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South 14th and Sayles BoulevardABILENE, TEXAS 79697-2339Telephone Number: 325-793-3800Office of Admissions: 1-800-460-2392FAX Number: 325-793-4701mcm.edu2020-2021CATALOGMcMurry University is accredited by theSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissionon Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of McMurry University.McMurry is also accredited byTexas Education AgencyMcMurry is approved for listing as a United Methodist affiliated institution byUniversity Senate of the United Methodist Churchmember ofNorth American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and UniversitiesIndependent Colleges and Universities of TexasTexas United Methodist College AssociationNational Collegiate Honors CouncilCouncil of Independent CollegesNational Association of Independent Colleges & UniversitiesCouncil on Undergraduate ResearchAssociation of Governing BoardsBULLETIN OF McMURRY UNIVERSITY(USPS 074 - 540)2020-2021NINETY-SIXTH SESSIONVOLUME XCVIIMay 2020No. 21Periodical Privileges Paid at Abilene, Texas.Published Annually1

Table of ContentsTABLE OF CONTENTSMcMURRY UNIVERSITYCampus Map. 3Campus Calendar. 4GENERAL INFORMATIONLetter from the President.11Introduction to McMurry.12Campus Buildings and Facilities.12Campus Life.15Admission Policies and Procedures.19Financial Information.26ACADEMIC PROGRAMSAcademic Policies.33Degree Requirements.37Honors Program.39McMurry-Dyess Air Force Base Program.41DEPARTMENTS OF INSTRUCTION.44Undergraduate Course Descriptions. 185GRADUATE STUDIES. 175Graduate Course Descriptions. 182DIRECTORIES. 243Board of Trustees. 243Administration. 243Professors. 244Associate Professors. 245Assistant Professors. 245Instructors. 246Faculty Emeriti. 247Library Staff. 248Administrative Staff. 248General Staff. 249INDEX. 251DISCLAIMERWhile this catalog accurately reflects the programs, policies, andrequirements at the time of printing, the University reserves the right tochange or amend this catalog in any way as may be deemed necessary.The Catalog of McMurry University is, in effect, an agreement betweenthe student and the University. It contains information concerning theacademic requirements and other regulations of the University.Familiarizing yourself with its provisions will allow you to avoid manyof the misunderstandings, delays, and difficulties which otherwise willconfront you as you seek to meet the requirements for matriculation andgraduation.Cover Photo by Jennifer Nichols.2

eSouth 15th Street811916ATHLETICS102246War Hawks Way3304050403020102757428McMurry Court20rdHighlandAvenetSantos StreGrand AvenueSouth 18th Streetue15Security OfficeADMINISTRATION BUILDINGS28. C.E. Maedgen Administration Building29. Maintenance BuildingRESIDENCE & DINING HALLS22. Gold Star Residence Hall23. J.E. & L.E. Mabee Dining Hall24. J.W. Hunt Residence Hall25. Martin Residence Hall26. President Residence Hall27. University Apartments17South 17th StreetARTS & OTHER BUILDINGS18. Ryan Fine Arts Center19. Bynum Band Hall20. Furr Welcome Center21. Garrison Campus Center18eetSouth 18th Street121614trlo SATHLETIC VENUES & PARKS8. Bobby Lee Carter Throws Complex9. J.W. Hunt Physical Education Center/Kimbrell Arena10. Phillips Family Student Activities Center11. R.M. Medley Field House12. Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center13. Athletics Annex14. Wah Wahtaysee Park15. Walt Driggers Field16. Wilford Moore Stadium17. Intramural Field123232625aril29Hunt Street182South 14th StreetAmR o s s A v en u eACADEMIC BUILDINGS1. Finch-Gray Science Building2. Iris Graham Education Building3. Jay-Rollins Library/Academic Enrichment Center4. Noel R. and Anita Henry Chapin Art Building5. Old Main Building6. Radford Auditorium7. The Harold Groves Cooke Classroom BuildingSouth 16th Streetnd AvenuPortlaSentinel Drive1030402050201040leva30us Bo20leSay1013Campus Map

