Purpose/Mission of the University
The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) is committed to serving as a gateway to diverse academic studies for citizens living in the urban and rural regions of the Lower Mississippi Delta. The University offers a broad array of academic and professional programs from the associate level through the doctoral degree, including the state’s only public Pharm.D. program. Complemented by research and service, these programs address the postsecondary educational needs of the area’s citizens, businesses, and industries.
The University ensures student learning by promoting a comprehensive context for the intellectual, scientific, cultural, technological, and economic development of a diverse student and faculty population. ULM values the continued development of mutually beneficial partnerships involving schools, government, businesses, and a variety of community-based agencies.
ULM is categorized as an SREB Four-Year 3 institution, as a Carnegie Master’s College and University I, and as a COC/SACS Level VI institution. It will offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs and will be committed to graduate education through the master’s degree, offering graduate programs to meet regional or state needs. The University will limit associate degree offerings to 2+2 programs, conduct research appropriate to academic programs offered and necessary for program accreditation, and implement, at a minimum, Selective III admissions criteria. ULM is located in Region VIII.
Historical Sketch of the University
The University of Louisiana at Monroe has followed a course of vigorous growth in its transition from a junior college to an institution offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In September 1931, the University opened for its first session as Ouachita Parish Junior College, which was operated as part of the Ouachita Parish School System. In 1934, Louisiana State University received authority from the State Legislature to operate the facilities of the University as Northeast Center of Louisiana State University. The name of the institution was changed to Northeast Junior College of Louisiana State University in 1939. The following year, the State Legislature authorized the transfer of all lands connected with Northeast Junior College to Louisiana State University.
The 1950 Legislature approved the expansion of Northeast Junior College to a senior college granting academic degrees. The name of the institution was changed to Northeast Louisiana State College, and its control was transferred from the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors to the State Board of Education. The School of Pharmacy was established in 1956.
The academic year 1969-70 was a milestone for ULM; in addition to awarding the first doctoral degrees, the name was changed to Northeast Louisiana University by the 1970 Legislature. The constitution, adopted by the people of Louisiana in 1974, provided that the administration of state colleges and universities be changed from the Louisiana State Board of Education to the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities effective May, 1975. This Board’s name was again changed on June 8, 1995 to the University of Louisiana Board of Trustees and in 1998 to the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.
The Graduate School was established in 1961 to offer master’s degrees. In the Fall of 1967 the Education Specialist degree was first offered and in 1983 the Specialist in School Psychology degree was added. The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacy was established by the Graduate School in December of 1967. In 1993 the Office of Research and Projects and the Graduate School were merged forming the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. This reorganization was implemented to more effectively support scholarly activities of faculty and students. In 1994, Northeast Louisiana University, in cooperation with Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University, formed the Louisiana Education Consortium, a uniquely and timely effort to offer the Doctor of Education degree at each campus. In the Fall of 1996, the Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy admitted the first class of students. On August 27, 1999, the University officially changed its name to the University of Louisiana at Monroe. At the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors on March 7, 2008, the University of Louisiana at Monroe received approval to reorganize its Office of Graduate Studies and Research. ULM separated the existing Office of Graduate Studies and Research into the Graduate School and the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.
The Graduate School, which changed its administrative leadership position to a Dean rather than a director, redirected its focus on increasing graduate enrollment. The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research bolsters the research, instructional, creative and community service goals already prevalent at ULM.
ULM has students enrolled from every parish in Louisiana, along with many from other states and foreign countries.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s campus, one of the State’s most attractive, is located in the eastern part of Monroe, a city whose metropolitan area population exceeds 100,000. Beautiful Bayou DeSiard flows through the 238-acre, tree-shaded site.
The city of Monroe is midway between Shreveport and Vicksburg, Mississippi. It is readily accessible from all sections of Louisiana and neighboring states. The University is on U.S. Highway 80, within four blocks of U.S. Highway 165 and two miles of Interstate 20. Monroe Regional Airport, three miles east of the University, is served by American Eagle, ASA Airlines, Continental Express, and Northwest Air Link Airline. Monroe city bus lines serve the University area.
