Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, Tennessee
Vol. XCVII June, 2024

This edition of the Undergraduate Catalog is effective July 15th, 2024. For more detailed information about the University’s graduate and professional degree programs refer to the applicable catalog.

The policies, programs, curricula, and fees set forth in this catalog are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU). Because of the possibility of change or undetected error, important points of fact and interpretation should be confirmed by the appropriate University official.

In support of the Mission Statement and the principles on which it is based, Lincoln Memorial University is committed to equal opportunity for all students, staff, and faculty and to nondiscrimination in the recruitment, admission, and retention of students and the recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of faculty and staff.

Lincoln Memorial University reaffirms its commitment to personnel and educational policies that comply with the requirement applicable to equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, executive orders, and regulations to the effect that no person at Lincoln Memorial University shall, on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information, or any other class protected by applicable law, be excluded from participating in, or be denied benefits of, any employment or educational opportunity.

All personnel and educational activities conducted by Lincoln Memorial University are subject to the equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination provisions of the Equal Pay Act of 1963; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by H.R. 1746; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by U.S.C. Title 41, Chapter 60; the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, as amended in 1974 and 1982; Executive Order 11246 (1965), amended by Executive Order 11375 (1968); the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (PL101-336), as amended, and Section 402 of the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972, amended in 1974.

All members of the University community bear responsibility for compliance with the equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination policies disseminated through the current University publications, including, but not limited to the LMU Student Handbook (ONLINE), the Lincoln Memorial University Undergraduate Catalog, other program catalogs and handbooks, and the Lincoln Memorial University Employee Handbook. Compliance is monitored and reported annually through the offices of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Vice President for Administration, the Office of Institutional Compliance, and the Office of Human Resources.

LMU offers a variety of ways for students to become involved in clubs and organizations, including interest-based groups, academic-based groups, and application-based groups, as well as Greek Life. Athletic events, commencement exercises, Student Services activities, Student Government Association (SGA), and intramural sports are examples of events/services sponsored by the University. A complete listing of student privileges is provided in the Railsplitter Community Standards Guide.

Applicants may be admitted to LMU according to the following classifications, policies, and procedures. In addition to submitting a completed application form, the applicant must have the appropriate source/agency provide the required documents (official academic transcripts, examination scores, recommendation letters, etc.) directly to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752

LMU recognizes the challenge of constantly increasing educational costs and thus offers a substantial program of financial aid to help students pay for their education. The University makes every effort to ensure that qualified students are not denied the opportunity to attend LMU due to limited financial resources.

Frequently, it is less expensive to attend a private college than a public university since institutionally funded financial aid is designed to equalize educational costs.

At LMU, more than $100 million is awarded annually to qualified students under federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. Except for academic, athletic, and certain talent-based scholarships, all financial assistance at LMU is based on financial need. Need is defined as the difference between the cost of attending LMU and the calculated expected family contribution. After the student submits the necessary application forms, the Financial Aid Office will determine the student’s eligibility for student financial assistance.

Each applicant applying for student financial assistance must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be submitted to the federal processing center by April 1 for students entering in the following Fall. The priority deadline to apply for financial aid is April 1.

The following policies and procedures relate specifically to Financial Aid requirements.

Undergraduate degree information, policies, and procedures detailed in the following pages provide a comprehensive view of the way academic life, the center of the LMU experience, is governed. For information on graduate and professional degree programs, refer to the applicable catalog. Please be aware that academic policies are subject to change. When such changes occur, students are notified by announcement and course schedule updates, including updates on the LMU website and MyLMU.

This section includes important university undergraduate academic information and academic policies listed by department. Each academic department section enumerates programs, including course and credit requirements, occasionally followed by important notes. The student is cautioned that the order in which the course requirements appear is not necessarily the order in which the courses should or must be taken; for assistance contact the appropriate academic advisor. The academic degree to which a major program applies is noted parenthetically following the title of the program.

Descriptions of undergraduate courses by department are located in the final section of this catalog (see Course Descriptions). It is LMU’s policy that any established academic course within the undergraduate curriculum which is not offered within a given three-year period may be removed from the curriculum and the Undergraduate Catalog.

For information on graduate degree programs refer to the applicable catalog.