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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The University

Vision Statement

The University of Louisiana at Monroe strives to distnguish itself in preparing students for meaningful lives and service to humanity by excelling in student-centered learning - turning vision into action.

Mission of the University

The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) is a teaching and research university whose mission is successful education of both undergraduate and graduate students and delivery of services that support economic develo9pment, especially to employers and communities in its region. ULM uses a traditional admission process based on courses completed, GPA, and standardized test scores.

  1. Audiences- ULM is responsible for serving:

a. Residents of the northeast region of Louisiana who have completed high school and are seeking either a college degree or continuing professional education;

b. Two-year college transfer students, particularly those from Louisiana Delta Community College;

c. Regional employers, both public and private, including school districts, health care providers, local governments, private businesses and community agencies seeking technical assistance and applied research;

d. Economic development interests and entrepreneurs in the region;

e. The state, in targeted efforts such as the production of professional pharmacists and small business development; and

f. The area community, by providing a broad range of academic and cultural activities and public events.


  1. Array of Programs and Services

​​a. Arts and sciences programs appropriate to a university with a predominantly undergraduate student body.

b. Baccalaureate and master’s programs in the professional fields of communications, criminal justice, education, social work, nursing and allied health and business.

c. Doctoral programs in curriculum and instruction, marriage and family therapy, and pharmacy.

d. Support for area K-12 schools seeking college general education courses for advanced students and assistance in ensuring that their graduates are college- and career-ready.

e. Services specifically designed to meet the needs of regional economic development.


  1. Special Programs/Features

a. Comprehensive allied health sciences, including pharmacy and toxicology.

b. Unique programs in atmospheric sciences, gerontology, and marriage and family therapy.

c. Biomedical research, especially in the basic pharmaceutical sciences and supporting disciplines.

d. Agricultural sciences, including agribusiness and a concentration in food safety toxicology.

e. Workforce and economic development services including:

  • the Louisiana Small Business Development Center
  • the Northeast Louisiana Small Business Development Center
  • the Center for Business and Economic Research
  • the Small Business Risk Management Institute, and
  • the BBA in Risk Management and Insurance.

Location and Historical Sketch

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has a history almost as rich and beautiful as the bayou that winds through its 238-acre campus.

From its inception, the university was created with one goal in mind-to serve the educational needs of northeast Louisiana and to enlighten those from all over the world.

Founded in 1931, ULM has served its scholars exceptionally well for more than 80 years.

One of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System, ULM strives to achieve a standard of excellence for its students, faculty, and staff.

With 8,560 students enrolled as of Fall 2012, ULM’s diverse student body contains students from more than 60 countries and 43 states.

ULM’s landscape has changed dramatically.

Over the last 13 years, ULM has invested approximately $100 million in architectural and landscaping improvements. This project qualified as one of the largest of its kind in the southeastern United States.

In 2012, ULM was honored with a Civic Improvement Commendation from the Monroe Garden Study League, a member of the Garden Club of America.

The centerpiece of ULM’s transformation is the ULM Library, located along beautiful Bayou DeSiard, one of the longest natural bayous in the United States.

ULM provides new, renovated and modern housing options for students, student life activities that keep students involved and interacting with their peers, performances from Visual and Performing Arts, and numerous athletic events throughout the year for students seeking the thrills of competition.

ULM offers traditional and online degrees from five different colleges including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business Administration, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Education and Human Development, and the College of Pharmacy.

Students at ULM excel in many of these fields with 100 percent passage rates on licensure exams for students in Nursing, Speech Language Pathology, Radiologic Technology, and Dental Hygiene.

Below are just a few of ULM’s recent accomplishments:

  • U.S. News & World Report names ULM one of the “best regional universities in the south”
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office awards ULM pharmacy fourth patent for anti-cancer research
  • ULM joins the elite top 15% of schools nationwide deemed a “military friendly school”
  • ULM’s online MBA is ranked the nation’s “best buy;” Geteducated.com awards College of Education 4 “best buys” for online degrees

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 Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. 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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.

University Library

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 EBSCOhost 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 have a ULM Alumni Association Membership Card.


Academic Buildings

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 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.

KITTY DEGREE HALL, constructed in 1981, includes administrative offices, areas for student activities, classrooms and instructional laboratories for the Kitty DeGree 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 Northeast Louisiana Business and Community Development Center; 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.

