The Department of Biology offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology or, for students wishing to specialize further, concentrations in Microbiology or Resource Biology and Biodiversity. In additional, we offer a Pre-Veterinary - Transfer Program and a Pre-Medical Technology - Transfer Program. A major in Biology provides undergraduate students with training for a number of careers and opportunities in the biological sciences. Many of our students continue their training in pre-professional schools to become physicians, physician assistants, dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, pharmacists, or physical therapists. Our program has an excellent reputation with these schools and our graduates represent a large number of the health professionals in the region. Other program graduates pursue the many career options in the allied health fields, including medical technology, pharmaceutical sales, and device and equipment production and sales; forensics, food safety, and animal husbandry represent other important career tracks. We have specialized tracks for students interested in marine biology, wildlife ecology, coastal restoration, or microbiology. Our undergraduate program is also excellent preparation for graduate school and careers in research and academic biology.
For more information visit the biology bachelor's degree and transfer program webpage.
The Department of Chemistry offer a major in Chemistry. The student may choose between an ACS certified degree and a non-ACS certified degree. The non-ACS certified degree program is intended to be more flexible than the certified degree. There is also the option of a dual degree in chemistry and chemical engineering. Finally, we also offer a Pre-Pharmacy transfer program for students wishing to attend Pharmacy School. A chemistry degree provides a solid foundation for a wide variety of positions in industry, government, and academia. Positions in the chemical industry are an obvious possibility, but chemists are also employed in a wide variety of related professions. For example: Molecular biology and biotechnology; Materials science; Forensic science; Hazardous waste management; Textile science; and, Information management.
For more information visit the chemistry bachelor's degree and transfer program webpage.
The Computer Science Program of the School of Computing and Informatics offers a major in Computer Science with concentrations in: Cognitive Science, Information Technology, Scientific Computing, Computer Engineering, and Video Game Design and Development. Computer scientists are the designers, creators, and inventors of new technology. They are employed in every sector of the economy, the greatest concentration being in the computer systems design and related services industry. Many computer scientists are also employed by software publishing firms, scientific research and development organizations, and in education.
For more information visit the computer science bachelor's degree webpage.
The Environmental Science Program of the School of Geosciences offers a major in Environmental Science. Our environmental science degree has three concentrations you can choose from: soil and water, environmental quality, and digital geography. All three include core coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, math, geology, soils, and geographic information systems. The environmental science major will give you an overview of an environmental challenges, as well as techniques for solving those challenges.
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The Geology Program of the School of Geosciences offers a major in Geology. Our undergraduate degree in geology prepares you for a wide variety of scientific and technical jobs, especially in the energy industry and in the environmental and consulting fields. As a geology major, you can choose a concentration in Earth Sciences, Environmental Geology, Paleontology, or Petroleum Geology to explore the fields you're really interested in. Our concentration in Earth Sciences is a great choice for students looking to pursue graduate studies across a broad range of geology topics to have a holistic approach to understanding the Earth. Environmental geologists study the interaction between the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and human activities. They work to solve problems associated with pollution, waste management, urbanization, and natural hazards, such as flooding and erosion. Paleontologists describe the relationship between the biological history of animal and plants with its geologic past. They are well prepared for careers in federal and state agencies, surveys, laboratories, museums, and industry (including petroleum, mining, and mineral sectors). Petroleum geologists are involved in exploration for and production of oil and natural gas resources. Though geology clearly has its own unique subject matter, it also requires principles and methodologies from other sciences — from the study of Earth to the history of life on Earth. So an understanding of geology requires a basic background in math, physics, chemistry, biology, and material science.
For more information visit the geology bachelor's degree webpage.
The Informatics Program of the School of Computing and Informatics offers a major in Informatics with available concentrations in Business, Health, Digital Media Technology, Systems Administration, Web Design, and Individualized. Informatics focuses on the areas where the data, the software and the users intersect, finding ways to harness the data and make it accessible. This new and emerging degree combines computing with several disciplines such as the arts, humanities and social studies, as well as the biological, natural and health sciences.
For more information visit the informatics bachelor's degree webpage.
The Department of Mathematics offers a major in Mathematics. A mathematics degree is a great starting point for many endeavors. A mathematics degree can serve as preparation for further study, e.g., graduate school in mathematics, in a quantitative field, and even in some seemingly non-quantitative fields such as Law or Medicine. A degree in mathematics can also serve as preparation for employment in many fields, some of which may not seem quantitative at first glance. Visit our What can I do with a degree in math? webpage for more information and career links.
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The Department of Physics offers an undergraduate program that provides students with an excellent foundation in theoretical and experimental physics. You will develop your critical thinking skills that lead to diverse and rewarding career opportunities. Our former students have acquired positions in industry or government immediately upon graduation with the bachelor's degree. Others have entered graduate programs either here at UL Lafayette or other highly ranked research universities throughout the nation. A physics degree serves as an excellent basis for many fulfilling careers. Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. Arguably, physics is the most basic and fundamental science. Physics is the basis of many (if not most) other sciences. For example: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Medicine, Oceanography, Seismology.
For more information visit the physics bachelor's degree webpage.