John Pratte, Dean
Walker Hall 1-45
The College of Arts, Education, and Sciences assumes a two-fold responsibility. For ULM students the College provides the general education courses required of all curricula in the University. For Arts, Education, and Sciences students the College provides the specific courses leading to the Arts, Education, and Sciences degrees.
Within this framework the College leads students to acquire skill in the following areas:
- Intellectual inquiry - learning facts and theories
- Communication - writing and speaking with facility
- Self-expression - enhancing creative ability
- Problem solving - applying the scientific and other analytical methods
- Critical thinking - distinguishing opinion from fact; substantiating ideas
- Social values - exhibiting a democratic spirit, good citizenship, personal responsibility, and honoring the worth of the individual
Admissions to Degree Programs
- Admission with Distinction Students granted honors admission into the University will be granted immediate entry into their chosen degree program.
- Provisional and Regular Admission-Students in these categories must meet the following requirements before being granted entry into their chosen degree programs:
- Satisfactory completion of any required developmental courses.
- Satisfactory completion of all courses listed under the “Freshman Year” requirements of the chosen curriculum with a 2.0 grade-point average.
- Satisfactory completion of all special admission requirements of the intended major field of study.
Students in provisional and regular admission status may not enroll in courses numbered 3000 or above until they have completed all developmental and freshman requirements.
All transfer students and all students who interrupt their college work for one calendar year or more or who change their curriculum must meet the above requirements for formal admission to degree status. Students must be admitted at least one semester (or summer term) prior to the semester in which they intend to receive their degree.
The modern language requirement must be fulfilled in one language. Students entering with pre-college training in modern languages should schedule courses on the basis of placement test scores and previous training.
Program Directors of curricula requiring a practicum (field education, internship) make reasonable efforts to assist a student in securing a placement. However, the student, not the University, is ultimately responsible for obtaining such a placement under the direction of the University. A student unable to obtain an acceptable placement or to complete a practicum successfully shall not be awarded the degree and is advised to change to a curriculum in which he will be able to complete degree requirements.