Louisiana State University
This LSU General Catalog serves as both the undergraduate and the graduate catalog of LSU. Detailed descriptions of all degree programs offered through the Graduate School, regulations, and degree requirements pertaining only to graduate students are found in the section “The Graduate School .”
Statement of Accreditation
Louisiana State University and A&M College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University and A&M College.
Each student is personally responsible for completing all requirements established for his or her degree by the university, college, and department. It is the student’s responsibility to learn these requirements; a student’s advisor or counselor may not assume that responsibility. Students should also be aware that ignorance of a rule is not justification for waiving the rule.
Any substitution, waiver, or exemption from any established departmental or college requirement or academic standard may be accomplished only with the approval of the dean of the college offering the major. Exceptions to university requirements, including general education requirements, will be authorized only with the recommendation of the dean of the college offering the major and the approval of the Office of Academic Affairs.
Each student must see an academic counselor or coordinator in the dean’s office offering the major to review and sign a final degree audit report during the semester prior to the semester in which the degree is to be awarded. See the degree requirements sections in the individual college chapters in this catalog to determine if degree check-out is required earlier than the semester prior to the semester in which the degree is to be awarded.
Effective date of this catalog: Fall 2020
New programs approved after March 20, 2020 will be noted in the Addendum .