Methodist University Methodist University

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Methodist University

Chartered November 1, 1956 as a senior, coeducational liberal arts college. Was established as a joint venture by the citizens of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Methodist College opened to students in the fall of 1960. In the Fall of 2006, in conjunction with the institution's 50th anniversary celebration, Methodist College officially became Methodist University. Click here for the historical highlights from the University's first 50 years.

The University today serves approximately 2,300 students—1,700 in the day program, 300 in Methodist University at Night, and 300 in graduate programs. The student/faculty ratio is 12:1. Average class size is around 15 students. The student body includes persons of diverse ages and nationalities, representing 40 states, the District of Columbia, and 77 foreign countries. Approximately 40% of our students come from out of state. Almost $24 million of institutional scholarships and grants were awarded to our students last year.

Adolescent Educationx  
Art Teacher Educationx  
Art/Art Studies, Generalxx 
Athletic Training/Trainerx  
Behavioral Sciencesxx 
Bible/Biblical Studiesx  
Biological and Physical Sciencesx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalxx 
Business Administration and Management, Generalxx 
Chemistry, Generalxx 
Childhood Educationx  
Computer Sciencexx 
Creative Writingx  
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administrationxx 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalxx 
Economics, Generalxx 
Education, Generalx  
English Language and Literature, Generalxx 
Finance, Generalxx 
French Language and Literaturexx 
German Language and Literature x 
Health/Health Care Administration/Managementxx 
History, Generalxx 
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operationsx  
International Relations and Affairsx  
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teachingx  
Legal Studies, Generalx  
Liberal Arts and Sciencesxx 
Marketing Researchx  
Mass Communication/Media Studiesxx 
Mathematics, Generalxx 
Music Managementx  
Music Teacher Educationx  
Music, Generalxx 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Generalx  
Philosophy x 
Physical Education Teaching and Coachingxx 
Physician Assistantx  
Political Science and Government, Generalxx 
Pre-Dentistry Studiesx  
Pre-Engineering x 
Pre-Law Studiesx  
Pre-Veterinary Studiesx  
Psychology, Generalxx 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Religion/Religious Studiesx  
Religious Education x 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Educationx  
Social Workxx 
Spanish Language and Literaturexx 
Special Education and Teaching, Generalx  
Sport and Fitness Administration/Managementx  
Teacher Education, Multiple Levelsx  

Academic Life

Today the University offers bachelor's degrees in over 80 fields of study (majors and concentrations) including communications, justice studies, business administration, education, and social work. New majors, minors, and concentrations recently added include engineering, entrepreneurship, applied forensic science, graphic design, and applied communiation. The University offers over 80 undergraduate majors and concentrations, six graduate programs, 20 varsity sports, and a myriad of student activities. Our undergraduate degree programs build on strong foundations in the liberal arts and prepare graduates to succeed graduate or professional programs or in rich, fulfilling careers.

Campus Life

The 617-acre campus includes 50 buildings, an 18-hole golf course, football/track facility, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, and an amphitheater. Click here to view the campus map.

The University can house 1,170 students in its 19 residence halls. All residence halls include air conditioning, free cable TV, laundry facilities, and Internet access. All freshmen are a part of a First Year Experience Program.

Athletics / Sports

The University is a NCAA Division III member offering 20 intercollegiate sports. The University competes in the USA South Athletic Conference. Several years ago, the University formed the Methodist University Monarch Booster Club and the Methodist University Athletic Hall of Fame.

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