Monroe’s Civic Center, Strauss Playhouse, Masur Museum, West Monroe’s Convention Center, and local parks offer cultural and popular programs, including sports events of all kinds. The beautiful Ouachita River, Bayou DeSiard, and many nearby lakes offer opportunities for fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, and picnicking.
Accreditation and Professional Affiliation
The University of Louisiana at Monroe is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University.
The University is committed to the development of student learning assessment plans and the analysis and use of results.
Many of the departments and schools which make up the university are also accredited by specialized or professional accrediting agencies. The University is a member in good standing of the National Association of Schools of Music. The College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB-International the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. The Accounting program also has separate accreditation by AACSB-International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The teacher-preparation programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degree level are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The School Counseling, Community Counseling, and Substance Abuse Counseling Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and related Educational Programs. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036-1120. The Family and Consumer Sciences Department is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and is also approved as a Vocational Teacher Training department. The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by The Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Occupational Therapy curriculum is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. The Dental Hygiene curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. The Aviation Program in the College of Business Administration is accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).The Computer Science program in the College of Business Administration is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of the Computing Sciences Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Social Work curriculum is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Department of Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The School of Construction is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. The Radiologic Technology curriculum is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The Doctor of Pharmacy program in the College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The College of Pharmacy is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, an organization whose mission is to promote pharmaceutical education and research. The University also holds membership in the following professional but non-accrediting agencies: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools and the American Council for Construction Education, and the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. Additionally, it is an Academic Affiliate of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. The American Association of University Women, of which the University is a corporate member, admits women graduates of the University of Louisiana at Monroe to national membership.
Role of Students in University Governance
The University of Louisiana at Monroe promotes student growth by developing and/or presenting programs and participatory experiences which reflect varied co-curricular, developmental, social and recreational experiences. Student involvement in institutional governance is encouraged and enabled as student representatives serve on university panels, boards, and committees. ULM encourages students to serve as active participants in the everyday decision-making processes that shape and guide the university by providing E-mail, Web site, and print information on a regular basis in addition to granting full and equal press access to student reports.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe recognizes that members of the University community represent different groups according to sex, color, creed, national origin, and physical or mental disability. The University further recognizes that, in a pluralistic society such as ours, these differences must be recognized and respected by all who intend to be a part of the University community.
It is not the intent of the University to dictate feelings or to mandate how individuals should personally interact with others. It is, however, the intent of the University that awareness of individual and group rights according to sex, race, color, creed, national origin, and physical or mental disability be regarded as important to the education of its students. Our ability to work in a pluralistic society demands no less.
It is with this in mind that the University does not permit any actions, including verbal or written statements, that discriminate against an individual or group on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, or physical or mental disability. Any action is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Complaints of discrimination should be made orally and in writing to the appropriate University Administrator.
The University Library’s mission is to support the mission of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in its teaching, research and learning endeavors for students, faculty and staff through the development of strong collections, integration of information and technology, creation of collaborative learning spaces and facilitation of e-literacy. The Library’s special collections and archives are rich in the history of the University and areas of northeast Louisiana. In addition, the Library supports individuals and entities in the community through service and outreach.
The Library is a member of AMIGOS Library Services network, which enables processing, verification and interlibrary loan via computers connected to the Internet. The Library’s electronic catalog is part of the LOUIS network, the state-wide academic library consortium. As a member of LOUIS, the Library also has access to EBSCO host which provides over 40,000 full-text electronic journals and EBSCO. All are welcome to use the resources of the University Library. The Library’s website address is http://www.ulm.edu/library. To borrow library materials, one must have a valid ULM ID card, be enrolled in an approved cooperative program; become a member of Friends of the ULM Library; or acquire a ULM Alumni Honorary Card.
BAND BUILDING, constructed in 1973, houses the ULM Band, music faculty, and music rehearsal rooms.
BASEBALL STADIUM, built in 1982, contains 30,887 square feet and houses athletic coaches’ offices, dressing rooms, training rooms and Technical Services.
BIEDENHARN HALL, the home of the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Music, was constructed in 1939, renovated in 1972 and again in 2003 with the addition of a new choral rehearsal hall, offices, student lounge, and a 280 seat recital hall. Facilities include practice rooms, classrooms, offices, ensemble rehearsal rooms and the music library.
