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Lee University Catalog 2008-2009 
Lee University Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

Undergraduate Studies

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General Curricular Information


General Education Core

The Lee University General Education Core has been designed to prepare Lee graduates to take their place in a rapidly changing world which is both technologically complex and culturally diverse. Lee has developed a program which is intended to ground students in their faith and help them discover their calling while introducing them to the interrelatedness of the humanities, the complexity of contemporary society, the wonder of the natural world, and the diversity of culture.

Experiences in the General Education Core will guide students toward the following goals:



A minor consists of a minimum of 18 hours in one discipline and is used to complement the student’s major. Every student graduating from Lee University completes a minor in religion, but most majors allow enough flexibility for students to select a second minor. For specific minor requirements, check the listing in the appropriate department. The university offers the following minors:

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences: counseling, social work, pre-law, psychology, sociology
  • Business: accounting, business administration, computer information systems, finance, international business
  • Communication and the Arts: art, communication, drama, drama ministry, telecommunications
  • English and Modern Foreign Languages: English, French, linguistics, Spanish, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), writing
  • History and Political Science: anthropology, history, Latin American Studies, political science
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics: biological science, chemistry, computer science, health science, mathematics

Helen DeVos College of Education

  • Health, Exercise Science, and Secondary Education: fitness/wellness, coaching, physical education, recreation

School of Music

  • Church Music, General Music

School of Religion

  • Christian Ministries: children’s ministry, Christian education, intercultural studies, pastoral studies, youth ministry
  • Theology: Biblical languages, New Testament Greek, philosophy, religion


Subject to approval of the faculty advisor and to regulations requiring a minimum of 130 semester hours for graduation, remaining hours and courses needed for graduation may be selected from any in the Lee University catalog for which the student is qualified to register.

Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedure


Academic Fresh Start

This policy allows Lee University degree-seeking students who have experienced academic difficulty to make a fresh start and have one final opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree. This option benefits those students who early in their college careers failed to perform satisfactorily. The student must not have been enrolled in Lee University or any other post-secondary institution for a period of three consecutive years immediately prior to readmission and must have had a cumulative GPA of below 2.0 prior to the three years’ absence.

Students who meet the above criteria may obtain further information regarding eligibility and application procedures for Academic Fresh Start from their faculty advisor or by contacting the Office of Academic Services.

Academic Probation

To graduate from Lee University a student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, as well as a 2.0 (or higher if specified) in the major. In order to continue in residence at Lee, students must earn a minimum grade point average in accordance with the following scale of attempted hours:


Hours attempted


Grade Point Average Required

  0-29   1.5
  30-59   1.7
  60-89   1.9
  90-130   2.0

Any student failing to achieve this average will be placed on academic probation. This probation may be removed during the next semester by bringing the GPA up to the required standard. Students who achieve the required cumulative GPA for the hours attempted are considered to be in good standing. Those who fail to achieve the required average will be subject to the following action:

  1. A student on academic probation is limited to 12-14 credit hours each semester.

  2. All students on academic probation are reviewed by the Retention Committee. This committee will grant an extension to probation only when a student’s record demonstrates that such an extension would benefit the student in removing the probation and progressing toward graduation.

  3. No student will be continued on probation more than two consecutive semesters, unless approved by the Retention Committee.

  4. A student who has been authorized by the Retention Committee to continue on probation may be required to register for a specified class schedule.

Academic Standing

Academic standing is computed by dividing the total number of quality points by the total hours attempted by a student. Continuance and promotion from one academic classification to another is based on completion of the following number of hours:

  Freshman   0-29
  Sophomore   30-59
  Junior   60-89
  Senior   90-130


Academic Suspension

A student will be subject to academic dismissal after it becomes evident to the Retention Committee that he/she lacks the necessary academic qualifications or discipline. Any student who is suspended for academic reasons is ineligible for readmission until after one full semester. The summer sessions are not considered a semester. Students who are suspended have the right to appeal for reentry if they believe there are valid extenuating circumstances responsible for their poor academic performance. Appeals should be put in writing and forwarded to the Chairman of the Retention Committee for review by the committee.

Center for Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS)

The Lee University Center for Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) seeks to deliver high quality education for adult learners through a variety of formats. CAPS programs are especially designed to facilitate academic ministerial training for those persons who otherwise cannot pursue a traditional resident college degree program. For more information, see the complete program description in this catalog.

