Murray State University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Murray State University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Murray State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Murray State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 56% of students who start college at Murray State University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Murray State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Murray State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Murray State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Murray State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Murray State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Murray State University.
Student Designed Majors
Murray State University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Murray State University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Murray State University
Murray State University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Murray State University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Murray State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Murray State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Murray State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Murray State University.
🟨 Murray State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Waterfield Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Murray State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Murray State University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Murray State University has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Murray State University include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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