Academic CalendarMcMURRY UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CALENDAR2020 - 2021FALL 2020AUGUST 24 - DECEMBER 11, 2020Subterm 1Subterm 2August 24 - October 16, 2020October 19 - December 11, 2020 AUGUST 202014Faculty Retreat1:00 pm - 4:00 pm17New Employee Orientation8:00 am - 5:00 pm18New Faculty & New Adjunct Orientation9:30 am - 3:00 pm18Beginning of school meeting for all Faculty/Staff8:00 am19Faculty Meeting9:30 am - 11:30 am19Division/Department Meetings1:00 pm - 5:00 pm19Residence Halls Open for New Students9:00 amWeek of 19-23War Hawk Welcome Week20Freshman Seminar10:00 am - 12:00 pm22Residence Halls Open for Returning Students9:00 am24Fall Classes Begin8:00 am28Last Day to Register or Add a Full Term Course5:00 pm28Last Day to Register or Add a Subterm 1 Course5:00 pm SEPTEMBER 20201Graduation Applications Due for May and August 2021 Graduates2Official Fall Enrollment (Census)5:00 pm18Last Day to Drop a Subterm 1 Course with a “W”5:00 pm18Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop for Subterm 1 Course with a “W”5:00 pm24Fall Convocation11:00 am25Last Day to Drop or Withdraw from Subterm 15:00 pm25Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop for Subterm 1 Course5:00 pm9Last Day to Drop a Full Term Course with a “W”5:00 pm9Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop with a “W” for Full Term Course5:00 pm12-15Finals for Subterm 1 Courses15-17Homecoming (no classes on Friday)16End of Subterm 119Midterm Grades Due12:00 Noon19Final Subterm 1 Grades Due in the Registrar’s office12:00 Noon19Subterm 2 Begins23Last Day to Add a Subterm 2 Course5:00 pm4Registration Begins for Spring 20206:00 am13Last Day to Drop a Subterm 2 Course with a “W”5:00 pm13Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop w/ “W” for Subterm 2 Course5:00 pm20Last Day to Drop a Full Term or a Subterm 2 Course5:00 pm20Last Day to Withdraw from the University5:00 pm20Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop for Full Term or Subterm 2 Course5:00 pm OCTOBER 2020 NOVEMBER 20204

Academic CalendarMcMURRY UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CALENDAR2020 - 202125-27Thanksgiving Holidays DECEMBER 20207-11Final Examinations for Full Term & Subterm 2 Courses11End of Fall Term11Residence Halls Close7:00 pm14Final Grades Due in the Registrar’s office for Full Term & Subterm 2 Courses12:00 NoonDec 24 - Jan 1Christmas Holidays (Offices Closed)5

Academic CalendarMcMURRY UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CALENDAR2019 - 2020SPRING 2021JANUARY 11 - MAY 7, 2021Subterm 1Subterm 2January 11 - March 5, 2021March 15 - May 7, 2021 JANUARY 20211New Year Holiday9Residence Halls Open for New and Returning Students9:00 am11Spring Classes Begin8:00 am15Last Day to Register or Add a Full Term Course5:00 pm15Last Day to Add a Course or Register for Subterm 15:00 pm18Martin Luther King Holiday21Official Spring Enrollment (Census)5:00 pm1Graduation Applications Due for December 2021 Graduates5:00 pm5Last Day to Drop a Course for Subterm 1 with a “W”5:00 pm5Last day to Submit Administrative Drop for Subterm 1 Course w/ a “W”5:00 pm12Last Day to Drop or Withdraw from Subterm 15:00 pm12Last day to Submit Administrative Drop for Subterm 1 Course5:00 pm28Last Day to Drop a Full Term Course with a “W”5:00 pm28Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop with a “W” for Full Term Course5:00 pm FEBRUARY 2021 MARCH 20211-5Final Exams for Subterm 1 Courses5End of Subterm 18-12Spring Break15Midterm Grades Due12:00 Noon15Final Subterm 1 Grades Due in the Registrar’s office12:00 Noon15Subterm 2 Classes Begin19Last Day to Add a Subterm 2 Course5:00 pm APRIL 20212Good Friday Holiday5Easter Monday Holiday7Registration Begins for May, Summer, Fall 20216:00 am9Last Day to Drop a Subterm 2 Course with a “W”5:00 pm9Last day to Submit Administrative Drop for Subterm 2 Course w/ a “W”5:00 pm16Last Day to Drop or Withdraw from Subterm 25:00 pm16Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop for Subterm 2 Course5:00 pm16Last Day to Drop a Full Term Course or Withdraw from the University5:00 pm16Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop for Full Term Course5:00 pm MAY 20213-7Final Examinations for Full Term & Subterm 2 Courses7End of Spring Semester7Residence Halls Close for Non-Graduating Students7:00 pm7Rehearsal for Commencement4:00 pm6

