The Science Residential College (SRC), which opened in fall 2009, is designed specifically for students pursuing a degree in the College of Science, and is housed in the picturesque Evangeline Hall and is open to both male and female students who meet the program requirements. Click here for detailed information on Evangeline Hall.
The College of Science at Louisiana State University 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.
Our 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!
The Science Residential College has required courses for students living in the college for fall and spring semesters. (click on “Course Requirements” for details)
Admission Requirements & Eligibility
The SRC is open to first-year students majoring in biochemistry, biological science, chemistry, geology, microbiology, physics, and mathematics. To enroll in the SRC, students must be eligible for cohort classes in math, science, and English which require:
ACT composite 23 or higher
(SAT total 1050 or higher)
ACT math 23 or higher or placement in Math 1550 by ALEKS
(SAT quantitative 540 or higher)
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.
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
How do I apply for SRC?
1. Apply to the University through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at www.lsu.edu/admissions.
2. After receiving a LSU PAWS account, complete and submit the Residential Life online housing application. The application can be found on the Residential Life website by selecting “Incoming Students”, then “Apply Online”.
3. On the first page of the on-line application, eligible students should select the Science Residential College.
4. Evangeline Hall will automatically be listed as their first choice of buildings. Students may select two traditional halls as their 2nd and 3rd building preferences.
5. Students will be notified of their acceptance into SRC by the College of Science in mid-spring.
6. For the SRC, and all residential colleges, room assignments will be completed manually by the Residential Life staff in March, and students will be notified by email of their room assignments.
7. For questions on the requirements or required courses for SRC, please contact the College of Science at 225-578-4200, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or come by the College office at 351 Hatcher Hall.
8. For questions on the housing application process, contact the Department of Residential Life at 225-578-8663, email email@example.com, or come by Grace King Hall and speak to an assignments officer.
Curriculum and Additional Information
LSU College of Science
351 Hatcher Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: 225-578-4200 (Student Service)
Dr. Christopher S. Gregg
Rector, Science Residential College Instructor, Introductory Biology Program
Adviser, College of Science and Science Residential College
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com , 578-4200
Nestled among many of LSU’s beautiful live oaks and near the LSU Student Union, the newly remodeled 459 Dining Commons, the Recreation Center, and the “science” complex of the LSU campus, SRC and Evangeline Hall offer the best of everything! The historic Evangeline Hall offers many beautifully decorated common areas, a new multi-media classroom, on-site faculty offices, a computer lab, study areas, and a new laundry facility in the basement.
With about 230 beds, the 5-story Evangeline Hall offers spacious rooms with private closets, air conditioning, high ceilings, ceiling fan, and a vanity sink. A little more than half of beds are in 2-student rooms, and the rest are in 3-student rooms. More than half of the rooms are suite bath, and the remainder are hall bath.
- Learn more about Evangeline Hall
- View Cribs-Style Video of Evangeline Show Room
- View Residence Hall Room Measurements
- Housing Price List
- Residential Colleges requirements summary sheet