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The information in this section is published exclusively for accreditation-related purposes. For inquiries regarding the admission or general educational policies and practices of Marymount University, please consult the relevant sections of this catalog.

Marymount University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Marymount University.

  • The bachelor of business administration and master of business administration programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • The clinical mental health counseling, pastoral counseling, and school counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). (The clinical mental health counseling and pastoral counseling programs are accredited as community counseling programs.) The school counseling program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • Teacher preparation programs and the M.Ed. in administration and supervision are accredited by the Division of Teacher Education and Certification of the Virginia Department of Education and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • The M.S. in health care management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
  • The B.A. in interior design program and the first professional (track two) graduate program are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
  • The M.S. in management program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • The B.S. in nursing and M.S. in nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The B.S.N. program is also approved by the State Board of Nursing of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • The M.A. in legal administration, the B.A. in paralegal studies, and the undergraduate and graduate paralegal studies certificate programs are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). (Beginning in spring 2013, the legal administration/paralegal studies program no longer accepts new students into its program options. The program is requesting from the ABA that its approval be withdrawn and the program be closed in August 2016.)
  • The doctoral program in physical therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

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University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core

Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Programs

Course Descriptions

Accounting Courses

Applied Arts Courses

Astronomy Courses

Biology Courses

Business Law Courses

Center for Career Services

Chemistry Courses

Communication and Media Design Courses

Criminal Justice Courses

Economics Courses

Education Courses

English Courses

EN 090 Introduction to College Reading

EN 100 Introduction to College Writing

EN 101 Composition I

EN 102 Composition II

EN 150 Introduction to American Sign Language

EN 200 Elements of Literary Study

EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World

EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages

EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment

EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism

EN 205 American Literature I

EN 206 American Literature II

EN 207 Theater History

EN 211 Principles of Language

EN 212 Topics in Acting

EN 220 The Movie or the Book? Narrative Adaptation in the Cinema

EN 225 Literary Superheroes

EN 227 Short Fiction

EN 230 American Multicultural Literature

EN 240 Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies

EN 250 Introduction to Shakespeare and Elizabethan Literature in London

EN 270 Approaches to Creative Writing

EN 280 Perspectives on Language Acquisition

EN 290 Literary Theory and Practice

EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice

EN 303 Literary Nonfiction

EN 305 Topics in Creative Writing

EN 308 Style and Revision

EN 321 Modern Drama

EN 322 19th-Century British Poets

EN 323 Modern Poetry

EN 330 Chaucer and the Courtly Love Tradition

EN 340 Major Women Writers

EN 350 The American Dream

EN 351 Literature of Childhood and Adolescence

EN 355 Shakespeare

EN 357 Topics in Literature Before 1800

EN 385 Approaches to Teaching Secondary English

EN 400 Internship

EN 421 Project

EN 424 Senior Seminar

EN 426 Studies in the Novel

EN 428 Studies in Contemporary Literature

EN 429 Topics in Performance

EN 433 Research

EN 490 Major Author(s)

Finance Courses

Fine Arts Courses

First-Year Seminar Courses

French Courses

Geography Courses

Geology Courses

German Courses

Global Scholars Courses

Health And Human Performance Courses

Health Care Management Courses

Health Information Management Courses

History Courses

Honors Courses

Human Resource Management Courses

Humanities Courses

Information Technology Courses

Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

Interior Design Courses

Legal Administration Courses

Liberal Studies Courses

Literature Courses

Management Courses

Management Science Courses

Marketing Courses

Mathematics Courses

Multidisciplinary Studies Courses

Nursing Courses

Philosophy Courses

Physical Science Courses

Physics Courses

Politics Courses

Psychology Courses

Sociology Courses

Spanish Courses

Theology and Religious Studies Courses

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