College of the Coast & Environment


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Meet LSU coastal champion Dr. Crystal Johnson, who is making oysters safer to eat—with help from NASA.

LSU Coastal Champion

LSU employs more than 200 faculty focused on the coast and environment, making it home to the largest group of such experts in Louisiana. 

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Your Future Awaits

Welcome to the LSU College of the Coast & Environment where award-winning faculty prepares tomorrow’s scientists, professionals, leaders, and policy-makers for success. Our students learn how the complex interactions of the coast and environment affect our daily lives and graduate with a balanced understanding of environmental conservation and the needs of industry. Come discover a wealth of opportunities in LSU’s College of the Coast & Environment.


Chart Your New Course

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Coastal Environmental Science is one of a few undergraduate programs in the nation that integrates oceanography, coastal, environmental, and social sciences, providing graduates with diverse career opportunities.

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All incoming freshman majoring in CES can participate in laboratory research. Students complete their chosen projects with the guidance of faculty experts in our dedicated undergraduate research lab.

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CC&E is home to four of the nation’s top 10 scientists in wetlands and marshes. No other university, much less college, has more than one in the top 10!