About LMU

Our nation's beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, was a native of neighboring Kentucky. But you might not know that he envisioned "a great university for the people of this area" here in the Cumberland Gap. One hundred forty years later, Lincoln Memorial University is the heir to that vision, and we are very proud to wear his name and embrace his legacy.

Nestled in the pristine Appalachian Mountain range, LMU's main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, is both scenic and historic. About 55 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, we're perfectly poised to offer a liberal arts education. The main campus full of activities for residential students and 11 extended sites in surrounding areas, LMU provides educational experiences to suit your life. With over 30 academic majors ranging from accounting to wildlife and fisheries biology, success is within your reach.

Most important, LMU is a close-knit community filled with people who care. Students can expect personal attention with an average class size of 13. At LMU, students build relationships that last, and they learn lessons they'll carry for life.

Heritage

Lincoln Memorial University grew out of love and respect for Abraham Lincoln and today honors his name, values, and spirit. As the legend goes, in 1863 Lincoln suggested to General O. O. Howard, a Union Army officer, that when the Civil War ended he hoped General Howard would do something for the loyal people of this area.

In the late 1800s, Colonel A. A. Arthur, an organizing agent of an English company, purchased the area where Lincoln Memorial University is located. His company built a hotel of 700 rooms called "The Four Seasons," as well as a hospital, an inn, a sanitarium, and other smaller buildings. Roads were laid and the grounds planted with a wide variety of shrubs and trees. In 1895 the company was forced to abandon its project when a financial panic swept England.

Reverend A. A. Myers, a Congregationalist minister, came to the Cumberland Gap in 1888. He succeeded in opening the Harrow School, established for the purpose of providing elementary education to mountain youngsters. On a visit to the area to give a series of lectures at the Harrow School, General O. O. Howard remembered his commitment to fulfill Lincoln's request and he joined Reverend Myers, M. F. Overton, C. F. Eager, A. B. Kesterson, and M. Arthur in establishing Lincoln Memorial University. That group, along with Robert F. Patterson, a Confederate veteran, became a board of directors and purchased The Four Seasons property. In commemoration of Lincoln's birthday, the institution was chartered by the State of Tennessee on February 12, 1897, as Lincoln Memorial University.

Since that time, Lincoln Memorial University has sought to provide educational opportunities, development of community leadership, and the expansion of economic and social forces within its region. More than 700 alumni have entered medical or legal practice in Appalachian communities. Another 3,000 have become professional educators, serving in positions ranging from elementary school teaching to university presidencies. Twenty-five graduates have published widely recognized books, dramas, and musical compositions. Jesse Stuart is one such author; his various works have been translated into seven languages.

Mission and Purpose

Lincoln Memorial University is a comprehensive values-based learning community dedicated to providing quality educational experiences at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. The University strives to give students a foundation for a more productive life by upholding the principles of Abraham Lincoln's life: a dedication to individual liberty, responsibility, and improvement; a respect for citizenship; recognition of the intrinsic value of high moral and ethical standards; and a belief in a personal God

While primarily committed to teaching, the University supports research and service. The University's curriculum and commitment to quality instruction at every level are based on the beliefs that graduates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in an era of rapidly and continuously expanding communication technology, must have an appreciable depth of learning in a field of knowledge, must appreciate and understand the various ways by which we come to know ourselves and the world around us, and must be able to exercise informed judgments

The University believes that one of the major cornerstones of meaningful existence is service to humanity. By making educational, service, and research opportunities available to students, Lincoln Memorial University seeks to improve life for the students it serves. While serving students from throughout the state, nation, and many other countries, the University retains a commitment to enriching the lives of people and communities in the Appalachian region.

Programs taught in:
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BBA

Lincoln Memorial University

Courses listed on the four-year plan may be taken during other semesters, based on availability and course placement. This plan meets LMU’s general education (Liberal Art ... [+]

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The following is a suggested four-year plan of study for freshmen entering LMU during the 2018-2019 academic year. This plan should be used in conjunction with the University catalog and in consultation with the faculty advisor. Transfer students should contact their advisor if they have questions regarding transfer credit. Courses listed on the four-year plan may be taken during other semesters, based on availability and course placement. This plan meets LMU’s general education (Liberal Arts Common Core) requirements, major requirements and 300/400 level course requirements.

