Academic Programs


Students with superior academic potential can find challenges in the Honors College in the form of advanced course work, lectures, seminars, and independent research. For additional information, see the “Honors College” section in this catalog.

Continuing Education offers instruction to traditional and non-traditional students by extending the educational services of LSU through a wide range of outreach efforts. Programs include off-campus credit and noncredit courses, independent and distance learning (paper-based and online courses), short courses, conferences, seminars, and other specialized instructional programs. For more information, see the section “Continuing Education” in this catalog.

Extended Learning, the credit unit combining the former Evening School and Extension Credit, works with LSU University academic areas to offer credit courses to adults online and at their business locations, facilitates graduate level distance-learning courses and programs throughout the state, and administers Intersession terms, three 3-week terms open to currently enrolled LSU students. Programs include a Master of Library and Information Science, offered at various locations throughout the state, a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts offered at Fort Polk, and the education specialist certificate offered in Shreveport. The School of Social Work offers the master’s degree in social work at Natchitoches, Lake Charles, and Alexandria.

In addition, a program sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, represents a consortium of LSU, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State University, each of whom provides doctoral courses in various scientific fields.

Graduate courses in agriculture are offered throughout the state via compressed video. The LSU 25+ Program offers adults in workplace settings the opportunity to participate in on-site credit courses or pursue degree programs related to their individual personal growth or career paths. Courses may be offered on the LSU campus or off campus at employer locations.

In an effort to ensure success in sports and academics, the Academic Center for Student-Athletes offers career, academic, and personal counseling tailored to the needs of studentathletes.

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