Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

The University

Strategic Vision Statement

The University of Louisiana Monroe will change lives by bringing true equality, inclusiveness, and opportunity for all individuals in our region and beyond.

Strategic Mission Statement

The University of Louisiana at Monroe prepares individuals from northeast Louisiana and beyond to compete, succeed, and contribute in an ever-changing global society through a transformative education while positively impacting society through research and service.

Board Role, Scope, and Mission Designation

The University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) is a teaching and research university whose mission is the successful education of both undergraduate and graduate students and delivery of services that support economic developments, 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:
  1. Those who have completed high school and are seeking either a college degree or continuing their professional education;
  2. Two-year college transfer students, particularly those from Louisiana Delta Community College;
  3. Employers, both public and private, including school districts, health care providers, local governments, private businesses and community agencies seeking technical assistance and applied research;
  4. Economic development interests and entrepreneurs in the region;
  5. The state, in targeted efforts such as the production of professional pharmacists and small business development; and
  6. The area community, by providing a broad range of academic and cultural activities and public events.
  1. Array of Programs and Services
  1. Arts and sciences programs appropriate to a university with a predominantly undergraduate student body.
  2. Baccalaureate and master’s programs in the professional fields of communications, criminal justice, education, social work, nursing and allied health, construction and business.
  3. Doctoral programs in curriculum and instruction, marriage and family therapy, and pharmacy.
  4. 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.
  5. Services specifically designed to meet the needs of regional economic development.
  1. Special Programs/Features
  1. Comprehensive allied health sciences, including pharmacy and toxicology.
  2. Unique programs in atmospheric sciences, gerontology, and marriage and family therapy.
  3. Biomedical research, especially in the basic pharmaceutical sciences and supporting disciplines.
  4. Agricultural sciences, including agribusiness and a concentration in food safety toxicology.
  5. Workforce and economic development services including
  • 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

In 2021, the University of Louisiana Monroe celebrated 90 years of service to the people of Northeast Louisiana. Since 1931 ULM has grown from a handful of programs to four colleges and a graduate school.
ULM opened on Sept. 28, 1931, with 416 students enrolled. In the fall of 2020, more than 8,600 students were enrolled.
ULM is one of the nine members of the University of Louisiana System and shares its commitment to teaching, research, and community service to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the Bayou State.
Bayou DeSiard flows through ULM’s 238-acre campus, a reminder that learning, like water, is not meant to stand still; it’s meant to keep moving.
When a student graduates from ULM, they are prepared to move forward and embrace the careers and lives of their choice. 
ULM offers traditional and online degrees from the College of Arts, Education and Sciences, College of Business and Social Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and the College of Pharmacy.
About some of ULM’s programs:
  • Online Bachelor of Business ranks 89th, placing it among the top 100 programs in the country in 2022.
  • The Risk Management and Insurance program, College of Business and Social Sciences, is nationally recognized for its focus and coursework and is one of a few in the country that offers a curriculum that prepares students for successful careers in the wholesale insurance industry.
  • In 2021, counseling graduates had a 100% LPC had a percent passage rate. School of Education completers also had a 100% passage rate of licensure exams.
  • The College of Pharmacy had 94 graduates in 2022, whose passage rate for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination was 88.9 percent, exceeding the national average of 78.6 percent.
Other accomplishments at ULM in 2021-22
  • ULM began offering a graduate certificate in Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare in the School of Allied Health, College of Health Sciences, in Fall 2021.
  • The National Institutes of Health awarded $1.65 million to fund cancer research by Seetharama Jois, Ph.D., in the College of Pharmacy.
  • ULM established the Lucy Shackelford Human Movement Center and Kitty DeGree Neuromuscular Lab as part of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
  • The National Institutes of Health awarded $1.65 million to fund cancer research by Seetharama Jois, Ph.D., in the ULM College of Pharmacy.
  • ULM received a grant of more than $1 million from the federal Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities initiative. The grant will fund a High School Business Academy for college-bound high school students, managed by the College of Business and Social Sciences.
  • ULM and alumnus Dhu Thompson launched the inaugural Entrepreneurship Pelican Cup in 2022. The business plan competition awarded $61,000, one of the largest cash prizes in the nation, to winning students and faculty.
  • The ULM atmospheric science program was awarded a three-year $276,000 grant to study development of tornadoes from squall lines to create better weather warnings. The grant is funded by PERiLS, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Science Foundation project.
  • The National Institute of Health awarded $347,213 to fund prostate cancer treatment research by Dr. Khalid El Sayed of the ULM College of Pharmacy.
  • The ULM unmanned aircraft systems management program offered free drone workshops to 201 area high school and middle school students in 2022.
  • ULM’s Dr. Diana Greenlee made archaeological discoveries that show the earthworks at Poverty Point World Heritage Site are more complex than previously known. 
  • ULM, Louisiana Delta Community College and community partners created the Esther Gallow Community Garden during the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Accreditation and Professional Affiliation

