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The University conforms to Board of Regents' requirements to ensure consistency of official documentation with the Regents' Inventory of Degree and Certificate Programs. The following standardized terms are used in LSU catalogs, diplomas, commencement programs, transcripts, and other official documents.

Degree • The title of the award conferred on students by a college, university, or professional school upon completion of a unified program of study (i.e., Bachelor of Arts, BA; Bachelor of Science, BS; Master of Science, MS; Master of Fine Arts, MFA; Master of Landscape Architecture, MLA.; Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, etc.).

Degree Program • A grouping of campusapproved courses and requirements (i.e., minimum gpa, comprehensive examinations, English and mathematics proficiency) that, when satisfactorily completed by a student, will entitle him or her to a degree from a public institution of higher education.

Degree Designation • A degree designation for each authorized program at public institutions of higher education is listed in the Board of Regents' Inventory of Degree and Certificate Programs. Some professional programs require the name of the general subject area as part of the degree designation (i.e., Bachelor of Architecture, B.Arch.; Master of Social Work, M.S.W.; Juris Doctorate, J.D., etc.).

Degree Subject Area • The primary discipline that constitutes the focus of a degree program. (For example, a Bachelor of Arts in history. In some cases, the degree subject area is part of the degree title, as in Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture.) When a student satisfactorily completes a degree program, he/she will be entitled to a degree in the appropriate subject area (i.e., biology, history, English, etc.) Degree Title • The complete label of a degree program, consisting of the degree designation and the degree subject area (i.e., Bachelor of Arts in history; Bachelor of Science in chemistry).

Curriculum • A description of the required and elective courses for a degree program.

Major • That part of a degree program that consists of a specified group of courses in a particular discipline or field. The name of the major is usually consistent with the degree subject area. A major usually consists of 25 percent or more of the total hours required in an undergraduate curriculum. Establishment of a major requires prior approval by the Board of Regents.

Minor • That part of a degree program that consists of a specified group of courses in a particular discipline or field. The minor usually consists of 15 percent or more of the total hours required in an undergraduate curriculum. Minors do not require prior approval by the Board of Regents.

Concentration • An alternative track of courses within a major, accounting for at least 30 percent of the major requirements. Establishment of a concentration does not require prior approval by the Board of Regents. Transcripts list degree titles, majors, minors, and concentrations. Diplomas list only the appropriate degree designations. Undergraduate degrees that the University is currently authorized by the Board of Regents to offer are presented in the following tables by college. Minors and areas of concentration within degree programs are also listed.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)1
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Agricultural
Economics &
Agribusiness
Agricultural Business
(010101)1
AGBU BS 121 Agribusiness Finance AGBFIN
Agribusiness Management AGBMGT
International Business INTBUS
Rural Development AGBRDV
Biological &
Agricultural
Engineering
For undergraduate degree, see the College of Engineering          
Food Science Food Science & Technology
(011001)
FDSCT BS 122 Food Business/
Marketing
BUSMKT
Food Chemistry & Analysis FDCHAN
Food Processing & Technology PRTECH
Food Safety/
Applied Microbiology
FDSAMB
Human Ecology Family, Child, & Consumer
Sciences
(190101)
HEFCC BS 128-130 Consumer Science CNSUMR
Human Services Management HSMGT
Nutritional Sciences
(513101)
NUTR BS 128 Dietetics HEDIET
Nutritional Sciences/
Premedical
HENUTR
Textiles, Apparel, &
Merchandising
(521902)
HETAM BS 125 Apparel Design APPARL
Merchandising MERCHD
Textile Science TEXTIL

