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Come to LSU to develop the technical skills you need to be successful in the digital age… stay for the unique student experience and leadership opportunities you’ll find here.

Not only will you be able to study in innovative areas such as cloud technology and big data in the classroom, but you’ll also be invited to take part in LSU’s one-of-a-kind culture, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a wide variety of interest-specific student organizations. Find your home at LSU!

Division of Computer Science and Engineering College of Engineering

Quick Facts


We Offer A Diverse Range of Focus Areas Including:

  • Cyber Security & Information Assurance
  • Sensor Networking & Communications
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Technology
  • Computational Science
  • Visualization
  • Grid Computing
  • App Development
  • Digital Media
  • Entertainment Software Design
  • Web Development
  • Gaming
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With the increasing demand for computer scientists in today's workforce, the average starting salary for an LSU computer science graduate is $74,950.

The new IBM Services Center in Baton Rouge represents Louisiana’s largest software development project to date. IBM works closely with LSU professors to provide internship opportunities and potential jobs to computer science students.

Five of the fastest growing jobs in the nation are in computer science: software developer, computer systems manager, information systems manager, computer systems analyst, and computer programmer.

At LSU, you have a competitive edge to focus on skills in big data and cloud technology, as LSU is the one of the only undergraduate programs in the nation to offer these emerging fields of study.

Areas to Explore


Engineering Residential College

Students declaring a major within in the College of Engineering may be eligible to live in the Engineering Residential College (ERC) for their first year at LSU. As a computer science major, you could live and study among your peers and take advantage of everything the ERC has to offer. Built recently in 2012, the ERC offers on-site Special Supplemental Instruction (tutoring) sessions, small study rooms, and even some classes are held in the building. Check out this unique facility and the eligibility requirements through the link below.

Engineering Residential College

Leadership Development Minor

The leadership development minor is available to any undergraduate student at LSU, enabling students from any curriculum to develop the skills and competencies that foster leadership in any setting. In addition, the College of Engineering offers many leadership opportunities through a variety of Computer Science-specific and interdisciplinary college-wide student organizations.

Campus Life Leadership Programs

Student Research Opportunities

At LSU, you can work side-by-side with talented faculty members like Seung-Jong Park, associate professor of computer science. Park and his colleagues recently received an NSF grant of $947,860 to build a high-speed, intra-campus network that will connect separate lab groups on campus to LSU’s primary supercomputer facility. Funding will also be used to develop unique software that will harness this computational power for data-intensive applications.

Samsung is collaborating with LSU on the high-speed, network-building phase of the project, helping to establish high-speed networks and large-memory storage units on campus in order to handle the massive amounts of data generated by big data applications.

Student Research Opportunities

Peer and Industry Mentors

In addition to an exceptional in-class experience, computer science students enjoy the benefit of a dedicated team of industry volunteers who help enhance their interview, communication, and leadership skills. These extracurricular activities help to provide a competitive advantage for our graduates, who are in the running for high-paying jobs with companies such as Google and Microsoft.

You will also benefit from upper-class mentors like those from the College of Engineering’s Society of Peer Mentors (SPM), who will introduce you to fellow students and help you adjust to life at LSU.

Peer and Industry Mentors

Student Orgs


The Association for Computing Machinery student chapter at LSU

This student-led organization seeks to augment the development of future computer scientists by offering networking opportunities and access to the resources of one of the largest and most recognized organizations in the world.

Women in Computer Science at LSU ( WICS LSU)

Formed in spring 2015, this new student organization aims to foster academic and professional development for women who share the major.

WICS More About Student Orgs ACM student Chaper Wiki

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