Karen Fontenot, Dean
James Worthen, Assistant Dean


The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is composed of the following departments:

It also houses the General Studies program.


Departmental/Program Requirements:

Fulfillment of the requirements specified by the department offering the program of study in the student's major. 

  1. Courses in each curriculum which will be used in calculating the grade point average in the major are identified by a “††.” The following departments require a grade of “C” be made in each of their major courses: Fine and Performing Arts, Languages and Communication, and Sociology and Criminal Justice.
  2. All departments require that a cumulative or degree grade point average of 2.0 or higher be earned in the major.


Degrees Awarded

The degree of Bachelor of Arts is awarded upon the successful completion of a four-year curriculum in Art (Ten areas of Concentration), English, History, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Spanish, Communication or Sociology. The degree of Bachelor of Music is awarded in Music (Three areas of Concentration) and the Bachelor of General Studies is awarded in General Studies.


Honors Diploma in the Discipline

The college also offers upper-division honors curricula allowing students to earn an honors diploma in a specific discipline at graduation. For information about requirements and honors courses in your major, please contact the department in which you are majoring.


The Major and Minor Programs

Within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the various curricula are outlined to include the required number of semester hours in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Core Curriculum and in the sub areas prescribed by the department concerned. The requirements for both the major and the minor (for degrees requiring a minor) are stated in the introductory section describing departmental curricula.


Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-professional study prepares a student to transfer to another institution for the completion of a professional degree. Because the specific requirements of professional schools vary considerably, students should obtain current catalogs from the schools in which they are interested. A pre-professional advisor at Southeastern Louisiana University will then help each student plan a suitable curriculum.

PRE-LAW: Department of History and Political Science, or Department of English, or Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Students should plan to complete a baccalaureate degree before applying for admission to a law school. Major and minor fields may be chosen according to interest. Typical choices are business, criminal justice, economics, English, history, journalism, political science, and sociology. Recommended courses include accounting, expository writing, ethics, logic, American constitutional law, British constitutional and legal history, business law, judicial politics, philosophy of law, and the American judicial process, criminal law, law and society, and criminology. Consult both Pre-Law and major advisors in planning a program.

NOTE: The Law School Admission Test should be taken early in the senior year.


Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies

The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies preserves and promotes the history and the cultures of the Florida Parishes and southwestern Mississippi within state, national and international contexts through scholarly research, lectures and publishing.


Over two hundred separate archival collections document regional history with critical holdings on the area's farming, logging, railroading and maritime industries. Additional collections highlight the region's antebellum development, Civil War operations, and the struggle for civil rights.


An extensive photographic collection depicts turn-of-the-century families and folkways. Vintage maps, newspapers, census reports and oral histories complement the study of local and regional history.


The Center conducts a Scholar-in-Residence Program to encourage research in regional studies, maintains the Southeastern Louisiana University Archives and Special Collections and provides a closed-stack research library.


The Center sponsors the Deep Delta Civil War Symposium, the Plain Folk of the South Symposium, the James H. Morrison Lectures on Politics and Government and the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association's History Lectures and publishes The Gulf South Historical Review.