 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)1
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Interdepartmental Animal, Dairy, & Poultry Sciences
(010901)
ADP BS 124 Animal Sciences ANIMAL
Dairy Foods Technology DRYFDS
Dairy Production DRYPRD
Poultry Sciences POULTR
Science and Technology— Animal Science SCITNA
Science and Technology—Dairy Science SCITND
Science and Technology— Poultry Science SCITNP
Preveterinary Medicine—Animal Science PVMEDA
Preveterinary Medicine—Dairy Science PVMEDD
Preveterinary Medicine—Poultry Science PVMEDP
Environmental Management Systems
(030104)
ENSYS BS 124 Environmental Analysis & Risk Management EARM
Policy Analysis PLCYAN
Resource Conservation RESCON
Plant & Soil Systems
(011101)
PLSYS BS 127-129 Agricultural Pest Management— Entomology APME
Agricultural Pest Management— Plant Pathology APMP
Crop Management CRPMGT
Environmental Horticulture ENVHRT
Horticultural Science HORTSC
Landscape Management LNDMGT
Soil Science SOILSC
Turfgrass Management TRFMGT
Urban Entomology URBENT
School of Renewable Natural Resources Forestry (Forest Management)
(030506)
FORM BSF 128 Ecological Conservation ECOLRS
Forest Resource Management FRMGMT
Natural Resource Ecology & Management
(030201)
NREM BS 128 Conservation Biology CNSVBL
Fisheries & Aquaculture FSHAQU
Natural Resource Conservation NTRSCN
Preveterinary Medicine—Wildlife PVMEDW
Wetland Science WTLNDS
Wildlife Ecology WLDECL
Wildlife Law Enforcement WLDLAW
Human Resource Education & Workforce Development Human Resource Education
(131201)
HRE BS 135 Adult, Extension, International Education ADEXIE
          Agricultural Education AGED
          Business Education BUED
          Career Development CARDEV
          Home Economics Education HEED
          Human Resource & Leadership Development HRLD
          Industrial Education INED

 

COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)1
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Architecture Architecture (5-year program)
(040201)
ARCH Bachelor of Architecture (BArch.) 162    
Art Studio Art
(500702)
STAR Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 132 Ceramics CERAM
Graphic Design GRDESN
Painting PAINT
Photography PHOTO
Printmaking PRINT
Sculpture SCULPT
Interior Design Interior Design
(040501)
ID Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) 135-131    
Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture (5-year program)
(040601)
LA Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) 160    

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)1
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Interdepartmental Economics (450601) ECONA BA 128 Empirical Economic Analysis EEAEAS
General Studies (240102) GS BGS 129 Health Sciences HLTHSC
Interdisciplinary Studies INTDIS
Studies in Organizations STORGS
Studies in Social Issues SOCISS
Writing & Performing Arts WPA
International Studies
(302001)
INTL BA 128 Africa and the Middle East AFRME
Asia ASIA
Colonialism & Diasporas COLDIA
Environment and Development ENVDEV
Europe EUROPE
Global Diplomacy GLBDPL
Global Studies GLOBST
Latin America LATNAM
Russia and Central Asia RUSSCA
Liberal Arts
(240101)
LIBAR BA 128-132 African and African American Studies AAAS
Art History FA-AH
Disaster Science &
Management
DSM
Women’s & Gender Studies
(050207)
WGS BA 128    
Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Disorders
(510204)
COMD BA 128    
Communication Studies Communication Studies
(231001)
CMST BA 120    
English English
(230101)
ENGL BA 128 Creative Writing ENCW
Literature ENLT
Secondary Education—ENGL ENGLSE
Writing and Culture WRITCU
Foreign Languages & Literatures German
(160501)
GERM BA 128    
Latin
(161203)
CLATN BA 128    
Spanish
(160905)
SPAN BA 128 Secondary Education—SPAN SPANSE
French Studies French
(160901)
FREN BA 128 French & Francophone Cultural Studies FFCS
French & Francophone Political Studies FFPS
International Business INTLBS
International Studies INTLST
Literary Studies LITSTD
Secondary Education—FREN FRENSE
Geography &
Anthropology
Anthropology
(450201)
ANTH BA 128    
Geography
(450701)
GEOGA BA 128    
GEOGS BS 128    
History History
(540101)
HIST BA 128-129 Secondary Education—History HISTSE
Mathematics Mathematics
(270101)
MATH BS 128 Actuarial Science MACTSC
Applied/Discrete Mathematics MADM
Computer Science MCSC
Mathematical Statistics MATHST
Mathematics MATH
Secondary Education—MATH MATHSE
Philosophy & Religious Studies Philosophy
(380101)
PHIL BA 128 Religious Studies REL
Political Science Political Science
(451001)
POLI BA 128    
Psychology Psychology
(420101)
PSYCS BS 128-132    
Sociology Sociology
(451101)
SOCL BA 128-131 Applied Sociology APSOCL
Criminology SOCJ
Rural Sociology RUSOCL

 

