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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
About LSU
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Enrollment: 30,985
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 221,599
Climate: 16.8°C - 33.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #153
International Student Rate: 1.9%

Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a top 100 public university with a dedicated focus on student involvement, research opportunities and experiential learning. At LSU, you will learn with purpose and strengthen your connections with your community on campus and beyond.


With more than 330 fields of study including 70 majors, LSU students have their choice of several top programs and opportunities for hands-on experience working alongside world-class faculty. Top-ranked and popular programs include business, engineering, petroleum engineering and STEM.

  • #1 Landscape Architecture Program —Design Intelligence, 2018
  • $75,000–$110,000 starting salary potential for engineering graduates—Graduate Student Survey, 2015-2016
  • 1 of only 30 U.S. universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status
Roar with Your Fellow Tigers
  • 500+ student organizations, clubs and honor societies
  • 3 theaters on campus and an active arts scene
  • 16 Division I sports teams including football, basketball, baseball and soccer
  • 100,000+ fans cheer on the top-ranked football team at Tigers Stadium
  • Student Recreation Complex and Healthy Lifestyle program focus on wellness
Baton Rouge’s Southern Charm

LSU’s beautiful campus is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s state capital and a cultural crossroads between the Cajun country of Lafayette and the internationally known city of New Orleans.

  • #4 Best Quality of Life—Business Facilities, 2016
  • #13 Best City for New College Graduates—Money Magazine, 2017
  • #8 Most Diverse Economy—EMSI, 2018
  • Enjoy more than 180+ parks close to the Mississippi River
  • 900+ restaurants with a variety of multicultural foods
Weather & Climate

Baton Rouge, located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the southeastern U.S., enjoys a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and mild winters.

Nearby New Orleans

A melting pot of cultures, flavors, architecture and sounds, the historic city of New Orleans— just 80 miles from LSU—is the birthplace of jazz music and home of Mardi Gras. Nicknamed “The Big Easy,” this Southern city is a major tourist destination thanks to its energetic nightlife, music scene and food culture.

  • #1 City to Visit in the World—The New York Times, 2018
  • One of the World’s Best Cities—Travel + Leisure, 2018
  • Best Food City in North or South America—TripAdvisor
  • Explore the historic French Quarter and snack on beignets and Creole favorites
  • Find your rhythm at the iconic Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras with colorful crowds
  • Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art and a history lesson at the National World War II Museum
  • Stroll the Audubon Nature Institute, City Park or one of the many famed cemeteries

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
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Undergraduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Agriculture

Agricultural Business

Agribusiness Finance

Food Industry Management

International Business

Rural Development

Without Concentration

Agricultural and Extension Education

Extension and Non-formal Education

Teaching in Formal Education

Animal, Dairy and Poultry Science

Animal Sciences

Dairy Foods Technology

Dairy Production

Poultry Science

Pre-veterinary Medicine

Science and Technology

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


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

Soil Science

Sustainable Production Systems

Turf and Landscape Management

Urban Entomology


Apparel Design


Textile Science

College of Art & Design


Interior Design

Lanscape Architecture

Studio Art

Digital Art

Graphic Design

Studio Art

E. J. Ourso College of Business


Empirical Economic Analysis

Without Concentration


General Business

Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Business Intelligence

Information Technology

International Trade and Finance

Empirical Economic Analysis

Without Concentration


Human Resource Management

International Management

Strategic Leadership.


Professional Sales

Without Concentration

College of the Coast & Environment

Coastal Environmental Science

Applied Coastal Environmental Science

Environmental Health (3+2 Program)

Environmental Science and Research

College of Engineering

Chemical Engineering


Biological Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Industrial Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Without Concentration

Computer Science

Cloud Computing and Networking

Computer Science and Second Discipline

Data Science and Analytics

Software Engineering

College of Human Sciences & Education

Athletic Training

Child and Family Studies

Dual-Certification General/Special Education:

Grades 1-5

Elementary Grades Education

4-year Teacher Certification

5-year Certification with Master’s Degree (Holmes Certification)

Human Resource Education

Human Resource and Leadership Development


Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education

Human Movement Science

Sports Studies

Physical Activity

Sports Administration

Sport Commerce

Sport Leadership

College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Communication Disorders

Communication Studies


Empirical Economic Analysis

Without Concentration


Creative Writing


Secondary Education

Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture


Secondary Education

Without Concentration


Disaster Science and Management

Environmental Studies

Geographic Information Science

Without Concentration


Secondary Education

Without Concentration

Interdisciplinary Studies

Individualized Studies

International Studies



Environment and Development


Global Cultures

Global Diplomacy

Global Studies

Latin America

Middle East

Liberal Arts

African and African American Studies

Art History

Classical Civilization

Film and Media Arts

Religious Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies


Law, Ethics, and Social Justice


Without Concentration

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

Without Concentration



Without Concentration


Secondary Education

Without Concentration

Manship School of Mass Communication

Mass Communication

Digital Advertising


Political Communication

Public Relations

College of Music & Dramatic Arts

Music, BA

Experimental Music and Digital Media


Without Concentration

Music, BM





Piano Pedagogy

Piano Performance




Music, BME




Arts Administration


Film and Television


Physical Theatre

Theatre Studies

College of Science


Biological Sciences

Marine Biology

Secondary Education

Without Concentration


Biological Chemistry

Chemical Physics


Chemistry and Second Discipline

Environmental Chemistry



Pre-Professional Chemistry

Secondary Education


Environmental Geology




Actuarial Science

Computational Mathematics

Math and Second Discipline

Mathematical Statistics


Secondary Education




Medical Physics


Physics and Second Discipline

Secondary Education

University College Center for Advising & Counseling

Pre-Health Programs ( non-degree)*

Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science

Pre-Dental Hygiene

Pre-Dental Lab Technician

Pre-Medical Technology



Pre-Occupational Therapy


Pre-Physician Assistant

Pre-Physical Therapy

Dates & Costs

For the latest application dates and program costs information, please click here.

Entry Requirements

LSU Global students may pursue any of the 140 undergraduate degree options offered. However, many degree programs have unique entry and progression requirements based on academic background and performance.

Have a question about a specific degree? Our admissions team would be happy to help.

International Direct
(2 Semesters)
Academic Accelerator
(2 Semesters)
Extended Accelerator
(3 Semesters)
Pre-Sessional English
(8- or 16-week sessions)
Minimum GPA 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.5
Minimum TOEFL® 79 68, no subscore
below 14
60, no subscore
below 12
Minimum IELTS™ 6.5 5.5, no subscore below 5.0 5.0, no subscore below 4.5 <5.0
ITEP N/A 3.5, no subscore
below 3.0
3.0, no subscore below 2.5 2.5-2.9
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
About LSU
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Enrollment: 30,985
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 221,599
Climate: 16.8°C - 33.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #153
International Student Rate: 1.9%
"I’ve had a lot of people helping me — both other students and the LSU Global staff — if I don’t understand something, so it’s been a very easy process for me with lots of people helping guide me."
Tolu Ekundayo - Nigeria