Muskingum University

Introduction

Welcome to Muskingum University

"Generations of students have found themselves in the right place at Muskingum College for finding and opening roads to understanding and competence. I've always believed that New Concord and Muskingum are the centers of the universe because if you get your start here, you can go anywhere." John Glenn, Class of '43 United States Senator, Astronaut Since its founding in 1837, Muskingum has been a community of learners - people learning from and with other people. Muskingum's mission is to educate the "whole person" - intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically - and it does so by meeting students where they are on the educational continuum, and by helping these students to progress to their maximum potential. Muskingum's excellence is measured most significantly by its alumni, who have served the world as CEO's of major corporations, major media figures, scientists, educators, civic and religious leaders, and as parents and friends. Learn what others, including the Harvard Business Review and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, have to say about Muskingum alumni. We invite you to learn more about this very special place.

Mission

The mission of Muskingum University is to offer quality academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences in the setting of a residential, coeducational, church-related college and in the context of a caring community where individual fulfillment is encouraged and human dignity is respected. Its primary purpose is to develop—intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically—whole persons, by fostering critical thinking, positive action, ethical sensitivity and spiritual growth, so that they may lead vocationally productive, personally satisfying and socially responsible lives.

Location

Muskingum University, located in east-central Ohio, is easily accessible by major east-west and north-south highways. The village of New Concord, Muskingum's hometown, is located on US 22 and 40, along Interstate 70, 115 miles west of Pittsburgh and 70 miles east of Columbus. US Interstates 77 and 70 intersect ten miles east of New Concord near Cambridge; Zanesville is sixteen miles to the west.

History

Muskingum University is rich in tradition, its proud heritage reaching back to the first half of the nineteenth century when Ohio was an infant state and covered wagons were bringing adventurous settlers westward over the newly completed National Road through New Concord. The University's Indian name, sometimes mispronounced and often misspelled, is a source of pride to those who cherish the history of that colorful part of frontier America “beyond the Alleghenies.” During its first half-century, Muskingum adhered to the educational patterns of the classical college of the period. In 1854 women were admitted on an equal basis with men. After the Civil War, a period of steady growth began, accelerating until the frontier classical college of less than a hundred students has evolved into a modern liberal arts and sciences college of some 1,900 with graduate school students, with a 225-acre campus. When Franklin College, an important educational institution of the Presbyterian Church in the 19th century, closed in 1927, its alumni rolls came to Muskingum. In January 2000, Dr. Anne C. Steele became Muskingum University's 20th President. Muskingum changed in chartered status from college to university in 2009.

Presbyterian Heritage

On March 18, 1837, the state legislature granted a group of New Concord citizens a charter to establish a college in the village. Because the community was settled largely by farm people of Scotch-Irish descent, the predominant religion was Presbyterian. In 1877 Muskingum became associated with the Synod of Ohio of the United Presbyterian Church. With the merger of the Presbyterian and United Presbyterian churches in 1958, Muskingum became associated with the newly-created United Presbyterian Church in the USA. In 1983 that church merged with the Presbyterian Church in the United States to form the Presbyterian Church (USA). Muskingum's direct affiliation is with the three-state Synod of the Covenant.

Accreditation

Muskingum University has been continuously accredited since 1919 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (renewed in 2013), and is authorized by, and receives periodic reauthorization from, the Ohio Board of Regents to grant its degrees. The program in chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society. Muskingum University is fully approved for teacher education by the Ohio Department of Education and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Muskingum is a member of the Interstate Certification Compact which provides for comparable education certification in numerous other states including, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey are included. Muskingum holds memberships in the American Council on Education, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Muskingum University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, (703) 437-0700. The University is also a member of the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organization (OCTEO). HLC Accreditation 2012

Non-Discrimination Statement

Muskingum University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, handicap, physical challenge, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or political affiliation, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its education programs and activities, including rights and privileges, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic activities and school-administered programs. The Director of Human Resources, Compliance Coordinator, has been designated to coordinate the College’s compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap, race, sex and age, respectively. The Director of Human Resources, Montgomery Hall, may be contacted at (740) 826-8114.

