Jul 23, 2024  
LSU Shreveport 2023-24 Catalog 
LSU Shreveport 2023-24 Catalog

Academic Programs

Academic courses at LSUS are offered in departments organized into three Colleges.

College of Arts and Sciences

Arts and Media
Biological Sciences
Chemistry and Physics
Computer Science
English and Foreign Languages
History and Social Sciences

College of Business

Accounting and Business Law
Economics and Finance
Management and Marketing

College of Education and Human Development

Kinesiology and Health Science
Leadership Studies

Graduate Degrees

Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies
Leadership Studies, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Health Communication and Leadership

Master of Arts in Liberal Arts
Master of Business Administration
 Accounting, Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise, Finance, General Business, Hospitality & Casino Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Project Management
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Adult Education, Education STEM, Educational Technology Leader, English as a Second Language, General, Literacy & Reading, Special Education Leadership, Urban Teaching & Leadership
Master of Education in Educational Leadership
 Teacher Leader
Master of Health Administration
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Cellular & Molecular, Computational Biology, Environmental Biology, Field & Organismal, Health Sciences
Master of Science in Computer Systems Technology
Biomedical Informatics, Business Administration, Computer Science, Cyber Security & Networking
Master of Science in Counseling
Rehabilitation Counseling
Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration
Specialist in School Psychology
Graduate Certificates
Nonprofit Administration
Occupational Physiology
Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in English
Literary Studies, Writing in Multiple Media
Bachelor of Arts in History
Generalist, Political Science
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Forensic Sciences, Generalist, Political Science, Security Studies
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts
Bachelor of General Studies
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Public Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Cellular & Molecular, Environmental Science, Field & Organismal, Forensic Science
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
ACS Certified, Biochemistry
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Cyber Security & Networking, Digital & Interactive Design, Information Systems, Software Development
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (Gr. PreK-3)
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Gr. 1-5)
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Insurance, Real Estate
Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration
Entrepreneurship, International Business
Bachelor of Science in Management and Administration
Business Intelligence, Business Law, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Advertising Design, Data Analytics, Hospitality, International Business, Sales
Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication
Digital/Broadcast Media, Journalism/Public Relations
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics
Applied Physics, Mathematics, Theoretical Physics
Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Administration
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Physiology
Coaching, Environmental Physiology, Exercise Science, Health & Fitness Management, Strength & Conditioning
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Community & Public Health, Nonprofit Administration, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Gr. 6-12)
English, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Social Studies
Undergraduate Certificates
Artificial Intelligence
Business Fundamentals
Business Law
Cyber Security and Networking
Nonprofit Administration
Small Business Management
Pre-Professional and Other Preparatory Studies
Pre-Animal Science
Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Forestry and Wildlife
Pre-General Agriculture
Pre-Medical Laboratory Sciences
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Radiologic Technology
Pre-Rehabilitation Counseling
Pre-Veterinary Medicine


Louisiana State University in Shreveport is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the Baccalaureate, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404/679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of LSU Shreveport.

Program Accreditation

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) accredits the Master of Science in Counseling program.

[CACREP, 500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703.535.5990]

The Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) accredits the Teacher Education programs at LSUS. This accreditation covers all teacher preparation programs.

[CAEP, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036; phone: 202.223.0077]

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accredits all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in the College of Business.

[AACSB-International, 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602; phone: 813.769.6500]

The Chemistry program in the College of Arts and Sciences is accredited by the American Chemical Society and the Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). [ABET, http://www.abet.org]

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits our undergraduate program in Community Health and master’s program in Public Health.

[CEPH, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone: 202.789.1050]

The National Association of School Psychology approves the Specialist in School Psychology program.

[NASP, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814; phone: 301.657.0270]

The Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) accredits our Masters in Nonprofit Administration program. [NACC, http://www.nonprofit-academic-centers-council.org]

Compressed Degree Plan

The Compressed Degree Plan offers the student the opportunity to earn a degree within 3 years. The student must have superior ability and preparation, or must have already obtained a fundamental knowledge of subjects offered at LSUS. The student must also demonstrate competence through a series of Advanced Standing Examinations in Math, English, Chemistry, and Foreign Language. By earning credits for basic courses, a student may move on to higher-level courses. For more information, visit the Office of Admissions and Records located on the first floor of the Administration Building, or call 318.797.5061.

Evening Classes

LSUS provides educational opportunities to the working population of northwest Louisiana by offering late afternoon and evening classes on and off campus. Curricular guidance and advising are the responsibility of each College. Evening students must follow the same procedure for admission to the University as other students, including submission of applications, transcripts, and ACT scores. General degree requirements detailed under UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS  apply to students attending evening classes.

Specialized Offerings

American Studies Program

A sound knowledge of the history, culture, and values of the American experience is a vital part of the civic education of all students and is especially necessary in our complex times. The American Studies Program at LSUS is a spirited attempt to meet this need. It is the largest privately endowed program at LSUS and the most comprehensive American Studies Program in Louisiana involving students, faculty, and the local community. The American Studies Program encourages innovative teaching and creative exploration of issues in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts. The Program sponsors forums, conferences, scholarships and fellowships, internships, and the unique Washington Semester, a summer during which students live and work in Washington, DC, using the city as a laboratory for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Information may be obtained from the Director, Dr. William Pederson, in Bronson Hall room 321. Phone: 318.797.5138 or email: lincoln@lsus.edu

Division of Continuing Education and Public Service


Non-Credit Offerings

The Office of Conferences and Institutes through the Division of Continuing Education and Public Service offers a wide variety of non-credit programs. See the catalog section for the Division of Continuing Education and Public Service or visit the website.

The Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research

Authorized to operate on the LSUS campus by the Louisiana Board of Regents in 2001, the mission of the Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research is to elevate the future of Louisiana and beyond by strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through transformative education, impactful research, and innovative outreach endeavors.

To accomplish that, the Institute offers a variety of for-credit (undergraduate and graduate) and non-credit (professional development) programming intended to disseminate evidence-based, highly-relevant content to students employed by, or aspiring to be employed by, nonprofit organizations. Most prominently, the Institute’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration is a 33-hour, 100% online program accredited nationally by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).

Additionally, the Institute is strongly engaged in applied research activities primarily intended to benefit the nonprofit field, including program evaluation, focus group facilitation, and through its call center operation, survey-based stakeholder assessments (e.g., consumer, patient, or employee).

For further information, contact the Institute at 318.795.4243, or send an e-mail to inar@lsus.edu.

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

This consortium, formed in 1979 to coordinate marine research and education within the state university system, represents thirteen public universities. LUMCON provides field laboratories at Port Fourchon, near Grand Isle, and at Fearman Bayou, near Intracoastal City, where intensive five-week courses during each of two summer terms provide students with extensive field study of living organisms.