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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 (AGRI) DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Agricultural
Economics &
Agribusiness
Agricultural Business
AGBU BS 121 Without Concentration  
Agribusiness Finance AGBFIN
Agribusiness Management AGBMGT
International Business INTBUS
Rural Development AGBRDV
Animal Sciences,
School of
Animal, Dairy, & Poultry
Sciences
ADP BS 120 Animal Sciences ANIMAL
Dairy Foods
Technology
DRYFDS
Dairy Production DRYPRD
Poultry Sciences POULTR
          Science and
Technology–Animal
Science
SCITNA
        138 Preveterinary
Medicine–Animal
Science
PVMEDA
Biological &
Agricultural
Engineering
For undergraduate degree, see the College of Engineering          
Human Ecology, School of Child & Family Studies
HECFS BS 121 Child & Family Studies CHFS
Early Childhood
Administration &
Leadership
ECAL
Nutritional Sciences
NUTR BS 128 Dietetics HEDIET
Nutritional Sciences/
Premedical
HENUTR
Textiles, Apparel, &
Merchandising
HETAM BS 120 Apparel Design APPARL
Merchandising MERCHD
Textile Science TEXTIL
Human Resource Education & Workforce Development,
School of
Agricultural Education - Grades 6-12
AGED BS 132 Leadership & Communication LDRCOM
Teaching & Learning TCHLRN
Business Education - Grades 6-12
BUED BS 132    
Family & Consumer Science Education - Grades 6-12
FCSE BS 132    
Human Resource Education
HRE BS 132 Adult, Extension, International Education ADEXIE
Career Development CARDEV
Human Resource Leadership & Development HRLD
Marketing Education - Grades 6-12
MKED BS 132    
Interdepartmental Plant & Soil Systems
PLSYS BS 117-124 Agricultural Pest
Management–
Entomology
APME
Agricultural Pest
Management–Plant
Pathology
APMP
Crop Science CROPSC
Environmental
Horticulture
ENVHRT
Horticultural Science HORTSC
Landscape Management LNDMGT
Soil Science SOILSC
Sustainable Production
Systems
SPS
Turfgrass Management TRFMGT
Urban Entomology URBENT
Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences, School of Environmental Management Systems
ENSYS BS 124 Environmental Analysis & Risk Management EARM
Policy Analysis PLCYAN
Resource Conservation RESCON
School of Renewable Natural Resources Forestry (Forest Management)
FORM BSF 128 Ecological Restoration ECOLRS
Forest Resource Management FRMGMT
Natural Resource Ecology & Management
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

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COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN(ADSN) DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Architecture Architecture (Five-year program)
ARCH Bachelor of Architecture (BArch.) 162    
Art Studio Art
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
ID Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) 135    
Landscape Architecture, Robert Reich
School of
Landscape Architecture (Five-year program)
LA Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) 159    

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E. J. OURSO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (BADM) DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Accounting Accounting
ACCT BS 120    
Economics Economics
ECONS BS 120 Without Concentration  
        Empirical Economic Analysis EEAE
International Trade and Finance
ITF BS 120 Without Concentration  
        Empirical Economic Analysis EEAI
Finance Finance
FIN BS 120    
Information Systems & Decision Sciences Information Systems and Decision Sciences
ISDS BS 120    
Interdepartmental General Business Administration
GBUS BS 120    
William W. & Catherine M. Rucks Department of Management Management
MGT BS 120 Entrepreneurship ENTREP
Human Resource Management HUMRES
Management GENMGT
Marketing Marketing
MKT BS 120    

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SCHOOL OF THE COAST & ENVIRONMENT (SCE)
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Interdepartmental Coastal Environmental
Science
CES BS 120 Applied Coastal
Environmental Science
ACES
          Environmental Science
and Research
ESR

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION(EDUC) DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice Early Childhood Education: PK-3 Teacher Certification
PK3CT BS 125-127    
Elementary Grades Education
ELED BS 127-135 Four-Year Teacher Certification, Grade 1-5 1-5CRT
Holmes Certification,
Grades 1-5
1-5HCT
Secondary Education
    128 Art SEART
Kinesiology Kinesiology
KIN BS 121-131 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
SPADM BS 120 Sport Commerce SPCOM
Sport Leadership SPLDR