COLLEGE OF BASIC SCIENCES DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)1
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Biological Sciences Biochemistry
(260202)
BCH BS 125    
Biological Sciences
(260101)
BIOL BS 125 Marine Biology MARINE
Secondary Education—BIOL BIOLSE
Microbiology
(260502)
MBIO BS 125    
Chemistry Chemistry
(400501)
CHEM BS 128 Biological Chemistry BCHEM
Chemical Physics CHEMPH
Chemistry CHEM
Chemistry and a Second Discipline CHEMSD
Environmental Chemistry ENVCHM
Materials CHMMAT
Polymers CHMPLY
Preprofessional Chemistry PPCHEM
Secondary Education—CHEM CHEMSE
Computer Science Computer Science
(110701)
CSC BS 120 Computer Science and a Second Discipline CSCSD
Networking CSCNWK
Software Engineering CSCSEG
Geology & Geophysics Geology
(400601)
GEOLP BS in Geology (BSGeol.) 120 Environmental Geology ENVGEO
Geology GEOLP
Physics & Astronomy Physics
(400801)
PHYS BS 129 Astronomy ASTR
Medical Physics MPHYS
Physics PHYS
Physics and a Second Discipline PHYSD
Secondary Education—PHYS PHYSSE

 

E. J. OURSO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)1
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Accounting Accounting
(520301)
ACCT BS 121    
Economics Economics
(520601)
ECONS BS 121 Empirical Economic Analysis EEAE
International Trade and Finance
(521101)
ITF BS 121 Empirical Economic Analysis EEAI
Finance Finance
(520801)
FIN BS 121    
Information Systems & Decision Sciences Information Systems and Decision Sciences
(521301)
ISDS BS 121    
Interdepartmental General Business Administration
(520201)
GBUS BS 121    
William W. & Catherine M. Rucks Department of Management Management
(520201)
MGT BS 121 Entrepreneurship ENTREP
Human Resource Management HUMRES
Management GENMGT
Marketing Marketing
(521401)
MKT BS 121    

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR (CIP CODE)1 CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice Early Childhood Education: PK-3 Teacher Certification
(131210)
PK-3CT BS 125-127    
Elementary Grades Education
(131202)
ELED BS 127-133 Four-Year Teacher Certification, Grade 1-5 1-6CRT
Holmes Certification HOLCRT
Secondary Education
(131205)
SECED BS 128 Art SEART
Kinesiology Kinesiology
(131314)
KIN BS 129-131 Athletic Training ATHTR
Fitness Studies FITNES
Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification HPECRT
Human Movement Science HU-MVT
Sports Studies SP-STU

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT
CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)1
CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Biological & Agricultural Engineering Biological Engineering
(140501)
BE BS in Biological
Engineering
(BSBE)
131    
Gordon A. & Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
(140701)
CHE BS in Chemical Engineering (BSCheE) 132-134 Bioengineering CHEBIO
Environmental CHEENV
Materials CHEMAT
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering
(140801)
CE BS in Civil
Engineering
(BSCE)
135    
Environmental Engineering
(141401)
EVEG BS in Environmental
Engineering
(BSEnvE)
129    
Construction Management & Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering
(143501)
IE BS in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) 130    
Construction Management
(522001)
CM BS in Construction Management (BSCM) 126    
Electrical & Computer Engineering Computer Engineering
(140901)
EEC BS in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) 128    
Electrical Engineering (141001) EE 127    
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
(141901)
ME BS in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) 134    
Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering
(142501)
PETE BS in Petroleum Engineering (BSPE) 130    

 

MANSHIP SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT
CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)1
CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Mass Communication Mass Communication
(090402)
MC Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (BAMC) 128 Advertising ADV
Journalism JOURN
Political Communication POLCM
Public Relations PR

 

COLLEGE OF MUSIC & DRAMATIC ARTS DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT
CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)1
CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Music Music
(500903)
MUS Bachelor of Music (BM) 130 Brass BRASS
Composition COMP
Harp HRP
Organ ORGN
Percussion PERC
Piano Pedagogy PIAPD
Piano Performance PIAPF
String STRNG
Voice VOICE
Woodwind WWIND
Music Education
(131312)
MUSED Bachelor of Music Education (BMEd) 134 Instrumental INSTM
Vocal VOCAL
Music
(500901)
MUSAR BA 128    
Theatre Theatre
(500501)
THTR BA 128 Arts Administration ARTSAD
Design/Technology TD&T
Literature, History, and Theory LH&T
Performance PERF
Theatre Studies
THTRST

