OLLU offers bachelor's and master's programs in Accounting. The BBA prepares graduates
to seek certifications such as the Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Financial
Planner. Students who complete the Master of Science program will be eligible to sit
for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
The minor in Anthropology offers the opportunity to focus on the biological and cultural
diversity of humans both past and present. Students will study biological, cultural
and archaeological anthropology.
The bachelor's degrees in Biology prepare students for graduate school, medical school,
and careers in the health professions, environmental science, teaching and research.
Students can complete research projects with faculty and other classmates and present
at local or national conferences.
The Biomathematics degree focuses on developing analytical and predictive models of
biological and medical systems. The program applies mathematical principles to biological
processes, requiring that students have a strong background in both biology and applied
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is available with concentrations in Health
Care Management and Management. The program is designed to meet the needs of practicing
executives in for-profit and nonprofit settings and focuses on sharpening skills in
decision-making and problem-solving behavior for professional administrators. The
program is offered face-to-face and completely online.
Our Lady of the Lake University’s academic programs in business provide students with
the entry-level skills needed for career opportunities in various business, nonprofit
organizations and government agencies. Students will acquire a strong academic foundation
in the functional areas of business as well as gain practical skills through internships,
field experiences and case studies.
The bachelor's degrees in Chemistry provide an active, yet nurturing environment to
prepare students for a career in a range of different fields including medicine, chemical
industry and pharmacy. Class sizes are kept small and the same professor teaches the
lecture and laboratory portions of each course. Professors teach in a manner that
gives students hands-on experience in the laboratory and the classroom.
The Chemical Biology degree provides students with knowledge and training in both
chemistry and biology so that the may understand and investigate the chemical processes
that take place in living systems. The combination of the two disciplines alleviates
the strain associated with obtaining a double major in chemistry and biology and provides
a strong background for students interested om molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology,
medicinal chemistry, biotechnology or forensic chemistry.
OLLU offers bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The bachelor's degree prepares students for graduate study in communication disorders
programs at OLLU and across the country and to sit for licensure as a Speech Language
Pathology Assistant. The master's program satisfies all academic and practicum requirements
for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and for state licensure by the Texas Committee
of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. A bilingual graduate certificate
is also available.
Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) offers bachelor's degrees in Computer Information
Systems and Security (CISS) that prepare graduates to become leading professionals
in information systems and technology in all industries. Graduates of the program
are prepared to help develop, manage and protect computers and networks in government,
medical centers, financial centers in virtually every sector of the economy.
The Master of Arts in Counseling program offers specializations in School Counseling,
Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling to allow
students to tailor their learning goals to their career goals. These programs are
offered fully online to provide working professionals with the opportunity to further
their career while maintaining their current employment.
The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides students with the
knowledge and skills needed for a variety of careers in criminal justice and related
fields, both private and public. The program includes the opportunity for students to work in the community through
service-learning experiences and requires each student to work with a community agency
Offered through OLLU's Comparative Mexican American Studies program, the Cultural
Studies minor emphasizes the arts and humanities to give students a comprehensive
understanding of the historical development, contemporary experiences and cultural
expressions of Mexican Americans from within comparative and transnational perspectives.
Designed to meet the needs of those students who wish to be directors, producers and
stage managers, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) offers a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Drama that prepares students for employment in theater or admission into graduate
theater programs by providing them with creative, technical and management skills
needed to be successful in their field of study.
The Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Economics provides
students with entry-level expertise in several areas of applied economics, which includes
international trade, industrial organization, money and banking, financial institutions,
econometrics, public finance and a variety of other fields. Students studying economics
often pursue careers in industries such as banking, finance, management, health care,
private consulting and international development
The Education Department provides a variety of offerings for students who wish to
pursue a career in teaching. All programs are designed to prepare graduates to meet
the educational needs of a growing and diverse student population. Teacher certification
programs are available for Early Childhood through Grade 6 (EC-6), Grades 7-12 and
All Level (EC-12). Bilingual, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special Education
certifications are also available.
The bachelor’s degrees in English let students explore a variety of authors from Shakespeare
to Mexican American literature while composition courses let them polish their skills
in academic writing. A technical and professional writing concentration and minor
are also available to teach students the skills to communicate digitally through the
creation of technical and business documents and field-specific research methods and
English: Literature, Creative Writing and Social Justice
The combined Master of Arts-Master of Fine Arts (MA-MFA) in Literature, Creative Writing
and Social Justice prepares students to become critically engaged and socially aware
scholars, writers, educators and professionals. This unique program is designed to
attract and foster the growth of individuals who wish to combine creativity with practical
skills and critical knowledge, all while keeping in mind the pursuit of social justice
in their own work, their communities and their professional practice.
