LSU’s School of the Coast & Environment offers an innovative program that is the only research and academic program in the northern Gulf of Mexico focusing on Louisiana’s coastal environments. That means we are on the leading edge of an emerging field of study that is crucial to the future of not only Louisiana, but also the nation and the world. Our students study and conduct research in “natural laboratories” and get an education that touches on everything from natural disaster preparedness to toxicology and coastal restoration. We offer Honors College classes for high-achieving students and a location that simply cannot be beaten. If you have an interest in preserving the coast and the environment, and, by extension, the numerous industries that depend on the wetlands and the coast for their survival, then LSU’s School of the Coast & Environment is the place to be.
Bachelor of Science
Applied coastal environmental science
If you are interested in:
- Applying scientific knowledge to real world situations; Developing & implementing environmental policy and best practices in the social science side of environmental issues and science;
- Pursuing work in industry or public sector scientific jobs; or Continuing into graduate studies for Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) or law school,
then this concentration will get you where you need to be.
Possible careers: Environmental remediation technician, natural resource planner
Environmental Science and Research
If you have demonstrated strength in science, math, and complex problem-solving, and are interested in pursuing:
- Scientific discovery & research; Graduate or medical school;
- A career in research either in the private or public sector,
then this concentration will lead you in the direction you should go.
Possible careers: Coastal environmental scientist, ecologist, environmental biochemist
Both concentrations have a solid science base and the potential to get involved in research. The program has a low teacher-student ratio, so small classes are guaranteed, and all classes are taught by faculty members with PhDs.