BROWN HALL, the original building constructed in 1931 and completely renovated in 1972, houses the Departments of Kinesiology, Foreign Languages, and History. A gymnasium which is a part of Brown Hall was renovated in 1977. In 1969, the Auditorium was renovated and a little theatre added. In 1982, a major renovation and construction project added approximately 10,000 square feet of floor space, including a laboratory theatre.
BRY HALL, constructed in 1939, and completely renovated in 1967, houses the School of Visual and Performing Arts Division of Art.
CALDWELL HALL, constructed in 1949 and renovated in 1980, contains classrooms, laboratories and offices for the Departments of Dental Hygiene and Occupational Therapy.
CHEMISTRY AND NATURAL SCIENCES BUILDING, constructed in 1985, houses the Departments of Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry; chemistry and biology laboratories, and the Soils-Plant Analysis Laboratory.
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY BUILDING, purchased in 2005, is located on 23 acres on Bienville Avenue and houses the College of Pharmacy. Renovations completed in 2010 make it is one of the most modern pharmacy complexes in the country. The entire space of the building is more than 130,000 square feet and includes administration areas, state of the art smart and distance education classrooms, areas for student activities, study areas, faculty offices, the Office of Outcomes and Economic Research, and instructional and research laboratories for the College of Pharmacy.
COLONEL WILLIAM T. HEMPHILL HALL is the home of the College of Business. It provides modern classrooms, laboratories, student learning areas, and the administrative and service offices of the College of Business, including the Dean’s office and the Center for Business and Economic Research.
CONSTRUCTION BUILDING, constructed in 1981, houses the School of Construction Management.
FANT-EWING COLISEUM, constructed in 1971, used as a general assembly building. Home basketball games are played in the Coliseum.
FILHIOL HALL, constructed in 1957 and renovated in 2003, houses the University Police Department.
GARRETT HALL, constructed in 1962, houses biology classrooms and laboratories.
GEORGE T. WALKER HALL constructed in 1969, houses the Office of Graduate School, College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, Registrar’s Office, and some administrative offices on the first floor. The Louisiana Small Business Development Center is housed on the second floor along with The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research and Assessment and Evaluation. The Department of English and Mathematics are housed on the third floor.
HANNA HALL, constructed in 1966, houses classrooms and some faculty offices as well as the Department of Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, and Physics, and International Student Programs and Services.
NURSING BUILDING, constructed in 1981, includes administrative offices, areas for student activities, classrooms and instructional laboratories for the School of Nursing and for programs in Medical Laboratory Science and Radiologic Technology.
STRAUSS HALL, constructed in 1973, houses the College of Education and Human Development, the Departments of Educational Leadership and Counseling, Psychology, and Curriculum and Instruction.
STUBBS HALL, constructed in 1956, houses the Departments of Criminal Justice; Social Work; and Gerontology, Sociology and Political Science, Art studios; Department of Communication, Department of Communication radio and television studios; and film, audio, and journalism laboratories, along with offices and general classrooms are also housed in the building.
SUGAR HALL, constructed in 1971 houses the College of Health Sciences and the Kitty Degree Speech and Hearing Clinic. The facility includes administration areas, areas for student activities, study classrooms, and instructional laboratories for the College of Health Sciences.
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND CONFERENCE CENTER —Ground-breaking ceremonies were held April 25, 1996 for the new library construction project. The construction was completed in Spring 1999. The entire space of the new library is more than 200,000 square feet, with approximately 170,000 square feet comprising the library. University administrative offices are housed on the sixth floor and a conference center is located on the seventh floor.
ACTIVITY CENTER. The Activity Center serves as one of the finest recreational/fitness facilities in the south. The $5 million student-funded facility opened March 1, 1993. The 88,000 square foot complex houses the Recreational, Intramural, and Wellness programs. The facility includes: 5 multi-purpose courts (basketball, volleyball, and badminton), 6 glass wall racquetball/wallyball courts, a 2300 square foot group exercise room; a 4200 square foot weight room with machines and free weights; a cardiovascular/fitness area with stationary bikes, stairmasters, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, treadmills and stretching area; an elevated cushioned jogging track (6.5 laps/mile) with pace clocks; men’s and women’s locker rooms each equipped with sauna and steam room; a lounge area with big screen TV and refreshment center; a service center for equipment check-out, towel rental, and locker rental.
AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION SHOP, an agricultural laboratory facility, is located on the ULM Johnson Farm about four miles east of the main campus on U.S. Highway 80. Laboratories in animal science and agronomy are held in this facility. This building is also utilized for special events such as judging contests and Block and Bridle Club activities.
ANNA GRAY NOE ALUMNI CENTER is located on the east bank of Bayou DeSiard. It was the first building on the campus to be built with private gifts. The Center houses all alumni operations including offices, meeting rooms, and a social room. The building was occupied in July, 1974.
BROWN STADIUM, constructed in 1967, contains athletic coaches offices, military science facilities, and Graphic Services.
CLARKE M. WILLIAMS STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER, houses a computer lab, rooms for group study and tutoring, and multi-media rooms. A full-time advising staff provides academic support services, including assisting students with planning course loads and exploring career options.
LAYTON RIDING ARENA, the equestrian science facility, is located about three miles east of the main campus on U.S. Highway 80. The arena is utilized by classes as well as by members of the Block and Bridle Club for practice and is available for special events such as horse shows, judging contests, playdays, and the Annual ULM Rodeo.
JIM SHIPP MEMORIAL PAVILION, the therapeutic equestrian science facility, is located on the ULM Layton Farm about three miles east of the main campus on U.S. Highway 80. The covered arena allows equine science classes to be held in all weather situations. The equine stables house the horses and tack for the riding classes.
STUDENT HEALTH AND COUNSELING CENTER is located on the corner of LaSalle and University Avenue. It was completed in 2005 and houses Student Health Services and the Counseling Center.
The STUDENT UNION BUILDING and the STUDENT CENTER was constructed in 1938 and renovated with a large addition in 1962. The SUB, as it is sometimes called, is considered the gathering place for students, faculty and staff members, alumni, and friends of the University. The SUB and the Student Center had major renovations during 2006 with funding raised by self-assessed fees from the students of ULM. The renovated facilities include a ballroom, meeting rooms, SGA and Campus Activities Board offices, computer lab, Student Copy Center, social areas, and the University Food Court.
THE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE is your one-stop resource for textbooks, stationery, and everything the student needs for success in the classroom such as backpacks, notebooks, pens, and binders. The store also offers a large variety of apparel adorned with the school logo, including hats, caps, t-shirts, shorts, and sweats in sizes from infants to XXXL. Online ordering is also available at the store’s website, www.ulmbookstore.com.
LA CAPITOL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION is located on Northeast Drive in University Commons II. La Capitol Federal handles the fee payment and deposit functions for the University, in addition to being a full service Credit Union.
THE UNIVERSITY POST OFFICE, located on the 1st floor of the Student Union Building, provides facilities for the purchase of stamps, envelopes, postal cards, and other postal services. A post office box is furnished to each resident student for incoming mail and official ULM correspondence. Each student living on campus is required to register for a box as part of the University registration procedure. Off-campus students and the University of Louisiana at Monroe affiliated organizations may rent a post office box (subject to availability) at a rate of $6.00 per semester (fees subject to change) payable in advance. Organizations are required to pay annually, effective each January 1.
UNIVERSITY POLICE is located in Filhiol Hall. Police and information services are provided 24 hours every day of the year. Parking management and vehicle registration are both a function of University Police and both located in police building.
LAKE C. OXFORD NATATORIUM is located on the corner of Bon Aire and Stadium Drive. It was completed in 1979 and renovated in 1996 and 2006. There are two heated pools; a 10-lane Olympic 50-meter by 25-yard swimming pool and a 121/2 by 25-yard diving well. There are two one-meter diving boards and two three-meter diving boards. The Natatorium features everything from swimming and diving to water fitness, lifeguard training, and water safety classes. It offers a relaxed atmosphere where students can study, picnic, or recreate on the sundeck or on one of the numerous tables inside the facility. Students can go boating down the bayou by checking out a canoe or paddleboat with their I.D. With its sundeck overlooking the east bank of the beautiful Bayou DeSiard, the Natatorium offers another dimension for the educational, as well as, social environment of the student.
