Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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Global Campus meets the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
University Honors Program
English as a Second Language Courses
The University Honors Program, open to students in all undergraduate divisions of the university, is administered by the Honors Council and the director of university honors. Minimum requirement for acceptance into the program is a composite score of 26 on the ACT (or ACT residual) or an 1180 on the SAT. The student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher to be inducted into the program in the spring of the freshman or sophomore year and must maintain a 3.25 to graduate as a University Honors Scholar.
The purpose of the University Honors Program is to offer the academically superior student a specially designed program, within a supportive community, that fosters critical thinking, intellectual development and social responsibility. This enhanced program is designed to provide a balance of common experience and flexibility addressed to individual achievement as well as a comprehensive framework on which to build disciplinary studies.
The Honors Program also has an honors house on campus which houses both male and female students. Students should consult with the director of the University Honors Program and the director of University Housing for availabilities and stipulations. The house serves as a residence and a focal point for meetings and activities with the Honors Alliance, faculty and staff in the Honors Program.
The official student voice within the program is the University Honors Alliance. Membership to the University Honors Alliance is offered to any student with a 3.25 grade point average or higher. There is an annual membership fee as well.
University Honors Program Requirements
First Year, PEAK Program (one semester):
University Honors candidates will be notified of acceptance into the University Honors Program in the spring semester. Candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and complete HON 1101 in order to qualify for the spring induction of Honors Scholars. Students are encouraged to take an honors version of general studies or other courses previously mentioned to satisfy the seven courses over four discipline requirement. All honors students must meet with the director of the University Honors Program each semester for advising.
Honors Versions of General Studies courses
Honors credit in mathematics will be granted for MTH 1125 (Calculus) and higher.
University Honors Program Courses (HON)
Please see the course descriptions section of this catalog for descriptions of University Honors Program Courses (HON).
After completion of IDS 2201, students will select an additional 9 hours in a content area of focus and take advisor approved electives in Context, Public Issues, and Skills and Tools. See advisor in Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement in Eldridge Hall 122 for approved courses.
Troy University’s English as a Second Language program offers intensive English language instruction for non-native speakers. This program addresses the needs of students who plan to pursue further university study in the United States or who wish to sharpen their language skills for personal or professional reasons. In addition to improving listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability, ESL classes also increase students' understanding of American culture and university life. Level I - V courses are offered for institutional credit; up to six credits of level VI courses can be used to fulfill the free elective course requirement towards an undergraduate degree, pending evidence of proficiency. For further information contact the director of the English as a Second Language Program on the Troy Campus.
The ESL program is available on the Troy Campus. For more information, see the Academic Regulations section of this catalog. For information about the terms of instruction, contact the Center for International Programs at (334) 670-3335.
English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are described in the course descriptions chapter of this catalog.
Experiential learning assessment (ELA) is a process used by Troy University to evaluate prior college-equivalent learning attained by students outside the classroom and not transferable through any of the standard methods of accepting non-traditional credit. Each student prepares a portfolio that is a carefully organized folder documenting learning outcomes (not learning activities) for the purpose of earning credit for a specific college course or courses. The procedure for students interested in requesting assessment of prior experiential learning is as follows:
NOTE: No more than 25 percent of the degree may be earned by using experiential learning assessment credit or portfolio-based credit. Academic credit earned through experiential learning will not count toward the University’s residency requirement.
Military electives may be taken from credit earned through the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), or military credit from regionally accredited institutions. For additional information regarding the military science minor, please consult the index of this catalog.
Admission to accredited professional schools of law requires from three to four years of college preparatory work with preference given to applicants with the bachelor’s degree. Law schools generally do not prescribe a particular major or course of undergraduate study as a prerequisite for admission. All such schools emphasize the important of excellence in whichever course of study is pursued. For students planning to enter the profession of law, it is recommended that a student pursue a bachelor’s degree giving emphasis to such fields as English, history, political science, criminal justice, social science, speech communication or business. For individualized advice about courses appropriate for law school, students may consult with the advisers for the Pre-Law Society.
Program requirements among the professional schools of engineering vary, although certain courses are common to most such schools, particularly during the first two years’ work. Students may complete from one to two years of pre-engineering and basic engineering course work at Troy University before transferring to a professional school. The choice of the professional school and the particular field of engineering will determine the appropriate time for transfer. Consequently, students are assigned pre-engineering academic advisers to assist them prior to registration each term.
Courses required for admission to these professional schools are available at Troy University. Admission to these schools is highly competitive. Troy University recommends that students who plan a career in medicine, dentistry, optometry or osteopathic medicine follow a program which leads to the bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree. Because certain specific courses are required by medical, dental, optometry or osteopathic medicine schools, Troy provides pre-medicine and pre-dentistry advisers and the pre-professional student has the opportunity to consult with the major adviser throughout his/her undergraduate studies.
Programs leading to the doctor of veterinary medicine degree normally require four years of preparatory college work and four years in the professional school. Four years of the preparatory work may be taken at Troy University.
Pre-agriculture and Forestry
Students who plan to follow courses of study leading to degrees in agricultural engineering, animal or poultry husbandry, dairying, farm management, horticulture, wildlife, agriculture education, or forestry may complete as much as the first year’s work at Troy. Certain courses required during the second year also are offered, but before continuing into the second year, the student should carefully examine the requirements of the professional school selected.
Other Pre-professional Career Paths
Troy University also provides appropriate courses of study for a number of other professional and vocational fields, including pharmacy, home economics, land surveying, physical therapy, public administration, seminary training, etc. These programs require general preparation (as required for the bachelor’s degree) as a prerequisite for admission to the professional or graduate school.