"The work is hard. It challenges you. But you leave here knowing you can do whatever you set your mind to."

Academics Overview

The first step toward building the life you choose


fields of study

Find your passion. You hear that a lot because it's kind of true. Building the life you choose, in part, means finding work that you really want to get to every day; work that inspires you. Work that turns into a career.

Maybe you know already that you want to be a nurse. Or maybe you have no idea what you want to do. Either way, we can help you find the great passion that becomes your career and give you the knowledge and experience you need to make the most of it.

Within AUM’s five colleges — the Colleges of Business, Education, Arts and Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Public Policy and Justice — you will find more than 90 fields of study in bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. Our schedule is flexible, as well, to fit your life. Our classes are offered days, nights and weekends, as well as online

You will be challenged, but you are not in it alone                                                                     

The programs we offer are academically challenging, meaning you’ll find the rigor and quality that you would expect in a private college. AUM is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and our programs consistently rank among the best in the state.

Yes, college at AUM is challenging, and you’ll work harder than maybe you ever have. But one thing we know, it's only when we're challenged that we grow, that we find out what we're capable of. Besides, we are right there with you, giving you all of the help and resources you need to be successful. At AUM, your classes are small (on average 16:1 student-to-teacher ratio) so that you get more attention from your professors. From your first days on campus, to the Learning Center/Instructional Lab, to your professional advisor — you’ll find everything you need to ensure that your own effort is rewarded.

Honors Program

The University Honors Program is designed help exceptional students — like you — become leaders in whatever field they choose to pursue. The Honors Program will prepare you intellectually and socially for the challenges and responsibilities of our rapidly changing world.

A Culture of Learning 

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) exists, to enhance our abilities through professional development, collaborative services and innovative programs. Faculty Development Institute (FDI), Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), and AUM Connected (the common reading program) all fall under the CELT umbrella. CELT exists to ensure that our students get the very best instruction possible.

AUM Connected: Common Reading Program

As an incoming freshman, you will read an AUM Connected book in your UNIV 1000 course along with all other freshmen. The upperclasses are encouraged to participate as well. This "group read" will engage you in a common academic and social experience that connects you to the university, faculty, and peers through a campus tradition. It will also introduce you to college-level discussions in a non-threatening setting and include you in an academic experience outside of class. AUM Connected gives AUM students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community an opportunity to interact in meaningful conversations related to contemporary social and cultural issues.

Core Curriculum

As an undergraduate, we require that you complete a general studies regimen, in additional to the requirements of your school or department major. We’ve designed the Core Curriculum to give you a grounding in English composition, literature, history, science, fine arts, social sciences and mathematics — all to add depth and context to your education.

Online Learning

We deliver a variety of online programs and individual courses to support many kinds of learners. Through AUM Online, we offer a number of online courses that are both affordable and convenient for working professionals, traditional students, non-resident students and students taking summer courses.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing is a critical — essential — skill today. We created the Writing Across the Curriculum to ensure that you improve the quality of your writing skills no matter your field of study.