MALONE STADIUM, one of the most modern football complexes in the nation, seats 30,427 people. The seating is located on two levels and provides an excellent view from any seat in the stadium. Malone Stadium also features a double level press box which seats over 200 people. Additional seating for booster groups is located beneath the press box facility. The field is natural turf and features a modern sprinkler system and an excellent drainage system. Two scoreboards with electronic message boards are located at both ends of the field. Concession and rest room areas are located on the second, third, and press box levels. Permanent concession and rest room facilities are also available on the east stands.
Malone Stadium contains an athletic field house which houses all athletic offices and provides facilities for football training and other services. It features the Director of Athletics’ office, all football coaches’ offices, the Sports Information offices, training rooms, dressing rooms, equipment rooms, weight rooms and an indoor work-out area.
HEARD STADIUM, the tennis facility, was constructed in 1976 and has a seating capacity of 515. It contains dressing rooms and offices for women’s tennis.
ULM has a total of six residence halls and the Bayou Village apartment complex.
“Bayou Village” Apartments are 4 bedroom / 2 baths; 2 bedroom / 2 baths; and 1 bedroom / 1 bath units. These apartments are for students who have completed at least 24 semester hours of college credit work with a 2.3 cumulative grade point average (GPA). All units are fully furnished and pricing includes utilities, phone, high speed internet, cable TV with HBO and washer and dryer in each unit.
Bayou Suites & University Commons II: These are 2 bedroom/1 bath suites and are inside corridor buildings. Bayou Suites is a Scholars Hall with a required 3.5 cumulative GPA requirement for first time freshmen and a 3.3 for continuing and transfer students. A portion of University Commons II is a dedicated Health Science living area with a 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement. Each room has high speed internet, extended basic cable TV with HBO, local phone service, ceiling fans, and individual HV/AC units, laundry facilities throughout the buildings, computer lab, and vending machines.
University Commons I: This building is double occupancy rooms with a shared bathroom. Each room has high speed internet, extended basic cable TV with HBO, local phone service, ceiling fans, and individual HV/AC units. There are laundry facilities throughout the buildings, a computer lab, and vending machines.
Madison (male only) and Ouachita (female only): These residence halls are double occupancy suite style rooms with shared bathroom. Each room has extended basic cable TV with HBO, local phone service, ceiling fans and individual HV/AC units. There are laundry facilities throughout the buildings, computer lab, and vending machines.
Masur Hall: This is a co-ed exterior corridor building with five floors of females and one floor of males. It has double occupancy suites with shared bathroom. All rooms have high speed internet, extended cable TV with HBO, local phone service, and building wide HV/AC system. There is community building that includes large screen TV, study areas, computer lab, laundry facility, and vending machines.
Building Access: Bayou Suites, University Commons I and II, Ouachita Hall and Bayou Village Apartments are controlled access buildings. Students assigned to these buildings will use their ID cards to access the buildings and are issued keys to their individual rooms. Madison Hall and Masur Hall are exterior corridor buildings with key access to their rooms.
Special Facilities and Programs
Agricultural Farm Laboratories
The 500 acre Morris and Ella Johnson Farm laboratory, located about four miles from the campus, began operation during 1986. Row crops include corn, wheat, soybeans, grain, sorghum, and cotton. Field crop research includes variety and pesticide trials including economic and agronomic evaluations of results. The farm houses a herd of purebred Angus cattle and a herd of commercial crossbred cattle, and a small goat herd. These animals are used for teaching and research purposes. The Layton Farm is an equine facility utilized for classes, demonstrations, judging contests, seminars and research.
Center for Business and Economic Research
The Center for Business and Economic Research functions to stimulate research activities of the faculty and to serve the business and industrial populace of Northeast Louisiana in solving business and economic problems of the area. The Center gathers, analyzes, interprets and disseminates statistical information resulting from investigations of potential economic significance to the Northeast Louisiana area.