NOTE: In order to graduate in four years (eight regular semesters), the student must average successful completion of 16 to 17 credit hours per semester.... [-]

USA Harrogate
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Lincoln Memorial University

This plan meets LMU’s Lincoln Liberal Arts Common Core requirements, major requirements, and 300/400 level course requirements. Note: In order to graduate in four years ( ... [+]

About

The following is a suggested four-year plan of study for freshmen entering LMU during the 2018 academic year. Transfer students should contact the department chair to determine how their credits will apply. This plan is to be used in conjunction with the university catalog and advise of the faculty advisor. Courses on the plan may be taken during semesters other than those listed, based on availability and course placement. This plan meets LMU’s Lincoln Liberal Arts Common Core requirements, major requirements, and 300/400 level course requirements. Note: In order to graduate in four years (eight regular semesters) the student must average passing 16/17 hours per semester.

In addition, Lincoln Memorial University has been ranked safest college campus. Please see the following-... [-]

USA Harrogate
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Read more in English
Lincoln Memorial University

This plan is to be used in conjunction with the university catalog and advise of the faculty advisor. Courses on the plan may be taken during semesters other than those l ... [+]

About

The following is a suggested four-year plan of study for freshmen entering LMU during the 2018 academic year. Transfer students should contact the department chair to determine how their credits will apply. This plan is to be used in conjunction with the university catalog and advise of the faculty advisor. Courses on the plan may be taken during semesters other than those listed, based on availability and course placement. This plan meets LMU’s Lincoln Liberal Arts Common Core requirements, major requirements, and 300/400 level course requirements. Note: In order to graduate in four years (eight regular semesters) the student must average passing 16/17 hours per semester.

In addition, Lincoln Memorial University has been ranked safest college campus. Please see the following-... [-]

USA Harrogate
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Read more in English

BSc

Lincoln Memorial University

The biology program at LMU is a comprehensive four-year program in which students take a broad variety of life courses. The Biology Pre-Med concentration is one of the mo ... [+]

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The biology program at LMU is a comprehensive four-year program in which students take a broad variety of life science an science courses.

Special features

The Biology Pre-Med concentration is one of the most popular degree study programs at this University as graduates who excel are guaranteed an interview with LMU's DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and the opportunity to gain entry to a U.S. Medical School. The program offers two tracts: 1) pre-professional for those students considering medical school, pharmacy, veterinary science etc. and 2) ecology for those students considering careers in conservation. Internships are available for those interested in conservation. Students in the undergraduate program complete a research project in their junior and senior year under the supervision of a science faculty member.... [-]

USA Harrogate
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Lincoln Memorial University

To be prepared for graduate school, professional school, or direct employment in the chemical industry, you need a thorough grounding in the major fields of modern chemis ... [+]

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To be prepared for graduate school, professional school, or direct employment in the chemical industry, you need a thorough grounding in the major fields of modern chemistry. As a chemistry major at LMU, you'll study all the major areas of chemistry: organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry. Along the way, you'll get experience--both in the lab and the library as you develop your own research projects and in the real world through internships.

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Science

Four Year Plans Chemistry Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy/Pre-Medical Chemistry Education Track Chemical Physics Chemical Physics Education Track Special Features

LMU offers a unique opportunity for students seeking to enter the medical profession. After successful completion of the Pre-Med track, graduates are guaranteed an interview with LMU's DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. This is a special opportunity for international students who are normally not able to enter U.S medical schools because of long waiting lists.... [-]

USA Harrogate
September 2019
English
4 years
Campus
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Most psychology programs focus on only theory and research. At LMU, we focus on all four areas of psychology--theory, research, self-understanding, and practice--to provi ... [+]

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Most psychology programs focus on only theory and research. At LMU, we focus on all four areas of psychology--theory, research, self-understanding, and practice--to provide you with the most comprehensive understanding of the field. And because our program offers an extensive internship program, you'll get the work experience you need for an immediate job in the field of psychology.

Special Features

At LMU, you'll apply what you've learned. All of our majors conduct research projects and present their findings at conferences. They also get firsthand experience working in psychological services through our senior internship program.

The program allows you the flexibility to minor in a variety of areas, such as gerontology, sociology, Appalachian studies or criminal justice, and take coursework in forensic psychology, the psychology of creativity and health psychology.... [-]

USA Harrogate
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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