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Online Bachelor of Science in Learning Experience and Instructional Design


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Develop Training Programs That Help Organizations Thrive

The Online BS in Learning Experience and Instructional Design prepares students to be leaders and pacesetters in the design and development of high-quality online learning and training programs for business; government; local, national, and international non-profit organizations; and colleges and universities. Students will learn to direct and manage learning experience design projects, work strategically with talent management professionals, and utilize learning analytics to create transformative online learning experiences. Online learning is the future of employee development in organizations and the job market for online program development skills is growing rapidly. Graduates of this program will be at the forefront of this new and exciting field.

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Cost Online Learning Experience Design

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Learning Experience and Instructional Design program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSU degree.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $399

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,970

Total cost with fees: $47,880

LSU Online also offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn More

*For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online Learning Experience Design

The Online Bachelor of Science in Learning Experience and Instructional Design program requires 120 credits to earn your degree with 6 hours of open electives.

Your personal credit requirements could be less depending on transferable credits and credit earned from prior learning assessments.

This program is made up of three course groupings that ensure graduates are prepared with a complete education that prepares them for real life business scenarios.

General Education

These courses prepare students with enhanced skills in writing, communication, math, and more. Beyond their use in daily life- these skills allow students to excel in higher level coursework.

Learning Experience Design Required Courses

The learning experience design required courses ensure each student graduates with a foundational understanding of all aspects of learning experience design. As the student procceeds through the required courses, the educational material becomes more advanced and specialized to a narrow focus.

Learning Experience Design Electives

Electives allow students to further specialize their degree path to fit their desired education and career goals. For this program, students are given a range of electives to choose from.


Please note the tables below are organized to show students what courses are required and should not be confused with an example schedule. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses to complete your degree on time.

General Education: 13 Courses  Credit Hours
ENGL 1001: English Composition 3
ENGL 2000: English Composition 3
MATH 1021: College Algebra 3
MATH 1029:  3
CMST 1061: Fundamentals of Communication 3
ENGL 2029: Drama 3
WGS 2500: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies 3
General Education Natural Sciences: 9
General Education Social Sciences: 3
ECON 2030: Economic Principles 3
General Education Arts: 3
Total Required Credit Hours 39


Required Courses: 25 Courses  Credit Hours
LHRD 2070: Principles of Learning Experience Design 3
LHRD 2723: Introduction to Leadership Development 3
LHRD 3065: E-Learning Experience Design 3
LHRD 3068: Learning theory and practice in LXD 3
LHRD 3071: Principles of Human Resource Development 3
LHRD 3171: Instructional Design for Training 3
LHRD 3200: Learning Technologies in the Workplace 3
LHRD 3271: Leading Learning in Human Resource Development 3
LHRD 3571: Needs Analysis in HRD 3
LHRD 4025: Principles of Adult Learning 3
LHRD 4068: Project Management & Team Leadership 3
LHRD 4067: Innovative Learning Content Design for LXD 3
LHRD 4077: Design Thinking for LXD in the Workplace 3
LHRD 4150: Creating Change Through E-Learning in Organizations 3
LHRD 4464: Worker Stress & Health 3
LHRD 4568: Teams & Groups in Organizations 3
LHRD 4569: Applied Leadership 3
LHRD 4581: Advanced Organizational Psychology & Work Behavior 3
LHRD 4585: Consulting in Organizations 3
LHRD 4603: Evaluation in HRD 3
LHRD 4573: Managing the Human Resource Development Function 3
LHRD 4069: LXDI Capstone Course 3
ISDS 1100: Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
CMST 2061: Communication for Business and the Professions 3
MGT 3200: Principles of Management 3
Total Required Credit Hours 75


Open Electives: 2 Courses  Credit Hours
Elective 1 3
Elective 2 3
Course 3
Total Required Credit Hours 6


Open Electives: 6 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

Admission Requirements Online Learning Experience Design

First Time Freshman

  • 3.0 Core GPA on the 19 units of college-preparatory high school courses as outlined in the LSU Core
  • LSU is a test-optional institution which means applicants will have the choice to select if they wish to have their ACT or SAT scores considered for admission. Click here to learn more!

Transfer Student General Admission Requirements

  • 30* or more transferable (academic, non-remedial) credit hours from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • 2.5 academic GPA on all transferable college work attempted
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level English course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level Math course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken

*Students who will not have 30 transferable credit hours by the time they plan to enroll at LSU can still be considered for admission if they meet all remaining transfer requirements.

To see about transfer credits please check out the TIGER TRANSFER TABLES

Re-Entry Student Admission Requirements

Students interested in applying for re-entry to LSU must have a 2.0 GPA on all LSU coursework and must meet the requirements for their prospective senior college. Students who have attempted 30 or more hours at another institution must also have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. For your senior college specific requirements please check out the Re-Entry Student Requirements per College.

If you feel like you do not meet any of the above qualifications please reach out to your Enrollment Coach team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.

Undergraduate students who are reviewed and admitted by meeting LSU A&M general admissions requirements but do not meet the admittance requirements to a senior college have two admissions options:

Option 1

Students can start with The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY). This academic unit is designed for new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. Their mission is to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the UCFY at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU.

Option 2

Students can start with The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). This administrative unit serves as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet meet the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges.

For a list of specific senior college requirements please visit the LSU A&M Undergraduate Admission page.

Career Opportunities Online Learning Experience Design

  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Learning Experience Designers
  • Learning Specialists
  • Learning and Development Specialists
  • Workforce Development Specialist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Educational Administrators
  • Instructional and Curriculum Designers
  • Vocational and Professional Instruction
  • E-Learning Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • E-Learning Designer or Developer
  • Learning Strategist
  • E-Learning Consultant
  • Course Developer
  • Training System Administrator
  • Training Implementation Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Job Training Specialist
  • Management Development Specialist
  • Technical Trainer
  • Computer Training Specialist
  • Training & Development Manager
  • Instructional Technologist
  • LX Designers 

What Will I Learn? Online Learning Experience Design

Students who graduate with an online learning experience design degree will be prepared to execute projects in learning experience design and will be well versed in the latest innovations in the field. 

Topics covered in this degree include: 

  • Best practices for training and development 
  • Matching workplace performance issue with appropriate learning solution 
  • The learning experience design process 
  • Online course and digital module design 
  • Learning experience design project management 
  • Learning value assessment 
  • Learning value impact measurement 
  • Technology evaluation for online degree and certificate program utilization 
  • Learning outcomes development and execution 
  • E-Learning experience design 
  • Business communication 
  • Instructional design for training 
  • Adult learning principles  


Why Choose This Program? Online Learning Experience Design

Why choose LSU’s Online Bachelor of Science in Learning Experience and Instructional Design?

At the core, the online learning experience design program from LSU strives to change the way people learn in school, online, in organizations, and wherever education is required. The degree can be applied across industries, so the program is ideal for students who are interested in education and business alike. Students may also have the chance to use their prior experience as credit toward their degree, making it faster and more affordable than competing degree programs.