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 Highland Hall and Louise Garig Halls, 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 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 the LSU campus
- 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 BIOS (Biology Intensive Orientation for Students), one of the summer workshops for first-year science students.
- Eligible students must select the Science Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application to be considered for the program. Highland Hall/Louise Garig 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
The SRC has five Learning Outcomes which guide all course development and requirements, workshops, activities, faculty involvement and programs within the residential college:
- Demonstrate effective transition from high school to LSU, and from adolescence to adulthood.
- 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.
- Link scientific majors and careers to their benefits to society.
- Develop and apply effective communication skills.
- Critically analyze contemporary issues in science and technology including the ethical responsibility of humans in a closely interconnected global system.
BIOS (Biology Intensive Orientation for Students) is a one week intensive program specifically for incoming Biological Sciences majors and other freshmen whose majors require them to take Biology 1201. This program is designed to help these students make the transition to the expectations of college prior to the start of the fall semester.
Hollie Hale-Donze, SRC Faculty Rector
LSU College of Science
351 Hatcher Hall