CATS Requirements

The Comprehensive Academic Tracking System (CATS) is designed to assist students in achieving academic success at LSU and to assess student progress toward degree completion.  Students can review the recommended paths and critical requirements on-line in the LSU General Catalog (http://www.lsu.edu/catalogs/), on the respective degree program pages.

CATS (2019-2020)

BE CATS Requirements:

1st Semester: MATH 1022 or 1023

2nd Semester: MATH 1550 (C)

3rd Semester: PHYS 2110 (C)

4th Semester: CE 2450 (C)

5th Semester: BE 2350

CHE CATS Requirements:

1st Semester: MATH 1022 or 1023

2nd Semester: MATH 1550 (C), CHEM 1201 (C)

3rd Semester: PHYS 2110 (C)

4th Semester: 2.0 MAJOR GPA

5th Semester: 2.0 MAJOR GPA

CE and EVEG CATS Requirements:

1st Semester: MATH 1022 or 1023

2nd Semester: MATH 1550 (C)

3rd Semester: CHEM 1201  

4th Semester: MATH 1552 (C)

5th Semester: PHYS 2110 (C)

CM CATS Requirements (Grade of C in each course):

1st Semester: MATH 1550

2nd Semester: CM 1011, CM 1112

3rd Semester: PHYS 2001, CM 2112

4th Semester: CM 2113, CM 2116, CM 2501, PHYS 2002

5th Semester: CM 3111, CM 3502

EE  CATS Requirements:

1st Semester: MATH 1022 or 1023

2nd Semester: MATH 1550 (C)

3rd Semester: MATH 1552 (C)

4th Semester: EE 2120 (C)

5th Semester: EE 2130 (C)

EEC CATS Requirements:

1st Semester: MATH 1022 or 1023

2nd Semester: MATH 1550 (C)

3rd Semester: MATH 1552 (C), EE 2741 (C)

4th Semester: EE 2120 (C)

5th Semester: EE 2130 (C)

CSC CATS Requirements:

1st Semester: MATH 1021

2nd Semester: ENGL 1001 (C)

3rd Semester: MATH 1550 (C)

4th Semester: CSC 2259 (C)

5th Semester: MATH 2090

IE CATS Requirements:

1st Semester: MATH 1022 or 1023

2nd Semester: MATH 1550 (C)

3rd Semester: MATH 1552 (C), CHEM 1201, PHYS 2110 (C)

4th Semester: MATH 2090 (C), PHYS 2112 (C)

5th Semester: IE 3302 (C)

ME CATS Requirements:

1st Semester: MATH 1022 or 1023

2nd Semester: MATH 1550 (C)

3rd Semester: CHEM 1202

4th Semester: PHYS 2110 (C)

5th Semester: ME 2334

PETE CATS Requirements:

1st Semester: MATH 1022 or 1023

2nd Semester: MATH 1550 (C), GEOL 1001

3rd Semester: PHYS 2110 (C)

4th Semester: PETE 2031 (C), CE 2450 (C)

5th Semester: CE 2200  

*Note: (C) means a grade of “C”, in the “C” range (C+, C, C-) or better is required.

 

Catalog requirements for the academic year 2018-2019

Catalog requirements for the academic year 2017-2018

Catalog requirements for academic years 2016-2017 and earlier

 

Important Components of CATS:

  • Students must meet certain minimum requirements, or critical tracking criteria, within the recommended paths to demonstrate minimal progress towards degree completion.
    • Critical tracking criteria typically include both critical courses and minimum GPA requirements.
    • Critical courses appear in bold in the recommended paths.
  • Students are tracked only during fall and spring semesters, for the first 5 semesters.  Summer terms and intersessions may be used to "catch up" and get back on track.

Minimal Tracking Assessments:

Students are not making minimal progress if they do not meet one or more critical tracking criteria.  The University notifies students via their myLSU email accounts if they are not making minimal progress.  They are advised to see a counselor in their college to resolve any issues.

 

For questions, please contact a counselor in the College of Engineering, Student Services at (225)578-5731.