Academics

At Muskingum, academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences are central to our mission: "to develop - intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically - whole persons." Muskingum's classrooms, laboratories, clinical sites, internships, field placements, rehearsal halls, theatres, galleries, playing fields and common areas are all places where students work with accomplished scholar-teachers to hone their intellectual skills, broaden their cultural perspectives, and develop life-long habits for learning, service, and leadership. The presentation of academic information on the Muskingum website is structured in a way to address the needs of particular categories of students at the University. Use the links on this page to explore all the opportunities for learning that Muskingum's academic programs offer. Traditional Undergraduate Programs For students pursuing the first baccalaureate degree (entering first-year and transfer students) who plan to take the majority of their classes in the daytime. PLUS Program Designed to provide structured academic assistance to students with diagnosed learning differences. PLUS Program students pursue a traditional undergraduate academic program while receiving learning support. The link directs visitors to the PLUS Program pages of the website. Muskingum Adult Program (MAP) A baccalaureate degree program designed primarily for adult students who have earned a significant amount of academic credit toward a bachelor’s degree but whose work or personal schedules require that they take classes in the evenings or on the weekends. Graduate Programs Encompasses the Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology, and Education Specialist graduate programs. Students with baccalaureate degrees who are seeking additional teacher licensure should also follow this link.

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Bachelor in Accounting

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

Three students are usually employed by the accounting faculty as student assistants. The student assistants grade homework, copy class handouts, periodically tutor students, and provide other administrative assistance. [+]

Student Opportunities Internships

Examples of recent internships for Accounting students include:

Holbrook and Manter, CPAs (Staff Auditor) Neeman Medical International (Asia) Ltd. (Staff Accountant) Ernst & Young (Abu Dhabi) (Staff Auditor) State Auditor of Ohio (Audit Fellowship Intern) Employment

Three students are usually employed by the accounting faculty as student assistants. The student assistants grade homework, copy class handouts, periodically tutor students, and provide other administrative assistance.

Career Possibilities for Accounting Majors Public Accounting Corporate Accounting Government Education Non-profit Where Recent Accounting Majors from Muskingum are Employed: Ernst and Young PricewaterhouseCoopers Ohio State Auditors’ Office Rea and Associates Crowe, Chizek and Company Graduate Programs ... [-]

Bachelor in Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

Business Management Core Requirements (30 Credit Hours) [+]

Business Management (48 semester hours for major)

Business Management Core Requirements (30 Credit Hours)

ACCT 201 Financial Accounting (3) ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting (3) BUSI 321 Organizational Management (3) BUSI 360 Business Law (3) BUSI 414 Business Ethics (3) BUSI 420 Information Systems for Business (3) ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3) ECON 216 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) ECON 325 Statistics (3)

Choose One of the Following:

COMM 355 Organizational Communication (3) ENGL 202 Business Writing (3)

Business Management Requirements (18 Credit Hours)

BUSI 318 Managerial Finance (3) BUSI 326 Financial analysis & Investment (3) BUSI 341 Marketing (3) BUSI 412 International Business (3) BUSI 450 Strategic Management (3) BUSI 496 Bachelor of Science Seminar in Business (3) [-]

Bachelor in Business Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

The Business Management program is a fully integrated degree program which seeks to provide students both a multi-faceted foundation in the classroom and the opportunity for special off-campus internships in the business world. Students leave prepared for graduate study in economics, business or law and for immediate participation in the business community. [+]

The Business Management program is a fully integrated degree program which seeks to provide students both a multi-faceted foundation in the classroom and the opportunity for special off-campus internships in the business world. Students leave prepared for graduate study in economics, business or law and for immediate participation in the business community.

Student Opportunities Internships

Recent internships for Business students include:

Resource Systems (New Concord, OH) Empower Media Marketing (Cincinnati, OH) Historic Roscoe Village (Coshocton, OH) Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Columbus, OH) Cincinnati Swarm (Professional Arena Football) The Washington Group (Cleveland, OH) Research ... [-]

Bachelor in Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

The program facilitates an understanding of the materials around us and the changes they undergo by providing students with the knowledge they need for an understanding of everyday experience and environmental and economic concerns. [+]

The Muskingum University chemistry department’s laboratory intensive instructional program has been certified by the American Chemical Society since 1966. The program facilitates an understanding of the materials around us and the changes they undergo by providing students with the knowledge they need for an understanding of everyday experience and environmental and economic concerns.

Student Opportunities Internships

Most chemistry majors apply for NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates, as well as for other research internships at various universities around the country. All of these internships involve original research into a chemical problem. A couple of examples of universities where students have worked in the past couple of years are Bowling Green State University and the University of Oregon.... [-]


Bachelor in Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

Muskingum University provides its students with a sound technical education that includes topics from a number of emerging areas, including web tool development, network and wireless communication, animated graphics, artificial life, and robotics. [+]

Muskingum University provides its students with a sound technical education that includes topics from a number of emerging areas, including web tool development, network and wireless communication, animated graphics, artificial life, and robotics. At the same time, the department faculty believes that a liberal arts institution should have a special mission that includes discussions of the effects of this technology within our society and around the world.

