Residential College Requirements

Each Residential College Program is only open to first-year students, except the Honors House. Each student in a residential college program is required to be enrolled in at least two non-laboratory courses of residential college courses for the fall and spring semesters. 

Program Res Hall Freshman Only? ACT/SAT Faculty Contact Scheduling Contact Qualifying Majors Other Notes

Agriculture Residential College

Blake Hall

Yes

N/A

Kristin Stair, Rector

Kristin Stair
225-578-2266

College of Agriculture majors: Agricultural Business, Agricultural & Extension Education, Animal Sciences, Environmental Management Systems, Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Plant & Soil Systems, Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising

Laptop Computer Requirement

Business Residential College

West Hall

 Yes

 N/A

Dan Marin, Rector

Jordan Lizana
225-578-3211

College of Business majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Information Systems & Decision Sciences, International Trade & Finance, Management, Marketing

 

Career Discovery
Residential College

Spruce Hall

Yes

N/A

Saundra Granger,
Rector

Gwen Snearl
225-578-9265

ALL MAJORS 

Honors students not eligible for this program due to scheduling conflicts 

Engineering Residential College

North Hall

 Yes

ACT Math:23
OR
New R-SAT Math: 570/28.5(MTst)
*for students entering LSU in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018
Old SAT Math: 540

Mark Rabalais,
Rector

Arlyn Saucier
225-578-5731

College of Engineering majors: Biological, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, and Engineering Undecided

 

Human Sciences & Education Residential College

Cypress Hall

Yes

N/A

Wanda Hargroder, Rector

Ashley Gray
225-578-2331

College of Human Sciences & Education majors within the Schools of Education, Kinesiology, Human Resource Education & Workforce Development, or Social Work
Also accepted: pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-cardiopulmonary sciences, pre-clinical laboratory sciences, pre-pharmacy, pre-dental hygiene, pre-nursing, pre-med*, pre-dental*
 

Humanities & Social Sciences Residential College

South Hall

Yes

 N/A

Josef Horáček, Rector

Maya Galathe 225-578-3141

College of Humanities & Social Sciences majors: Anthropology, Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Economics-Empirical Economic Analysis, English **, French, Geography, History, Interdisciplinary Studies **, International Studies **, Liberal Arts **, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Undecided-Social Sciences

All HSSRC students will be required to take UNST 1001: Research Methods in the Humanities & Social Sciences, a one-hour "university preparedness" course offered through the residential college and taught by the rector. This course will count as one of the two required HSSRC offered courses that semester.

Mass Communication Residential College

South Hall

 Yes

 N/A

Roxanne Dill, Associate Rector

Kasey Windels, Associate Rector

Courtni Guidry
225-578-2336

Manship School of Mass Communication majors with a concentration in Journalism (broadcasting and web/print), Digital Advertising, Public Relations, and Political Communication

Also open to undergraduate international students

Science Residential College

Highland Hall and Louise Garig Hall

 

 Yes

ACT Math 23 & ACT Comp. 23
OR
Old SAT Math 540 & Old SAT CR+M 1050
OR
New SAT Math 570 & New SAT Total 1130

Hollie Hale-Donze,
Rector

Capri Mandella
225-578-4200

 

College of Science majors: Biochemistry, Biological Science, Chemistry, Geology, Microbiology, Physics, Mathematics, Undecided Science and Engineering, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Science Undecided as well as Coastal Environmental Science in the College of the Coast and Environment

SRC students are encouraged to participate in an LSU-sponsored summer workshop for their major

Visual and Performing Arts Residential College

Broussard Hall

Yes

 N/A

Shannon Walsh,
Rector

 

College of Art & Design majors 
College of Music & Dramatic Arts majors 
ALL MAJORS with an expressed interest in the arts 

Students who do not have a major in the CAD or the CMDA that select VPARC will be required to submit a "statement of interest" explaining why they would like to participate in the program.

 

The Honors House

Program Res Hall Freshman Only? Major Requirement ACT/SAT Faculty Contact Scheduling Contact Qualifying Majors Other Notes

Honors House

East & West Laville Halls

 No

 No

 Visit www.honors.lsu.edu
for requirements

Granger Babcock,
Rector

Jeremy Joiner
225-578-8831

Open to all majors but must be enrolled
in the Honors College

Non-honors roommates allowed as space is available

You must apply for admission to this program

 

Themed Housing

Program Res Hall Freshman Only? Major Requirement ACT/SAT Contact Qualifying Majors Other Notes

Sophomore Experience

ECA & WCA

Sophomores Only

No

N/A

Open to all majors

All

EECA and WCA focus on the sophomore experience, with programs centered on career preparation, networking, and business etiquette.

  

* To be eligible for HSERC, these majors must have a declared major in the College of Human Sciences and Education
** These majors must have a concentration declared. Concentrations are not listed here.