You want to solve problems by using one of the modern world’s most powerful tools: computers.
About Computer Science
Learn the math and theory behind modern-day computing, develop and hone your programming skills, and then use computers to solve problems in almost any industry. Computer science involves programming computing devices, creating information systems, engineering new products, visualizing and creating imagery, working with data infrastructure and networks, and protecting information through cybersecurity Concentrations include cloud computing and networking, computer science and a second discipline, cybersecurity, data science and analytics, and software engineering. Many graduates go on to become software engineers/developers, but other job titles include cybersecurity specialist, network designer, entrepreneur, web developer, and more.
Sample Course Plan
This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU.
|Legend:||Major-Specific Engineering||Other Engineering||Science||Math||General Education|
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Intro to Computer Science I||Discrete Structures||Operating Systems||Programming Languages|
|Intro to Computer Science II||Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis||Software Systems Development||Ethics in Computing|
|Biology I||Numerical Methods||Computer Science Elective||Computer Science Elective|
|Physical Science I||Computer Organization and Design||Computer Science Elective||Computer Science Concentration Elective|
|Physical Science I Lab||Object Oriented Design||Computer Science Concentration Elective||Computer Science Concentration Elective|
|Calculus I||Biology II or Physical Science II||Computer Science Concentration Elective||Computer Science Concentration Elective|
|Calculus II||Biology II or Physical Science II Lab||Technical Elective||Computer Science Approved Elective|
|General Ed: Humanities||Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra||Technical Elective||Computer Science Approved Elective|
|General Ed: English Comp I||General Ed: English Comp II||Engineering Statistics||General Ed: Social Sciences|
|General Ed: Humanities||General Ed: Social Sciences||General Ed: Arts|
Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.
- 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
- 2.0 cumulative GPA
- grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550
B.S., Bachelor of Science
Course Load by Subject Area
- Technology: High Intensity
- Math: Medium Intensity
- Electives: Low Intensity
- Science: Low Intensity
- View all course loads