2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    May 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

UM Global

UM Global coordinates the University’s post-traditional and graduate program offerings with the goal of making it possible for all students to pursue their education in a supportive, Christ-centered environment of academic excellence.

Philosophy for UM Global

In keeping with the University’s vision statement, UM Global is committed to providing students access to a premier, Christ-centered academic community offering comprehensive liberal arts and professional programs. UM Global is founded on the belief that this community and its mission to distinctively transform the world transcend the University’s physical campus.

Mission of UM Global

In accordance with the University’s mission statement, UM Global provides opportunities by which its students may renew their minds through intellectual and spiritual development as they advance their personal growth and prepare themselves to better serve their communities.

Admission Requirements for UM Global

Admissions requirements for students seeking to pursue their education at UM through UM Global correspond to those for all other UM undergraduates. Graduate program admissions requirements are determined by the corresponding academic areas.

Undergraduate Admission  

Recommended Course Load for Students in UM Global

Typical UM Global offerings are scheduled in a format that allows students to complete two courses at a time, for a total of four courses each fall and spring semester, and a total of two courses each summer. Based on this format, the recommended course load for UM Global students is twelve semester hours in the fall, twelve semester hours in the spring, and six semester hours in the summer. This schedule is designed to allow students to progress quickly toward graduation, and it confers full-time status for financial aid purposes.

Financial Aid Information for UM Global Students

Aid available to eligible UM Global students includes the Pell Grant, the Federal Subsidized Loan, and the Federal Unsubsidized Loan. Veterans’ benefits and the Alabama State Grant are also available for those who qualify.

Financial Aid  


Accounting and Business Administration

School of Business  



Christian Studies

School of Christian Studies  



Humanities, General Studies, Organizational Leadership

College of Arts and Sciences  

 Department of Humanities  



Social and Behavioral Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences  

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences  




College of Health Professions  

School of Nursing  



Teacher Education

School of Education  

Department of Early Childhood/Elementary Education