Students pursuing traditional resident degrees at Lee University may participate in CAPS according to the following provisions:

  1. Full-time traditional campus resident students may enroll in one CAPS Online course per semester, with the approval of their advisor.

  2. Full-time traditional campus resident students may not be concurrently enrolled in Independent Study courses and traditional resident campus classroom studies.

  3. All summer Independent Study Courses must be completed by the date posted in the current Academic Calendar if the student is to be a fulltime resident student in that fall semester.

  4. All Independent Study Courses applied to a major must be approved by the appropriate department chairperson.

  5. The academic policy of the university requires that the last 33 hours be completed in residence at Lee University. Resident students in their last 33 hours may be granted special permission to take one CAPS course; however, this is not common. To do this, a Petition for Exception to Academic Policy form must be approved by the student’s advisor, department chairperson and school dean.

Changing a Schedule (Add, Drop, Withdraw)

Adding or dropping courses and changing from credit to audit or audit to credit may be accomplished only during the registration (add/drop) period at the beginning of each term. Change of Schedule forms must be signed by the instructor of the course(s) and the student’s academic advisor. It must also be delivered to the Office of Records within 48 hours after securing the appropriate signatures.

If after the registration (add/drop) period at the beginning of the term, the student may wish to withdraw from a class in order to avoid negatively impacting his/her GPA or to reduce a heavy academic courseload. To withdraw from a class, the student must initiate this transaction with a Change of Schedule form obtained from the Office of Records. The form must be filled out in its entirety, signed and dated, and signed by his/her academic advisor and by the instructor of the class from which he/she is withdrawing. The completed form is returned to the Office of Records for data entry. The last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” is published in the university calendar which can be found at A student who never attends or stops attending a class for which he or she is officially registered will receive an “F” in that course if accepted procedures for withdrawal outlined above are not followed.

There is a $10 schedule change fee charge per change for all schedule changes beginning with the first day of classes. The tuition refund policy for dropping courses after classes have begun is explained in the section on Tuition and Fees.

Auditing a Class

Any student who has been admitted may request to audit a class. Some classes may be excluded from auditing status by the department in which the class is taught. Students who wish to audit a class may do so at registration and pay the applicable fees. The audit fee is applicable regardless of the number of credit hours the student is currently enrolled in. Auditors must attend and participate in a minimum of sixty percent of the class sessions but are not responsible for exams and/or term papers. On the first day of class, the student must ask the instructor for permission to audit that class. If the request to audit is declined, the student must drop the audit class or change it to credit status, with a refund of the audit fee subject to the provisions of the university’s refund policy. Students who successfully complete the minimum audit requirements will receive a grade of “U” for the class. Should a student not meet the minimum requirements, the instructor will inform the Office of Records, which will purge the course from the student’s transcript with no refund of the audit fee. Any change in registration status (such as audit to credit or credit to audit) must be made by the last day to add a class (during the registration period at the beginning of each term).

Class Attendance

Regular attendance is essential to realize the purposes and objectives of the student’s academic program. Each student is responsible to the professor for class attendance and participation. Specific requirements for each course will be determined by the professor and outlined in the course syllabus during the first full week of each semester.

Each professor has the prerogative of developing his/her own attendance policy. The professor may develop a system by which grade reduction can be made, not to exceed one letter grade per semester based on absence alone. Faculty members are encouraged to report cases of excessive absences (defined as two weeks of class or more) to the dean of the college/ school within which the course is taught. The dean will then meet with the student and/or faculty member to determine an appropriate course of action. Possible courses of action include but are not limited to the following: a request that the student withdraw from the course, a request that the student make up work that was missed with permission of the faculty member; a request that the student demonstrate an intent to attend regularly for the remainder of the semester; or, in extreme situations, a request to the Deans Council and Vice President for Academic Affairs that the student be brought before the council in order to determine the best course of action for his/her future.

Absences because of university-related events will be a part of the regular absence policy. For such events, it will be the student’s responsibility to contact the professor in case of such absence and to do whatever reasonable make-up work may be required to keep the student current with the class progress. Sponsors of university-related events should supply students with appropriate information to offer their professors well in advance of the event. This information should include the name of the sponsor, the name of the event, the day and time of the expected absence, and the name of the class/group participating in the event. Students should present this information to their professors/instructors and request any make-up work.