Student Opportunities Internships

Recent internships for Computer Science students include:

Battelle Labs Datatel IBM NASA Research

In addition to internships, students generally get involved in research in connection with two courses—CPSC 400: Programming Projects and CPSC 495: Computer Science Seminar.... [-]


Bachelor in Economics

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

Economic forces affect all persons in many ways. Control of these forces depends on an understanding of them, gained through the study of economics. [+]

Economic forces affect all persons in many ways. Control of these forces depends on an understanding of them, gained through the study of economics.

Related Areas of Study Accounting Business International Business Mission Statement

The mission of the Economics, Accounting and Business Department is to help produce well-rounded members of the business community who understand the necessity of profit balanced by the constraints of ethical conduct, legal behavior, and risk. All four majors in our Department (Economics, Accounting, Accounting-Public, and Business) are designed to provide the tools necessary for our graduates to succeed in both the world of commerce and in graduate degree programs. We seek to challenge our students to objectively analyze economic circumstances, to construct feasible and ethical alternatives, and to make appropriate decisions that balance the welfare of the firm with the overall impact on society.... [-]


Bachelor in Engineering Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

Engineering Science is a modern, multidisciplinary engineering program designed to bridge the gap between scientific discovery and the production of new technologies. [+]

Engineering Science is a modern, multidisciplinary engineering program designed to bridge the gap between scientific discovery and the production of new technologies. By combining a broad foundation in engineering, mathematics, science and liberal arts with practical experience in designing, implementing, and reporting on real-world projects, a degree in Engineering Science is well-suited to meet the rapidly changing needs and opportunities in engineering and science-related career fields.

Accreditation

ABETThe Engineering Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Mission Statement

Graduates of the Engineering Science, Physics, and Physics Education programs offered by the Department of Physics & Engineering at Muskingum University will... [-]


Bachelor in Environmental Science

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

The mission of the Environmental Science program at Muskingum University is to expose students to a nurturing and thought-provoking academic and research experience that will stimulate a life-long and genuine interest in the relationship between human beings and the natural environment of the earth. [+]

The mission of the Environmental Science program at Muskingum University is to expose students to a nurturing and thought-provoking academic and research experience that will stimulate a life-long and genuine interest in the relationship between human beings and the natural environment of the earth.

Student Opportunities Internships

Recent internships for Environmental Science students include:

NSF sponsored Research for Undergraduates (REU) Programs – Muskingum students have participated in a variety of REU programs at different Universities studying environmental issues. Examples include one student who studied at Furman University as part of their Basin Research program and another who participated in the University of Delaware’s REU program monitoring water samples in the Chesapeake Bay area.... [-]


Bachelor in International Business

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

The International Business major at Muskingum University provides students with a set of competencies necessary for success in today’s global economy by combining courses from diverse disciplines. [+]

The International Business major at Muskingum University provides students with a set of competencies necessary for success in today’s global economy by combining courses from diverse disciplines. Students learn the language and basic principles of business, accounting, and economics; acquire multicultural awareness and communication skills in a world language (English for non-native speakers); and gain an international perspective through their coursework in political science, History, and other areas.

Related Areas of Study Accounting Business Economics French German International Affairs Spanish Student Opportunities Research

In addition to senior seminars, which typically involve independent research under the tutelage of a professor, the department is involved in the Summer Fellows program. Recent examples of summer fellows projects include recalculating the Human Development Index to identify where education ranks as a priority for different societies, and using sophisticated techniques such as Date Envelopment Analysis to investigate the formation of strategic groups in Big Ten football. Employment... [-]


Bachelor in Mathematics

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New Concord

The Math program at Muskingum University is designed to portray mathematics as a universal language of creative and critical thought and to meet the needs of those who intend to teach, to do graduate work in mathematics, and to pursue careers which rely substantially upon mathematics. [+]

The Math program at Muskingum University is designed to portray mathematics as a universal language of creative and critical thought and to meet the needs of those who intend to teach, to do graduate work in mathematics, and to pursue careers which rely substantially upon mathematics.

Student Opportunities Research

The primary opportunity for student research is in MATH 495: Mathematics Seminar. In addition, students sometimes work one-on-one with faculty members in directed study situations on research topics.

Honoraries

Students studying Mathematics at Muskingum have the opportunity to join the Ohio Zeta chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honorary. KME is a specialized honor society with chapters in colleges and universities which offer a strong mathematics program. The chapters' members are selected from students of mathematics or closely related fields who attain academic distinction. Approximately sixty thousand students have been initiated since KME was founded in 1930.... [-]