Enrichment Programs

Student presents her poetry

The MU Journey

The MU Journey is about embracing experiences outside of the classroom, fulfilling the university’s mission to engage, enrich, and empower its students and community. The four components of the MU Journey are Leadership Development, Community Engagement, Global Education, and Research and Creativity.

Honors Program

The Honors Program is a Great Books reading program for students with high academic credentials. The program includes a 5-semester reading series, special topics classes, and the Honors Project. The reading courses meet once a week in a small seminar format to discuss one of the texts from the semester’s list.

Study Abroad

Methodist University offers faculty-led, short-term Study Abroad courses. Approximately one-two weeks, these MU courses are offered at low-cost and open to all majors. For a longer experience, Summer, Semester, & Academic Year programs are offered. Exchange programs allow MU students to travel to our exchange partner universities for a semester while still paying MU tuition and retaining the majority of their financial aid/scholarships. Other programs are available through third-party providers.

Internships & Experiential Learning

Methodist University is committed to providing quality internships for students. The MU Internships & Experiential Learning Office provides information and guidance to undergraduate students to enable them to apply for and secure internships in order to gain valuable work experience outside of the classroom. Students will be able to develop entry-level skills in specific occupations and practice the basic career management skills necessary to obtain, sustain, and advance in their fields.

Internships offered for academic credit are carefully structured work experiences in which students pursue intentional, faculty-guided learning objectives and actively reflect on what is being learned during the experience. These internships are relevant to the students’ vocational and career goals, promote personal development, and are monitored and evaluated for academic credit.

Debate/Forensics Team

The Methodist University Debate/Forensics Team invites students from all majors to participate. The team is a member of the Collegiate Forensics Association and actively competes in parliamentary debate and individual event forensics at tournaments across the country. By participating in MU debate and forensics, students can develop their public speaking abilities while learning research skills, critical thinking and thoughtful expression.

Arts & Lecture Series

The Arts and Lecture Series at Methodist University includes expert lectures on a variety of subjects, fine arts events highlighted with our Friends of Music Guest Artist series, foreign films, and other educational and faith-based experiences. Some lecture series, such as the B. F. Stone Lyceum, highlight the research of MU’s own faculty, while others, such as the Presidential Lecture Series and the Bullard-Templeton Lecture in Science and Religion, bring nationally and internationally recognized experts to campus.

Monarch Review

Monarch Review is Methodist University’s journal of undergraduate research and creativity. This student-run journal features work from all academic and artistic disciplines, ranging from literary analysis to life sciences and from photography to musical performances (but excluding creative writing). Undergraduates may submit outstanding work to be considered for the annual publication.

Institute of Sport Science & Wellness

The mission of the Institute for Sport Science & Wellness is to promote growth on the campus of Methodist University in the areas of sport science and wellness by fostering research, creating facilities, and initiating programs to improve both performance and wellness now and in the future.

Center for Excellence in Justice Administration

The Center for Excellence in Justice Administration (CEJA) develops and provides non-credit development experiences for justice professionals in North Carolina and contiguous states.