The University of Louisiana Monroe is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.  Questions about the accreditation of the University of Louisiana Monroe may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679‑4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Please direct all general accreditation questions to the University of Louisiana Monroe, Office of Academic Affairs, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71209 or 318-342-1025.

Many of ULM’s colleges, schools, departments and programs which make up the university are accredited by specialized or professional accrediting agencies.

  • The Accounting program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Business programs in the College of Business and Social Sciences are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • The Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
  • The Computer Science program in the College of Business and Social Sciences is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of the Computing Sciences Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • The School of Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.
  • The Dental Hygiene curriculum is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
  • The Exercise Science programs in Kinesiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • The master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
  • The doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
  • The Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the NAACLS, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at University of Louisiana Monroe Kitty DeGree School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
  • The master’s degree program in nursing at University of Louisiana Monroe Kitty DeGree School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
  • The associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
  • The master’s degree in Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
  • The Radiologic Technology curriculum is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
  • The Social Work curriculum is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • The master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (formerly Communicative Disorders) is accredited by The Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • The teacher-preparation programs at the bachelor, master, doctoral and specialist degree levels are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • The University of Louisiana Monroe is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX 866/228-2631, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.

The University of Louisiana Monroe also holds membership in the following professional but non-accrediting agencies:

  • Academic Affiliate of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Dental Education Association
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). ULM is in CASE District IV.

Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures

The University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) ensures that its educational programs meet professional licensure or certification requirements mandated by the State of Louisiana. However, professional licensure and certification requirements vary from state-to-state, so ULM makes every effort to determine whether ULM’s educational programs meet licensure/certification requirements of other states.
Requirements in other states could include, among others, professional and criminal background checks, discipline-specific examinations, fingerprinting, years and types of professional experiences, etc. Students who plan to work outside of Louisiana should investigate the professional licensure and certification requirements for the state in which they hope to work by contacting the appropriate licensure board to obtain additional information before beginning the professional program at ULM.
This page is dynamic and intended to serve as an initial resource for students interested in one of the professional programs at ULM that require licensure or certification for employment. Students should access the program’s website for information about requirements.
Students should be aware that state licensure requirements are subject to change. Licensure information on this site is reviewed and updated annually in June. Students should note, however, that changes in laws and other requirements may impact the alignment between curricula and licensure requirements. Students should confirm licensure requirements with the appropriate board.
Students who decide to transfer from ULM to the same program at another university or relocate to a different state need to remember that licensure and certification requirements vary by state and could affect eligibility to pursue the same degree, degree progression, and/or financial aid. Prior to transferring, students are encouraged to contact their advisors in both the current and prospective programs to determine how the transfer will impact their degree completion and eligibility for licensure or certification.
ULM wishes all students the best on their academic journey.
If you are interested in viewing licensure/certification requirements by state, please click here:  https://www.ulm.edu/professional-licensure-disclosures/index.html


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 the LOUIS Network, the state-wide academic library consortium. As a member of LOUIS, the Library has access to EBSCO which provides access to countless full-text electronic journals and electronic books, as well as many other electronic databases and resources. The Library’s website address is http://www.ulm.edu/library. The Library also provides access to other resources apart from those accessed via LOUIS. To borrow library materials, one must have a valid ULM ID card; have a Courtesy Card; obtain a LALINC card; or Retired Faculty/Staff ID card. The Library also provides Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services whereby the Library borrows materials from partner libraries to lend to users. The Library is also a member of the Trailblazer Library Consortium.


