Active Research

Our location in the heart of Louisiana provides us with research opportunities in a wide range of disciplines, including evolution, ecology, marine biology neuroscience, and genetics.

The Department of Biology at UL Lafayette investigates a wide range of research questions across many areas of the biological sciences. We are actively engaged in research and education as one of the largest biology programs located on the Gulf Coast.

Discover the Possibilities

We're unlocking the secrets to cosmology, dark matter and dark energy, novel energy-harvesting materials, atmospheric and underwater acoustics, sensor development, radioactive dating, and more.

With our physics undergraduate and graduate programs, you can get involved with our world-class and interdisciplinary research while studying the foundations and latest developments in physics.

Expertise in coastal ecology

UL Lafayette’s expertise in coastal ecology and ecosystems prepares students for careers in the oil and gas industries, coastal protection and restoration, environmental sciences, and geology.

Our interdisciplinary approach in the School of Geoscience enables us to look at the underlying science of major societal issues.

Hybrid Programs

Our Informatics Program offers a new bachelor’s degree with concentrations in business, healthcare, media technology, and systems administration.

Our interdisciplinary studies enables students to work with faculty to create hybrid programs and take courses in multiple fields of study.

Making Data Useful

Computer Sciences graduate student Nicholas Lipari is using 3-D technology to make big data useful. He is using data collected when Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana to create a way to monitor real-time data.

Our computer science program offers concentrations that range from computer hardware and applied computing to artificial intelligence and game design and is home to the Center for Advanced Computer Studies.

Hands-On Experience

At UL Lafayette, you are going to see all the complexities of chemistry right in front of you.

Our programs focus on the theory behind chemistry, but then you're going to put those theories to practice. You'll see it all — not just think about it.
 

Diverse Course Work

Our programs let you understand and harness the power of math through undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs with comprehensive and diverse coursework. Our faculty members are world renowned, and conduct research with millions of dollars in funding.

Become fluent in the language of the universe — see what our programs can offer you.

College of Sciences

The Ray P. Authement College of Sciences at UL Lafayette brings faculty and students together who are passionate about exploration and discovery. We encourage collaboration and independent thinking so you can find ways to better understand, explain, and positively impact the world around you.

At UL Lafayette, accomplished faculty and next-generation scientists conduct groundbreaking research side-by-side. These research opportunities are designed to help you grow intellectually, academically, and socially.

We offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, informatics, mathematics, and physics with a range of concentrations and specializations.

You've heard of learning "beyond the classroom," but the beauty of our university is that we're smack-dab in the middle of some of the most interesting and diverse environments in the country. Imagine having a managed wetland in the middle of campus teeming with birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and the occasional squirrel to study. Or being just a few miles off the Gulf Coast to study its ecosystem. We offer experiences and resources that students travel from across the globe to be a part of, so join us!

SMART Festival

The Ray P. Authement College of Sciences of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is pleased to host the SMART (Science Meets ART) Festival. The SMART Festival is a celebration of science and art with a focus on the interdependence between art and science in our lives. This is a family-friendly event, appropriate for all ages, providing an opportunity for scientists and artists to share their fascination with the wonders of science and art with our community. There is no admission charge, registration is not required, and the event is open to the public.

Science Day

Want to know what's it like to be a student in the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences?

Visit the University during Science Day, where you'll get to explore different majors, meet with professors, and have all your questions answered.