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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Curricula Offerings



AA: Associate of Arts
ASN: Associate of Science in Nursing
AGS: Associate of General Studies

GBST General Studies Anthropology, Applied and Natural Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Behavioral Sciences, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, Family and Child Studies, Foreign Languages, Geography, History/Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Visual Arts, Women’s Studies AGS
UGNR Nursing ASN
SOSC Paralegal Studies AA



BA: Bachelor of Arts
BGS: Bachelor of General Studies
BM: Bachelor of Music
BS: Bachelor of Science
BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

*Denotes Optional Concentration

AFE Accounting  *Professional Accountancy and Exam Preparation, *Taxation BS
DDAS Agricultural Sciences Agribusiness, Agricultural Education-Grades 6-12, Animal Science,
Equine Science, General Agriculture,
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
VART Art Art Education-Grades K-12, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking BA
HHP Athletic Training BS
BIHS Biological Science *Biology Education-Grades 6-12, *Premedicine, *Predentistry, *Molecular Biology BS
CHPH Chemistry *Biochemistry, *Forensics, *Premedicine BS
BIHS Clinical Laboratory Science BS
EECS Computer Science Applied, General BS
SOSC Criminal Justice *Terrorism, Preparedness, Security BS
EDPR Early Childhood Education, Grades PK-3 BS
EDPR Elementary Education, Grades 1-5 BS


Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering BS
EECS Engineering Technology Electronics BS
ENFL English *Comparative Literature, *English Education-Grades 6-12, *Writing BA
AFE Finance *Economics, *Financial Analysis BS
ENFL Foreign Languages Comparative Literature, French, Foreign Language Education-Grades 6-12, Latin, Spanish BA
MMBA General Business Administration *Construction Management BS
GBST General Studies Arts and Humanities, Applied and Natural Sciences, Behavioral Sciences BGS
HHP Health and Physical Education, Grades K-12 BS
HHP Health and Human Performance, General Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Sport Management BS
HIST History *General History, *Social Studies Education-Grades 6-12 BA
HIST Liberal Studies *Geography, *Humanities, *Louisiana Studies, *Philosophy, *Pre-Law, *Religious Studies, *Southeastern American Indian Studies, *Theatre Arts, *Women and Gender Studies BA
MMBA Management *Human Resource Management BS
MMBA Marketing BS
MCOM Mass Communication Journalism, Media Production, Public Relations BS


Mathematical Sciences Mathematics, Mathematics Education-Grades 6-12, Mathematical Physics (CHPH), Statistics BS
PART Music Performance- Band or Orchestral Instrument, Performance-Piano, Performance-Voice, Music Education-Instrumental, Grades K-12, Music Education-Vocal, Grades K-12 BM
DDAS Natural Resource Conservation Management BS
DDAS Nutrition and Food Sciences Dietetics, Food Technology, Nutritional Sciences BS
UGNR Nursing BSN
GBST Organizational Leadership Strategic and Global Communication BA
SOSC Political Science *Political Communications, *Political Philosophy, *Terrorism, Preparedness, Security BA
PSYC Psychology BS
BIHS Radiologic Sciences BS
Secondary Education and Teaching Business Education, Grades 6-12 (EDPR), Chemistry Education, Grades 6-12 (CHPH),
Environmental Science Education, Grades 6-12 (DDAS), Physics Education, Grades 6-12 (CHPH)
SOSC Sociology Family and Child Studies, *Terrorism, Preparedness, Security BA



Ed.S.: Education Specialist
MA: Master of Arts
MBA: Master of Business Administration
MEng: Master of Engineering
MSN: Master of Science in Nursing
MAT: Master of Arts in Teaching
MEd: Master of Education
MFA: Master of Fine Arts
MS: Master of Science
GC: Graduate Certificate
PBC: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
PMC: Post-Masters Certificate

