The Science Residential College (SRC) is a popular program housed in Highland Hall and Louise Garig Hall specifically for students pursuing a degree in the College of Science. 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.
Science Residential College
- Helps first-year students adjust to the rigors of college courses, particularly in science and math
- Nurtures a community where students easily make friends and get to know faculty in a small college living-learning environment
- SRC faculty advisers provide guidance on the best courses to take, clubs and professional organizations to join and help residents get started on the right track
- High concentration of pre-medicine, pre-dental and pre-pharmacy majors help students network early
- 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.
- At the conclusion of the year, SRC residents will:
- Demonstrate effective transition from high school to LSU
- Develop and apply effective problem-solving and decision-making skills 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
- In-hall study groups & tutoring programs
- Priority scheduling for science classes and labs
- Residents take selected classes with a cohort of their residential college peers in the Highland Hall and Evangeline Hall classrooms or on the larger LSU campus
- SRC faculty advisers hold office hours in the residence hall
- Interaction with LSU faculty, staff, and alumni from the College of Science
- Exclusive events for residents to examine careers in basic and applied sciences, medicine and dentistry, secondary and college education, business and industry, government and public service
Requirements & Eligibility
- Open to first-year students majoring in biochemistry, biological science, chemistry, geology, microbiology, physics, mathematics, undecided science and engineering, undecided science, pre-pharmacy, pre-medical or pre-dental in the College of Science as well as first-year students majoring in coastal environmental science in the College of the Coast and Environment
- Must enroll is at least two SRC courses in both the fall and spring semesters:
- English placement will depend on ACT/SAT score
- Courses offered vary each semester but can include chemistry, music, mathematics, English, anthropology and art history.
- Students are encouraged to enroll in the College of Science’s summer workshop, BIOS (Biology Intensive Orientation for Students), prior to the fall semester
- Eligible students should select the Science Residential College as their housing preference on the housing application
- Students will be notified of their acceptance into the SRC beginning in late fall and will begin making room selections in March.
- Residential Colleges Requirements At-a-Glance
Hollie Hale-Donze, SRC Faculty Rector
Capri Mandella, SRC Advisor and scheduling assistant