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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

This LSU General Catalog serves as both the undergraduate and the graduate catalog of LSU. Regulations and degree requirements pertaining only to graduate students are found in the section “Graduate School • Professional Programs.” Detailed descriptions of all degree programs offered through the Graduate School may be found in the Graduate Bulletin, available on request from the Graduate School, 114 David Boyd Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803.

STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the recognized regional accrediting body in the 11 U.S. southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process. The Commission’s address is 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033; telephone 404/679-4500.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

Each student is personally responsible for completing all requirements established for his or her degree by the University, college, and department. It is the student’s responsibility to learn these requirements. A student’s counselor may not assume these responsibilities. Any substitution, waiver, or exemption from any established requirement or academic standard may be accomplished only with the approval of the student’s dean. Exceptions to University requirements, including the general education requirements, will be authorized only with approval of the student’s dean and the Office of Academic Affairs.

The LSU catalog and bulletin series (ISSN 0744-4613, 359-070) is published by Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College four times a year: once in April, once in June, once in July, and once in August. Periodicals postage paid at Baton Rouge 70803. Publishing office is the Office of University Relations, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. Copies of this catalog may be obtained from—and change of address, undeliverable copies, and other mail sent to—Office of the University Registrar, 112 Thomas Boyd Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803.

Effective date of this catalog: Fall 2007