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Academic Programs

The State of Louisiana Board of Regents, in its Master Plan for Higher Education, designated LSU as Louisiana's single “comprehensive university.”

LSU is also the “flagship university” of the state of Louisiana.

LSU 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.

LSU students have the opportunity to experience a rich diversity of courses, curricula, students, faculty, and settings that stimulate and challenge individual growth. As the state's comprehensive University, LSU offers numerous choices for intellectual development, career options, and cultural exposure. The undergraduate classroom is enhanced through LSU's research status, ensuring that students are aware of the most recent discoveries and are taught innovative modes of inquiry.

Bachelor's degrees are offered in 72 major fields, master's degrees are offered in 72 major fields, and doctoral degrees are offered in 54 major fields.

The University has no more important mission than to provide its students with outstanding learning opportunities. LSU offers undergraduate programs of study that are both rigorous and exciting. These programs attract bright, energetic students who wish to prepare for the career challenges of the 21st century.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Academic programs and services at LSU provide students with the opportunity to obtain a strong general education, explore a variety of fields and majors, and have direct contact with faculty in their major field. Freshmen are admitted to University College where they either declare a major or examine educational and career alternatives while completing the general education requirements. To complete degree requirements, students must meet the admission requirements of a senior or degreegranting college.

Students select from degree programs offered by nine senior colleges and schools.

College of Agriculture
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Forestry

College of Art & Design
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Interior Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

College of Arts & Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of General Studies
Bachelor of Science

College of Basic Sciences
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Geology

E. J. Ourso College of Business
Bachelor of Science

College of Education
Bachelor of Science

College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Manship School of Mass Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

College of Music & Dramatic Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education

GRADUATE DEGREES

Graduate degrees that the University is currently authorized by the Board of Regents to offer are listed below. Please see the chapter “ Graduate and Professional Programs” for additional information.

Master of Agriculture
Master of Applied Statistics
Master of Architecture
Master of Arts
Master of Arts in Liberal Arts
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Fine Arts
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Library & Information Science
Master of Mass Communication
Master of Music
Master of Natural Sciences
Master of Public Administration
Master of Science
Master of Science in Biological &Agricultural Engineering
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Master of Science in Systems Science
Master of Science in Engineering Science
Master of Social Work
Certificate of Advanced Study in Library & Information Science
Certificate of Education Specialist
Doctor of Musical Arts
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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