May 18, 2024  
UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Notice to Students

Catalog Applicability:

The UofM catalog is made available electronically by the University of Memphis. Requirements in this catalog are valid for students whose initial enrollment occurs Fall 2020-Summer 2021. This catalog is valid through Summer 2027.  The University of Memphis (UofM) reserves the right to cancel or alter any part of this catalog without notice (subject to the following): The course offerings and requirements of the University of Memphis are continually under examination and revision. This catalog presents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication, but is no guarantee that they will not be changed or revoked. The specific courses or activities constituting the degree requirements for any programs are subject to state contractual terms and does not constitute a contract between the student and the UofM.

UofM reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies and other rules and regulations affecting students to be effective whenever determined by the institution. These changes will govern current and formerly enrolled students. Enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions. Any fees, charges or costs, and all academic regulations set forth in this catalog are subject to change at any time, and all courses, programs, and activities described in this catalog are subject to cancellation or termination by the UofM at any time.


A student may complete the requirements for the initial degree under the provisions of any valid UofM Catalog provided the effective date of that catalog is not earlier than the student’s initial admission to UofM or some other accredited institution of higher learning. The degree requirements published in the Undergraduate Catalog of the University of Memphis are valid for seven years from the beginning of the academic year to which the catalog applies.

With the approval of the dean of the college through which the student’s degree is offered, any student who had completed at least fifteen semester hours of course work and whose progress was interrupted by a call to active military duty may extend the validity date for graduation for any Catalog valid at the time of the call to active duty. Though the student should attempt to complete requirements within the normal seven-year validity period, the dean may grant an extension commensurate with actual time served on active military duty and time required for directly related medical treatment that prevents the student’s re-enrollment. Qualification for this extension is contingent upon re-enrollment within a period of time deemed reasonable by the dean. The extension is not allowed for a full military career.

The seven-year catalog validity period applies only to degree requirements as specified in Graduation from the University and Colleges, Degree Programs and Courses-Undergraduate  sections of the catalog. It does not apply to regulations in the Academic Regulations  section. Specific regulations apply for the year in which they appear in the catalog.

Degree Awarded:

After a degree has been awarded, the academic record (to include the transcript of all courses that comprises the awarded degree) is considered final and locked. Repeat processing, dropping of individual courses, withdrawals for a term, and any other adjustments to the final academic record will not be considered. Only administrative errors can be corrected on the final transcript after the degree has been awarded. Any academic record concerns that a student has during their final semester must be discussed with their graduation analyst prior to graduation.