The Bachelor of Business Administration with a Finance concentration is perfect for
students who are interested in careers related to finance, investments and banking.
This degree prepares students to work for a wide spectrum of financial institutions
The Forensic Science minor introduces students to forensic investigation and analysis
to provide useful knowledge and skills. When combined with the criminology and criminal
justice degree, students can pursue positions in crime scene investigation, both in
law enforcement and with the medical examiner's office.
The History degree with a concentration in Integrated Digital and Public History incorporates
course content with new information technology tools to show students how to prepare
content for diverse audiences. The program provides students with a broad view of
the human experience as it hones their critical analysis, writing and oral communication
The Bachelor of Business Administration with an Individualized concentration allows
students to create their own business-focused degree that draws upon courses from
different disciplines. This provides students with the option to pursue a degree that
falls outside of the traditional BBA concentrations available while tailoring their
degree to align with their career aspirations after college.
The online Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Security prepares students
for multiple industry certifications and IT professional technical management roles
requiring advanced credentials. The program has an applied focus, emphasizing learning
concepts and skills that students can put to use right away in their current jobs.
The Kinesiology degree prepares students to work with individuals at all stages of
life from young children to older adults. The program produces aspiring professionals
pursuing careers in sport and fitness training, health promotion, athletic coaching,
athletic training and physical education. Concentrations are available in health professions,
and sport and fitness management as well as a teacher certification for those wishing
to become physical education teachers.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Leadership Studies is an interdisciplinary program
designed for those who have advanced to more complex leadership positions. Emphasizing
the study of research methodology, ethics, teamwork, communication and strategy, the
program helps students develop into sophisticated leaders ready to assume executive-level
responsibility and strategic visioning roles.
A degree in Management prepares students for the important task of getting work accomplished
through collaborative efforts with others in an organization. Students with a degree
in management may expect to coordinate service and manufacturing operations, manage
product/service development in a project environment, or even manage their own business.
The Bachelor of Business Administration with a Marketing concentration gives students
the foundation to excel in a variety of industries. The program is designed to prepare
students to enter and/or enhance their market knowledge to become successful managers,
designers, consultants and entrepreneurs in advertising, brand management, market
research, sales, and public relations in nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies
and higher education institutions. The degree emphasizes international global and
interdisciplinary factors affecting successful marketing techniques, planning and
The Mass Communication bachelor's program lays the groundwork for students to be successful
mass media professionals whether they plan to have careers in journalism, public relations,
film or television, or to continue their studies at the graduate level. This is achieved
through a professional, hands-on style of teaching where students learn every aspect
of mass media from theory to production with a solid grounding in media ethics, law
and history. Concentrations are available in Digital Film and Multimedia Production,
Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations. Various minors are also available.
The Master of Education (MEd) degree prepares professional educators to understand
and meet the needs of a diverse student population; function in a global society;
be life-long learners; and gain the skills and vision needed to be leaders in schools
faced with the challenges of today. Specializations are available in Curriculum and
Instruction and Principal.
The bachelor's degrees in Mathematics prepare students for a variety of careers in
business, education, engineering, statistics, actuary and government. Students are
introduced to in-depth problem solving, mathematical modeling and innovative ways
to integrate technology into their studies to prepare them for their careers. A teacher
certification is also available for students wishing to become math teachers.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Mexican American Studies integrates the
arts, humanities, and social sciences to give students a comprehensive understanding
of the historical development, contemporary experiences and cultural expressions of
Mexican Americans from within comparative and transnational perspectives
The Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies and Research allows students to
design a custom plan of study that brings together coursework from the social and
behavioral sciences. Students choose courses from psychology, sociology, criminology
and criminal justice, and anthropology, to create a degree that teaches students the
knowledge and skills needed to pursue career options in various industries.
The Music program prepares students for careers in music. The program emphasizes conducting,
music ministry, music education, music therapy, music history and performance. Students
learn from faculty who are accomplished professional performers, conductors, composers,
research scholars and teachers. They bring a wealth of experience from the real world
of professional music to the classroom, ensembles and applied music studies.
The Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management is for individuals with an interest
in learning more about the nonprofit industry. The program is designed to meet the
needs of practicing executives in nonprofit settings and for students who seek to
learn more about managing and leading a nonprofit entity with business acumen. The
program is offered completely online.
The Organizational Leadership minor allows students to build the knowledge and skills
to take on leadership roles in diverse organizations. It can be combined with most
majors and tailored to any career field, and focuses on ethics and contemporary theories
of leadership. Offered through the Leadership Studies Department, the minor provides
students an understanding of a wide variety of issues that impact leadership across
all types of organizations.
The Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership enhances the leadership
skills of dedicated professionals in a wide range of fields, including education,
public service business and health care administration. The interdisciplinary degree
combines theory and application to teach students how to immediately increase their
Our Lady of the Lake University's Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Pre-Law
and Legal Process, strives to provide students with a deeper understanding of law
and society, including how law and legal systems connect with ordinary people and
with systems of power and privilege. Through the study of civil rights law, environmental law,
constitutional law and international law, students receive a solid foundation that
prepares them for law school or to begin their career.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology prepares students to apply psychological
theory and science in a broad range of settings and to pursue graduate studies. Students
complete core courses that represent the field of psychology and have the option of
selecting either a flexible degree plan that allows for more elective courses in psychology
or a concentration in pre-counseling.
The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree with a concentration in Counseling Psychology
trains graduates for the independent practice of assessment and intervention with
individuals, groups, families and couples. The PsyD program emphasizes skills and competencies for the professional practice of
psychology and is designed to meet state academic requirements for licensure as a psychologist.
The Master of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family
Therapy (MFT) prepares practitioners to assist with mental health concerns in family
and social contexts using relational strengths-based approaches to psychotherapy.
The MFT concentration is designed to meet the academic requirements for licensure
as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Texas, and also meets the academic requirements
for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas.
Offered through the Sociology program, the Public Health Minor uses perspectives from
sociology, biology, anthropology, politics, history and others to teach students the
science and art of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities.
The Master of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in School Psychology
prepares practitioners to provide a variety of services including assessment, counseling,
crisis management and intervention to children and adolescents. School Psychologists
work with students, families, administrators, and community providers to create safe,
supportive learning environments. School Psychologists focus on using the most effective
strategies to support individual student needs.
Offered through the Comparative Mexican American Studies program, the Social Transformation
Minor focuses on the social sciences to give students a comprehensive understanding of the historical development, contemporary
experiences and cultural expressions of Mexican Americans from within comparative
and transnational perspectives.
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is designed to prepare students for general practice
as a social worker and for acceptance in to graduate school. Graduates of the program
are eligible for licensure by examination by the State of Texas and for full membership
in the National Association of Social Workers. A minor in Social Welfare and Social
Justice is also available. The BSW is offered face-to-face and online.
The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program will prepare students to change the
lives of children and families in need while building the foundation for their own
career in social service leadership and advanced direct practice. A foundation program
is available for students whose bachelor's degree is in something other than social work and an advanced
standing program is available for students who hold a BSW from a CSWE-accredited institution.
The MSW is offered face-to-face and online.
The PhD in Social Work degree places an emphasis on advanced social work practice
and focuses on preparing practitioner-scholars who bridge the gap between academic
researchers and practitioners. The program is an academically rigorous program designed
for professionals to earn their PhD in as little as three years full time. The online
program requires a one-week summer residency each summer of study.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology is an innovative program with emphasis on
population health and quantitative demographic information - studying people and the
community around them. The degree provides fundamental knowledge and problem-solving
skills for those who wish to learn the practice of sociology.
The Master of Arts degree in Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine is a unique
program that prepares graduates for careers in multiple areas of health and medicine,
including public health, clinical practice, community and metro health, health care
policy, administration and management, as well as making them competitive applicants
for continuing medical education and career promotion. The program is offered completely
The Spanish bachelor's degree programs specialize in programs related to the Hispanic
culture and attracts many bilingual students. These programs have been designed to
respond to the needs of our nation’s growing Hispanic/Latino population and prepare
students to function professionally in English and Spanish. The Translation and Interpretation concentration is available that prepares students
who wish to work as translators and interpreters in a variety of fields. A teacher
certification is also available for students who wish to become Spanish teachers.
The Master of Arts degree in Special Education is designed to facilitate the learning
and preparing of currently certified Texas educators to enhance their teaching pedagogy
and cultural responsiveness, while delivering academic and behavioral instruction
to students with disabilities.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Spiritual Action provides students with
a comprehensive academic study of religion and theology. Studying theology offers
students a unique opportunity to draw from human experience and ask fundamental questions
about life and meaning. In addition to the rich Christian tradition, theological reflection
at OLLU draws from a variety of academic sources including psychology, history, sociology,
anthropology, economics and more.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and New Media Arts offers a wide range of courses to
cultivate students' creativity as well as the technological skills required of a new
media arts focus. Students in the program are able to explore their passion, whether
it is ceramics, printmaking, digital imaging, animation or even teaching. The degree
allows students to tailor their degree to create a visual arts focus, a new media
arts focus or a combination of both.