Faculty and students should be aware that there are several types of absences under consideration. First, there are university-related events. These include but are not limited to the following: athletic events; field trips; music ensemble traveling; drama traveling; public relations events for the university; and other ad hoc requests for student involvement by the president’s office or a vice president’s office. Professors are asked to consider these absences as a part of student and university responsibility and should therefore “excuse” the absence, requiring whatever make-up work is necessary. As noted above, students are responsible for contacting their professors and making up the work.

Second, there are personal events that may cause student absences. These may include the following: extended illnesses; hospitalization; death or emergency in the family. Students are responsible for contacting their professors (where feasible) and making up the work required. However, it is the prerogative of the individual professor to consider these absences and make up work in whatever way he/she thinks appropriate within the guidelines stated in the course syllabus.

In all cases of absences, students should take the initiative to contact their professors and discuss with them appropriate courses of action. If students feel they are being handled unfairly regarding absences, they should appeal their case to the dean in writing, with a copy presented to the professor involved. The dean will attempt to resolve the situation, but may also choose to appoint an independent board of appeal to settle the matter.

Confidentiality of Student Records

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Lee University students have the right to review, inspect and challenge the accuracy of information kept in a cumulative file by the university unless the student waives the right. The law further ensures that records cannot be released except in emergency situations without the written consent of the student other than the following:

  1. to all school officials within the educational institution who have legitimate educational interest;

  2. to officials of other schools in which the student intends to enroll, upon condition that the student be notified of the transfer, receives a copy of the record if desired, and has an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of the record;

  3. to authorized representatives of (1) the Comptroller General of the United States, (2) the Secretary of Education, (3) an administrative head of an educational agency or (4) state educational authorities;

  4. in connection with an emergency or legal situation;

  5. in connection with a student’s application for, and receipt of, financial aid; and

  6. in cases of information classified as “directory information.” (The following categories of information have been designated by the university as directory information: name, address, telephone listing, email address, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational institution attended by the student.)

If the student does not wish directory information or academic information to parents to be released, the student should notify the Office of Records at any time during the semester to place a hold on this information. Questions concerning this law and the university’s policy concerning release of academic information may be directed to the Office of Records.

In order for a student to release his/her confidential academic record (grades, GPA, race, gender, religion, country of citizenship) or on-hold directory information to a third party, the student must specifically state the information to be released, the purpose of the disclosure and to whom the information is being released. This documentation must also be signed and dated to ensure its validity. This form is available in the Office of Records. Requests to release confidential information will be maintained permanently in the student’s permanent file.

Course Substitutions

Any substitutions for, changes in or exceptions to courses which are required for the granting of a degree from Lee University must be recommended by the department chair and approved by the dean of the college or school in which the course is offered.

Dean’s List

Students achieving a 3.7 grade point average or higher for a given semester will be included in the Dean’s List. Students achieving a 3.9 grade point average or higher will be included in the Dean’s List with Honors.

Discrimination and Harassment

No person in whatever relation with Lee University shall be subject to discrimination because of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or other protected characteristics. Lee University is also committed to providing an environment free of harassment and/or hostility. The university maintains a strict policy prohibiting harassment because of race, color, sex, religion, disability, national origin, age, veterans’ status or other basis protected by law.

Final Examinations

A schedule for final semester examinations is prepared by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and is listed in the online schedule of classes each semester. Students and teachers must adhere to this schedule. No exams are to be given other than at the time designated in the published schedule.


Grades and quality points are assigned and recorded as follows:






Quality points per
semester hour







  (Incomplete; converts to “F” at the end of the following semester; see explanation below.)






  (Withdrawal from a course or from the university; see explanation below)






  (Audit successfully completed; see explanation below)

It is the instructor’s choice whether to use a straight letter-grading system or to incorporate plus/minus increments.

A grade of “I” indicates the student’s work is incomplete. The “I” grade becomes “F” if the work is not completed by the end of the following semester, unless a written extension has been approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. A grade of “I” is given only to students who encounter some personal difficulty such as a severe illness or an extreme family emergency near the end of the semester. The “I” grade is not given in order to allow students additional time to complete assignments.

A grade of “W” is assigned to a student who, for any reason, officially withdraws from the university or withdraws from a course at any time after the registration (add/drop) period. The “W” is assigned without academic penalty to the student. (See the section on “Changing a Schedule” for details regarding this process.)

