Aug. 14, 2019
LSU, the flagship institution of Louisiana, is launching five new online degree programs, as well as a way to apply existing credits toward completing a degree for the fall semester. LSU Online degrees offer flexible options ideal for working adults and those looking to advance their education online. Students enrolled in these programs will receive the same high-quality degree as an on-campus student: an LSU degree and diploma.
“LSU Online is forging a new path to create high-quality learning experiences for non-traditional students, enabling them to earn a degree from anywhere in the world,” said Sasha Thackaberry, vice provost of digital and continuing education at LSU. “These new opportunities signal our dedication to prepare graduates to be highly employable critical thinkers and active problem solvers within their fields.”
Two fully online undergraduate degrees programs — the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and the Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies — will be launched in October. Students can apply through Oct. 14 and begin the program on Oct. 28. Three graduate degree programs — the Master of Science in Environmental Science, Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Arts in Education with Specialization in Educational Technology — will begin Sept. 2. Additionally, LSU now offers students, including 2-year community college students, a way to complete their bachelor’s degree online by applying and transferring credits into the new online Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. LSU accepts all college-level, academic coursework from regionally accredited institutions, as well as international coursework from institutions recognized by that country’s Ministry of Education.
“LSU Online is moving at start-up speed to create high-quality learning experiences with world-class customer service, backed by a sustainable, scalable model that will fuel LSU’s economic impact and enrollment growth,” Thackaberry said. “With the launch of these new programs at the flagship campus, we are meeting the needs of today’s learners by offering a wide portfolio of degrees, from MicroCreds to associates, and including bachelors and graduate degrees.”
The online Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies degree is highly customizable and intended for students who are looking to combine business and communications with interests in humanities or social sciences. It is an ideal degree for students looking to finish their bachelor’s degree online quickly and efficiently. The online Bachelor of Science in Construction Management will prepare students to design, develop and manage projects from conception to completion. This degree is especially appealing to those with professional certifications or military credit. LSU Online will work with these students to accelerate their progress to graduation by awarding credit for previously acquired skills.
The online Master of Science in Environmental Science consists of multidisciplinary scientific approaches to understand the relationship between social and natural systems. The online Master of Science in Civil Engineering equips students to design, develop and effectively lead in the civil engineering industry with the tools needed to address globalization and sustainability. The online Master of Arts in Education with Specialization in Educational Technology prepares leaders and practitioners in cutting-edge areas including technology integration, digital transformation, technology-enabled academic innovation, online education, training and professional development.
“The magic we have on-campus, we are bringing to online programs,” said LSU Executive Vice President & Provost Stacia L. Haynie. “Our online students will leave with an LSU degree, and their diploma will be the same as every student on our campus. It’s going to represent the quality and rigor of any LSU degree.”
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