The Division of Computer Science and Engineering offers undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Computer Science with multiple concentration (specialization) options. Besides taking core courses, students have opportunities to take many courses that are timely and industry-oriented, and to also do research, summer internships and co-ops. Highly qualified professors and instructors teach undergraduate courses while graduate assistants help in lab and tutoring. We update curriculum in a timely manner with inputs from industrial advisors. There are around 180 Computer Science declared majors (not counting freshmen), and our undergraduate enrollment in on rise.
The LSU undergraduate program in computer science is ABET accredited. The curriculum is designed to allow a flexible plan of study via the mandatory selection of one of four concentrations available:
- Software Engineering (SE) Concentration
- Cloud Computing and Networking (CCN) Concentration effective fall 2014
- Data Science and Analytics (DSA) Concentration effective fall 2014
- Computer Science and Second Discipline Concentration
The mission of LSU undergraduate (BS) computer science program is to instill in students, theoretical and applied practical skills needed to solve challenging problems using computer and better prepare them to compete in rapidly evolving and growing Information and Technology fields. 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 systems and emerging applications. The program provides a strong foundation such that students can build on their skill-sets as the field rapidly evolves.