Child Development Laboratory
The ULM Child Development Center is a laboratory setting providing quality care and education for young children. It is operated by the College of Education and Human Development Department of Curriculum and Instruction. This laboratory is an on-site child care facility with children ranging in age from 6 weeks - four years. Children of ULM faculty, staff, alumni and community members are enrolled at the ULM Child Development Center. The center provides experiences for children that focus on physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of each child. The centers primary goal is to provide practical experiences in best practices for university students to prepare them for a variety of professions in which they will work with young children.
The ULM Computing Center provides a wide variety of computing and network services for faculty, students, and administration. Centralized computing resources include an IBM mainframe and combination of Dell and Sun servers. The campus network is extended to 61 buildings of which 31 are connected via fiber. This network extends IP based Internet and Internet 2 service to departmental networks as well as stand alone personal computers. Services include: network support (wired and wireless), training and orientation, configuration design and hardware specifications, site license software distribution, test grading, assistance with instructional media, and web and database development. For further information, see the ULM Web page at HYPERLINK “http://www.ulm.edu”.
The University Honors Program provides a unique learning opportunity for students with exceptional academic abilities. Non-traditional classes, special sections of traditional classes, and opportunities for increased interaction with faculty members and other students of similar abilities provide an individualized atmosphere for learning that is both stimulating and personal. Students who are accepted into the Honors Program will receive a well-rounded education in combination with their major.
The Program is open to students in all majors. The student will take 22 hours of the Honors Core that fulfills the University Core. In order to complete the Honors Core, Honors students must take English 1010 , Arts 1010 , six (6) hours of Honors Social Sciences, Honors University Seminar, with prior Honors Council approval one (1) mathematics course that fulfills the University Core using the Honors Option, and at least two (2) of the following courses, one from each discipline, English 2007 , English 2019 , History 1010 , History 2009 and History 2019 .
Upon completion of the Honors Core, the student will have three choices:
- Honors in the Major
- Honors in the College
- Honors in the University
To complete Honors in the Major the student must take nine to twelve (9-12) of Honors hours in the major*, six (6) hours of the same Foreign Language (12 hours for students in the College of Arts and Sciences), and one (1) of Honors Colloquium. To complete Honors in the College the student must take nine to twelve (9-12) of Honors hours in the major*, six (6) hours of the same Foreign Language (12 hours for student in the College of Arts and Sciences), two (2) hours of Honors Colloquium, three (3) hours of Honors Speech and three (3) hours of Honors Seminar outside the major.
To complete Honors in the University the student must take nine to twelve (9-12) of Honors hours in the major*, twelve (12) hours of the same Foreign Language, two (2) of Honors Colloquium, three (3) of Honors Speech, three (3) of Honors Seminar and a completion of the Honors Project to be completed during the junior and senior year.
* All Honors hours in the major must be completed using the Honors Option and approved by the Honors Council.
Successful completion of all requirements and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 by the time of graduation (3.3 by freshman year, 3.4 by sophomore year and 3.5 by junior year) will qualify the student to obtain a certificate and graduate from the Honors Program.
The Program is administered by the University Honors Council which includes the President of the Student Honors Board.
Louisiana Drug and Poison Information Center
The Louisiana Drug and Poison Information Center was established at the University of Louisiana at Monroe by an act of the Louisiana Legislature in 1991. The Center is currently a collaborative project between the ULM College of Pharmacy and the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. This 24-hours-per-day state-wide Center is Louisiana’s only publicly supported Poison Information Center and provides a vital emergency resource in the acute management of poisoning and other toxic exposures throughout the State.
Louisiana Institute of Toxicology
The Louisiana Institute of Toxicology conducts interdisciplinary research on fundamental issues involving toxic chemicals, environmental pollution, and public health. The Institute provides a focus for scholarly activities directed towards the development of new technologies and procedures for toxic substance control and management and serves as a resource for consultation in service to the State of Louisiana in toxicological and environmental matters which may effect public health.
