Maryville College affirms the continuing values of a broad range of study in the humanities, the sciences and the arts through its curriculum. As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. We offer 60 different fields of study.  

Maryville College has a long history of welcoming a diverse student body, Highlights of the Maryville College academic experience include: 

- small class sizes

- strong faculty-student relationships

- experiential learning inside and outside the classroom

- student-centered learning environments

- an academic advisor for each new student

- possibility of credit-bearing internship/volunteer experiences for full-year students



Students will be asked to fill out a housing preference form prior to arrival.

Few rooms have kitchens. Some residence halls have basic community kitchen areas. International House has a kitchen that students can use.

Students should either bring bed linens [Extra Long (XL) Twin size] or be prepared to purchase them upon arrival. They can also be purchased at and sent to Maryville College care of the Center for International Education. Information on residence halls and what is included is available at

Students may remain in residence halls during  Spring break at no extra cost.


Maximum meal plan is 230 meals/semester, but ISEP students accounts may be supplemented up to the equivalent of 285 meals/semester as needed.

During Spring Break, the cafeteria will be closed.

Students will be responsible for their own meals when food services are closed. A stipend for meals will be provided during fall and/or spring breaks if all food services are closed and students remain on campus. We will take students shopping prior to breaks.

*Calendar Year students are not eligible for ISEP housing and meal benefits over the summer break.

Program Website

Course Description

To search for courses, visit the Programs of Study page and select the program you are interested in. There should be a tab in the middle of the page that says “Required Courses.”  This will tell you what courses fall under this major at Maryville College. You may also want to look at courses that are considered part of our general education curriculum. To see course availability for a particular semester, you also need to visit the Course Availability Website. Not all courses are offered every semester, so check here to see if courses you need are offered the semester you want to come.

Most students at Maryville College are studying 2-3 courses in their field of study combined with courses from other areas.  The fields of study that have the MOST courses available on average each semester are:

Most Popular Courses:

Principles of Management
Principles of Accounting
Principles of Finance
Marketing and Retail Management
Hospitality Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Management Accounting
International Business
Human Resource Management
Strategic Management

Most Popular Courses:

Introductory Psychology
Child Development
Social Psychology
Adolescent Development
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Adult Development & Aging
Intimite Relationships
Child Trauma & Resilience
Human Sexuality
Cognitive Psych
Abnormal Psych
Intro to Neuroscience
Drugs & Behavior

Most Popular Courses:

Introductory Sociology
Sociology of Marriage & Family
Social Psychology
Sociology of Appalachia
Organizational Behavior
Development & Globalization

International Studies
This is an interdisciplinary degree that crosses a variety of fields of study.  
*Average 40+ Global+ (GL+) courses that count towards this field of study

Most Popular Courses:

Intro to 2D Design
Intro to Sculpture & 3D Design
Painting & Drawing I
Survey of Ancient Medieval Art
Photography 1, 2 or 3
Perspectives in Art
Renaissance, Baroque & Modertn Art
Ceramics 1 or 2

English (high language proficiency students)
Most Popular Courses:

English Composition
Composition & Speech
Syntax for Writing
Oral Rhetoric
Early Western Literary Tradition
Modern Western Literary Tradition
Women's and Multicultural Literature
Survey of British Literature
Children's Literature
Creative Writing
Young Adult Literature

Most Popular Courses:

Principles of Cellular Biology
Human and Environmental Health
Principles of Environmental Science
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Cell & Tissue Biology
Watershed Systems
Advance Topics Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Natural Hist of Great Smoky Mtns
Biology for Non-Bio Majors

We welcome students who want to take courses across multiple fields of study.

NEW: (but 1-3 courses/semester)

Fermentation Science
Introduction to Fermentation Science
Principles of Brewing Science 

Hospitality & Regional Identity

Hospitality Marketing
Intro to Hospitality  & Customer Experience
Intro to Sustainable Tourism

Appalachian Studies
Natural History of Great Smoky Mountains (BIO)
Intro to Geochem of Appalachian Mountains 
Building Healthy Communities
Sociology of Appalachia

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Jacki D'Amico 703-504-9977 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    Asian Studies Latin American Studies Regional Studies (U.S., Canada, Foreign) United States Studies Women’s Studies

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Anatomy Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Microbiology and Immunology Neuroscience Physiology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Journalism Publishing Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education: Recommended!

    Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Secondary Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • English Language and Literature: Recommended!

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Comparative Literature French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Linguistics Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

    Athletic Training

  • History: Recommended!

    American History (United States) Ancient Studies/Civilizations Asian History European History History, Other

  • Hospitality and Tourism Recommended!

    Tourism Management

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Criminology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!


  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies: Recommended!

    Biblical Studies Christian Studies Ethics Islamic Studies Philosophy Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology: Recommended!

    Behavioral Sciences Biopsychology Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Counseling Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Educational Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Family and Consumer Sciences Human Development and Family Studies Political Science and Government Sociology Work and Family Studies

  • Sports Studies: Recommended!

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Acting Art Studies Ceramics Design and Visual Communications Directing and Theatrical Production Drama and Theatre Arts Drawing Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Graphic Design Music Performance Music Theory and Composition Painting Photography Studio Arts Voice and Opera

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 18
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 18
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 18
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 18
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 525
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • Duolingo Total: 110
  • Duolingo Conversation: 90
  • Duolingo Comprehension: 90
  • Duolingo Production: 90
  • Duolingo Literacy: 90
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Music courses require portfolio submission 

Special Needs Support

  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Music courses have additional fees, require an audition, and require you to have your own instrument, except for piano. Music courses require portfolio submission. Students interested in studying English/literature need to have strong English language skills. Education courses are open only to education majors.

Duolingo is accepted as an alternative to the LPR. A minimum score of 110 is required, with a minimum of 90 in each section. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.


VISA: All non-U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a visa. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.


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