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Lamar University, established on the September 17, 1923, is a 4-year university situated in Beaumont, Texas. The university was formerly known as the South Park Junior College. Lamar University has an Enrolment of more than 10, 000 students. It offers over 150 programs that lead to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The sports teams of the university are nicknamed the Cardinals, and they participate in women's baseball, volleyball, and soccer, and men's and women's tennis, cross country, golf and basketball. Jen Wyatt Canadian, LPGA golfer; Bum Phillips, former NFL coach; and Wayne Moore, retired NFL player, are the famous alumni of the university.

Profile of Lamar UniversityLamar University can be found in Beaumont, TX (a medium-sized city). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Lamar University.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in engineering and liberal arts.

Lamar University Selectivity

Lamar University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 400 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 400 to 520, but ranged both higher and lower.

A tenure system is one way Lamar University works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 10, 213 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life
A lot of students at Lamar University attend part-time. The school offers students meal plans. Lamar University student athletes compete in Southland Conference competitions. Lamar University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts416interdisciplinary studies, general studies, history, English, political science, sociology, Spanish language, French language, . . .
Business and Management268business management, finance, marketing, accounting, business, MIS, human resources, operations management, . . .
Engineering206engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, various engineering courses, industrial engineering, environmental engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine126registered nursing, nursing administration, various nursing
Therapy and Counselling89psychology, Counselling psychology, organizational psychology, community psychology
Education and Teaching71education of hearing impaired, special ed, educational administration, instructional media design, music teaching, secondary teaching, elementary school teaching
Media65communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering60information science, computer and info science
Family and Social Work57social work, food and nutrition, family and consumer science, family studies, public administration
Security and Law Enforcement55criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology54audiology and speech pathology, health service and sciences, speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Science50biology, chemistry, geology, physics, biochemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy35health and physical education, sports and fitness management, dietitian
Engineering Technician25industrial tech
Drama and Performing Arts12drama, dance
Design11graphic design
Construction Trades10apparel and textiles
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental science
Architecture and Planning8interior architecture
Fine Arts5fine arts
Hospitality2hospitality management
Art Studies1art studies
Contact: Lamar UniversityLamar University

4400 MLK

Beaumont, TX 77705

General Phone: (409) 880-7011


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