you express yourself in lots of ways
By the clothes you wear. By the company you keep. By the interests you pursue. By the way you communicate. By the choices you make.
You are undeniably original. Unquestionably unique. There is only one YOU! Perhaps you express yourself by excelling in the classroom, through the arts, in the sciences, on the athletic field, by assuming leadership roles or through volunteering in your community. You probably express yourself in many ways, revealing yourself to the world through multiple contributions. Your college years will give you the freedom and flexibility to define and express yourself more than ever before. Why not choose a place that embraces who you are, one that supports your individuality, your talents and your dreams?
Check out just a few of the ways you can express yourself at the University of Memphis. • Be part of the largest honors program in Tennessee.
• Make friends with other students from 47 states and 99 countries.
• With more than 250 areas of study, you can major in just about anything.
• Give back to the community by taking class notes for students with disabilities, raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or cleaning up neighborhoods, just to name a few.
• Get involved in one of our more than 190 student organizations. • Show your Tiger Spirit by supporting our highly successful athletic program.
• Go “green” with us through campus sustainability projects.
Our outstanding faculty are some of the best in their fields. Not only are they great teachers, they are also world-renowned for their contributions to society. Want proof? • We have 26 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other university in Tennessee. • Our faculty are Emmy, Grammy and Peabody award winners. • Research by our faculty is providing answers to local, national and international societal issues. These research areas include implant technology, bone regeneration, predicting and mitigating earthquake risk, building safe communities, developing learning technologies, studying behavioral health, urban education and assessment, and cyber security. • Our faculty are highly acclaimed writers, novelists and documentarians. • We have five nationally recognized Centers of Excellence.
Some of the best opportunities in my life have happened at the U of M! Like my internship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars through The Washington Center Internship Program. And I got to expand my knowledge of China through a study abroad experience. - Terrance Stevenson
Little Rock, Arkansas International Studies/Political Science
Top 12 Areas of Study for Undergraduate Students Accounting Art
Health and Human Performance
Criminology and Criminal Justice
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Center for Earthquake Research and Information Center for Applied Psychological Research
Just the Facts*
Center for Research Initiatives and Strategies for the Communicatively Impaired Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
English *Professional Studies is housed within the University College
Center for Research in Educational Policy
Location: Main campus in the heart of residential East Memphis; 8 off-site locations Facilities: 237 buildings Enrollment: 22,421 (17,510 undergraduates; 4,911 graduate students) Freshman Class: 2,416 first-time freshmen Degree Programs: Over 250 areas of study (16 undergraduate degrees/55 masterâ€™s degrees/ 24 doctoral degrees) Faculty: 870 full-time faculty Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Academic Calendar: Semester system (fall, spring and summer sessions) Student Life: Over 190 student organizations, including 25 sororities and fraternities Undergraduate Tuition: $6,780 (in-state, annually) $20,148 (out-of-state, annually)
Richard Bausch Moss Chair of Excellence in English
Scholarships/Financial Aid: More than 82% of students receive merit-based or need-based aid School Colors: Blue and gray School Mascot: Bengal Tiger School Motto: Dreamers. Thinkers. Doers. *2010-2011 academic year data
in the classroom
Degree programs at the University of
speech-language pathology, rehabilitation
Memphis are divided into nine colleges and
counseling and discrete mathematics/
schools. We offer 16 undergraduate degrees,
combinatorics are all nationally ranked by
55 masterâ€™s degrees and 24 doctoral degrees.
U.S. News & World Report. Each year we
Our graduate programs in audiology and
graduate more than 3,000 new alumni.
COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS College of Arts and Sciences Fogelman College of Business and Economics College of Communication and Fine Arts College of Education Herff College of Engineering Loewenberg School of Nursing University College Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law School of Communication Sciences and Disorders School of Public Health
Study Abroad Our students regularly travel to 51 countries and over 200 study sites. We offer shortterm, semester and yearly programs, with financial aid available to help students cover the costs. U of M study abroad programs provide students the opportunity to combine a rigorous academic program with a cross-cultural learning experience that is not available in the United States. Students may study in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America or South America. For a complete list of programs, visit memphis.edu/abroad.
