Computer Engineering | LSU Majors

Computer Engineering

You are fascinated by what makes a video game great and want  to develop the next platform and software.

About Computer Engineering

Computer engineering integrates computer science and electrical engineering to develop innovative computer hardware and software. You can apply fields of science and math that relate to the sensing, communicating, and processing of information. You won’t just understand the information, you will allow others to as well.

Sample Course Plan

This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU.

Year 1
Introduction to Engineering: Electrical or Computer Engineering
General Chemistry
Analytic Geometry and Calculus
Digital Logic
Computer Science
Particle Mechanics
Introductory Physics Laboratory
General Education Course: Natural Sciences
General Education Course: Arts
Year 2
Digital Logic Laboratory
Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
Computer Science
Fields: Gravity, Electricity and Magnetism
Electronics Laboratory
Tools in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Multidimensional Calculus
Year 3
Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Communications in Computing
Microprocessor Systems
Approved Breadth Elective
Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
Computer Organization
Discrete Structures for Computer Engineering
Professional Ethics
General Education Course: Social Sciences
General Education Course: Humanities
Year 4
Operating Systems
Senior Design
Digital Design Using Hardware Description Languages
Design Elective
Computer Architecture
Approved Technical Electives
General Education Course: Humanities

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • grade of "C" or better in MATH 1550

Senior College

College of Engineering


B.S.E.E., Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Technology:  High Intensity
  • Math:  Medium Intensity
  • Communication:  Low Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Lab Hours or Field Work:  Low Intensity
  • Science:  Low Intensity

Learn more about course loads and subject areas

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