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

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (ENGR) DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT
CURRICULUM/MAJOR
CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Biological & Agricultural Engineering Biological Engineering
BE BS in Biological
Engineering
(BSBE)
132    
Chemical Engineering, Gordon A. & Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
CHE BS in Chemical Engineering (BSCheE) 132-134 Without Concentration  
Biomolecular CHEBMC
Environmental CHEENV
Materials CHEMAT
Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering
CE BS in Civil
Engineering
(BSCE)
132    
Environmental Engineering
EVEG BS in Environmental
Engineering
(BSEnvE)
128    
Construction Management & Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering
IE BS in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) 125    
Construction Management
CM BS in Construction Management (BSCM) 123    
Electrical & Computer Engineering Computer Engineering
EEC BS in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) 128    
Electrical Engineering EE 127    
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
ME BS in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) 130-131    
Petroleum Engineering, Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering
PETE BS in Petroleum Engineering (BSPE) 130    

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COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES (HSS) DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Communication Sciences & Disorders Communication Disorders
COMD BA 120    
Communication Studies Communication Studies
CMST BA 120    
English English
ENGL BA 120 Creative Writing ENCW
Literature ENLT
Secondary Education—ENGL ENGLSE
Writing and Culture WRITCU
Foreign Languages & Literatures German
GERM BA 120    
Latin
CLATN BA 120    
Spanish
SPAN BA 120 Without Concentration  
        Secondary Education—SPAN SPANSE
French Studies French
FREN BA 120 Without Concentration  
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
ANTH BA 120    
Geography
GEOGA BA 120    
GEOGS BS 120    
History History
HIST BA 120 Without Concentration  
          Secondary Education—History HISTSE
Interdepartmental Economics ECONA BA 120 Without Concentration  
        Empirical Economic Analysis EEAEAS
Interdisciplinary Studies IS BIS 120 Health Sciences HLTHSC
Interdisciplinary Studies INTDIS
Leadership and Society LDSC
Studies in Organizations STORGS
Writing & Performing Arts WPA
International Studies
INTL BA 120 Africa AFRICA
Asia ASIA
Environment and Development ENVDEV
Europe EUROPE
Global Cultures GLBCUL
Global Diplomacy GLBDPL
Global Studies GLOBST
Latin America LATNAM
Middle East MDEAST
Russia and Central Asia RUSSCA
Liberal Arts
LIBAR BA 120 African and African American Studies AAAS
Art History FA-AH
Disaster Science &
Management
DSM
Women’s & Gender Studies
WGS BA 120    
Philosophy & Religious Studies Philosophy
PHIL BA 120 Without Concentration  
          Religious Studies REL
Political Science Political Science
POLI BA 120    
Psychology Psychology
PSYCS BS 120    
Sociology Sociology
SOCL BA 120 Without Concentration  
Applied Sociology APSOCL
Criminology SOCJ
Rural Sociology RUSOCL

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

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MANSHIP SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION(MC) DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT
CURRICULUM/MAJOR
CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Mass Communication Mass Communication
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 (MDA) DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT
CURRICULUM/MAJOR
CURRICULUM CODE DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION CODE
Music, School of Music
MUSIC Bachelor of Music (BM) 128 Brass BRASS
Composition COMP
Harp HRP
Organ ORGN
Percussion PERC
Piano Pedagogy PIAPD
Piano Performance PIAPF
String STRNG
Voice VOICE
Woodwind WWIND
Music Education
MUSED Bachelor of Music Education (BMEd) 128 Instrumental INSTM
Vocal VOCAL
Music
MUSAR BA 126    
Theatre Theatre
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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COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (SCI) DEGREE PROGRAMS—UNDERGRADUATE
DEPARTMENT CURRICULUM/MAJOR
CURRICULUM
CODE
DEGREE # HRS. CONCENTRATION CONCENTRATION
CODE
Biological Sciences Biochemistry
BCH BS 126    
Biological Sciences
BIOL BS 125 Without Concentration  
Marine Biology MARINE
Secondary Education—BIOL BIOLSE
Microbiology
MBIO BS 126    
Chemistry Chemistry
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
CSC BS 123 Computer Science and a Second Discipline CSCSD
Distributed Systems & Networking CSDSN
Software Engineering CSCSEG
Geology & Geophysics Geology
GEOLP BS in Geology (BSGeol.) 123 Environmental Geology ENVGEO
Geology GEOLP
Geophysics GEOP
Mathematics Mathematics
MATH BS 120 Actuarial Science MACTSC
Applied/Discrete Mathematics MADM
Mathematical Statistics MATHST
Mathematics MATH
Secondary Education—MATH MATHSE
Physics & Astronomy Physics
PHYS BS 129 Astronomy ASTR
Medical Physics MPHYS
Physics PHYS
Physics and a Second Discipline PHYSD
Secondary Education—PHYS PHYSSE

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

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