LSU Shreveport 2023-24 Catalog
LSU Shreveport 2023-24 Catalog
A Message from the Chancellor
On behalf of our outstanding faculty and staff, welcome to LSU Shreveport! While this catalog serves as a comprehensive source of information about the University for students, faculty, staff and the public, it is a mere snapshot of the full breadth of the LSUS experience. Over the last decade, LSUS has seen tremendous growth, undergoing a significant evolution in our programs and how we deliver them. We have invested millions of dollars to modernize our campus and have done pioneering work in online learning, developing and providing programs and services that meet and exceed the needs of 21st century students. We remain committed to providing every one of our more than 8,000 students with the tools they need to succeed, whether it’s here on campus or virtually through our online programs. Our on-campus students come from 50 parishes around Louisiana, as well as from 33 other states and 47 countries. More than 70% of our freshman students were awarded scholarships last year, totaling more than $600,000.
As a reflection of our commitment to student achievement, our Student Success Center was created to support the academic development of both our traditional and online students, offering 24-hour access to tutoring, as well as academic and career counseling services. At LSUS, you will find truly unique facilities, such as our Collaboratory, where students can work with cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Fabrication and Robotics, in what has become a major research hub for the region. Our Human Performance Lab offers athletic and occupational physical testing services to professional organizations and the community and serves as a hub for novel research in exercise and occupational physiology and biomechanics. In short, LSUS continues to evolve in the way we design and deliver educational offerings to our students, utilizing modern pedagogy and emerging technologies. In addition to maintaining the high academic standards for which we are known, LSUS students, faculty, staff and alumni continue to make an impact both at home and abroad. Our faculty are engaged in high-profile, internationally recognized research projects, often involving our undergraduate students, a rarity for a university of our size. Our students won multiple awards at prestigious academic competitions last year, including at the 20th Annual Louisiana Biomedical Research Network Meeting and the 7th Annual International Market Study Competition. In addition, our Debate Team finished 5th overall out of 45 teams at the International Public Debate Association National Championship Tournament, and 3 LSUS Computer Science students and a professor won Best Paper in the professional division of the 58th Annual SEINFORMS Conference.
Our athletics teams continued their winning tradition in the RRAC conference and on the national stage, while maintaining excellence in the classroom, earning a cumulative GPA of 3.14. Men’s soccer, as well as the men’s and women’s basketball teams, earned spots in the NAIA National Tournaments, while our #2 ranked baseball team has gone to the NAIA College World Series two out of the last three years. Our LSUS Bass Fishing team was ranked #20 nationally. Alumna Sylvia Hoffman, a former LSUS basketball player and weightlifter, earned a Bronze medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics in the two-person bobsled event. These many successes were made possible through the hard work and dedication of the wider LSU Shreveport family, including support from the LSUS Foundation and the LSUS Alumni Association, both of which provided scholarships, networking and mentorship opportunities, special events, and much more for the enrichment of all Pilots.
LSUS continues to increase its impact in Northwest Louisiana by fostering partnerships with key strategic organizations such as Barksdale Air Force Base Global Strike Command, North Louisiana Economic Partnership, LSU Health Shreveport, and the City of Shreveport, creating new opportunities for our students and strengthening our region overall.
Dr. Robert T. Smith