Lamar University "agrees with the fundamental goals and principles of a traditional liberal education. This is explained as stated by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (2014): 'Liberal Education is an approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. It provides students with broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g. science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest. A liberal education helps students develop a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.'" [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:9,279
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:11%
- Tuition & Fees (In State):$8,002 annually
- Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$17,362 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Language, Philosophy and Culture" requirement.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
No credit given for Foreign Language because intermediate-level language study is only required for select degree programs.
4. U.S. Government or HistoryYES
No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences" requirement.
General Education Assessment
Lamar University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.
Curriculum last evaluated: 03/25/2016