A grade of “U” is given when a student successfully completes the minimum requirements for auditing a class. (See section on Auditing a Class for details regarding this process.)

A grade change must be requested in writing by the student and approved by the instructor. The instructor will submit a change of grade on the appropriate form. Grade changes must be made within one semester. All grades are distributed through the student’s online account and are available at the end of each term. Paper grade reports are available only when requested from the Office of Records. If this service is desired, the request must be renewed each term. Parents may request paper grade reports only if their child has signed a waiver granting permission to the university to release academic information to parents. To request a paper grade report, students may contact the Office of Records by email ( or by phone (423-614-8200).

Proficiency Examinations

Students taking proficiency examinations will be required to present evidence that they have developed those abilities and aptitudes expected of students who have taken the course involved. When possible, this evidence should be in the form of recognized standardized tests and must be approved by the school dean and the Director of Academic Services. Upon passing the examination with a minimal grade of “B,” the student may be given credit toward graduation provided this does not duplicate credit accounted for admission to Lee University and the course is acceptable in his/her curriculum. Proficiency examinations may not be taken to repeat coursework or be used in lieu of “I” or “F” grades. In order to take a proficiency examination, the student must be enrolled for other courses and may take the proficiency test only once. Credit earned through proficiency and advanced placement shall be recorded with a grade of “P” and will not affect the student’s GPA.


It is critical that students register during the stated registration periods at the beginning of each term. Students who fail to complete registration (including financial arrangements) by the first day of classes will be charged a late registration fee. Registration is not complete until the student has made arrangements for payment of the semester charges at the Business Office. Until such settlement has been made, the student is not entitled to participate in any class or other activities at the university. At the end of the registration period, students who have failed to make financial arrangements will be de-registered (schedules will be purged).

First-time students will be required to meet with an academic advisor to plan their selection of courses before being allowed to register. For subsequent semesters, the student may meet with his/her academic advisor as needed and register online to expedite the registration process. After completion of the first semester, the registration process includes a period of advance class selection (“pre-registration”) toward the end of each semester.

Change in credit status for any course (from audit to credit or from credit to audit) must be done by the last day to register.

Repeating a Course

A course can only be repeated twice. A course taken at another university and transferred onto the Lee transcript can be repeated if Lee offers an equivalent course. When a student elects to repeat a course, only the grade received for the repeat will be counted in the computation of the cumulative grade point average. This is true even if the second grade is lower than the first.

Required or Permitted Loads

The minimum academic load for classification as a full-time student is 12 semester hours. For a class load beyond 17 hours, there is an additional tuition charge and approval from the academic department is required. An overload of 18 hours requires the signature of the departmental chair; an overload of 19 hours requires the signature of the school dean. This approval is granted only on the basis of superior academic achievement. The maximum course load is 19 hours. The maximum course load for summer is seven hours per session.

To qualify for the Honor Scholarship for the sophomore year a student must complete 30 hours the first year, including summer school.

A student on academic probation will normally register for 12 hours. Probationary students cannot enroll for more than 14 hours without special permission from the Director of Academic Services.

International students must maintain a full-time load of at least 12 hours each semester unless (1) they have received prior approval for a part-time load or (2) it is their final semester and less than 12 hours are required to complete their graduation requirements. For further information, refer to the Office of Admissions for discussion of I-20 and SEVIS agreements.

Athletes must maintain a full-time load in order to meet eligibility requirements. For further information, contact the Athletic Director.


A transcript of academic credits will be issued by the Office of Records upon written request of the student. Forms are available in the Office of Records or online at (Alumni Services, “request a transcript”). The transcript will not be released until the office has received the student’s signature granting permission to release his/her record. Further, no transcript will be furnished until all accounts have been satisfactorily settled. An official transcript will be sent to another institution or other authorized person or agency. Official transcripts cost $5 each.

Withdrawing from the University

Students may withdraw from the university at any time beginning the first day of classes until the final day of classes for the semester. Withdrawals will not be processed after final exams have begun. Students who withdraw will be assigned the grade of “W” for all courses and will not be allowed to continue on the meal plan or remain in campus housing and should make arrangements to move off campus immediately upon withdrawal. Following is the withdrawal procedure:

  1. Student Life is designated by the University as the office to process official withdrawals. Any student wishing to withdraw from all courses must notify this office. Students must begin their paperwork to withdraw from the University in the Financial Aid Office Students are then asked to complete the Permission to Withdraw Request Form in the Office of Student Life. Students are required to present both his/her current University I.D. card and parking permit.