Academic Buildings

BAND BUILDING, constructed in 1973, houses the ULM Band, music faculty, and music rehearsal rooms.

BIEDENHARN HALL, the home of the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Music program, 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.

BIENVILLE BUILDING, purchased in 2005, is located on 23 acres on Bienville Drive and houses the School 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 School of Pharmacy. The College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences/School of Pharmacy Dean’s office is located in the Bienville Building.

BROWN HALL, the original building constructed in 1931 and completely renovated in 1972, houses the School of Health Professions Director’s Office; the History, Kinesiology, and World Languages programs; and the Office of University Planning and Analysis. 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 Art program, classrooms faculty offices, studios, and the art gallery.

CALDWELL HALL, constructed in 1949 and renovated in 1980, contains classrooms, laboratories offices, and clinics for the Dental Hygiene and Occupational Therapy programs.

CHEMISTRY AND NATURAL SCIENCES BUILDING, constructed in 1985, contains classrooms, biology and chemistry laboratories and offices for the Biology program and School of Sciences, and the Soil-Plant Analysis Laboratory.

COLONEL WILLIAM T. HEMPHILL HALL is the home of the College of Business and Social Sciences. It provides modern classrooms, laboratories, student learning areas, and the administrative and service offices of the College of Business and Social Sciences, 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. The facility houses classrooms and offices and is used as a general assembly building. Home basketball games are played in the Coliseum.

GEORGE T. WALKER HALL constructed in 1969, is currently being renovated with plans to reopen in the Fall 2014. It will house the College of Arts, Education and Sciences, including the Dean’s Office, faculty offices, and classrooms.

HANNA HALL, constructed in 1966, houses classrooms and faculty offices as well as the Atmospheric Science program, the Graduate School, Museum of Natural History, the Office of Assessment and Evaluation, and the Office of Sponsor Programs and Research. ULM Bookstore is located on the first floor.

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 School of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and Psychology programs and clinics are also housed in the Strauss Hall.

STUBBS HALL, constructed in 1956, houses the Northeast Louisiana Business and Community Development Center. The Communication program radio and television studios; and film, audio, and journalism laboratories, and Art studios. Faculty offices and general classrooms are also housed in the building. KEDM Public Radio and KXUL are also located in Stubbs Hall. The Louisiana Small Business Development Center is housed on the second floor.

SUGAR HALL, constructed in 1971 houses the College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean and Associate Dean’s Offices, the Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center, Tumor Registry Center, and the Health Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, and Toxicology programs. The facility includes administrative offices, areas for student activities, classrooms, and instructional laboratories for the College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY — Construction was completed in Spring 1999. The entire space of the library is more than 200,000 square feet, with approximately 170,000 square feet comprising the library. Library departments include Circulation, Reference, Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Media Services/Serials, Government Documents (the Library is a federal and state depository), Library Administration, Technical Services, and Special Collections and Archives. It also features technology-equipped student study rooms, faculty carrels, the Office of Information Technology, two large computer labs, technology-equipped furniture for collaboration and study, and the Office of Extended Learning and Quality Enhancement. University administrative offices are housed on the sixth floor. The seventh floor houses the Conference Center.

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 service, 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.

BASEBALL STADIUM, built in 1982, contains 30,887 square feet and houses athletic coaches’ offices, dressing rooms, training rooms.

BAYOU POINTE STUDENT EVENT CENTER, this 37,000 square foot facility provides indoor and outdoor venues for many different types of events such as meetings, lectures, workshops, conferences, banquets and social functions. Through the initiative of ULM Students and the Student Government Association (SGA), the students requested the Natatorium be converted into a Student Event Center. $7,000,000 in requested funding from the Student Activity Enhancement Fund was approved in the fall of 2015 to renovate Oxford Natatorium into a Student Event Center with ballrooms, spirit group practice area, a small theater with reception area, and outdoor social deck. Renovated Bayou Pointe opened in March 2018.

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.

FILHIOL HALL, constructed in 1957 and renovated in 2003, houses the University Police Department.

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.

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.

LAIRD WEEMS 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.

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 the ULM Health Clinic and the Counseling Center.

