The College and Department sections of this catalog describe each curriculum leading to a degree. Awarding of an academic degree assumes that the recipient has submitted to rigors of intellectual inquiry, achieved specialized and general knowledge, and acquired motivations and abilities for life-long learning.

Each Southeastern Louisiana University baccalaureate degree is designed to help the student progress toward career goals and toward the following goals in general education:

      • Students will effectively and intelligently communicate in writing in a variety of contexts.
      • Students will demonstrate mathematical and analytical reasoning skills.
      • Students swill understand the universe through the study of life and physical sciences.
      • Students will understand cultural traditions and/or the human condition through a humanities perspective.
      • Students will understand human behavior and/or the relationship between individuals and their societies through a social/behavioral science perspective.
      • Students will explore and value aesthetic creation and form as an essential means of conceiving and expressing the human experience through the fine arts.

Recognizing those general education goals, all baccalaureate curricula include the following minimum
requirements based on the Statewide General Education Requirements of the Louisiana Board of Regents:

English Composition 6 hours and demonstrated proficiency
Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning 6 hours of Analytical Reasoning, at least 3 of which must be in Mathematics
*Natural Science 9 hours, to include a two-course sequence in biological or physical science with the remaining three in the area not covered by the sequence
Fine Arts 3 hours of Music or Visual Arts or Dance or Theatre
Humanities 9 hours to include 3 hours of Literature, 3 hours of History, and 3 hours Foreign Language above the introductory level or Philosophy or Speech Communication
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours Anthropology or Political Science or Economics or Geography or Psychology or Sociology or Criminal Justice


Associate degree requirements include a minimum of three hours of English composition and demonstrated proficiency, three hours of Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning, three hours in the Natural Sciences, three hours in the Humanities, and three hours of Social/Behavioral Sciences.


Natural Science Two-Course Sequence

Possible Combinations
Biological Sciences

GBIO/BIOL 106/152 and GBIO/BIOL 107/154
GBIO 106 and GBIO 107
GBIO 106 and GBIO 281
GBIO/BIOL 151/152 and GBIO/BIOL 153/154
GBIO/BIOL 151/152 and ZOO 241
GBIO/BIOL 151/152 and ZOO 242
GBIO/BIOL 151/152 and ZOO/ZOOL 250/252
GBIO/BIOL 151/152 and ZOO/ZOOL 251/253
GBIO/BIOL 151/152 and MIC/MICL 223/224

Physical Sciences

CHEM/CLAB 101/103 and CHEM/CLAB 102/104
CHEM 101 and CHEM 102
CHEM/CLAB 121/123 and CHEM/CLAB 122/124
CHEM 121 and CHEM 122
ESSC/ESSL 101/103 and ESSC/ESSL 102/104
ESSC 101 and ESSC 102
PHSC 101 and PHSC 102
PHYS/PLAB 191/193 and PHYS/PLAB 192/194
PHYS 191 and PHYS 192
PHYS/PLAB 221/223 and PHYS/PLAB 222/224
PHYS 221 and PHYS 222