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Academic Programs

 

BOARD OF REGENTS' ACADEMIC POLICY

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 campus-approved 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, BArch; Master of Social Work, MSW; Juris Doctorate, JD, 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. Please consult the appropriate senior college section for more information.

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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Agricultural
Economics &
Agribusiness
Agricultural Business
(010101)
AGBU BS 121 Agribusiness Finance AGBFIN
Agribusiness Management AGBMGT
International Business INTBUS
Rural Development AGBRDV
Animal Sciences,
School of
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
        138 Preveterinary
Medicine–Animal
Science
PVMEDA
          Preveterinary
Medicine–Dairy
Science
PVMEDD
          Preveterinary
Medicine–Poultry
Science
PVMEDP
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 & Product Development PRTECH
Food Safety/
Applied Microbiology
FDSAMB
Pre-Med PMFOOD
Human Ecology, School of Child & Family Studies
(190101)
HECFS BS 121 Child & Family Studies CHFS
Early Childhood
Administration &
Leadership
ECAL
Nutritional Sciences
(513101)
NUTR BS 128 Dietetics HEDIET
Nutritional Sciences/
Premedical
HENUTR
Textiles, Apparel, &
Merchandising
(521902)
HETAM BS 120 Apparel Design APPARL
Merchandising MERCHD
Textile Science TEXTIL
Human Resource Education & Workforce Development,
School of
Agricultural Education - Grades 6-12
(131301)
AGED BS 132    
Business Education - Grades 6-12
(131303)
BUED BS 132    
Family & Consumer Science Education - Grades 6-12
(131308)
FCSE BS 132    
Human Resource Education
(131201)
HRE BS 132 Adult, Extension, International Education ADEXIE
Career Development CARDEV
Human Resource Leadership & Development HRLD
Marketing Education - Grades 6-12
(131310)
MKED BS 132    
Interdepartmental 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
Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences, School of Environmental Management Systems
(030104)
ENSYS BS 124 Environmental Analysis & Risk Management EARM
Policy Analysis PLCYAN
Resource Conservation RESCON
School of Renewable Natural Resources Forestry (Forest Management)
(030506)
FORM BSF 128 Ecological Restoration 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 WTLECL
Wildlife Law Enforcement WLDLAW

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COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Architecture Architecture (Five-year program)
(040201)
ARCH Bachelor of Architecture (BArch.) 162    
Art Studio Art
(500702)
STAR Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 120 Ceramics CERAM
Digital Art DIGIT
Graphic Design GRDESN
Painting & Drawing PAINT
Photography PHOTO
Printmaking PRINT
Sculpture SCULPT
Interior Design Interior Design
(040501)
ID Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) 135    
Landscape Architecture, Robert Reich
School of
Landscape Architecture (Five-year program)
(040601)
LA Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) 159    

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COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Disorders
(510204)
COMD BA 120    
Communication Studies Communication Studies
(231001)
CMST BA 120    
English English
(230101)
ENGL BA 120 Creative Writing ENCW
Literature ENLT
Secondary Education—ENGL ENGLSE
Writing and Culture WRITCU
Foreign Languages & Literatures German
(160501)
GERM BA 120    
Latin
(161203)
CLATN BA 120    
Spanish
(160905)
  BA 120 Secondary Education—SPAN SPANSE
French Studies French
(160901)
FREN BA 120 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 120    
Geography
(450701)
GEOGA BA 120    
GEOGS BS 120    
History History
(540101)
HIST BA 120 Secondary Education—History HISTSE
Interdepartmental Economics (450601) ECONA BA 128 Empirical Economic Analysis EEAEAS
General Studies (240102) GS BGS 120 Health Sciences HLTHSC
Interdisciplinary Studies INTDIS
Leadership and Society LDSC
Studies in Organizations STORGS
Writing & Performing Arts WPA
International Studies
(302001)
INTL BA 120 Africa AFRICA
Asia ASIA
Colonialism & Diasporas COLDIA
Environment and Development ENVDEV
Europe EUROPE
Global Diplomacy GLBDPL
Global Studies GLOBST
Latin America LATNAM
Middle East MDEAST
Russia and Central Asia RUSSCA
Liberal Arts
(240101)
LIBAR BA 120 African and African American Studies AAAS
Art History FA-AH
Disaster Science &
Management
DSM
Women’s & Gender Studies
(050207)
WGS BA 120    
Mathematics Mathematics
(270101)
MATH BS 120 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 120 Religious Studies REL
Political Science Political Science
(451001)
POLI BA 120    
Psychology Psychology
(420101)
PSYCS BS 120    
Sociology Sociology
(451101)
SOCL BA 120-123 Applied Sociology APSOCL
Criminology SOCJ
Rural Sociology RUSOCL

Note: Italicized curriculum indicates that the program is currently suspended.

