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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Message from the President

Welcome to the University of Louisiana at Monroe!

A university defined by the vibrancy and commitment of its students, ULM stands out as a Carnegie Research regional educational resource to help students reach their academic goals and launch a career.

We continue to advance our mission and offer an excellent education, not only to the region and citizens of Louisiana, but also well beyond the state’s geographic boundaries. Over the last year, ULM received a record number of national recognitions for our academic programs. These not only enhance the university’s reputation but also the value of your degree from ULM.

Maybe you are an international student eager to learn in an American university, or a community college student seeking a transfer to a four-year university – whatever the situation, we welcome you to make ULM your academic home.

With a Spring 2016 enrollment of over 8,300 students, our students find that our campus has a friendly staff eager to serve you and exceptional faculty willing to provide individualized attention.

ULM is home to many unique programs that draw students from around the world including: Atmospheric Science; Agribusiness; Toxicology; Marriage and Family Therapy; Gerontology; and the only state-supported Pharmacy program.

The Aviation department offers a certification program in unmanned aircraft systems (drones). The program has already expanded to include a Precision Agriculture and Research Center (PARC), which is dedicated to producing research in agriculture—a major economic influence in our region.

In Fall 2015, ULM’s Risk Management was ranked as the 18th largest Risk Management and Insurance Bachelor’s programs by Business Insurance, the premiere organization for providing insurance industry rankings. The program is one of about four in the world that offers specialized coursework in surplus lines and reinsurance.

In December 2015, graduates from the ULM Kitty DeGree School of Nursing had a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). That is, 28/28 passed the exam on the first testing.

Your time at ULM will be full of study but also full of fun. ULM recognizes over 150 student organizations ranging from professional, to Greek, to religious. Athletics is a constant favorite among students from football and women’s soccer in the fall to basketball and women’s tennis in the spring. Student events are the foundation of your college experience, and I encourage you to take part as often as possible.

Whatever your area of interest, we are committed to you and appreciate your demonstrated ability and determination.

I welcome you to ULM. Go Warhawks!






Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D.