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Study at Southern University and A and M College

Southern University and A&M College is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The concept of Southern University was put forward by P. B. S. Pinchback, T. T. Allain, and Henry Demas as an institution "for the education of persons of color" at the Louisiana State Constitutional Convention (1879). The university was officially established in 1881. Southern University and A&M College offers an array of degrees and programs through its various academic divisions which include:

  • College of Agriculture, Family, and Consumer Sciences
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Sciences
  • Honors College
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Nursing
  • The Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
  • University College
Southern University and A&M College sports teams are known as the Jaguars.

Profile of Southern University and A and M College

Southern University and A and M College is located in Baton Rouge, LA (a medium-sized city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Southern University and A and M College is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in family and social work, nutrition and exercise therapy, and security and law enforcement.

Southern University and A and M College Selectivity

Southern University and A and M College does not offer open admission. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 350 and 470.


Southern University and A and M College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 8, 288 enrolled students in 2007. Southern University and A and M College has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Southern University and A and M College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Southern University and A and M College Tuition and Affordability

Southern University and A and M College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge is a component of the public education system of the State of Louisiana, providing comprehensive programs of study ranging from associate degrees to doctoral degrees. The Universitys admission policy is grounded in the belief that opportunity and quality can co-exist in a diverse educational environment. The University is committed to a broad program of research and creative work to stimulate faculty and students in a quest for knowledge and to aid society in resolving its scientific, technical, socioeconomic and cultural problems. Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge renders services to the community through urban and rural programs. Adhering to the spirit of its 1890 Land Grand function, the Universitys extension programs have assumed a more prominent posture throughout the State of Louisiana, nationally and internationally. "

Southern University and A and M College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching167elementary/middle school admin, elementary school teaching, special ed, social studies teaching, school Counselling, English teaching, physical education teaching, secondary teaching, . . .
Business and Management129business management, marketing, accounting, managerial economics, CIO training, finance
Security and Law Enforcement122criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Family and Social Work112family and consumer science, public administration, social work, public policy analysis
Liberal Arts88political science, history, sociology, social services, English, Spanish language, speech and rhetoric, French language
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy75vocational Counselling, recreational therapy
Engineering70mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine67registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing science, various nursing
Media62mass communication
Therapy and Counselling57psychology
Computer Science and Engineering48computer science
Science46biology, chemistry, physics, environmental toxicology, chemistry courses
Medical Support and Technology31mental health services tech, audiology and speech pathology
Conservation and Resource Management16urban forestry
Fine Arts12fine arts
Agricultural Science and Management10agricultural economics, agriculture
Engineering Technician5electronics tech
Music4music performance
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Architecture and Planning3architecture

Contact: Southern University and A and M College

Southern University and A and M College

Southern Branch Post office

Baton Rouge, LA 70813

General Phone: (225) 771-4500


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