*Denotes Optional Concentration

MBA Business Administration GC
MBA Business Administration MBA
ENFL Creative Writing MFA
SOSC Criminal Justice MS
GEPR Curriculum and Instruction Academically Gifted Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Immersion Education, Reading, Secondary Education MEd
STPE Early Childhood Education, Grades PK-3 PBC
STPE Educational Diagnostician GC
GEPR Educational Leadership MEd
GEPR Educational Leadership EdS
GEPR Educational Technology Leadership MEd
STPE Elementary Education, Grades 1-5 PBC
GEPR Elementary Education, Grades 1-5 MAT
Engineering Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Engineering Management MEng
ENFL English MA
Environmental and Chemical Sciences Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Science Education MS
GRNR Family Nurse Practitioner PMC
GRNR Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner PMC
HHP Health and Human Performance Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Nutrition and Wellness MS
GEPR Immersion Education GC
GEPR Instructional Technology MS
Mathematical Sciences Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics MS
STPE Middle School Education, Grades 4-8 PBC
STPE Multiple Levels, Grades K-12 PBC
PART Music Education-Kodàly Studies PBC
GRNR Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nurse Executive MSN
GRNR Nursing Case Management PBC
PSYC Psychology Addiction Treatment, Applied Behavior Analysis, Counseling Psychology, General/Experimental Psychology MA
ENGR Pump Reliability Engineering GC
ENGR Pump Reliability Engineering PBC
STPE Reading Specialist GC
GEPR School Counseling MEd
STPE School Librarian PBC
STPE Secondary Education, Grades 6-12 PBC
GEPR Secondary Education, Grades 6-12 MAT
STPE Special Education Early Intervention: Birth-5 PBC
STPE Special Education Mild/Moderate for Elementary Education, Grades 1-5 PBC
STPE Special Education Mild/Moderate for Secondary Education, Grades 6-12 PBC


Minors (Subject to change)

Office Minor Name
DDAS Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Nutrition, Wildlife Management
BIHS Biology
CCME Chemical Engineering
EECS Computer Science
CHPH Chemistry, Physics
ENFL Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, English, French, Spanish, Writing
MCOM Communication Studies, Mass Communication
DMS Mathematics, Statistics
SOSC Criminal Justice, Family and Child Studies, Paralegal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology
HIST History
PART Music, Theatre Arts
PSYC Psychology




Office Abbreviation
Department and College
AFE Accounting, Finance, and Economics, College of Business
DDAS Dripps Agricultural Sciences, College of Science
BIHS Biology and Health Sciences, College of Science
CCME Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
EECS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
CHPH Chemistry and Physics, College of Science
EDPR Education Professions, Burton College of Education
ENFL English and Foreign Languages, College of Liberal Arts
GBST General and Basic Studies, Enrollment Management
GEPR Graduate Education Programs, Burton College of Education
GRNR Graduate Nursing Program, College of Nursing
HHP Health and Human Performance, Burton College of Education
HIST History, College of Liberal Arts
MBA Master of Business Administration Program, College of Business
MCOM Mass Communication, College of Liberal Arts
DMS Mathematical Sciences, College of Science
MMBA Management, Marketing, and Business Administration, College of Business
PART Performing Arts, College of Liberal Arts
PSYC Psychology, Burton College of Education
SOSC Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts
STPE Student Teaching and Professional Education Programs, Burton College of Education
UGNR Undergraduate Nursing, College of Nursing
VART Visual Arts, College of Liberal Arts




For the purpose of identifying, advertising, and awarding degrees, McNeese State University uses the following terms:

Concentration: alternative track of courses within a Major or Option, accounting for at least 30 percent of the Major requirements.

Curriculum: description of required and elective courses for a Degree Program.

Degree: title of the award conferred on students upon completion of a unified program of study (e.g., Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts).

Degree Program: grouping of campus-approved courses and requirements (e.g., minimum GPA required, comprehensive examinations, English and Math proficiency) which, when satisfactorily completed by a student, will entitle him or her to a degree.

Degree Designation: each authorized program at public institutions of higher education is listed in the Board of Regents’ Inventory of Degree and Certificate Programs under the category “Degree Designation” (e.g., Bachelor of Science).

Degree Subject Area: primary discipline which constitutes the focus of a Degree Program. When a student satisfactorily completes a Degree Program, the student will be entitled to a degree in the appropriate subject area. (e.g., Biology, History, Visual Arts).

Major: part of a Degree Program which consists of a specified group of courses in a particular discipline(s) or field(s). The name of the Major is usually consistent with the Degree Subject Area. A Major usually consists of 25 percent or more of total hours required in an undergraduate curriculum.

Minor: part of a Degree Program which consists of a specified group of courses in a particular discipline(s) or field(s), consisting usually of 15 percent or more of total hours required in an undergraduate curriculum.

Option: alternative track of courses within a major, accounting for at least 50 percent of the Major requirements.

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