For academically ambitious and talented students, the Helen Hardin Honors Program combines the best of a small liberal arts school with the opportunities of a large, nationally recognized research university. With more than 1,600 students enrolled, the Honors program is entering its 39th year. A record number of freshman students were accepted in Fall 2010, with more than 18 percent of the class scoring 30 or higher on the ACT. The program includes enriched Honors courses, interdisciplinary seminars, independent study, an Honors thesis or creative project, and conversations with visiting scholars. Honors courses are discussion-based classes that emphasize writing and problem solving, as well as critical and creative
thinking. Honors students can also participate in nationally recognized undergraduate research conferences and extend their learning through internships and public service. In the last several years, U of M Honors students have won such highly prestigious scholarships as the Truman Scholarship, the Goldwater Scholarship, the Fulbright Scholarship and the Rotary Scholarship, among others. More information is available at memphis.edu/honors.
I have been able to express myself through the MILE (Memphis Institute for Leadership Education) Program where I have a great mentor who is heavily involved in the Memphis business community. - James Northcutt
Dyersburg, Tennessee International Business
The University of Memphis offers two programs that bring undergraduate students together who have common academic pursuits. The U of Mâ€™s Living Learning Communities program allows students to not only attend class and study together, but to live together as well. Living Learning Communities are available for Honors students, women majoring in engineering, ROTC students, those majoring in architecture and design, music scholars, Emerging Leaders, those interested in foreign languages and cultures, and a Freshmen First group. A new Living Learning Residence Complex opened in Fall 2010. Freshmen First participants live together and share their experiences as freshmen. Residence Life provides a variety of programs to help these students succeed, including study skills, movie nights, cookouts, recreational tournaments, community service projects, safety awareness and more. Research confirms that Living Learning Community students become more engaged in their studies and their college lives, have higher GPAs, successfully complete more hours in less time, and continue on their programs of study at a higher rate. More information is available at memphis.edu/reslife/livingcommunities.
Research Both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to participate in research projects. Undergraduates do so through their participation in the Helen Hardin Honors Program. An undergraduate research database exists online to match students and their interests with researchers in all fields at the U of M. These opportunities to work with faculty on key research projects give students invaluable experience and allow them to participate in a “real world” application of their knowledge. Some current areas of research that undergraduate students participate in include: biology, chemistry, communication, psychology, counseling, educational psychology and research, earth sciences, electrical and computer engineering, health and sport sciences, political science, and women’s and children’s health. Graduate students become involved with research projects primarily through their interactions with faculty.
I chose the U of M because it had the academic program that I liked. But once I got to Memphis, I was able to express myself through many on-campus activities â€” including serving as my Greek sororityâ€™s president. - Alanna Rolli
Keene, New Hampshire Fashion Merchandising & Home Furnishings
through the arts
Creative expression comes naturally to many of us. Whether itâ€™s music, art, design, theatre, dance or writing that is your pursuit, the University of Memphis has a program that can spark your imagination and help you realize your potential.
Creative and Professional Writing If writing is your preferred form of expression, then youâ€™ll want to enroll in either the creative or professional writing programs offered through the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to the bachelorâ€™s degree in English with a concentration in creative writing, the university also offers a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. Professional writing degrees are also offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The U of M faculty include many published authors.
Visual and Performing Arts The visual and performing arts disciplines are found within our College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA). These include studies through our Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and the departments of architecture, art, communication and journalism, as well as theatre and dance. Many of our alumni have made their way to national and international stages after graduation as actors, opera singers, filmmakers, music producers, costume designers and directors. Others have become best-selling authors, speechwriters, journalists and editors, playwrights, designers, artists and art historians. CCFA offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of concentrations, such as music and theatre performance, jazz and studio music composition, music and art education, studio arts, photography, art history, architecture and interior design, graphic design, journalism, and film and video production.
in the sciences
Our natural sciences and social sciences
cytotechnology, dental hygiene, dentistry,
are housed within the College of Arts and
health informatics and information
Sciences. These include the earth sciences,
management, medical technology,
mathematical science, psychology, social
podiatry, occupational therapy, optometry,
work, biology, chemistry and physics. It is
osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical
the largest college on our campus.
therapy, respiratory care and veterinary medicine. Our Pre-Health Resource
For those who express interest in the field
Center will work with you to ensure you
of medicine, we offer the prerequisite
meet professional school admissions
courses students need to successfully
requirements. Visit memphis.edu/cas/
apply to professional schools. This includes
pre_health.htm for more information.
careers in medicine, chiropractic medicine,
If nursing is what interests you, then you
Engineering programs, housed in the
should consider the Loewenberg School of
Herff College of Engineering, include
Nursing. Our nursing students are engaged
studies in biomedical, civil, computer,
with the community daily and assist with such
electrical and mechanical engineering. At
initiatives as hospice care, health fairs and
the graduate level, our School of Public
screenings, adult day care and CPR classes. We
Health offers areas of study in biostatistics,
are also actively involved with organizations
environmental health, epidemiology, social
like the American Red Cross and the Memphis
and behavioral sciences, health systems and
Union Mission. Twice a year our nursing
health administration. And our School of
students travel to the Dominican Republic to
Communication Sciences and Disorders has
provide basic healthcare services to one of the
been ranked in the top 10 nationwide for
most impoverished countries in the world.
each of the last 12 years.
