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What is University College?

University College is responsible for: UC

  • enhancing the first-year experiences of students,
  • coordinating interdisciplinary academic programs that help students succeed academically and
  • unifying the university’s efforts to keep students on the path to graduation.

Departments and Programs

  • Academic Advising Center – provides academic advising and support to Nicholls students from the time they are admitted until they are accepted into their majors.
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies – offers an associate and bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for students who want to gain a broad liberal education. The department also offers a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Foodservice Strategies and Operations through a consortium of the nine institutions of the University of Louisiana System.
  • University Honors Program – provides special experiences and curriculum enhancements to high-achieving and highly motivated students.
  • Academic Testing Center – administers a variety of tests, including the ACT and Praxis, to prospective and current students and others.
  • Center for Retention and Advisor Training and Assessment – trains advisors of first-time freshmen and offers ongoing master advisor workshops for interested faculty and staff.
  • Student Engagement Center – coordinates and manages several different campus-wide initiatives, which include the Student Engagement Center, Dual Enrollment/Early Start Program, and Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center.
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