Louisiana State University: Undergraduate International programs.

Louisiana State University: Undergraduate International programs.

Louisiana State University is a Top 100 Public University that places a strong emphasis on research opportunities, student involvement, and hands-on learning.

  • #172 National Universities US. News & World Report, 2022
  • #72 Top Public Schools US. News & World Report, 2020

Degrees: Undergraduate Degrees

With more than 330 areas of study and 70 majors, Louisiana state university provides students with the chance to get practical experience while collaborating with top-notch teachers. Business, engineering, petroleum engineering, and STEM degrees are among the most well-liked and highly rated ones.

College of Engineering

The Louisiana state university College of Engineering – ranked #3 Petroleum Engineering program and #93 Undergraduate Engineering program by U.S. News & World Report – creates engineers with a strong sense of global awareness, entrepreneurial spirit, and communication skills.

Biological Engineering

Chemical Engineering

  • –Biomolecular
  • –Environmental
  • –Materials

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

  • –Cloud Computing and Networking
  • –Computer Science and Second Discipline
  • –Data Science and Analytics
  • –Software Engineering

Construction Management

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

College of Agriculture

No longer does agriculture simply stand for farming. The Louisiana state university College of Agriculture prepares you for a leadership role and career options that range from food and fabric to business and the environment.

Agricultural and Extension Education

  • –Agricultural Leadership and Development
  • –Teaching in Formal Education

Agricultural Business

  • –Agribusiness Finance
  • –Food Industry Management
  • –International Business
  • –Rural Development

Animal Sciences

  • –Animal Production
  • –Animal Products Processing
  • –Pre-Veterinary Medicine—Animal Sciences
  • –Science and Technology—Animal Sciences

Environmental Management Systems

  • –Environmental Analysis and Risk Management
  • –Policy Analysis
  • –Resource Conservation

Natural Resource Ecology and Management

  • –Conservation Biology
  • –Ecological Restoration
  • –Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • –Forest Enterprise
  • –Forest Resource Management
  • –Pre-Veterinary Medicine — Wildlife and Fisheries
  • –Wetland Science
  • –Wildlife Ecology
  • –Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Nutrition and Food Sciences

  • –Dietetics
  • –Food Science and Technology
  • –Nutrition, Health, and Society
  • –Nutritional Sciences/Pre-Medicine

Plant and Soil Systems

  • –Agricultural Pest Management / Entomology
  • –Agricultural Pest Management / Plant Pathology
  • –Crop Science
  • –Horticulture Science
  • –Medicinal Plant Sciences
  • –Soil Science
  • –Sustainable Production Systems
  • –Turf and Landscape Management
  • –Urban Entomology


  • –Apparel Design
  • –Merchandising
  • –Textile Science

College of Art & Design

The Louisiana state university College of Art & Design offers 10 bachelor’s degrees, including architecture, interior design, and studio art. LSU’s Landscape Architecture program is rated #1 in the nation by Design Intelligence magazine.


Interior Design

Landscape Architecture

Studio Art

  • –Digital Art
  • –Graphic Design
  • –Studio Art – Ceramics
  • –Studio Art – Paint and Drawing
  • –Studio Art – Photography
  • –Studio Art – Printmaking
  • –Studio Art – Sculpture

College of the Coast & Environment

Louisiana is home to 30% of the nation’s coastal wetlands, making the School of the Coast & Environment a prime location to study coastal environmental sciences. Balancing environmental conservation with economic development, Louisiana state university multidisciplinary degrees create a broad range of career paths including public health officials, environmental specialists, disaster responders, coastal ecologists, and more.

Coastal Environmental Science

  • –Applied Coastal Environmental Science
  • –Coastal Meteorology
  • –Environmental Health [3+2 Program]
  • –Environmental Law [Pre-Law 3+3 Program]
  • –Environmental Science and Research

College of Human Sciences & Education

The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education offers international students 10 bachelor’s degrees, including kinesiology, child and family studies, elementary education, sports administration, and more.

Child and Family Studies

  • –Child and Family Studies
  • –Child Life

Dual Certification General/Special Education: Grades 1-5

Early Childhood Education: PK-3 Teacher Certification

Elementary Grades Education

  • –4-year Teacher Certification
  • –5-year Certification with Master’s Degree (Holmes Certification)


  • –Fitness Studies
  • –Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification
  • –Human Movement Science
  • –Physical Activity and Health
  • –Pre-Athletic Training

Sports Administration

  • –Sport Commerce
  • –Sport Leadership

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences offers 44 bachelor degrees, including international studies, economics, liberal arts, philosophy, and sociology.

  • –Climatology
  • –Disaster Science and Management
  • –Geographic Information Science


Communication Disorders

Communication Studies


  • –Empirical Economic Analysis


  • –Creative Writing
  • –Literature
  • –Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture
  • –Secondary Education


  • –Secondary Education

Geography, BA

  • –Disaster Science and Management
  • –Environmental Studies
  • –Geographic Information Science


  • –Secondary Education

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • –Individualized Studies

International Studies

  • –Africa
  • –Asia
  • –Environment and Development
  • –Europe
  • –Global Cultures
  • –Global Diplomacy
  • –Global Studies
  • –Latin America
  • –Middle East

Liberal Arts

  • –African and African American Studies
  • –Art History
  • –Classical Civilization
  • –Religious Studies
  • –Women’s and Gender Studies


  • –Law, Ethics, and Social Justice

Political Science

  • –American Government and Politics
  • –Campaigns and Elections
  • –Comparative Government and Politics
  • –International Politics and Law
  • –Law and Legal Systems
  • –Political Analysis
  • –Political Theory
  • –Public Policy
  • –Race and Politics


Screen Arts

  • –History, Theory, and Criticism
  • –Production
  • –Screenwriting


  • –Criminology


  • –Secondary Educaton

Manship School of Mass Communication

The Manship School of Mass Communication prepares communicators for the ever-changing world of mass media.

