2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    May 26, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook

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MOBILE, ALABAMA 36613-2842
Telephone: 251/675-5990 or 800/946-7267
Web Page Address: http://www.umobile.edu

The University

The University of Mobile campus is set amid 880 acres of woodlands dotted with azaleas, camellias, cherry trees, dogwoods, and oaks. Located approximately ten miles north of downtown Mobile, the campus is spacious, yet compact enough for students to walk to class within minutes. The University is a church-related institution of liberal arts and sciences chartered in 1961 as Mobile College and affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention. The University is the creation of a people with a Christian vision. Its students are encouraged to become confident Christian men and women who have mastered the body of knowledge required by the degree they hold; who know how to think; who know what they believe and why they believe it; who possess the courage to live and work according to those beliefs; and who possess the willingness and skill to use their influence in appropriate and effective ways to change the world.


The University of Mobile is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Mobile. Inquiries about the University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the University and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support a University’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

The University holds membership with and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, 703-437-0700). The University, through its School of Business, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs to offer the following business degrees: Bachelor of Science Degree with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, and Computer Information Systems; the Bachelor of Business Administration degree; and the Master of Business Administration Degree. Visit the website for more information: http://www.acbsp.org. The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at the University of Mobile are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.  The University of Mobile Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX  78731-3101.  Graduates of the athletic training education program are qualified to sit for the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC) Examination.   The Alabama State Board of Education approves teacher education programs.

For information about complaint procedures against the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or its accredited institutions, please contact: http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/081705/complaintpolicy.pdf 

For information about complaint procedures to the Alabama Private School Licensure Division of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, please consult: https://www.accs.cc/index.cfm/school-licensure/complaints/


The University of Mobile does not unlawfully discriminate  on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or age in the administration  or application  of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment  policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and University-administered programs.

Consistent with its Christian mission and organization, UM is exempt from the religious provisions of Title IX pursuant to the implementing  regulation at 34 C.F.R. Section 106.12, which provides the Title IX does not apply to an educational controlled  by a religious organization to the extent that application  of Title IX would be inconsistent  with the controlling  organization’s religious tenets.  The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:


Title IX Coordinator  - Employees

Diane Black, Director of Human Resources

University of Mobile, Weaver Hall, Accounting  Suite



Title IX Coordinator  - Students

Kim Leousis, Vice President for Campus Life & Enrollment Services

University of Mobile, Weaver Hall, Enrollment Suite



Disability Access and Accommodation

Julia Lucy, Section 504 Coordinator

University of Mobile, Weaver Hall, Enrollment Suite



Inquiries about admission may be addressed to the office of enrollment services at the University of Mobile. Satisfaction of the admission requirements as stated in this catalog does not guarantee admission to the University. The University reserves the right to deny admission to anyone.


Information included in this catalog at the time of publication describes as accurately as possible the course offerings, policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements of the University of Mobile. The University reserves the right to alter or change any statement contained herein without prior notice. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the University and the student. Each center, college or school within the University has specific requirements that must be met before a degree can be completed. Students are expected to know regulations and policies found in the current catalog and Student Handbook. It is the student’s responsibility to inform himself or herself of degree requirements, the school calendar, critical deadlines, and the contents of all University communications received electronically, via the US Postal Service, or through one’s own University mail box.