The Catalog that Determines the Curricular Requirements for an Undergraduate Degree
Degree-seeking students are expected to adhere to the curricular requirements for an undergraduate degree based on the General Catalog at the time of entry into the university. This catalog may be used for a maximum of 10 years provided enrollment is not interrupted for two or more consecutive regular semesters. Students whose enrollment is interrupted for two or more consecutive semesters follow the curricular requirements stated in the catalog issue at the time of readmission.
Degree-seeking students who are currently enrolled at the university may opt to follow new curricula requirements that are revised in catalogs issued after their initial enrollment. This decision must be approved by the students’ academic deans.
Transfer students may use the LSU Catalog in effect at the time of their first entry into any accredited higher education institution provided that the transfer to LSU is made within five years of their first entry to a college or university and provided enrollment has not been interrupted for two or more consecutive regular semesters.
Students enrolled in non-degree programs are expected to adhere to curricular requirements in effect at the time they are admitted to a degree program.
The university will make a reasonable effort to honor the curricular requirement in the chosen issue of the catalog. However, because courses and programs are sometimes changed or discontinued, the university, having sole discretion, shall make the final determination of whether or not curricular requirements are met.
Each student is responsible for completing all requirements established for his or her degree by the university, college, and department. It is the student’s responsibility to learn these requirements; a student’s advisor or counselor will not assume that responsibility.
Any substitution, waiver, or exemption from any established departmental or college requirement or academic standard may be accomplished only with the approval of the dean of the college offering the major. Exceptions to university requirements, including general education requirements, will be authorized only with the recommendation of the dean of the college offering the major and the approval of the Office of Academic Affairs.
Each student must see an academic advisor or coordinator in the academic dean’s office offering the major to review and sign a final degree audit report during the semester prior to the semester in which the degree is to be awarded. See the degree requirements sections in the individual college sections in this catalog to determine if degree check out is required earlier than the semester prior to the semester in which the degree is to be awarded.