 

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS
MINOR CODE DESCRIPTION COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT
AAAS African and African American Studies College of Arts & Sciences
ADP Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Sciences College of Agriculture
AGBU Agricultural Business Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
AGRMC Agriculture for Students in Mass Communication College of Agriculture
AGRO Agronomy Department of Agronomy
ANTH Anthropology Department of Geography & Anthropology
APM Agricultural Pest Management College of Agriculture
APPST Applied Statistics Department of Experimental Statistics
AQUA Aquaculture School of Renewable Natural Resources
ARCHH Architectural History School of Architecture
ARTHS Art History College of Arts & Sciences
ASIAN Asian Studies College of Arts & Sciences
ASST Aerospace Studies College of Arts & Sciences
BADM Business Administration E. J. Ourso College of Business
BE Biological Engineering College of Engineering
BIOL Biological Sciences College of Basic Sciences
CCC Chinese Culture and Commerce College of Arts & Sciences
CERAM Ceramics School of Art
CHEM Basic Chemistry Department of Chemistry
CHIN Chinese College of Arts & Sciences
CLCV Classical Civilization Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
CM Construction Management Department of Construction Management
COMDSN Community Design School of Architecture
CMST Communication Studies Department of Communication Studies
CORR Corrections School of Social Work
CSC Computer Science Department of Computer Science
DANCE Dance College of Music & Dramatic Arts
DSM Disaster Science and Management College of Arts & Sciences
ECE Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
ECON Economics College of Arts & Sciences
EMS Environmental Management Systems Department of Agronomy
ENGL English Department of English
ENTM Entomology Department of Entomology
EVEG Environmental Engineering Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
FMA Film & Media Arts College of Arts & Sciences
FISH Fisheries School of Renewable Natural Resources
MINOR CODE DESCRIPTION COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT
FNART Fine Art School of Art
FOR Forestry School of Renewable Natural Resources
FREN French Department of French Studies
GEOG Geography Department of Geography & Anthropology
GEOL Geology Department of Geology & Geophysics
GERM German Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
GREK Greek Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
HIST History Department of History
HLTHS Health Sciences-KIN College of Education
HORT Horticulture Department of Horticulture
HRTCN Heritage Conservation School of Architecture
HS-SH Health Science—School Health College of Education
INTL International Studies College of Arts & Sciences
ITAL Italian Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
JEWST Jewish Studies College of Arts & Sciences
JWMET Jewelry/Metalsmithing School of Art
LATN Latin Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
LDDEV Leadership Development School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development
LING Linguistics College of Arts & Sciences
MATH Mathematics Department of Mathematics
MATSC Materials Science and Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
MCGEN Mass Communication—General Manship School of Mass Communication
ME Mechanical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
MUSIC Music College of Music & Dramatic Arts
NS Nuclear Science College of Basic Sciences
NTSCI Nutritional Sciences College of Agriculture
OCS Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
OHS Occupational Health & Safety College of Engineering
PAINT Painting & Drawing School of Art
PHIL Philosophy Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies
PHOTO Photography School of Art
PHYS Physics Department of Physics & Astronomy
POLDC Political Discourse Studies College of Arts & Sciences
POLI Political Science Department of Political Science
PRFLD Professional Leadership Department of Military Science
PRINT Printmaking School of Art
MINOR CODE DESCRIPTION COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT
PSYC Psychology Department of Psychology
QRE Quality & Reliability Engineering College of Engineering
REL Religious Studies Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies
RSOCL Rural Sociology College of Agriculture
RUSS Russian Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
SCULP Sculpture School of Art
SGENG Sugar Engineering College of Engineering
SOCL Sociology Department of Sociology
SPAN Spanish Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
SPED Special Education—Mild/Moderate Disabilities College of Education
SPSTU Sports Studies Department of Kinesiology
STENG Structural Engineering College of Engineering
SURV Surveying College of Engineering
TECHS Technical Sales College of Engineering
THTR Theatre College of Music & Dramatic Arts
TENGR Transportation Engineering Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
TMA Textiles, M erchandising and Apparel School of Human Ecology
VED Vocational Education School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development
VIS Visual Communication for Students in the College of Art & Design Manship School of Mass Communication
VISD Visual Communications School of Art
WGS Women's & Gender Studies College of Arts & Sciences
WECOL Wildlife Ecology School of Renewable Natural Resources

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