Some of my most memorable experiences have been through my student involvement â€“ raising money for the kids of St. Jude through Up â€˜til Dawn, welcoming new freshmen as a Frosh Camp counselor and gaining leadership skills through my Greek fraternity. - David Jacks
Millington, Tennessee Advertising
through student life
Student life is an important part of the college experience. Research shows that students who are involved in campus life are more inclined to excel academically and to maintain a greater connection to their university after graduation. Approximately 2,100 students live in on-campus housing at the U of M.
Greek Life is a vibrant part of the university and includes 25 sororities and fraternities. Intramural sports, concerts, movie showings, speakers and other student activities give students outlets to be involved in campus life.
Memphis is an amazing place to study music, and my position on the Student Activities Council has given me opportunities to interact with performers from all over the world! - James Ramson
Memphis, Tennessee Music Industry
UP ’TIL DAWN The Up ’til Dawn fundraising program for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded at the University of Memphis in 1999. The program has now spread to more than 250 college campuses and generates more than $5 million annually. Since its inception, Up ’til Dawn has raised more than $28.8 million nationwide. U of M students have raised over $1 million on our campus alone.
through leadership positions Leadership comes in many different forms. At the U of M, we have more than 190 registered student organizations (RSOs). There is literally something for everyone. If we don’t have an organization that suits your interests, you can start a new one by getting nine more of your friends to sign up. Whether you’re looking for a group that supports athletics or the arts, community service or cultural awareness, religious or political activism, Greek life or academic scholarship, there’s an RSO for you. There is also the Student Government Association, the Student Activities Council and the Student Ambassador Board. A complete list of organizations is available at https://saweb.memphis.edu/rsoreg/ RSOList.asp.
In my Honors classes, I get to express myself through in-depth conversations that really open my eyes to other peopleâ€™s perspectives. - Emily Gianella
Bartlett, Tennessee Management Information Systems
through athletics We possess a TIGER PRIDE that is absolutely contagious.
ATHLETIC SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM 49 student-athletes (a school record) received the Conference USA Academic Medal â€” the highest number of recipients in the conference for the second straight year. These studentathletes had a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.
If you love the roar of the crowd and the
That’s not all the sports we offer. On the
taste of a warm hot dog, you’ll find yourself
men’s side, we have baseball, cross country,
right at home with the foam-fingered, body-
golf, track and field, tennis, soccer and rifle.
painted fans who cheer the Tigers to victory.
On game day, Women’s Tiger Basketball lights up the scoreboard in the Elma Roane
A Division I school, we’re part of one of the
Fieldhouse located right on campus. Our
NCAA’s largest conferences, Conference
female athletes also participate in cross
USA. Our football team plays in the 62,000-
country, golf, track and field, tennis, rifle,
seat Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
soccer, softball and volleyball.
Tiger basketball is played in the FedExForum
If kickboxing, yoga, fencing, badminton
which boasts 18,400 seats. We don’t mean
or bowling is your thing, check out the
to brag, but we DID go to the National
free classes and intramural sports offered
Championship game in 2008 — our third trip
at our Student Recreation and Fitness
to the Final Four — AND we’ve made it to the
Center. Use of the fitness center is free to
Elite Eight six times. So, yeah, we’re good
students. Check out all we have to offer
and we like to rock FedExForum.
in the community and the world
Your college life is part of a greater whole. Not only will you study, eat and perhaps live on our campus, you will also become part of our city.
Our city embodies our university’s motto — Dreamers. Thinkers. Doers. It is more than our motto. It is who we are as a university, and as a city.
Memphis is known for a lot of things. You may have heard about our barbecue, our musical heritage, our civil rights history and our entrepreneurial spirit. A lot of companies got their start in Memphis — FedEx, Holiday Inn and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, just to name a few.
When you graduate and become an alumnus, you will join a group of pretty phenomenal people — one that includes actors, scientists, educators, corporate executives, lawyers, politicians, authors, physicians and entrepreneurs who are leaders in their respective fields.