Student Success Center
In accord with the mission of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the Student Success Center strives to increase the quality of education and services offered to our students. The SSC encourages and assists students in the exploration of their interests, the pursuit of their goals, and the development of their intellectual knowledge and skills as they strive to reach their full potential. The goals of the SSC are achieved through the delivery of:
- Professional Academic Advising
- University Seminar
- Comprehensive Academic Enhancement Programs
- Technological Support
- Effective Referral System
The Student Success Center office, located in the Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center, is staffed by academic advisors who work with undeclared students, pre-pharmacy majors, health science majors, general studies majors, and other identified students to provide individualized academic advising and career planning.
The Student Success Center also administers the Supplemental Instruction programs for Biology and Chemistry. Academic enhancement workshops, mentoring, Probation Assessment and Student Success (PASS), Learning Communities, the Summer Reading Program, and Emerging Scholars are also part of the Center’s programs.
The SSC also offers services to all ULM students. These services include tutoring in Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics, the ADAM biology program, DISCOVER Career Exploration, “What Can I Do With a Major in…,” Internet access and word processing computer terminals.
The SSC develops, implements, and manages University Seminar (UNIV 1001 ), a one credit hour, University required course for first semester students. College specific as well as special sections for adult learners are offered.
The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
The Department of Military Science emphasizes developing leadership and management skills required in both military and civilian employment. Classes include training in confidence building exercises such as rappelling, water survival training and land navigation, as well as dynamic classes in military history, military skills, tactics and organizational skills. Training is divided into a two-year Basic Course and a two-year Advanced Course.
The Basic Course is open to any ULM student. It is usually taken during the student’s freshman and sophomore year. Courses can be taken in any order—none have prerequisites—and the 1000 and 2000 courses can be taken simultaneously. The Basic Course has “NO” military obligation. One thousand level students meet for one hour of classroom instruction each week, along with one hour of leadership lab each week. Two thousand level students meet for two hours of classroom instruction each week, along with two hours of leadership lab each week. Credit for all or part of the Basic Course may be granted to students who have attended Basic Training. The Basic Course can be substituted by attending the ROTC Leadership Training Course (LTC), a 34-day paid leadership camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Students who attend may qualify for a two-year scholarship.
Admission to the Advanced Course is on a competitive basis, open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who have completed the ROTC Basic Course, ROTC Basic Camp, or any military basic training, and who are in good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0) with the University. Students must demonstrate leadership potential, pass an aptitude test and a medical exam. Upon contracting into the Advanced Course, cadets receive a tax-free subsistence allowance of $350-$500 per month (up to $2,500 each year), in addition to earning other financial assistance through numerous programs. Cadets attend three hours of classroom instruction and two hours of practical application training each week, as well as participate in a physical fitness program. Students also participate in at least one weekend field training exercise each semester. After completing the first year of the Advanced Course, students attend a five-week Advanced Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington. Training includes participating in practical leadership and management exercises, weapons qualification, and execution of infantry tactics. Students are paid approximately $1,200 for the training, plus full travel allowance, as well as room and board. Additional training such as Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare School, or Northern Warfare School are also available. Cadets must also fulfill the professional development program required for lieutenants prior to commissioning.
After completing all program requirements, cadets are commissioned into either the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard to fulfill a service obligation. This assignment and branch of utilization will depend upon the desires of the individual, the student’s performance and qualifications, as well as the needs of the Army.
Numerous financial and educational programs are available through the Military Science Department. Army ROTC Scholarships are awarded to students in good academic standing who have displayed leadership in campus activities. These scholarships pay tuition, books and fees, and also provide $350-$500 per month subsistence.
A number of extracurricular activities are offered. Students may participate in the Ranger Challenge Military Skills Team or the Ranger Company. The ULM Military Science Department sponsors a Ranger Challenge Team that competes with 21 universities in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. The Ranger Challenge Team competes in eight military events: The Army Physical Fitness Test, One-Rope Bridge, Grenade Throw, M16 Rifle Marksmanship, Weapons Assembly, 10K Road March, Land Navigation, and Patrolling.
A minor in Military Science is offered and may be selected by students with the approval of their academic dean and the Professor of Military Science. A minimum of nineteen credit hours must be earned in Military Science for it to be considered an academic minor.
As an integral part of their undergraduate education, in addition to other requirements, prospective officers are required to complete successfully at least one course in Military History prior to commissioning.