Mass Communication

  • –Digital Advertising
  • –Journalism
  • –Political Communication
  • –Pre-Law 3+3 Digital Advertising
  • –Pre-Law 3+3 Journalism
  • –Pre-Law 3+3 Political Communication
  • –Pre-Law 3+3 Public Relations
  • –Public Relations

College of Music & Dramatic Arts

The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts prepares students for creative leadership roles and a career in the music, performing arts, and administration. The college offers degrees in Music and Theatre, with a range of concentrations including performance, composition, theatre design, experimental music, and voice.

Music, BA

  • –Academic Studies
  • –Art Administration
  • –Church Music
  • –Experimental Music and Digital Media
  • –Intradisciplinary Music
  • –Jazz
  • –Theatre

Music, BM

  • –Brass
  • –Composition
  • –Organ
  • –Percussion
  • –Piano Pedagogy
  • –Piano Performance
  • –Strings
  • –Voice
  • –Woodwind

Music, BME

  • –Instrumental
  • –Vocal


  • –Arts Administration
  • –Design/Technology
  • –Film and Television
  • –Performance
  • –Physical Theatre
  • –Theatre Studies

College of Science

The LSU College of Science creates leaders, innovators, and thinkers. Led by renowned faculty, the college offers 28 bachelor’s degrees, including biochemistry, biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, microbiology, and physics.


Biological Sciences

  • –Marine Biology
  • –Secondary Education


  • –Biological Chemistry
  • –Chemical Physics
  • –Chemistry
  • –Chemistry and Second Discipline
  • –Environmental Chemistry
  • –Materials
  • –Polymers
  • –Pre-Professional Chemistry
  • –Secondary Education


  • –Environmental Geology
  • –Geology
  • –Geophysics


  • –Actuarial Science
  • –Computational Mathematics
  • –Math and Second Discipline
  • –Mathematical Statistics
  • –Mathematics
  • –Secondary Education



  • –Astronomy
  • –Medical Physics
  • –Physics
  • –Physics and Second Discipline
  • –Secondary Education

University Center for Advising & Counseling

University College provides support services to freshmen and transfer students, as well as allied health and pre-nursing students preparing for professional programs.

Pre-Health Programs (non-degree)

  • –Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science
  • –Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • –Pre-Dental Lab Technician
  • –Pre-Dentistry
  • –Pre-Medical Technology
  • –Pre-Nursing
  • –Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • –Pre-Pharmacy
  • –Pre-Physical Therapy
  • –Pre-Physician Assistant
  • –Pre-Public Health

Life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge – Louisiana’s state capital – is a culturally diverse city, close to the famous city of New Orleans.



Key Industries

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Tuition & Cost

Tuition, housing, dining, and other fees vary by degree program, housing location, and preferences.

Tuition- 29,700

Housing- 8,800

Dining- 4,400

Other- 2,000

Total- 44,900



Typical housing fees for one academic year. See all housing options below.

Housing prices vary based on room choice, amenities, and program track. Student preference is taken into account, but preferred pick is not guaranteed. See housing details

How To Apply

We offer a streamlined application process for international students.

  1. Complete your applicationOur advisors walk you through everything you need – transcripts, English scores, passport, and more.
  2. Submit additional documentationOnce you receive a final admission letter, you will need to submit your I-20 request form, certification of finances, and other paperwork.
  3. Apply for your F-1 student visaOur staff guides you through the visa application process and helps you prepare for your visa interview, too.

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements vary by program track and graduate level. Please contact an advisor for more detail.


1. How long does it take for LSU to accept you?

The admission process can take some few weeks (2-4 weeks) once your application materials are complete, the graduate school will route your application to the department, within the department, the admission committee usually has a quick turnaround (within a week) if everything goes smoothly.

2. What GPA do you need to get into LSU grad school?

3.0 on the Graduate School requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale or in the last 60 credit hours in the previous undergraduate or graduate coursework. All applicants must submit transcripts from all post-secondary colleges or universities.

3. How long does it take for LSU to process application?

The first round of admissions decisions are normally sent out around the Christmas/New Years break. After that we try to provide decisions within 30 days of a file becoming complete. At times during the application cycle, applicants may experience waits of 6 to 8 weeks to receive a decision.

4. How do you get a full ride scholarship to LSU?

To receive the scholarship, student must be enrolled full-time at LSU, plan to major in Education, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and be in good standing at time of the award. Amount varies depending on earnings of scholarship.


Thank you for reading our article on the Louisiana state university undergraduate international programs. We hope that it has given you a better understanding of what this school has to offer and the opportunities that are available to students. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your options in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact our representatives. They are here to help you in any way possible and will be more than happy to assist you.