  2. The Vice President for Student Life must approve the withdrawal request. Upon approval, the appropriate offices will be notified.

  3. Financial aid recipients should note that withdrawing from the University can affect eligibility for current and future aid. See the Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Refund section and the Undergraduate Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy respectively. Students who are recipients of federal student loans should complete required loan exit counseling. This can be completed online at or in the Financial Aid Office. Recipients of the Tennessee Hope Scholarship should go the Financial Aid Office to complete the Tennessee Hope Enrollment Change Request Form to avoid loss of eligibility for future funding.

  4. The Business Office will issue a final statement of the student’s account. See the Undergraduate Tuition and Fees section of this catalog from refund policy information.

Academic Integrity



As a Christian community of scholarship, we at Lee University are committed to the principles of truth and honesty in the academic endeavor. As faculty and students in this Christian community, we are called to present our academic work as an honest reflection of our abilities; we do not need to defraud members of the community by presenting others’ work as our own. Therefore, academic dishonesty is handled with serious consequences for two fundamental reasons: it is stealing - taking something that is not ours; it is also lying - pretending to be something it is not. In a Christian community, such pretense is not only unnecessary, it is also harmful to the individual and community as a whole. Cheating should have no place at a campus where Christ is King because God desires us to be truthful with each other concerning our academic abilities. Only with a truthful presentation of our knowledge can there be an honest evaluation of our abilities. To such integrity, we as a Christian academic community are called.


Students will not knowingly perform or assist others in performing acts of academic dishonesty. The following acts are those which we consider to be dishonest:

  1. Plagiarism
    Plagiarism is presenting as your own work the words, ideas, opinions, theories, or thoughts which are not common knowledge. Students who present others’ words or ideas as their own without fair attribution (documentation), are guilty of plagiarizing. Unfair attribution includes, but is not limited to, a direct quotation of all or part of another’s words without appropriately identifying the source. It is also unfair attribution to have included a source within a Works Cited page without having carefully cited the source within the text of the document. Plagiarism also includes, but is not limited to, the following acts when performed without fair attribution:

    1. directly quoting all or part of another person’s words without quotation marks, as appropriate to the discipline.

    2. paraphrasing all or part of another person’s words without documentation.

    3. stating an idea, theory, or formula as your own when it actually originated with another person.

    4. purchasing (or receiving in any other manner) a term paper or other assignment, which is the work of another person, and submitting that work as if it were one’s own.

  2. Unauthorized assistance
    Giving or receiving assistance that has not been authorized by a faculty member in connection with any exam or academic work is academically dishonest. Students should assume that any assistance on exams, quizzes, lab work, etc., is unauthorized unless the faculty member involved in the exercise has approved it. Examples of prohibited actions include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. copying or allowing others to copy answers to an exam.

    2. transmitting, receiving, or in some form obtaining information during an exam which would offer answers within the framework of the material being tested.

    3. giving or receiving answers to an exam scheduled for a later time.

    4. completing for others or allowing others tocomplete for oneself, all or part of an assignment.

    5. submitting as a group assignment work which was prepared by less than all of the members of that group. It is the responsibility of the student to inform an instructor of the lack of participation of one member of a group.

    6. Unauthorized use of calculators or other electronic devices.

  3. Lying/Tampering/Fabricating
    Offering false information with regard to one’s performance in academic work is academically dishonest. Such activity includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    1. giving false reasons for failure to complete an academic assignment.

    2. falsifying the results of a laboratory talk or other data.

    3. altering work after if has been submitted.

    4. altering grades, lab work, or attendance records.

    5. falsely signing another person as present when he/she is absent in a class.

    6. submitting for academic advancement an assignment which has previously been submitted for academic advancement (unless so authorized by the faculty member supervising the work).

  4. Theft
    Stealing or otherwise taking in an unauthorized manner information which relates to academic work is academically dishonest. Such activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. removing from a professor’s office materials which would give a student an unfair advantage on an academic assignment.

    2. procuring information from a professor’s computer hardware or software.