Auxiliary Buildings

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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, social areas, and the University Food Court, which includes: Subway, Chick-fil-A, Einsteins, Grille Works, Bene, Sushic, and the new Coca-Cola Freestyle.

THE ULM BOOKSTORE, located in Sandel Hall, is your one-stop resource for textbooks, study guides, school supplies, computers and accessories, and a variety of resources to help you excel in the classroom.  New and used textbooks may be rented or purchased, and the ULM Bookstore buys back textbooks year-round.  It also offers a large variety of emblematic gifts and apparel including: t-shirts, shorts, hats, and sweats in sizes from infants to XXXL.  Other products and services available include academic software, graduation regalia, balloons, gift wrap, fax and copy services.  You can order online 24 hours a day at www.ulmbookstore.com.

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.

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 may rent a post office box at a rate of $6.00 per semester.  ULM registered student organizations may rent a post office box for $30.00 per calendar year, effective January 1st.  All post office boxes are subject to availability and must be paid in advance.  Fees are subject to change.

YMCA 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.

Residential Buildings

“Bayou Village” Apartments: The apartments are one-bedroom/one bath, two-bedroom/two bath and four bedroom/two bath apartments. Each apartment is fully furnished including all kitchen appliances and a washer/dryer combination.  Each apartment has its own HV/AC unit. Residents may choose an academic year contract (Fall and Spring semesters) or an academic plus summer contract (August move-in to the end of Summer II in August).  The apartments do not close during the winter break.

Bayou Suites & University Commons II: These are inside corridor buildings with two private bedrooms and a shared bath. Bayou Suites is a Scholars Hall with a required 3.3 cumulative GPA for returning students and a 3.5 cumulative GPA for first time freshmen.  Each room has a ceiling fan and each suite has an HV/AC unit that is controlled by the residents in the suite.

University Commons I: This building has double occupancy rooms with a shared bathroom. Each room has a ceiling fan, and individual HV/AC units. Each resident has their own closet with mirrored doors. There are laundry facilities throughout the building, a computer lab, and vending machines as well as community rooms for programming.

Madison (male only) and Ouachita (female only): These residence halls have double occupancy suite style rooms with a shared bathroom. Madison is an exterior corridor building and Ouachita is an inside corridor building with controlled access. Both buildings have community rooms with large TV’s, computer labs, laundry facilities and vending machines. Each room has an individual HV/AC unit that is controlled by the residents of the room that allow the option for heat or air at any time.

Masur Hall: This residence hall is an exterior corridor building with all-female; double occupancy with shared bathrooms. When space permits students may also request their room be private for an additional fee. Each room has an individual HV/AC that is controlled by the residents of the room that allows the option for heat or air at any time.  Masur Hall has a community building that provides a computer lab, lounge with a big screen TV, vending machines and a laundry room.

Building Access: Bayou Suites, University Commons I and II, Ouachita Hall and Bayou Village Apartments are interior corridor, 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.

Common Amenities: Utilities (water and electricity), high speed Ethernet connection for each resident, digital cable TV with movie channels and local phone service are furnished. There is wireless in University Commons I and II, Bayou Suites, Bayou Village Apartments and Masur Hall; however, access at all times cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, it is recommended, when working on class work or important assignments, residents should use the Ethernet connection.

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 Center’s 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.

Computing Center

The ULM Computing Center provides a wide variety of computing and network services for faculty, students, and administration. Centralized computing resources include a combination of Dell and Sun servers which support all campus network resources - email, Moodle, registration, myULM, labs, etc.  The campus network is extended to about 60 buildings of which 48 are connected via fiber. This network extends IP based Internet and research networks to departmental networks as well as stand-alone personal computers. Services include: network support (wired and wireless throughout campus), training and orientation, configuration design and hardware specifications, site license software distribution, test grading, assistance with instructional media, and web and database development.  Computing resources have also been provisioned over the past few years for a more secure campus which includes electronic access controls and camera surveillance.  For further information, see the ULM Web page at www.ulm.edu/computingcenter/.

Honors Program

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 16 hours of the Honors Core that fulfills the University Core. In order to complete the Honors Core, Honors students must take Honors Freshman English, Honors Fine Arts, Honors Social Sciences, Honors University Seminar, and two courses in Honors Humanities (one of which must be Honors Literature).

Upon completion of the Honors Core, the student will have two choices:

  • Honors in the College
  • Honors in the University

To complete Honors in the College the student must take twelve (12) hours in the major*, six (6) hours of the same Foreign Language and/or Study Abroad, an Honors Colloquium; and an Honors Seminar.

