MICHAEL DAVID RUDD, Ph.D., President
THOMAS G. CARPENTER, Ph.D., President Emeritus
SHIRLEY C. RAINES, Ed.D., President Emeritus
The Hundred and Second Session Will Open August 24, 2015
For students whose initial enrollment occurs Fall 2015-Summer 2016, this Catalog is
valid through Summer 2022.
The University reserves the right to cancel or alter any part of this Catalog without
notice (subject to the following):
The course offerings and requirements of the University of Memphis are continually
under examination and revision. This Catalog presents the offerings and requirements
in effect at the time of publication, but is no guarantee that they will not be changed
or revoked. The specific courses or activities constituting the degree requirements
for any programs are subject to state contractual terms and does not constitute a
contract between the student and the University of Memphis.
The University of Memphis reserves the right to make changes as required in course
offerings, curricula, academic policies and other rules and regulations affecting
students to be effective whenever determined by the institution. These changes will
govern current and formerly enrolled students. Enrollment of all students is subject
to these conditions. Any fees, charges or costs, and all academic regulations set
forth in this Catalog are subject to change at any time, and all courses, programs,
and activities described in this Catalog are subject to cancellation or termination
by the University of Memphis or the Tennessee Board of Regents at any time.
The University of Memphis provides the opportunity for students to increase their
knowledge by providing programs of instruction in the various disciplines and programs
through faculty who, in the opinion of the institution, are trained and qualified
for teaching at the college level. However, the acquisition of knowledge by any student
is contingent upon the student’s desire and ability to learn and the application of
appropriate study techniques to any course or program. Thus, the University of Memphis
must necessarily limit representation of student preparedness in any field of study
to the competency demonstrated at that specific point in time at which appropriate
academic measurements were taken to certify course or program completion. (TBR 2:04:00:01)
The University of Memphis offers equal educational opportunity to all persons without
regard to race, religion, sex, creed, color, national origin or disability. The University
does not discriminate on these bases in recruitment and admission of students or in
the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations.
The designated coordinators for University compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 are the Vice President
for Student Affairs and the Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer. Information in this
document will be provided in alternate format upon request.
The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University. It
is committed to education of a non-racially identifiable student body.
The University of Memphis is one of 45 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents
system, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. The TBR is the
governing board for this system, which comprises six universities, 13 community colleges
and 26 area technology centers. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all
Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education.
The University of Memphis is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, first professional, master's,
educational specialist's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges
at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions
about the accreditation of the University of Memphis.