The undergraduate computer science curriculum is structured around basic
courses in computer science and mathematics. The curriculum is designed to
allow a flexible plan of study via the mandatory selection of one of three
concentrations: distributed systems and networking, software engineering, and
computer science and a second discipline. The undergraduate curriculum is
accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,
A concentration should be declared at the beginning of the sophomore year. If the second discipline concentration is selected, an approval form must be completed and approved by the department and the dean's office. Computer Science students are cautioned to verify course descriptions in the catalog noting where duplication of course credits may be prohibited.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) of Computer Science program at Louisiana State
University A&M University is to instill in the student theoretical and applied practical skills
needed to solve challenging problems using a computer. Graduates of the program use such
concepts as abstraction and complexity analysis to solve innovative problems or to orchestrate
evolutionary change as applied to the development of software. The program provides a strong
foundation such that students can build on their skill-sets as the field rapidly evolves.
Each LSU student is expected to read and understand his/her General Catalog. This site is intended to assist you in choosing a plan of study and is not a substitute for your General Catalog. Once you are a student at LSU, your online degree audit will be a most valuable tool for viewing required courses, allowable substitutions, and courses not available for degree credit. Also you are encouraged to see an advisor within the department for one-on-one personal advising.
- Undergraduate Computer Science Courses (Outcomes and Major Topics )
- Major in Computer Science
- Minor in Computer Science
- Computer Science and Second Discipline
- Course Flowchart (Semester by Semester)
|Major in Computer Science|
The Department of Computer Science is in the College of Sciences and a student must meet the admission requirements before entering this college. Do familiarize yourself with the degree requirements of the college found in your General CatalogImportant Degree Requirements for All Curriculum Years
|Minor in Computer Science|
An undergraduate minor in computer science is available. Required courses are CSC 1253, CSC 1254, CSC 2259,
CSC 3102, CSC 3501, and three hours of computer science electives at the 3000 level and above; and CSC 4101
or CSC 4103 (total of 21 hours). See the General Catalog
for course descriptions toward the degree requirements in computer science minor.
|Computer Science and Second Discipline|
Newer Computer Science catalogs allowing the concentration, Computer Science and a Second Discipline,
and older catalogs require a 15-hour second discipline or option. The fifteen hours comprise another
area of study of study excluding computer science. The Department of Computer Science does not require
an official university departmental minor but does encourage students to pursue that goal.
A concentration should be selected in the second semester of your sophomore year. Below are the Course Flowchart from School of Engineering for academic year 2013-2014.
CS majors should have received an email indicating who your advisor is within the department. This faculty member will be able to help you plan your schedule of classes for the semester.
You may also see Coretta Douglas (email@example.com) Room 3170 Patrick F. Taylor Hall for:
Computer Science and Engineering Division
LSU, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
3127 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1495
Fax : (225) 578-1465