Bethune Center for Visual Art & David McCune International Art Gallery 6. Alpha Delta Pi House 7. Beta Sigma Phi House 8. Village House 9. K appa Sigma House 10. Lambda Chi Alpha House 11. Coach Sink Field 12. D. Keith Allison Hall 13. Dr. & Mrs. M. Elton Hendricks Science Complex 14. N imocks Fitness Center 15. The President’s Home 16. North Administrative Building 17. L. Stacey Weaver Hall 18. Bishop Paul Garber Hall 19. W est Hall Health Center 20. R ichard W. Pearce Hall Personal Development Center 21. Terry Sanford Hall 22. Cumberland Hall 23. Chris’s House 24. Tennis Facility 25. Softball Field 26. Practice Athletic Field 27. Armstrong-Shelley Baseball Field 28. Pauline Longest Nature Trail 29. Golf Course “Down Back” 30. Golf Practice Facility 31. Richard L. Player Golf and Tennis Learning Center 32. M cLean Residential Complex a. Thomas R. McLean Hall b. Elizabeth E. McLean Hall 33. Cape Fear Commons Apartments 34. March F. Riddle Athletics Center 35. Fannie Farmer Park 36. Basketball Courts 37. Berns Student Center 38. John W. Hensdale Chapel 39. Yarborough Bell Tower 40. Davis Memorial Library 41. Library Annex 42. Monarch Stadium 43. The “Sink” Recreation Area 44. P rofessional Nursing Studies Building (2012) 45. Margaret and Walter Clark Hall, Reeves School of Business 46. Trustees’ Academic Building 47. Monarch Soccerplex 48. Football Field House 49. Maintenance Offices 50. Maintenance Warehouse 51. O’Hanlon Memorial Amphitheatre 52. Mallett-Rogers House 53. Campus Police/Public Safety/ Office of Institutional Computing 54. M onarch Press/Center for Entrepreneurship/ROTC 55. BB&T 56. P hysician Assistant Program Academic Building 57. Medical Lecture Hall 58. Anatomy Lab Office of Admissions 5400 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC 28311-1498 1.800.488.7110 methodist.edu STEP 1: Download a free app to your phone to read QR codes. A good one is found at mobile-barcodes. com/qr-code-software/ SCAN THIS CODE FOR MU VIDEO! STEP 2: Take a picture of the QR code with your phone and you will be directed to MU’s video. Engage. Enrich. Empower. 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