We also gave birth to the first self-service grocery store, the first hotel chain, the first outlet mall and the first overnight package delivery company.
The U of M has more than 118,000 living alumni, many of whom play a vital role in our success through philanthropy, volunteer participation, student recruitment and athletic support.
FedEx service marks used by permission.
At the U of M, I get to join the medical community in the fight against cancer by actually helping to find a way to turn off lysophosphatidic acid 2 receptors found in cancer. - Faran Saeed
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee Chemistry/Pre-Med
by your career choice Nothing expresses who you are more than your choice of a career. You may have multiple roles in your lifetime (child, spouse, parent, friend), but the world will label you by your chosen career (doctor, teacher, banker, lawyer, engineer, business owner, artist). Your chosen career will define a large part of your life, reflecting your passion and your ambition. At the U of M, we recognize how important career choices are. It starts with the advising process as an incoming freshman and continues through your college career. Our Career Services office offers individual career planning, resumĂŠ critiquing, mock interviewing, and internship and job search preparation. We also have strong partnerships within the university community, the city and the region. The U of M even offers guaranteed internships to upper division students.
What you do says a lot about who you are.
HOW TO APPLY
At the University of Memphis, you can express yourself in a lot of different ways. You may even find new forms of expression while you are here. Why not be who you are? Tap your potential? And share your best self with the world? Selecting the right university for you is the first step.
HOW TO APPLY We accept students who have strong academic preparation and potential to succeed. It is a competitive process. The U of M utilizes a comprehensive admissions review that includes your ACT/SAT scores and your cumulative high school grade point average. Most colleges and universities request that you take a set number of classes in certain topics in high school. The University of Memphis is no different. Minimum requirements include:
ENGLISH 4 units MATH 3 units Algebra I Algebra II Geometry (or an advanced course with Geometry) SCIENCE 2 units Natural or Physical Science Biology, Chemistry or Physics, with a laboratory
HISTORY 2 units United States History and/or World History European History, Ancient History or Modern History FOREIGN 2 units LANGUAGE (in the same language) ART 1 unit (Visual or Performing) TOTAL 14 units
You can apply online at apply.memphis.edu. Youâ€™ll need a Visa, Discover or MasterCard to submit your application with the required application fee of $25 ($50 for international students). You can also talk directly with an admissions counselor by calling 901.678.2169 or 1.800.669.2678. Remember to apply early.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID We have generous scholarships and financial aid packages. Last year we awarded more than $167 million in scholarships and financial aid to undergraduate students. This included 6,198 students who received $37 million in state-funded or university-funded scholarships. For more information, visit scholarships.memphis.edu or financialaid.memphis.edu.
WHAT WILL IT COST? Tuition and fees vary from year to year. For the 2010-11 academic year, an in-state undergraduate student paid approximately $6,780 in tuition and fees while an out-of-state student paid about $20,148. This does not include housing and meal plans, books or supplies. Students from Tennessee may be eligible for the HOPE Lottery Scholarship. Also, students living in Crittenden County, Arkansas, or DeSoto, Marshall, Tate or Tunica counties in Mississippi, may be eligible to attend at in-state rates.
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become a True Blue Tiger today!
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I love the community at the U of M. I get to express myself through the Emerging Leaders academic community and by exploring the many service opportunities Memphis has to offer. - Caray Oldham
Gallatin, Tennessee Broadcast Journalism
Visit Us Soon Hear about our campus from our own students. Tours are held every weekday and the first Saturday of each month. You can sign up for a tour right now by becoming a True Blue Tiger at memphis.edu/truebluetiger. You may also call 901.678.2169 or 1.800.669.2678. Your tour will only take 90 minutes, but it could be the most important 90 minutes youâ€™ll spend.
join the Blue Crew The University of Memphis Blue Crew is a student group comprised of the most passionate Tiger fans on campus! If you’re loud, rowdy and crazy about your Tigers, the Blue Crew is for you. Only current U of M students who are enrolled for at least six hours are eligible to join. Members get a Blue Crew t-shirt, priority seating at home basketball games, post-season travel, special road trips with the teams, Blue Crew cookouts, tailgates and opportunities to meet U of M players and coaches. Dues are $30/year. For more information, call 901.678.4142 or visit gotigersgo.com and click on The Blue Crew.
