Colleges and Departments


Students from all six of our colleges and our graduate school are equipped to play active roles as business and community leaders. Find out what opportunities beyond the classroom are waiting for you.

College of Agricultural Sciences

The primary mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences is to offer high quality and student-engaging undergraduate and graduate science and mathematics programs and courses.

College of Business

The mission of the College of Business is to provide quality business education, enriched by scholarship, to ensure student success and to serve as a resource to the community.

Burton College of Education

The Burton College of Education prepares students to fulfill their roles in the teaching profession; encourage the continued professional preparation of school personnel; assists school personnel through advisory and consultative services.

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts provides knowledge and training in a large number of distinct academic and professional fields. In addition, the college offers a broad spectrum of service courses for all undergraduate curricula of the University.

College of Nursing & Health Professions

The mission of the College of Nursing and Health Professions is to prepare health care professionals to provide direct or indirect care to meet the health care needs of individuals, families, populations, and systems.

College of Science, Engineering, & Mathematics

The SEM programs at McNeese State University are designed to give students the theoretical and practical background needed to apply scientific knowledge and meet society’s material and physical needs.

Freshman Advising

This Department provides academic advising to first-time freshmen and students majoring in general studies and administers the University’s orientation and Peerleader programs.

William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies

The purpose of the William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies is fourfold: professional training, for increased competency in specialized fields; research, to further the development of students in techniques and methods of scholarly research; knowledge, to develop broader and deeper understanding of human knowledge; and Preparation, to stimulate and encourage students to prepare themselves for further graduate study.