Welcome to Maryville College

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation in partnership with others. Founded in 1819, Maryville is the 12th oldest college in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,198.

Mission Statement

Maryville College prepares students for lives of citizenship and leadership as we challenge each one to search for truth, grow in wisdom, work for justice and dedicate a life of creativity and service to the peoples of the world.

Identity Statement

Maryville College is an undergraduate, liberal arts, residential community of faith and learning rooted in the Presbyterian/Reformed tradition serving students of all ages and background.

Statement of Purpose

Maryville College is a liberal arts, church-related college. It strives to be an instrument of liberation and growth for adults of all ages. Through its curriculum the College affirms the continuing values of a broad range of study in the humanities, the sciences, and the arts. Avoiding narrow specialization, the College aims to enhance career opportunities and develop a true sense of vocation.

To prepare students for a world of uncertainty and accelerating change, the College seeks to stimulate purposeful inquiry, to encourage analytical thinking and effective expression, to foster discriminating aesthetic taste and sound judgment, to provide opportunity for developing personal values, and to nurture the deep concern for persons that leads to constructive action. Founded by leaders of the Presbyterian/Reformed tradition, Maryville College is related to the Presbyterian Church USA in a voluntary covenant. In an atmosphere of freedom and sensitivity, Maryville College bears witness to God's revelation in Jesus Christ who challenges all human beings to search for truth, to work for justice, to develop wisdom, and to become loving persons. Continuing in this vital faith, the College believes that it must listen attentively and humbly to all human voices so that it may hear the call of God no matter how God may speak.

Maryville College is, in essence, a community for learning. This community includes persons with a variety of interests, backgrounds, beliefs, and nationalities. The faculty, as a group of scholars committed to the preservation and advancement of knowledge, emphasizes effective teaching and encourages supportive relationships with students. The students are challenged to grow in academic competence, personal and social maturity, and spiritual discernment and commitment. In such an atmosphere of openness and caring, lasting friendships are formed. Through caring for others on campus and beyond, sharing genuine concern for the world, and working to fulfill the College's purpose, directors, administration, staff, faculty, and students strive to build and strengthen the human community.

Statement of Purpose adopted April 1980

Vision for Diversity

The Maryville College Statement of Purpose establishes a commitment to diversity:

“Maryville College is, in essence, a community for learning. This community includes persons with a variety of interests, backgrounds, beliefs, and nationalities.”

The College has a distinguished history of affirming diversity as essential to higher education. The first woman to graduate from college in Tennessee received a Maryville College degree. The College was among the first to educate African-Americans and led the late nineteenth century effort to sustain racial integration in higher education in the state. The College has other longstanding commitments to diversity that include international education, addressing the concerns of the Deaf community, and educating students from Southern Appalachia. But Maryville College also recognizes the beginning of the twenty-first century as a window of opportunity to address new and continuing challenges of diversity in local, national and global settings. These challenges include racial and cross-cultural relations, issues of gender and human sexuality, dialogue and conflict within and across religious faiths, and diversity in the College faculty, staff and students.

The presence of a diverse educational community provides opportunities to fulfill a commitment to democratic citizenship. Exposure to the ideas, cultures, and values of others enables all members of the learning community to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. Diversity enhances learning because it recognizes the inherent worth of all individuals. It motivates learners to discover the achievements and traditions of near and distant cultures, to more fully appreciate their own heritage, and to develop greater self-awareness. Equally important, diversity facilitates critical inquiry about the histories, assumptions, and behaviors that serve to marginalize some members of our local and global communities. Thus, diversity encourages learners to develop the intellectual agility and the sensitivity to re-examine long-held assumptions about others after carefully listening to or observing the expression of different realities. Although such an examination may reveal contradictions and invoke strong emotions, the dialogue fostered by diversity can extend critical thinking, compassion, and humility.

Motivated by the educational benefits of diversity, Maryville College seeks to provide a safe and civil environment that encourages awareness of, curiosity about, and respect for those whose insights and experiences come from varied traditions. The College strives to promote cross-cultural collaboration and to invite new voices to expand the learning community. Recognizing that critical engagement with diversity requires personal experience, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to explore diversity in curricular and co-curricular settings as they learn about and celebrate the rich variety of human gifts. Community members affiliate with various groups in order to enjoy support, to increase knowledge, to gain new perspectives, and to open windows of opportunity through social action. By design, membership in the Maryville College community promises interaction with diverse people, perspectives, and ideas.