    3. taking exams, grade records, forms used in grading, books, papers, or other materials related to grading or evaluation of academic performance.

Procedures - Faculty Discretion

When any form of academic dishonesty occurs, the teacher has the authority of deciding how to deal with it. Faculty have the following options:

  1. The faculty member may determine an appropriate course of action ranging from giving the student an F on the assignment or exam to awarding an F for the course.

  2. If the faculty member wants additional input from colleagues, he/she may ask the department chair to convene a committee to discuss the situation. If the incident involves students in courses from other departments, the school dean may convene a committee including members of other departments faculties. The committee may then determine the penalty.

  3. If the academic dishonesty is of the most serious nature, the committee may refer the case to the Dean’s Council. The Vice President for Academic Affairs may then determine the penalty or refer the case to the Judicial Council.

Student Appeal

If a student is accused of academic dishonesty, and he/she feels this judgment is in error, or the penalty is inappropriate, he/she may appeal to the department chair of the faculty member making the decision. If the committee determined the penalty, the student may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. If the Judicial Council determined the penalty, he/she may appeal through the Judicial Appeal Board.

Directed Studies


Purpose of a Directed Studies Program

Directed study should enrich the program of the above-average student by allowing him/her to pursue an area of specific interest. The opportunity to be involved in a directed study should foster initiative, resourcefulness and creativity.

Initiation of Directed Studies

A directed study should be generated by the interest of the student. A student should indicate to a faculty member his/her interest in doing a directed study in a specific area.

Requirements for participating in a Directed Study are as follows:

  1. A student must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5.

  2. He/she must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in his/her major field.

  3. He/she must be at least a junior at the time he/she registers for the study.

  4. Each student must be approved by a faculty member, his/her advisor, and the head of the department in which he/she wishes to conduct the study. A special form for this purpose may be obtained in the office of the school dean.

Supervision of the Study

  1. The study will be conducted under the supervision of a committee consisting of the following members: a faculty member who will serve as a supervisor, the chairperson of the department in which the course is offered, and one other faculty person.

  2. The number of directed studies supervised by any one faculty member will not exceed one per semester.


  1. A student may take no more than three hours of directed studies during his/her junior year and no more than six hours during his/her senior year.

  2. Directed studies may be conducted only in the major or minor field. Students acquiring teacher certification may conduct a study in either education or their field of emphasis.

  3. A student may apply for and complete a directed study only during the regular registration period.

  4. Courses offered by Center for Adult and Professional Studies may not be taken by directed study.

  5. Students may not take a directed study for a course that is offered during the academic semester.

Requirements of Study

  1. The student must meet with his/her committee regularly at times designated by the faculty supervisor.

  2. The student must submit to each committee member a written presentation of the study.


The grading of the directed study will be a committee endeavor with the faculty supervisor making the final decision.

Pre-Enrollment Programs


Art/Drama Camp

The Lee University (Community Theatre) Art/Drama Camp is sponsored by the Department of Communication and the Arts. This event invites middle and high school students to the Lee University campus for intensive study in art and drama. This camp provides: (1) clinics for improving individual skills in the area of painting or ceramics, (2) drama experience for those interested in acting, and (3) a community theatre production.

High school juniors and seniors who participate may receive one hour elective credit to be applied to their transcripts when accepted to Lee as full-time students.

Music Camp

The Lee University Music Camp is sponsored by the School of Music. This event invites middle and high school students to the Lee University campus for six days of intensive study in music. This camp provides: (1) clinics for improving individual skills in the area of performance; (2) ensemble experience for musicians; (3) teen talent training; (4) applied instruction; (5) masterclass opportunities with music faculty members; (6) jazz studies opportunities, including jazz combo masterclass and performance; and (7) a variety of social activities. High school juniors or seniors who participate in this may receive one hour elective credit to be applied to their transcripts when accepted to Lee as full-time students. (A student may only receive one lifetime credit for Music Camp.)

Summer Honors Semester

Summer Honors Semester is a two-week program of intensive study in July on the Lee University campus that affords rising and graduating high school seniors the opportunity to earn six hours of college elective credit before enrolling in college. Participants will experience a first-rate academic challenge while living in the university dormitory, getting acquainted with professors and fellow students, and enjoying extracurricular activities. Applicants must have a minimum designated GPA and ACT or SAT score.