THE HANGAR (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, Loco Rico, and the new Coca-Cola Freestyle.

THE TERRACE (University Conference Center) is located on the 7th floor of the ULM Library in the heart of the ULM campus. Food and dining services are available for any event in the venue. The Terrace houses small meeting rooms in addition to a banquet hall. The east terrace overlooks beautiful Bayou DeSiard. The west terrace overlooks the ULM campus and the surrounding area. Event management for this venue is coordinated through the event scheduling office at Bayou Pointe.

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.ulm.edu/bookstore. The ULM Bookstore is located at 4020 Northeast, Monroe, Louisiana 71209.

UNIVERSITY HOUSE is the former residence for the university president. It is now a guest house for university visitors. Events held in or use of the University House must meet certain criteria and may require a signed contract and/or fee. The University House is located near the corner of Warhawk Way and DeSiard Street on the ULM Campus.

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.

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.


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 Suites: 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

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 Arts, Education and Sciences 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.

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, academic support services, and University Seminar courses.


The Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center office, located in the Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center, is staffed by academic advisors and athletic academic counselors who work with identified students to provide individualized academic advising and career planning. Advised within the Student Success Center are students in all Pre-Professional Majors, General Studies, Undeclared students, and all first-time freshmen.

The Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center administers the Supplemental Instruction program for Math, Biology, and Chemistry and provides free tutoring in Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics. Other academic success programs provided by the SCC include academic mentoring, Probation Assessment and Student Success (PASS), the Summer Reading Program, and the Emerging Scholars Program.

The SSC develops, implements, and manages University Seminar (UNIV 1001), a one credit hour, University required course for first semester students. College specific sections as well as special sections for adult learners are offered. A second course, Seminar on College Success (UNIV 1010), is provided for freshmen who are placed on academic probation after their first semester. It focuses on critical skills and competencies to help students become more academically successful.

Information Technology

The ULM Office of Information Technology 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 50 buildings of which all 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/it

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.

Project Educational Talent Search


The University of Louisiana at Monroe has sponsored an Educational Talent Search Program since 1980. Educational Talent Search is a federally-funded program designed to assist selected students from disadvantaged backgrounds in grades 6-12 to complete high school and then to enroll in some type of postsecondary educational institution. To accomplish this goal, Educational Talent Search offers a variety of services including career testing, tutorials, campus visitations, academic counseling, college-survival workshops, and federal financial aid workshops. Our target area encompasses Madison, Richland and Ouachita parishes. Currently, we offer our services to thirteen schools within this target area.

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.

Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services www.ulm.edu/trio/ Student Support Services (SSS) at ULM is a comprehensive, federally funded TRIO program that offers assistance to a select number of qualified undergraduate students. The program strives to retain and matriculate students toward the successful completion of their baccalaureate degrees by creating a model environment for student growth, retention, and diversity. SSS provides assistance at every stage of undergraduate education. Services include intensive academic, personal, and career counseling to help students reach their goals at ULM.

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 Honors Program

The University Honors Program provides an engaged educational experience through innovative courses, creates an inclusive honors experience featuring leadership and service learning opportunities, facilitates meaningful undergraduate research and creative work, and prepares students for lifelong career success and global citizenship in Louisiana and beyond. Any student who has met the admissions criteria to ULM may apply to the University Honors Program.

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 graduate with Honors in the College the student must complete the Honors Colloquium, Honors Seminar, and the FLIGHT program. Successful completion of all requirements and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 by the time of graduation will qualify the student to obtain a certificate and graduate from the University Honors Program with Honors in the College.

To graduate with Honors in the University the student must complete the Honors Colloquium, Honors Seminar, the FLIGHT program, and Honors Project (to include two credits of HONR 4015). Successful completion of all requirements and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 by the time of graduation will qualify the student to obtain a certificate and graduate from the University Honors Program with Honors in the University.

The FLIGHT Program. The FLIGHT Program is a points-based program to help broaden student experiences in the University Honors Program. Completion of the FLIGHT Program is required to graduate with Honors in the College or Honors in the University.

The University Honors Program is administered by the Director of the Honors Program with the assistance of the University Honors Council. Approval for course substitutions to satisfy honors requirements must come from the Director of the Honors Program.