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COLLEGE OF BASIC SCIENCES DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)
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
Pre-professional Chemistry PPCHEM
Secondary Education—CHEM CHEMSE
Computer Science Computer Science
(110701)
CSC BS 123 Computer Science and a Second Discipline CSCSD
Distributed Systems & Networking CSDSN
Software Engineering CSCSEG
Geology & Geophysics Geology
(400601)
GEOLP BS in Geology (BSGeol.) 123 Environmental Geology ENVGEO
Geology GEOLP
Geophysics GEOP
Physics & Astronomy Physics
(400801)
PHYS BS 129 Astronomy ASTR
Medical Physics MPHYS
Physics PHYS
Physics and a Second Discipline PHYSD
Secondary Education—PHYS PHYSSE

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E. J. OURSO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)
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    

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SCHOOL OF THE COAST & ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Interdepartmental Coastal Environmental
Science
(400607)
CES BS 120    

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR (CIP CODE) CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice Early Childhood Education: PK-3 Teacher Certification
(131210)
PK3CT BS 125-127    
Elementary Grades Education
(131202)
ELED BS 127-135 Four-Year Teacher Certification, Grade 1-5 1-5CRT
Holmes Certification,
Grades 1-5
1-5HCT
Secondary Education
(131205)
    128 Art SEART
Kinesiology Kinesiology
(131314)
KIN BS 124-131 Athletic Training ATHTR
Fitness Studies FITNES
Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification HPECRT
Human Movement Science HU-MVT
Sports Studies SP-STU
Kinesiology Sport Administration
(310504)
SPADM BS 120 Sport Commerce SPCOM
Sport Leadership SPLDR

Note: Italicized curriculum indicates that the program is currently suspended.

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT
CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)
CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Biological & Agricultural Engineering Biological Engineering
(140501)
BE BS in Biological
Engineering
(BSBE)
132    
Chemical Engineering, Gordon A. & Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
(140701)
CHE BS in Chemical Engineering (BSCheE) 132-134 Biomolecular CHEBMC
Environmental CHEENV
Materials CHEMAT
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering
(140801)
CE BS in Civil
Engineering
(BSCE)
132    
Environmental Engineering
(141401)
EVEG BS in Environmental
Engineering
(BSEnvE)
129    
Construction Management & Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering
(143501)
IE BS in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) 125    
Construction Management
(522001)
CM BS in Construction Management (BSCM) 123    
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) 130-131    
Petroleum Engineering, Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering
(142501)
PETE BS in Petroleum Engineering (BSPE) 130    

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MANSHIP SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT
CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)
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

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COLLEGE OF MUSIC & DRAMATIC ARTS DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT
CURRICULUM/MAJOR
(CIP CODE)
CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Music, School of Music
(500903)
MUSIC 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) 130 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

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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
AERO Aerospace Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
AGBU Agricultural Business Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
AGRMC Agriculture for Students in Mass Communication College of Agriculture
AGRO Agronomy School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences
ANTH Anthropology Department of Geography & Anthropology
APM Agricultural Pest Management School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences
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 Department of Biological Sciences
CCC Chinese Culture and Commerce College of Arts & Sciences
CERAM Ceramics School of Art
CHEM Basic Chemistry Department of Chemistry
CHIN Chinese Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
CLCV Classical Civilization College of Arts & Sciences
CM Construction Management Department of Construction Management
CMDSN Community Design School of Architecture
CMST Communication Studies Department of Communication Studies
CSC Computer Science Department of Computer Science
DANCE Dance College of Music & Dramatic Arts
DMART Digital Media AVATAR Arts School of Art
DMTEC Digital Media AVATAR Technology College of Engineering
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 School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences
ENGL English Department of English
ENSH Entrepreneurship Department of Management
ENTM Entomology Department of Entomology
EVEG Environmental Engineering Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
MINOR CODE DESCRIPTION COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT
FMA Film & Media Arts College of Arts & Sciences
FISH Fisheries School of Renewable Natural Resources
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 School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences
HRTCN Heritage Conservation School of Architecture
INTL International Studies College of Arts & Sciences
ITAL Italian Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
ITM Information Technology Management Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences
JEWST Jewish Studies College of Arts & Sciences
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
PLCOM Political Communication Manship School of Mass Communication
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
PSYC Psychology Department of Psychology
MINOR CODE DESCRIPTION COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT
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 Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Practice
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, Merchandising and Apparel School of Human Ecology
VED Vocational Education School of Human Resource Education & 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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