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Academic Divisions

Business & Economic Development

Business & Economic Development This division, with areas of study in Accounting, Economics, Management and Finance, offers a single major in Business Administration with tracks in Accounting, Management, or Finance. This major leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Education

The Division of Education conducts and coordinates programs for the preparation of teacher candidates at the initial level. Initial program preparation areas include: Early Childhood Education, K-6 Interdisciplinary Studies, Middle Grades and Secondary Licensure Programs, Special Education (K-12), and Visual Arts Licensure (K-12). All programs within the Division are designed to provide academic rigor and advanced level studies which prepare teacher candidates for further studies in the field of education.

Fine Arts & Humanities

This division with areas of study in Art, English, Humanities, French, Spanish, Music, Philosophy and Religion, offers majors in Art, English, Humanities and Music, all leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Licensure in secondary, middle school, and/or elementary education may be completed along with the major programs. In collaboration with the Division of Education, certification is offered in English for secondary education, English/Language Arts for certification in elementary and/or middle grades education and Art for both elementary and secondary licensure.

Natural & Mathematical Sciences

This division, with areas of study in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural Science and Physics, offers majors in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information Technology all leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. In collaboration with the Division of Education, certification is offered in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics for secondary education, as well as General Mathematics and General Science for certification in elementary and/or middle grades education.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

This division, with areas of study in African and African-American Studies, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Social Work and Sociology, offers majors in: Criminal Justice, History, Political Science (Government), Social Science, Social Studies, Sociology, Social Work and Urban Leadership and Social Justice. Majors in Criminal Justice, Social Studies and Social Work lead to the Bachelor of Science degree. Majors in History, Political Science (Government), Social Science, Sociology, and Urban Leadership and Social Justice lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree. In collaboration with the Division of Education, certification is offered in History and Political Science (Government) for secondary education as well as Social Studies for certification in elementary and/or middle grades education.
  • Tennessee Intercollegiate Student Legislature (TISL)
  • ASAP
  • Center for African & African American Studies

Accelerated Studies

Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals (formerly the Accelerated Degree Completion Program- ADCP) provides a non-traditional learning environment designed to help adults and professionals complete a bachelor’s degree by attending class one night a week (or on Saturday mornings). Our adult and professional studies program is designed with the working adult in mind.
Students experience significant improvement in their communication and decision-making skills as well as leadership abilities. Knowledge and skills learned in class can be applied in the workplace from the beginning of the very first class. The Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals (ASAP) program provides each student with a solid foundation for further career development
Business & Economic Development

Business & Economic Development

Business & Economic Development This division, with areas of study in Accounting, Economics, Management and Finance, offers a single major in Business Administration with tracks in Accounting, Management, or Finance. This major leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Education

Education

The Division of Education conducts and coordinates programs for the preparation of teacher candidates at the initial level. Initial program preparation areas include: Early Childhood Education, K-6 Interdisciplinary Studies, Middle Grades and Secondary Licensure Programs, Special Education (K-12), and Visual Arts Licensure (K-12). All programs within the Division are designed to provide academic rigor and advanced level studies which prepare teacher candidates for further studies in the field of education.
Fine Arts & Humanities

Fine Arts & Humanities

This division with areas of study in Art, English, Humanities, French, Spanish, Music, Philosophy and Religion, offers majors in Art, English, Humanities and Music, all leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Licensure in secondary, middle school, and/or elementary education may be completed along with the major programs. In collaboration with the Division of Education, certification is offered in English for secondary education, English/Language Arts for certification in elementary and/or middle grades education and Art for both elementary and secondary licensure.
Natural & Mathematical Sciences

Natural & Mathematical Sciences

This division, with areas of study in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural Science and Physics, offers majors in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information Technology all leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. In collaboration with the Division of Education, certification is offered in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics for secondary education, as well as General Mathematics and General Science for certification in elementary and/or middle grades education.
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Social & Behavioral Sciences

This division, with areas of study in African and African-American Studies, Criminal Justice, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Social Work and Sociology, offers majors in: Criminal Justice, History, Political Science (Government), Social Science, Social Studies, Sociology, Social Work and Urban Leadership and Social Justice. Majors in Criminal Justice, Social Studies and Social Work lead to the Bachelor of Science degree. Majors in History, Political Science (Government), Social Science, Sociology, and Urban Leadership and Social Justice lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree. In collaboration with the Division of Education, certification is offered in History and Political Science (Government) for secondary education as well as Social Studies for certification in elementary and/or middle grades education.
  • Tennessee Intercollegiate Student Legislature (TISL)
  • ASAP
  • Center for African & African American Studies
Accelerated Studies

