People and Society


Students can prepare in many fields for highly rewarding careers in only two to three years of concentrated study.  Associate degree programs are offered in many areas at LSUE, and graduates of these programs are actively sought by employers throughout the state and nation.


Business (Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer)

You want to transfer to a four-year university and complete a baccalaureate degree with a major in a business field such as accounting, finance, or management.


health sciences

Health Science (Associate of Science)

You are always there to help someone in need and strive to make a positive impact on the lives of others.



Nursing (Associate of Science)

You want to combine concepts from biological, behavioral, and social sciences to provide of compassionate and competent care to others.


radiologic technology

Radiologic Technology (Associate of Science)

You want to use technology to image the human body.


respiratory care

Respiratory Care (Associate of Science)

You want to care for patients with a variety of lung and breathing problems.



Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Abdomen & OB/GYN) (Associate of Applied Science)

You want to use your competency and skills to assist in the diagnosis of disease.


surgical technology

Surgical Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

You are passionate about medicine and appreciate attention to detail.


criminal justice transfer

Criminal Justice AA / LT (Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer)

You are fascinated by crime and the criminal justice system. 


criminal justice

Criminal Justice (Associate of Science)

You are fascinated by crime and the criminal justice system. 


fire and emergency services

Fire and Emergency Services (Associate of Applied Science)

You are cool under pressure. When others panic, you look for a solution.



Humanities (Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer)

You want to study or teach subjects like English literature or history.


general studies

Associate of General Studies (Associate of General Studies)

You want to complete a two-year program that allows you to select courses from wide variety of subjects.



The Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) is an applied, technical program designed to provide a student with a broad technical competency in a specific area or field.

fire service

Fire Service Technology (Certificate of Technical Studies)

You are interested in learning techniques for preventing, controlling, and extinguishing fires.


accounting technology

Accounting Technology: Account Clerk (Certificate of Technical Studies)

You like working with numbers and have an eye for details.


administrative technology

Administrative Technology Specialist (Certificate of Technical Studies)

You are intrigued by the corporate world, and you have an independent, entrepreneurial spirit.


human resource management

Human Resources Management (Certificate of Technical Studies)

You want to help coordinate administrative functions within an organization such as recruiting and hiring to serving as a Human Resources link for employees.


medical billing and coding

Medical Billing and Coding (Certificate of Technical Studies)

You want to help process insurance claims for doctors, hospitals, and other facilities into patients’ health records.


Transfer Majors

LSUE also offers the following majors for transfer to a four-year college or university of your choosing to finish your degree.  Take a few classes just to get started or even complete an associate degree at LSUE first and then transfer to another institution to finish your degree. 

Accounting (Bachelors)

Accounting defines transactions so they can be used to describe business activities. Learning the language allows you to communicate and understand the financial operations of any and all types of organizations.

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Business & Public Administration

You will be able to take electives from multiple areas of business to craft a degree that suits your specific or varied interests within business.

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Criminal Justice (Bachelors)

Criminal Justice includes the study of the nature and causes of crime, patterns of crime, and the justice system.

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Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygienists clean and examine patients’ teeth and advise them on proper oral hygiene.

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Early Care PreK - 3rd Grade

This major is designed to prepare you to work in early learning environments, such as preschool programs and early primary grades (preK-3).

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Economics (Bachelors)

Economics is the study of how people choose to use resources. These can include the time and talent people have available; the land, buildings, equipment, and other tools on hand; and the knowledge of how to combine them to create useful products and services.

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Education - Undecided

Interdisciplinary teacher education program allows you to choose your specialization later.

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Elementary Education

This major provides students with a broad academic background and the skills necessary for teachers of elementary children in grades 1-5

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Dive headfirst into a whole new world of literature and creation in this major.

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Finance is the study of how individuals, businesses, and organizations acquire and use money.

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Develop a command of the French language and gain an introduction to the French-speaking cultures around the world, including Louisiana’s own.

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Geography allows students to study the culture and physical landscape of the world.

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Studying German allows you to immerse yourself in the life, civilization, literature and dramatic history of today’s Germany.

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Health Care Management

Dive into quality assurance, risk management, and health care operations to hone the skills that will help you make a positive impact. Then use that foundation to implement care quality in your decision-making process and build a deeper knowledge of health care policy.

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Take courses on almost every part of the world and every era.

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Kinesiology is the study of human movement and the practice of helping people understand how their body performs, how to maintain proper physical health, and how to maximize their body's potential.

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This is a diverse and interdisciplinary major for students devoted to the study of the Literature, Languages, and Cultures of Italy

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Become an expert in delivering news across multiple platforms. With emphases on writing, research, and visuals in traditional, online, and social media, graduates will be able to compete in this evolving digital industry.

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The management major will help you develop leadership skills and graduate with all the tools needed to succeed in today's business world.

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Management & Administration

Management and administration will help you explore the many facets of organizational behavior, industrial and labor relations, as well as an appreciation and understanding of global management practices, among others.

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Establish a solid foundation for your career by focusing on the drivers of marketing, including the trends that cause existing and new markets to develop

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You can use this degree to explore music alongside other areas of study including business, engineering, arts administration, digital media, and jazz.

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Nursing (Bachelors)

You want to work on the frontlines of health care, often as the first point of contact for patients seeking treatment.

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Occupational Therapy

You want to help people overcome physical and mental obstacles so that they can live achieve greater independence or tackle everyday situations.

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Philosophy will allow you to stretch your mind and imagination by examining some of the most difficult problems of human existence.

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Physical Therapy

You want to work with patients who have impairments or disabilities to help them rehabilitate or manage physical limitations.

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Political Science

In this major, you can study political topics ranging from healthcare reform to international diplomacy. Through this exploration, you will develop knowledge and analytical skills that can help you succeed in a career in public policy, city management, and law.

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This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to a Chiropractic school.

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This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to a Dental school.

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Pre-Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to the DMS program.

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This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to a Physical Therapy school.

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This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to a Law school.

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This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to a Medical school.

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This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to an Optometry school.

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This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to a Pharmacy school.

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Pre-Physician's Assist

This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to a Physician's Assistant program.

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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

This is a course of study aimed at preparing you for application to a Veterinary Medicine school.

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Psychology (Bachelors)

This major emphasizes a hands-on approach to understanding human behavior and offers exceptional preparation for graduate study in psychology or medical school.

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Real Estate (Bachelors)

Real Estate is the study of buying and selling property.

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Religious Studies

Learn how religion has evolved through history and how it has stayed the same. With studies in history, philosophy, politics, and more, you will bring an uncommonly sophisticated knowledge of society to whatever you choose to do after you graduate.

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Risk & Insurance

Insurance and risk majors help to make sure that companies properly define and carefully evaluate the insurance risk, charge a fair price to assume the risk, and have an efficient system to pay claims and expenses as they occur while operating profitably as a business.

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Social Work

The Social Work program will prepare you to engage in a practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

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In sociology, you will discover and explain patterns of human behavior. You will learn how society functions and how you function within society.

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Spanish is one of the three most widely spoken languages in the world and the second most widely used language in the United States. Mastering the Spanish language and culture can give you a critical edge in virtually any U.S. business or private firm, as well as in law and government service.

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Speech Language & Hearing Specialist

Study the nature and treatment of problems with speech, language, and hearing. You will learn about the linguistic, developmental, physiological, and acoustic aspects of oral communication and will be prepared for the advanced training necessary for certification in fields such as speech language pathology and audiology.

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Special Education

Special Education focuses on the academic and social needs of children with disabilities.

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