Academic Calendar7Baccalaureate5:30 pm8Commencement10:00 am10Final Grades Due in the Registrar’s office for Full Term & Subterm 2 Courses12:00 Noon7

Academic CalendarMcMURRY UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CALENDAR2020 - 2021SUMMER 2021MAY 10 - AUGUST 6, 2021May TermSummer ISummer IIMay 10 - 28, 2021June 1 - July 2, 2021July 6 - August 6, 2021 MAY TERM 2021 MAY 202110May Term Classes Begin10Last Day to Register or Add a May Term Course5:00 pm11Official May Term Enrollment (Census)5:00 pm14Last Day to Drop a May Term Course with a “W”5:00 pm14Last day to Submit Administrative Drop for May Term Course w/ a “W”5:00 pm21Last Day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from the University for May Term5:00 pm21Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop for May Term5:00 pm28End of May Term31Memorial Day Holiday JUNE 20211Final May Term Grades due in the Registrar’s office12:00 Noon SUMMER I 2021 JUNE 20211Summer I Classes Begin2Last Day to Register or Add a Summer I Course5:00 pm3Official Summer I Enrollment (Census)5:00 pm11Last Day to Drop a Summer I Course with a “W”5:00 pm11Last day to Submit Administrative Drop for Summer I Course w/ a “W”5:00 pm25Last Day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from the University for Summer I5:00 pm25Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop for Summer I5:00 pm JULY 20212End of Summer I5July 4th Holiday6Final Summer I Grades due in the Registrar’s office12:00 Noon SUMMER II 2021 JULY 20216Summer II Classes Begin7Last Day to Register or Add a Summer II Course5:00 pm8Official Summer II Enrollment (Census)5:00 pm16Last Day to Drop a Summer II course with a “W”5:00 pm16Last day to Submit Administrative Drop for Summer II Course w/ a “W”5:00 pm30Last Day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from the University for Summer II5:00 pm30Last Day to Submit Administrative Drop for Summer II Course5:00 pm AUGUST 20216End of Summer II9Final Summer II Grades due in the Registrar’s officeAugust 23, 2021 – Fall 2021 Classes Begin812:00 Noon



From ThePRESIDENTWelcome to McMurry University!McMurry University is pleased to offer this catalogof programs. Collectively, these programs definethe McMurry Experience, an experience marked byopportunities for student achievement in all aspectsof our campus activities. This experience is guidedby our five Core Values:Christian Faith as the foundation of life,GENERALINFORMATIONPersonal Relationships as the catalyst for life,Learning as the journey of life,Excellence as the goal of life, andService as the measure of life.Introduction to McMurryMcMurry University is a student-centered institutionthat is relationship-based and is focused on learningand undergraduate research as well as scholarlyand creative activity. We are an inclusive UnitedMethodist institution emphasizing the opportunityfor reflection and spiritual growth. McMurry isan academic community focused on service,community engagement, and student engagementwhich is informed by the principles of servantleadership. McMurry University is committed tomanifest an approach to learning that empowersstudents and prepares them to deal with complexity,diversity, and change.Campus LifeAdmission ProceduresFinancial InformationSandra S. Harper, PhDPresident11