Accelerated Studies

Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals (formerly the Accelerated Degree Completion Program- ADCP) provides a non-traditional learning environment designed to help adults and professionals complete a bachelor’s degree by attending class one night a week (or on Saturday mornings). Our adult and professional studies program is designed with the working adult in mind.
Students experience significant improvement in their communication and decision-making skills as well as leadership abilities. Knowledge and skills learned in class can be applied in the workplace from the beginning of the very first class. The Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals (ASAP) program provides each student with a solid foundation for further career development
"I came to Memphis from New Orleans. It was a traumatic time. LeMoyne-Owen saved my life... I had been a student before, but at LeMoyne-Owen I became a scholar... they took the light that was within me, and helped me manifest it."

Derrick Woods

Class of 2016

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Things To Do On Campus

Organizations and activities at LeMoyne-Owen College range from student government Association to honor societies, fraternities, sororities, and social and academic organizations. These organizations and activities provide unique experiences through which students achieve greater social and intellectual maturity and professional competence.
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Campus Bookstore

Visit our campus bookstore. Our staff ensure that we have the materials and supplies you need to be a success in the upcoming school year. We can assist you with any questions or school needs.
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"I like the fact that the classes are small and that the instructors are friendly. They are always willing to help, and are very flexible in meeting to help students. The environment here is sociable and many of my classmates have become friends."

Danielle Martin

Class of 2016

Alumni

Our LeMoyne- Owen College Alumni are an important and proven asset in the creation of community understanding f the College's mission, services, and accomplishments. Through your generosity in giving both financial support and volunteer services, we continue to enhance the teach and learning experience at LeMoyne-Owen College while maintaining quality and relevant educational programs.

Campus Life

Non-Traditional Students

If you've been out of school for a while, or maybe never attended college after high school, LeMoyne-Owen College can assist you in making a successful transition into college life.

Non-Traditional Students

If you've been out of school for a while, or maybe never attended college after high school, LeMoyne-Owen College can assist you in making a successful transition into college life.

Traditional Students

Live on campus. Our residential life will develop your person growth with a communal academic environment that promotes learning and making life-long friendships.

Traditional Students

Live on campus. Our residential life will develop your person growth with a communal academic environment that promotes learning and making life-long friendships.

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Recent News


LeMoyne-Owen in the News: LeMoyne-Owen's legendary Coach Jerry Johnson named one of the most notable sports figures in Bluff City history

The Commercial Appeal names Jerry Johnson, the longtime and legendary LeMoyne-Owen men's basketball coach,  as one of the most notable sports figures in the city's history. Johnson led the Magicians for 46 seasons, guiding them to the Division III national championship in 1975. According to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Johnson learned basketball from John McLendon, who played basketball at Kansas when the school's athletic director was James Naismith (the inventor of the sport). Johnson's 821 career victories are the 21st-most in NCAA history. 

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/2019/05/19/memphis-bicentennial-top-50-sports-figures-history/3661526002/

Photos from LeMoyne-Owen College's 149th Commencement and Lantern Service

LeMoyne-Owen College had its largest graduating class in recent years when it conferred 156 Bachelor degrees and four Associate degrees to graduates during LOC’s 149th Commencement May 11, 2019 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood.

LeMoyne-Owen College's 149th Commencement draws coverage by local media

LeMoyne-Owen College's 149th Commencement drew significant coverage by local media outlets. Graduate Alison Turner earned three degrees, with honors, ending a 40-year quest to earn a college degree. Larry Dodson, the former lead singer for the legendary Bar-Kays, and actor/activist Lamman Rucker were awarded honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.

https://dailymemphian.com/section/metro/article/5020/Mission-accomplished-LeMoyne-Owen-student-59-earns-three-degrees

https://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/59-year-old-memphis-woman-receives-three-degrees-at-lemoyne-owen/1997071496

https://wreg.com/2019/05/11/after-40-year-journey-memphis-59-year-old-receives-three-college-degrees/

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/05/11/alison-turner-59-earns-lemoyne-owen-college-degrees-after-setbacks/1153282001/

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The vision of LeMoyne-Owen College is to be an exemplary historically black college providing an excellent liberal arts education that transforms urban student, institutions and communities.

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