Troy University’s history of teaching excellence dates to its founding in February 1887 as Troy Normal School. From the outset, the institution quickly earned a reputation for innovation and accessibility. Troy Normal became Troy State Teachers College in 1929, Troy State College in 1957, and Troy State University in 1967.
The Montgomery campus earned independent accreditation in 1983, as did the Dothan campus in 1985. The Phenix City campus and the locations around the nation and the world, administered by the Troy Global Campus, have always operated under the accreditation of the Troy campus.
In 2005, the separately accredited campuses were merged into a single university structure forming Troy University. This name change represented the fifth major advancement in the storied, dynamic rise of the University to national and international prominence. Today, Troy University serves nearly 30,000 students in Alabama and around the world.
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This catalog is the official announcement of the programs, requirements, and regulations of the University, and students enrolling in the University are subject to the provisions as stated. It is the responsibility of every student to follow the standards and expectations contained in this catalog, as well as those in the student handbook, The Oracle. Fees and other charges, courses, requirements, and conditions are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to cancel any class or section for insufficient enrollment. Although the publisher of this catalog has made every reasonable effort to attain factual accuracy herein, no responsibility is assumed for editorial, clerical or printing errors or errors occasioned by honest mistake. All information contained in this catalog is subject to change by appropriate officials of Troy University without prior notice.
Troy University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, color, race, national origin, gender, political or religious opinions or affiliations, disability, disabled veteran/Vietnam-era Veteran status or sexual preference/ orientation in its admissions, education, employment, or access to its programs. The University fully complies with the following: Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its amendments; Federal Executive Order 11246; Educational Amendments of 1972 and 1974; the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974; and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.
Disclosure of a student’s social security number is voluntary and not mandatory, and this University is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The University complies with guidelines and regulations established by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration of the United States Government.