Statement of Non-discrimination

Maryville College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political beliefs in provision of educational opportunities and benefits.

Programmes taught in:
English

This school also offers:

BA

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The curriculum in biology provides the student sound preparation in the major areas of biological science while permitting concentration in specialized areas of particula ... [+]

Biology

PROGRAMS OF STUDY:

B.A. in Biology B.S. in Biology Biology for Teacher Licensure Minor in Biology Survey of recent graduates from the Natural Sciences Division

83% have earned an advanced degree or are pursuing one.

98% said M.C. prepared them “very well” or “well” for graduate studies.

95% said they would choose M.C. again for their undergraduate degree.

Why study Biology at M.C.?

The curriculum in biology provides the student sound preparation in the major areas of biological science while permitting concentration in specialized areas of particular interest. Field study in the nearby mountains and lakes and opportunity for research through Oak Ridge Associated Universities and National Laboratories such as Argonne, Jefferson, and Oak Ridge complement the curriculum.... [-]

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Computing drives innovation in the sciences, ranging from the human genome project to AIDS vaccine research to environmental monitoring and protection. ... [+]

Computer Science

PROGRAMS OF STUDY:

B.A. in Computer Science Minor in Computer Science Minor in Analytics Why study Computer Science at M.C.?

Computing drives innovation in the sciences, ranging from the human genome project to AIDS vaccine research to environmental monitoring and protection. It’s a discipline that touches almost everything we do. Computer science develops foundational skills to set one up for success no matter where one’s career path leads. At Maryville College, computer science students learn to use mathematical and computational thinking to solve real-world problems by combining proficiency in programming with an understanding of systems. Many diverse opportunities await our students – we welcome you to begin your path with us!... [-]

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Are you ready to travel the world? Ready to experience life in foreign cultures? Ready to tackle the challenges of modern global business? All business today is global, o ... [+]

International Business

PROGRAMS OF STUDY: B.A. in International Business

Why study International Business at M.C.?

Are you ready to travel the world? Ready to experience life in foreign cultures? Ready to tackle the challenges of modern global business? All business today is global, or at least affected by global events, and so thinking globally is the first step in learning to navigate today’s competitive business world. You’ll be immersed in a curriculum that requires you to spend at least a full-semester abroad in one of more than 100 countries and to study, and hopefully, become fluent in, a foreign language. You’ll also study international politics, economics, history, religion, and culture, as well as all the business fundamentals of accounting, finance, management, and strategy. You’ll form close relationships with faculty that have lived and worked abroad, traveled widely, and who can enrich your education through project-based learning, hands-on application, and invaluable connections. Our International Business major meets the market demand for graduates with a global mindset who are knowledgeable, highly skilled, and experienced.... [-]

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Located in the new Clayton Center for the Arts, the Maryville College Music Department offers a comprehensive, N.A.S.M.-accredited music curriculum within the acclaimed M ... [+]

Music

PROGRAMS OF STUDY:

B.A. in Music B.M. in Music Theory-Composition B.M. in Music Education, Vocal Emphasis B.M. in Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis B.M. in Performance, Voice - Minor in Music Why study Music at M.C.?

Located in the new Clayton Center for the Arts, the Maryville College Music Department offers a comprehensive, N.A.S.M.-accredited music curriculum within the acclaimed Maryville College liberal arts experience. The National Association of Schools of Music is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 650 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors. Students at Maryville College will receive expert instruction in music theory, music history, and performance. Our five music majors‚ the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Choral), the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Instrumental), the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, the Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition‚ provide ample preparation and flexibility for the pursuit of careers involving music or graduate school.... [-]

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The Political Science (PLS) major at Maryville College prepares you for careers in a host of government, diplomatic, non-government, media and legal fields. ... [+]

Political Science Why study Political Science at M.C.?

Would you enjoy working for a US political campaign? Do you want to learn more about global political issues and explore solutions to some of the world’s biggest social problems through participation in the international Hult Prize competition? Would you like to take the US and international pre-law courses from faculty who regularly travel abroad and have worked as D.C.-based policy analysts, international election observers and documentary filmmakers?

The Political Science (PLS) major at Maryville College prepares you for careers in a host of government, diplomatic, non-government, media and legal fields. Working with professors with professional experience in Washington DC and over two dozen nations around the works, PLS major students learn about political processes, institutions and the theories guiding governments around the world. They also learn how social and economic factors in those nations impact the daily work of government.... [-]

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The Major in Psychology offers a broad foundation for the understanding of behavior and mental processes. With a focus on human behavior and cognition, students in the ma ... [+]

Psychology

PROGRAMS OF STUDY:

B.A. in Psychology B.A. in Psychology Counseling Track Minor in Psychology Minor in Analytics Why study Psychology at M.C.?

