Discover the uniqueness of our degrees
We are known as innovators of new programs, a catalyst for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary efforts throughout the campus, and a facilitator for the community to interact with the University. As a leader in innovation and personalized learning, the College of Professional and Liberal Studies provides access to quality educational programs and services for a diverse community of learners who seek change through increased knowledge and skill.
Flexible and specialized curriculum offers each student a more customized degree program. Earn a degree in multiple settings – online, face to face or hybrid – and even utilize professional work experience towards college credit.
With nearly five decades of storied history, formerly known as "University College," and strong community bonds, we invite you to join us on our continued journey and find a degree as unique as you.
Students pursuing degrees in the College of Professional & Liberal Studies have access to several supportive programs that provide new and alternative options to satisfy degree requirements. These programs offer assistance by reducing costs and accelerating degree completion.
Experiential Learning Credit
Both undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to request Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) for experiences that include worksite training, professional organization certification, military training, community volunteerism, and unique life.
Finish Line assists students who previously attended the University of Memphis and have completed 90 or more credit hours, but have regrettably had to abandon their dreams of completing a college degree. Academic advisors work with students to evaluate previously earned credit, identify all possible routes to graduation, and explore low-cost course completion strategies.
LiFE: Learning inspired by FedEx
Through a unique partnership between our UofM Global department and FedEx, eligible FedEx employees can complete a higher education degree program with courses suited to prior education, 24/7 tutoring, and potentially no out-of-pocket costs (students must meet eligibility requirements and be in good academic standing).