TIGER FIGHT SONG Go Tigers Go, Go On To Victory, Be A Winner Thru And Thru; Fight Tigers, Fight Cause We’re Going All The Way — Fight, Fight For The Blue And Gray And Say — Let’s Go Tigers Go, Go On To Victory. See Our Colors Bright And True; It’s Fight Now Without A Fear, Fight Now Let’s Shout A Cheer, Shout For Dear Memphis U. (Yell) Go Tigers Go Go Tigers Go Yea — Tigers Go! - Tom Ferguson
Undergraduate Degree Programs Degrees are in parentheses. Concentrations are listed beneath the majors.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES African and African American Studies (BA) Anthropology (BA) Biology (BS) Chemistry (BS/BSCh) · Biochemistry Computer Science (BS) Criminology and Criminal Justice (BA) Economics (BA) English (BA) · African American Literature · Creative Writing · English as a Second Language · Language and Linguistics · Literature · Professional Writing
Foreign Languages (BA) · French · German · Greek · Japanese · Latin · Russian · Spanish · Multiple Concentrations Geography (BA) · Environmental and Earth Sciences · Geographic Techniques · Geography · Urban Planning Earth Sciences (BS) · Geoarchaeology · Geography · Geology · Geophysics
History (BA) International Studies (BA) · Global Processes · Area Studies Mathematical Sciences (BS) · Mathematics · Statistics Philosophy (BA) Physics (BS) · Materials Science Political Science (BA) Psychology (BA) · Behavioral Neuroscience · Cognitive Science · General Psychology Social Work (BA) Sociology (BA)
FOGELMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS Accounting (BBA) Business Economics (BBA) · Financial Economics Finance (BBA) · Banking and Financial Services · Business Finance
· Real Estate · Risk Management and Insurance Hospitality and Resort Management (BBA) International Business (BBA)
Logistics/Supply Chain Management (BBA) Management (BBA) Management Information Systems (BBA) Marketing Management (BBA)
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND FINE ARTS Architecture (BFA) Art (BFA) · Art Education · Graphic Design · Photography · Studio Arts Art History (BA) Communication (BA) · Broadcasting and Electronic Media · Communication · Film and Video Production
Interior Design (BFA) Journalism (BA) · Advertising · Broadcast News · Internet Journalism · Newspaper/Magazine · Public Relations Music (BM) · Composition · Jazz and Studio Composition/Arranging · Jazz and Studio Performance
· Music Education (Instrumental and Choral) · Music History · Performance Music Industry (BM) · Music Business · Recording Technology Theatre (BFA) · Design and Technical Production · Performance
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Health and Human Performance (BSEd) · Dietetics · Exercise and Sport Science · Health Promotion and Lifestyle Management
Human Development and Learning (BSEd) Integrative Studies (BSEd) · Early and Middle Grades Licensure · Society Services Non-Licensure
· Physical Education Teacher Education (BSEd) Sport and Leisure Management (BSEd) Teaching All Learners (BSEd)
HERFF COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Biomedical Engineering (BSBE) Civil Engineering (BSCE) · Construction Engineering · Environmental Engineering · Geotechnical Engineering · Structural Engineering · Transportation Engineering
Computer Engineering (BSCP) Electrical Engineering (BSEE) · Computer Engineering · Electrophysics · Systems and Signals Engineering Technology (BSET)
Mechanical Engineering (BSME) · Biomedical Systems · Chemical Systems · Design and Manufacturing · Energy Systems · Mechanical Systems
LOEWENBERG SCHOOL OF NURSING Nursing (BSN)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Liberal Studies (BLS) · American Studies · Asian Studies and International Trade · Judaic Studies · Religion in Society Professional Studies (BPS) · Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services · Child Development · Commercial Aviation · Construction Management Services
· Correctional Administration · Dance Education · Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Services · Family and Consumer Studies · Fire Prevention Technology · Fire Services Administration · Health Services Administration · Human Services · Law Enforcement Administration · Merchandising – Fashion · Merchandising – Home Furnishings
· Nonprofit Development and Administration · Organizational Leadership · Paralegal Services · Pre-School and Child Administration · Technology Management Services Regents Online Degree Program (BLS) Professional Studies RODP (BPS) · Information Technology · Organizational Leadership
DEGREE ABBREVIATIONS BA BBA BFA BM BLS BPS
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Liberal Studies Bachelor of Professional Studies
BS Bachelor of Science BSBE Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering BSCh Bachelor of Science, Chemistry BSCE Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering BSCP Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering
BSEE Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering BSEd Bachelor of Science, Education BSET Bachelor of Science, Engineering Technology BSME Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering BSN Bachelor of Science, Nursing
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