Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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E. Michelle McEacharn, Dean
Hemphill Hall, Room 100

Faculty: Ardoin, Ashby, Ashworth, Barnett, C. Berry, R. Berry, Bonner, Boswell, Boykin, Brayton, Bridges, Broadway, Bruce, Colegrove, Cordova, Cox, David, Denardin, Golemon, Greer, Hanser, Hersey, Horne, Hummel, Humphries, Jarrell, Johnston, Joiner, Kaminski, King, Lane, Lewing, Lewis, McCown, McDaniel, McEacharn, McGahan, Moore, Nelson, Ograk, Osmani, Palmer, Pham, Ragland, Rodriguez, Saulsberry, Savage, Sharma, G. Smith, L. Smith, Stevens, Stockley, Sutherlin, Tackett, Taylor, Tharpe, Tolleson, Ullah, Upchurch, Walker, Watson, Weber, White, Wiedemeier, Williams, Zhou

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Business and Social Sciences is to prepare students from Northeast Louisiana and beyond for productive careers and responsible citizenship and benefit students, business and the community through practical research and service.

The College offers graduate and undergraduate programs on-campus and online. The undergraduate and graduate curricula, along with an active approach to learning, are intended to help students develop the knowledge, skills, ethics, and attitudes needed for successful careers and a lifetime of learning in a technological and global environment.

The College emphasizes the interrelatedness of disciplines that prepares students for both specific functional responsibilities within larger organizations and for the wide scope of responsibilities typically encountered within smaller organizations. Graduates should be able to function effectively in entry-level positions, advance to higher positions, participate in entrepreneurial ventures, and/or pursue advanced studies. They should be prepared to have a positive impact on society.

The second commitment of the College is to create and disseminate intellectual contributions which will (1) assist in the growth and development of faculty, students, and business; (2) enhance the learning environment in business and social sciences schools; and (3) contribute to positive societal impact. The College places primary emphasis on applied scholarship, but also encourages basic research and instructional development as important parts of the intellectual mission of the College.

The third commitment of the College is to provide quality service to the community, the profession, and the University. In particular, the College strives for state and regional distinction in activities related to entrepreneurial and small business development, and business and economic research. Service nurtures ties with the business sector, helps keep academic programs dynamic and relevant, and promotes economic development, particularly through delivery of applied knowledge and thought leadership to regional organizations.

General Information

The College of Business and Social Sciences offers B.B.A. degree options in seven traditional professional business fields. These programs include Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Risk Management and Insurance. The traditional business programs are accredited by the (AACSB), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

The College of Business and Social Sciences also offers B.S. degree options in four additional professional fields. These professional programs include Agribusiness, Computer Science, Construction Management and UAS Management. The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The Construction Management program is accredited by ACCE (American Council for Construction Education).

The College offers B.A. degree options in four additional fields. These programs include Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, and Social Work. The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The College offers five graduate programs, including the M.B.A, M.S. in Psychology, M.P.A. in Public Administration, M.A. in Criminal Justice, and M.A. in Gerontology.

In addition, the College offers Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Accounting, Accounting Technology and Computer Information Systems.

Admission Requirements

Beginning freshmen and transfer students who meet general admission requirements of the University are admitted to the College. Students transferring from other divisions of the University and from other accredited colleges and universities must also have an overall academic record which indicates promise of success in a business program and a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 2.0 (4.0 system) on all hours to be credited toward the degree.

Transfer credits acceptable for admission purposes shall be evaluated to determine their suitability for degree credit in the College of Business and Social Sciences. Transfer courses taken at the Freshman-Sophomore level but which are offered by the College of Business and Social Sciences at the Junior-Senior level must be validated before credit is allowed. The Dean of the College will make the final decision concerning transfer credit allowable within the curricula. A minimum of 30 hours of credit in College of Business and Social Sciences courses must be successfully completed at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in order to receive the B.B.A. degree. ECON 2001 , ECON 2002  and QMDS 2010  cannot be counted toward meeting this requirement.

To be admitted into a traditional business program, students must earn as a minimum: (1) a 2.0 grade-point average (4.0 system) on all hours to be credited toward the degree, with credit for 54 semester hours, all exclusive of developmental courses; (2) a grade of “C” in each of the following courses: ENGL 1001 , ENGL 1002 MATH 1009  or MATH 1011  or MATH 1013  and MATH 1016 ; and (3) credit in ACCT 2020  and ACCT 2030 , CSCI 1070 , ECON 2001  and ECON 2002  and QMDS 2010 . In addition, Computer Information System majors must have completed CINS 2020 .

Students from other colleges or universities who desire to attend only during the summer may be enrolled as visiting students for that summer providing they meet general admission requirements of the University.


The curriculum for each program in the College has been carefully structured to provide students with a balance between the needs of a general education and those of a professional education. Within each curriculum, the University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Core Curriculum  is met. The following abbreviations are used to designate the University’s Core Curriculum requirements:

  ce Core English Composition
  ch Core Humanities
  cf Core Fine Arts
  cm Core Mathematics
  cnp Core Natural/Physical Science
  cs Core Social Science
  uc University Capstone

The professional programs leading to a B.S.and B.A. degree have developed curriculums tailored to meet the needs of those disciplines. All students majoring in a traditional business program leading to a B.B.A. degree follow a curriculum consisting of a General Education component (57 hours), a Professional Business component (33 hours), and a Major requirements component (30 hours).

For each traditional business program, the General Education component of the curriculum is as follows:

General Education Curriculum (College of Business and Social Sciences)

English 6 Hours

Natural/Physical Science 9 Hours

Six hours must be from a single subject area of biological or physical science. Three hours must be from the other area (i.e., both physical and biological sciences must be taken)

Humanities 9 Hours

At least 3 hours must be a Literature course in the discipline of English. Acceptable Literature course are identified in the list below with an asterisk(*)

Total Hours 39

Total Hours 42


  • Non-Business Administration courses only 6 cr.


Business Administration electives can be selected from Accounting, Business, Business Law, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, or Risk Management and Insurance classes. Non-Business Administration courses include courses in any area outside of these nine Business Administration areas.

Courses numbered 4000 or above are normally taken by seniors. To be used toward the degree, minimum grades of “C” must be earned in all courses required for the major. Accounting majors must earn a minimum of a “C” in ACCT 2020  and  ACCT 2030 . Finance majors must earn a minimum of a “C” in FINA 3015 . Marketing majors must earn a minimum of a “C” in MRKT 3001 . Management majors must earn a minimum of a “C” in MGMT 3001 .


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