The Science Residential College (SRC), which opened in fall 2009, is designed specifically for students pursuing a degree in the College of Science. The program is housed in the picturesque Evangeline Hall for 2014-15 but will move to Highland Hall in fall 2015, and is open to both male and female students who meet the program requirements. The College of Science is committed to developing and maintaining world-class research programs and educating the next generation of international leaders in the sciences. The SRC provides an opportunity for first-year Science students to establish working relationships with faculty members, get introduced to research projects in their areas of interest, and to live among their peers with similar interests.
Its goal is to help first-year students adjust to the rigors of college courses, particularly in science and math, while making friends and getting to know faculty in a small college living-learning environment. SRC students will take part in special opportunities to examine careers in basic and applied sciences, medicine and dentistry, secondary and college education, business and industry, government and public service.
If you are considering a pre-medicine, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, or even pre-veterinary track of study, the SRC could be the perfect fit for you! The vast majority of SRC residents typically fall into one of those areas, and the SRC faculty advisers can provide guidance on the best courses to take, clubs and professional organizations to join, and help get you started on the right track!
- In-hall study groups
- In-hall tutoring programs
- Priority scheduling for science classes
- Residents take selected classes with a cohort of their residential college peers
- On-site academic classrooms (Note: Not all classes are taught on-site.)
- SRC faculty advisers have offices in the residence hall
- Interaction with LSU faculty, staff, and alumni
Requirements & Eligibility
- The Science Residential College has required courses for first-year students living in the residential college for fall and spring semesters.
- The SRC is open to first-year students majoring in biochemistry, biological science, chemistry, geology, microbiology, physics, and mathematics.
- Students must register for a minimum of two classes with the Science Residential College, and it is encouraged that students enroll in one of the summer workshops for first-year science students.
- Eligible students must select the Science Residential College as their housing preference on the first page of the housing application to be considered for the program. Highland Hall will automatically be listed as the choice of building for SRC. Students can indicate roommate preferences on the housing application as well.
- Students will be notified of their acceptance into the SRC in mid-spring, and the Residential Life assignments staff will begin making room assignments in March.
- Residential Colleges Requirements At-a-Glance
Learning Outcomes Summer Workshops
The SRC has 5 Learning Outcomes which guide all course development and requirements, workshops, activities, faculty involvement and programs within the residential college.
1. Demonstrate effective transition from high school to LSU, and from adolescence to adulthood.
2. Develop and apply effective problem-solving and decision-making skills by the end of the first semester in ways that reduce conflict and improve community.
3. Link scientific majors and careers to their benefits to society.
4. Develop and apply effective communication skills.
5. Critically analyze contemporary issues in science and technology including the ethical responsibility of humans in a closely interconnected global system.
Students can choose between several summer workshops offered by the programs within the College of Science. The workshops vary between three to five days and take place the week before fall classes begin. The Geology Freshman Field Camp is a six-week course offered during the summer before first-year classes begin, just south of Colorado Springs, Colorado. These workshops provide an excellent opportunity for first-year students to meet their peers, and to interact with graduate and faculty members in social, work, and research environments prior to the beginning of classes.
BIOS (Biology Intensive Orientation for Students)
CIOS (Computer Science Intensive Orientation for Students)
PhIOS (Physics Intensive Orientation for Students)
Geology Freshman Field Camp
Chemistry Summer Workshop
Tiger Prep Math Workshop
Curriculum and Additional Information
LSU College of Science
351 Hatcher Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: 225-578-4200 (Student Service)
Science Residential College Faculty Rector
Christopher Gregg, Rector