Enrichment Programs

Enrichment Programs

The Methodist University Journey

The Methodist University 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 Undergraduate 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.

Methodist University Undergraduate Academic Internship Program

The Methodist University Undergraduate Academic Internship Program is designed to extend and promote student learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom setting, allowing for professional application of theory-based skills. Many of the University’s academic departments offer internship courses for credit, and all internship and experiential learning courses must be approved by the Curriculum Committee. Students will want to discuss academic internship opportunities with their academic advisor.

Forensics & Debate

The Methodist University Forensics and Debate 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.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship is to prepare Methodist University students campus-wide to excel in entrepreneurial endeavors, including:

  • adopting an entrepreneurial mindset in any job, industry, or organization
  • starting new businesses
  • becoming successors to existing businesses
  • being “intrapreneurs” in existing businesses

Additionally, we wish to positively impact our business and military community through collaborating, conducting an annual business symposium for leaders in the community, and facilitating internships and job placement of our students. Ultimately, we are preparing our students to build sustainable, innovative, and purposeful businesses. The CFE now offers a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

Lecture Series

Several lecture series occur on an annual basis at MU.  Some, such as the B. F. Stone Lyceum, highlight the research of one 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.

Longleaf Press

Longleaf Press is the literary press at Methodist University. We are a non-profit press and primarily depend upon grants, book sales, and our annual contests to support our publishing efforts. Each year, Longleaf Press sponsors a poetry chapbook contest open to writers from the southeastern United States who have not yet published a full-length poetry collection. In 2016, Longleaf published its first novel.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education at Methodist University focuses on the licensed professionals who must update their training and skills and renew their licensure in their professions.


Opening Convocation

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Foreign Film Series presents “L’Amica Geniale (My Brilliant Friend)”

A woman recounts the lifelong friendship and conflicts with a girl she met at primary school in Naples during the early 1950s.

Director: Elena...

Friends of Music presents Arta Prekadini, Violinist

Presented by Friends of Music