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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 76 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.
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 college.
Students select from degree programs offered by ten 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
School of the Coast & Environment
- Bachelor of Science in Coastal Environmental Science
College of Education
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 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 Applied Statistics
- Master of Architecture
- Master of Arts in Teaching
- 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 Education Specialist
- Doctor of Musical Arts
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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