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Science & Engineering Profile

Engage. Enrich. Empower.

At Methodist University you will take advantage of small classes, averaging 22 students, which enable classroom participation. Professors teach and encourage you to learn in an active setting. Outside the classroom you will get involved in one or more of our almost 100 clubs and student organizations, cheer on (or compete for) the 20 MU Monarch NCAA Division III athletic teams, and have fun! 

Few other small private universities will give you the enrichment opportunities you will find at Methodist University. There are over 80 majors, minors, and concentrations—a number comparable to much larger institutions. These programs allow you to diversify academically and further prepare you for life in the “real world.”

Built into every Methodist University degree is a belief that students should be challenged, supported, and advised by a faculty that place an emphasis on teaching excellence. Involvement outside of the classroom is also part of what makes Methodist University a special place. You will enhance your academic experience by being a member of a community that encourages involvement and gives you a real opportunity for leadership development. Community engagement activities, internships and experiential learning exercises, undergraduate research opportunities, and global experiences will round out your Methodist University journey.

While a strong liberal arts core is the backbone of every Methodist University degree program, career preparation is equally important. MU graduates are highly sought after by graduate schools and employers alike. And they are successful: Methodist University graduates are leaders in virtually every field—they are educators, musicians, business owners, doctors, golf professionals, ministers, lawyers, community leaders, and almost anything else you can imagine.

Methodist University empowers you to do more by offering such a broad range of academic, extracurricular, and career opportunities. Start your MU journey. Complete the information request card at the front of this magazine or visit to receive more information today!

Methodist University is the perfect place to experience an engineering program* that embraces community learning instead of competition that can be experienced elsewhere. Engineering is a team-oriented discipline, which students at Methodist University will experience throughout their undergraduate journey.

A student in the Methodist University Engineering Program* will gain knowledge in the sciences, math, and engineering as well as the liberal arts while being provided the opportunity for many other enrichment activities. The goal is for each student to have his or her own real-world experience while obtaining the degree. Examples of enrichment activities include:
• Local service learning projects
• Internships at local, national, or international companies
• Participating in the MU Journey
• Varsity or intramural sports
• Research projects
• Attending engineering and other STEM conferences

* Pending SACSCOC approval




20 NCAA Division III Athletic Teams
Men: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, indoor/outdoor track & field, lacrosse, soccer, tennis
Basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, indoor/outdoor track & field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

The engineering curriculum will allow each student to focus on his or her own interests, such as health care, sports analysis, information systems, product development, or business. The engineering core will provide fundamental engineering knowledge applicable in any engineering field, providing students a strong foundation for any career as well as graduate school in any engineering field. Some possible courses to enhance the engineering core include:
• Biomechanics
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Regulations
• Fundamentals in International Business
• Human Anatomy and Physiology
• Human Factors
• Kinetic Human Anatomy
• Managing Health Care Organizations

“Methodist University has not stopped evolving since my freshman year. Every semester brings new opportunities and campus growth. During my time here, I’ve felt empowered to grow as both a scholar and individual, and I’ve learned how to overcome obstacles.”

— Miguel Fernando Tevez-Rosales ’14
Political Science with a concentration in International Relations
San Salvador, El Salvador

“It can be intimidating to sit in a class of 100 or 200 people, but that was never the case at Methodist, and I believe that I benefited from that. The accessibility of professors was another huge plus. If I ever had specific questions or just wanted further clarification from a lecture, there was no problem arranging that with any of my professors. In fact, even though I have not been a Methodist student since May 2012, I sometimes get advice from Methodist professors for some of the topics I am studying in graduate school.”

— Nolan Outlaw ’12
Chemistry with minors in
Biology and Mathematics
Albertston, North Carolina

By the Numbers

Top-Tier ranking in U.S.News & World Report
2,478 total enrollment
42 states represented
55 countries represented
100% of classes taught by faculty
15:1 student-faculty ratio
94% of classes with fewer than 30 students
80% of students applying to medical professional programs over the last decade admitted
97% average first-time PANCE pass rate for physician assistant program graduates in the last five years
20 NCAA Division III athletic programs
69 team and individual national championships
5 full-tuition scholarships given to new freshmen each year
36% of freshmen selected for a Presidential Scholarship
93% of students qualifying for need-based or merit-based financial aid