Why do people do the things they do? How do children learn and develop? How does prejudice form, and under what circumstances are people more likely to help one another? These are just a sample of questions that the field of psychology attempts to answer. The Major in Psychology offers a broad foundation for the understanding of behavior and mental processes. With a focus on human behavior and cognition, students in the major gain an understanding of individual differences, group behavior, and the impact of environmental and social factors. We provide students with the tools necessary for the scientific study of behavior and the ability to concentrate the coursework in areas of particular interest, while getting the necessary breadth in social, cognitive, developmental, and clinical areas.... [-]

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Are you ready to make a difference in a student’s life? Maryville College’s major in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) prepares you to work with prekindergarte ... [+]

English as a Second Language - Teaching

PROGRAMS OF STUDY: B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for Teacher Licensure

Why study Teaching English as a Second Language at MC?

Are you ready to make a difference in a student’s life? Maryville College’s major in Teaching English as a Second Language (TSEL) prepares you to work with prekindergarten through 12th-grade language learners. Studies emphasize linguistics, second language acquisition, the psychology of language development and the pedagogical skills needed to have an impact on young English learners. With a requirement to minor in a foreign language, you will better understand the process of learning a language, which will help you connect to your students.... [-]

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BSc

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In the age of Big Data, more data has been created in the last two years than in the entire history of the human race. Business analysts interpret and analyze this data w ... [+]

Business Analytics

PROGRAMS OF STUDY: B.S. in Business Analytics; Minor in Analytics

Why study Business Analytics at M.C.?

In the age of Big Data, more data has been created in the last two years than in the entire history of the human race. Business analysts interpret and analyze this data with the goal of improving the functioning of businesses and organizations. These professionals are employed everywhere from Fortune 500 companies to hospitals, non-profit agencies, and government organizations. Successful business analysts possess a unique combination of domain knowledge and a solid foundation in mathematics, statistics, and computer science.

The Major in Business Analytics presents a creative and solid balance between mathematical techniques and business applications and provides flexibility to accommodate a variety of student backgrounds and interests. Educated in Maryville College's strong liberal arts curriculum, graduates of the program are able to meet the many challenges of today’s data-driven business environment. The program aims to create experts who understand the complex issues facing organizations; gather, organize and analyze data from a variety of sources; suggest realistic solutions based on solid mathematical reasoning; and communicate findings to a variety of audiences.... [-]

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The Exercise Science Major provides a challenging educational experience for students who wish to pursue health/fitness careers and further their education at the graduat ... [+]

Exercise Science

PROGRAMS OF STUDY: B.S. in Exercise Science

Why study Exercise Science at M.C.?

Are you fascinated by the human body and how it works? Are you passionate about helping people and making an impact on society? Do you like exercise/physical activity? An Exercise Science student studies the immediate and long-term effects of physical activity on the body. The Exercise Science Major provides a challenging educational experience for students who wish to pursue health/fitness careers and further their education at the graduate level.

The major provides hands-on experience in the health/fitness industry tied to core academic preparation in the science of exercise and health. Exercise Science provides a solid foundation to prepare you for a variety of careers, such as Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology. There are many exciting careers in Exercise Science. Note that many involve further study, however, in many areas, there are entry-level positions while you pursue further education.... [-]

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Bachelor

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The Minor in Accounting is designed to supplement a student's preparation in a major field. It provides additional depth in the field and background for further study. ... [+]

Accounting Why study Accounting at M.C.?

The Minor in Accounting is designed to supplement a student's preparation in a major field. It provides additional depth in the field and background for further study.

The minor in Accounting is not open to students majoring in Finance/Accounting.

To be eligible to take the CPA exam, an individual must have earned a degree from an accredited college or university and complete a total of 150 semester hours with certain designated hours in accounting and in business.

Several universities offer Master of Accountancy programs tailored for liberal arts college graduates; the admission standards of these programs require no additional accounting courses beyond what is offered through the accounting minor at Maryville College. Students interested in accounting, who have completed a Maryville College degree and accounting minor requirements may be eligible for the 15-month Master of Accountancy program available at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville upon completion of 3 additional accounting courses at U.T. in the summer following graduation.... [-]

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