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For over 90 years, Lamar University has focused on providing students with opportunities to grow their careers through high-quality education.

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Designated as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Foundation, Lamar University offers more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university also offers nine bachelor's degrees, 14 master's degrees and three certification preparation programs online.

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)

Lamar University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lamar University.

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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences includes the Departments of Applied Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Psychology as well as the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice. The largest and most inclusive academic unit college within the university, the College of Arts and Sciences contributes significantly to the cultural and academic characteristics that distinguishes Lamar University as a Member of the Texas State University System. The College of Arts and Sciences is also home to the nationally ranked JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Texas Board of Nursing

The Lamar University JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. (The Texas Board of Nursing does not review Master's programs.)

The BSN and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs are fully accredited through 2017 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326.

College of Business

Lamar University's College of Business is committed to being an integral part of the business community. Its primary goal is to ensure that all programs continue to serve the evolving and dynamic business marketplace in Southeast Texas, the whole state, across the country and around the world. In addition to a deeply committed and experienced faculty who teach 80 percent of our sections, the College of Business also boasts an impressive network of accomplished business alumni who provide students with valuable ongoing support throughout their professional lives.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

College of Education and Human Development

Offering programs in educator preparation, school and clinical mental health counseling and a host of other lifestyle-oriented disciplines, the College of Education and Human Development is a community in which students and graduates engage with public schools and community businesses and organizations to directly impact public school performance and learning, school and community health, and business and public service agency activities.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Lamar University's College of Education and Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

College of Fine Arts and Communication

The College of Fine Arts and Communication offers graduate and undergraduate programs in the fine and performing arts as well as programs in speech and hearing sciences, deaf studies, deaf education and communication.

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