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 community through a concerted effort of “campus oriented policing services.”

University Affiliates and External Affairs

Marketing and Communications

The Office Marketing and Communications (OMC) is responsible for marketing and communicating the university’s message through media relations, publications, graphic design, marketing services, retail, digital and social media, the ULM Web site, and more. Through these services, the primary mission of the office is to promote and protect the University’s brand.

ULM Alumni Association

To support ULM in “changing lives”, the Alumni Association connects, engages, and fosters relationships with current and future alumni to one another and the University through communications, events, and programs. The journey of the college student continues well past graduation. While a life is transformed throughout a student’s college career, it is our duty as alumni to offer growth opportunities and instill change so that each student has the best experience at the time of their enrollment.

Organized in 1952 and chartered in 1953, the ULM Alumni Association draws its membership from over 68,000 alumni with over 25% in Monroe and West Monroe alone. ULM has a rich history that dates back to 1931. Traditions showcase the history of the University, build community engagement, and generate a sense of pride in students and alumni. ULM’s beloved traditions result in the making of cherished memories that unite the campus community for decades. You are now part of the ULM legacy and will be carrying on these traditions for future generations.

The Alumni Association advises a student group called the 31 Ambassadors, who’s 31 top-caliber members exude the values of tradition, service and fun to ensure the student organization is successful. This organization hosts the traditional events that shape the college experience – Convocation, Grad Finale, Chili Cook-off, Hawktoberfest, Oozeball, T-Shirt Swap, and more engagement activities throughout the year.
  • Wine Over Water is a community event that benefits alumni scholarships and ULM Alumni Association. These scholarships ensure students of Northeast Louisiana can continue to strive for academic excellence and ease the financial burden. This prestigious event takes place on the bridge over Bayou DeSiard where guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine pairings and entertainment.
  • Golden Society is a reunion honoring graduates celebrating their 50-year anniversary. Recipients are recognized with a new diploma and commemorative token of appreciation. The reunion takes place every Spring and includes University guest speakers and photo opportunity with their “new” diploma.
  • La’Louisianne Crawfish Boil is an iconic event celebrating camaraderie during Crawfish season! Each spring as a part of Spring Fever Week, the community gathers for the Spring Football game while enjoying a seasonal meal and warm weather.
  • Tailgating & Chili Cook-off are hosted by the Alumni Association and the student organization, 31 Ambassadors. Throughout football season, “The Grove” is filled with athletic enthusiasts singing our alma mater and cheering on the Warhawks! On the last home game of the season, a chili cook-off is held to find the winners of the best chili in Ouachita Parish. Alumni, faculty, students and community members participate and judge—even Miss ULM has been there!
  • ULM Homecoming weekend is an exciting time for students, alumni and the community! Alumni from all over the nation return to campus to honor the traditions of ULM, connect with long lost friends and celebrate the University! During this time, the ULM Alumni Association Board of Directors hosts its Annual Meeting where they honor outstanding alumni through the Golden Arrow and the Young Alumni Awards.
Advocacy comes in all forms – become a member, refer a student, sponsor an event, hire a Warhawk, participate in a career fair, impart knowledge to future graduates in your field, attend an alumni event, promote the university in your career networks and personal life, and change the future with us.

ULM Foundation

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

The mission of the ULM 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.

Through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University, 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 advocacy for ULM in the community, policy and budgetary leadership, and prudent investment management for the Foundation.

Warhawk Athletic Foundation

The Warhawk Athletic Foundationstrives 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 Warhawk 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, visit ULM Athletic Foundation.

Ways to Give Back…and Forward

The ULM Annual Fund is the core development program that generates private support for the University of Louisiana Monroe. Gifts to the Annual Fund support recruitment and retention of well-prepared students and the strategic prioritized initiatives of the University.

Gift options include:

* Cash Gifts * Real Estate Gifts
* Memorials and Honoraria * Multi-year Pledges
* Life Insurance Policies * Stock/Securities
* Will Bequests * Gift Annuities
* Naming Opportunities * Charitable Trusts

To learn more about opportunities to invest in ULM, reasons to give, and levels of giving, check our website at: https://www.ulm.edu/foundation/makeagift.html