Mission / History / Buildings & FacilitiesCollege’s academic and fine arts facilities. By action of the McMurry CollegeBoard of Trustees in October 1989, McMurry College was renamed McMurryUniversity effective with the beginning of the 1990 Fall Semester. This changewas accompanied by the creation of a College of Arts and Sciences, Schoolof Business, School of Education, and the Patty Hanks Shelton School ofNursing, as well as significant curricular innovations. McMurry University isrecognized as an innovative, liberal arts university offering quality liberal arts,pre-professional, and professional undergraduate education to its students.Thousands of her alumni are serving with distinction in significant positionsthroughout America. In recent years McMurry has made a particularlyenviable record in the sound preparation of young men and women forcareers in business, science, education, and the Christian ministry.INTRODUCTION TO McMURRYMISSION OF McMURRY UNIVERSITYShaped by Christian principles, McMurry University challenges students toexamine our complex world from multiple perspectives in preparation forlives of leadership, service, and professional success.The University fulfills this mission by fostering a campus culture that isdistinctive in the following ways:McMurry is shaped by Christian principles.As a United Methodist institution grounded in traditions of intellectualachievement and vital piety, McMurry nurtures and cares for students asthey face the many challenges of higher education. The institution providesthe support necessary to encourage students to grow as whole persons –spiritually, emotionally, morally, intellectually, socially, and physically. TheMcMurry community expresses its Christian principles through hospitalityand gracious interactions with those who do and those who do not identifywith the Christian faith. The institution encourages connections betweenpeople of varying circumstances, cultures, languages, and beliefs.CAMPUS BUILDINGS & FACILITIESADMINISTRATION BUILDING. The C.E. Maedgen AdministrationBuilding, completed in 1962, houses the administrative offices of theUniversity. This structure will remain as a lasting tribute to the late Mr. andMrs. C.E. Maedgen of Lubbock, Texas.BAND HALL. This two-story structure contains a large rehearsal room,offices, practice rooms, and storage rooms. The funds for its construction wereprovided through the generous gifts of foundations and alumni and friends ofthe McMurry Band Program. A total renovation was completed in 2008.McMurry challenges students to examine our complex worldfrom multiple perspectives.The goal of a McMurry education is to provide the foundation for anexamined, informed, and purposeful life. To that end, academic programsencourage students to build on the broader curricular experience andintegrate the various disciplines’ core ideas while developing fundamentalskills in communication, analysis, and reasoning. McMurry strives tocreate an environment in which students can examine their own andothers’ perspectives to become, not simply consumers of knowledge, butsophisticated producers of knowledge connected to a global world. Such anenvironment better prepares women and men of all backgrounds to engageothers in working toward the common good.BOBBY LEE CARTER THROWS COMPLEX. Dedicated in April 2011,the Bobby Lee Carter Throws Complex, located just to the west of WilfordMoore Stadium, is one of the finest small college state-of-the-art throwsfacilities for the shot put, discus, hammer throw and javelin events. Thefacility has been enclosed by an eight-foot chain-link fence that surroundsthe area. Carter was a 1952 graduate of McMurry University and Athletic Hallof Honor inductee in 1999 and was the primary donor for the throws facility.CAMPUS CENTER. Completed in the fall of 1979, the Shirley L. and MildredGarrison United Methodist Campus Center is a 2 million structure located inthe center of McMurry’s campus. The campus center is a partially undergroundstructure with grassy slopes rising around its walls. This structure is usedfor a wide variety of activities. Weekly campus worship services and specialevents are held in the Mabee Room, students’ free time may be spent in theSports Grille or the Nest, and the faculty relaxes in the faculty lounge. In 2003,the Braniff Lounge became the Windjammers Lounge honoring a McMurrystudent band of the 1960s. The campus center was recently renovated toinclude new carpet in the Mabee Room and new furniture and carpeting in theWindjammer’s Lounge. Other facilities located here are the college bookstore,student government, Campus Activities Board office, post office, CarletonChapel and the Religious and Spiritual Life office.McMurry prepares students for lives of leadership, service,and professional success.Through its curricular and extra-curricular opportunities, McMurry givesstudents practical experience in leadership and service. The institutionplaces particular importance on servant leadership, an approach thatfocuses on empowering followers by encouraging and supporting thegrowth of others. The university develops servant leaders who seek totransform communities through listening first, emphasizing excellence andempathy, and inspiring an attitude of service. McMurry graduates have asolid basis for achievement in their religious, civic, professional, and familycommunities. McMurry expects its alumni to perform as servant leaders indiverse and complex environments and to use their leadership skills for thebetterment of community and society.NOEL R. and ANITA HENRY CHAPIN ART BUILDING. Constructedin 1999-2000. The Chapin Building provides instructional space for ceramicsand for student and faculty studios.HISTORYMcMurry College was voted into being at the annual session of theNorthwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church in October, 1920, atClarendon, Texas. The College was established at Abilene upon an offer ofinducements from the Chamber of Commerce and other benefactors. Theconstruction of the first building, now the Old Main Building, was begun inthe spring of 1922. By action of the same conference which established theschool, Dr. J.W. Hunt was elected its first president. Under his direction theCollege opened its doors in September, 1923.CLASSROOM BUILDING. The Harold Grov

S o u t h 1 4 t h S t r e e t S e n t i n e l D r i v e . Athletics Annex 14. Wah Wahtaysee Park 15. Walt Driggers Field 16. Wilford Moore Stadium 17. Intramural Field AT OT LG 18. Ryan Fine Arts Center 19. Bynum Band Hall 20. Furr Welcome Center 21. Garrison Campus Center . 13