To complete Honors in the University the student must take twelve (12) hours in the major*, six (6) hours of the same Foreign Language and/or Study Abroad, an Honors Colloquium, an Honors Seminar, and 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 director of the Honors Program.

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 director of the Honors Program with the assistance of the University Honors Council.

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 affect public health.

Small Business Risk Management Institute

The Small Business Risk Management Institute conducts research and provides educational resources for small businesses. Students work closely with the Institute to conduct field-based research on small businesses and their use and understanding of risk management. Through this research, the Institute provides advocacy and educational materials for small businesses that enhance their resiliency and supports their long-term success.

Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center

Mission Statement

In accord with the mission of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the Clarke M. Williams 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 Clarke M. Williams 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 Clarke M. Williams 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, 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. 

University Police

The University of Louisiana at Monroe Police Department will provide a safe, welcome and orderly campus environment for the University of Louisiana at Monroe students, faculty, staff and visitors; and will provide an ethical, people-oriented work environment where members of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Police Department may enjoy their jobs, use their talents, respect one another, and grow as individuals. The University of Louisiana at Monroe Police Department, through programs and services, meets the needs of the University student, faculty, staff, and visitors.

University Affiliates and External Affairs

Public Information

The Office of Public Information edits and disseminates all news releases concerning University activities, works as a liaison between administration/faculty/staff and the media, coordinates University publications, oversees the office of photographic services, coordinates the University’s marketing initiatives, and works on many University and Community special projects.

ULM Alumni Association

Organized in 1952, the ULM Alumni Association’s mission is to support the fulfillment of the University’s mission through the meaningful engagement of its alumni. The Alumni Association has 30 alumni chapters and 5 academic chapters, and draws its membership from over 55,000 graduates worldwide. Throughout the year, the Alumni Association hosts events that bring alumni, friends, faculty and staff, and future students together to share the ULM experience.

The Association’s objective is to add value to the University’s efforts in fund raising, student recruitment and political support, and to develop additional capacity to add value in these and other areas of university endeavors.

To support the ULM Alumni Association, to update your alumni record, or for more information on membership benefits, check our website at: www.ulm.edu/alumni or call us at (866)-WARHAWK.

ULM Athletic Foundation

The Athletic Foundation is ULM’s athletic pillar, comprised of individuals and businesses that have a common interest in the overall athletic program. The Athletic Foundation strives to secure the necessary means to improve a student athlete academically and to enhance the University’s image through athletic excellence. Founded in 1956, the Athletic Foundation helps finance travel, purchase supplies and equipment, fund scholarships, and support upgrades and maintenance of athletic facilities.

For more information on methods of giving and membership levels and benefits, check our website at: http://gowarhawks.net/

ULM Foundation

The ULM Foundation was established in 1961 as a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the growth, development and enhancement of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

The mission of the Foundation is to function as a service organization to the academic and student development communities by broadening the University’s base of financial support through the coordination and centralization of major fundraising and gift solicitation activities.

The Foundation has grown steadily in assets and in the level and range of support provided to ULM’s academic and student development programs. To date, enrichment activities provided through the Foundation’s development program have touched many areas of university life, including student recruitment, student scholarships, faculty and staff development, and financial aid.

A 35-member Board of Trustees, comprised of business and professional leaders, provide policy and budgetary leadership for the Foundation.

University Conference Center

The University Conference Center, located on the seventh floor of the University Library, provides support to the educational and public service missions of ULM. Preference is given for allocation of space in the Center to on-campus groups and to functions that are consistent with the mission of the University. Off campus groups may lease the Center, but political, sectarian, fraternal, and non-university related fundraisers are prohibited. For more information call (318) 342-3624.

Ways of Giving

The ULM Annual Fund is the core development program that generates private support for the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Its mission is to raise annual gifts which support the recruitment and retention of outstanding students and the strategic prioritized initiatives of the University.

Other ways of giving to ULM include:

* Cash Gifts * Estate Gifts
* Memorials and Honoraria * Major Gifts
* Programs and Securities Gifts * Real Estate Gifts
* Will Bequests * Gift Annuities
* Naming Opportunities * Charitable Trusts

To learn more about ULM’s needs, reasons to give, and levels of giving, check our website at: www.ulm.edu/supportulm.