LSU System Institutions
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS) is a major educational and economic development resource for the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area (pop.387,982) and Ark-La-Tex region. The University focuses its academic programs, educational outreach and research on improving lives and enhancing economic development. LSUS’ scholars develop strategic academic alliances that address the personnel and advancement needs of the region and state.
As a regional comprehensive urban university, LSUS offers courses and degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Its extensive undergraduate programs include bachelor’s degrees in business administration, education, liberal arts and science. Focused on quality student learning, the faculty expertly aligns classroom education with practical knowledge produced by experiential learning.
To complement its broad array of undergraduate majors and to further advance the region and state’s evolving workforce and professional needs, LSUS offers master’s degree programs that meld traditional academic disciplines, including computer science, education, liberal arts, psychology, business, human services administration, health administration, and public health. Such important academic relationships facilitate inquiry through applied research and discovery in today’s interconnected world.
The administration and faculty of LSUS are exceptionally attuned to the economic and societal needs of its region and work closely with multi-parish groups, providing insights and analysis from such significant university assets as The Center for Business and Economic Research, The Institute for Human Services and Public Policy, the Red River Watershed Management Institute, the world-class 200,000-volume Noel Collection, and the Professional Development Schools, which feature educational partnerships with area schools.
In addition, LSUS has a close working relationship with the City of Shreveport and Caddo Parish in meeting the educational and research requirements of Barksdale Air Force Base as it stands up the Global Strike Command and increasingly important cyberspace initiatives. Demand for Information Technology and Computer Science professionals in the Shreveport-Bossier Metropolitan area has been vigorous for a decade, surpassing the local supply of trained personnel.
LSUS has built a Bioinformatics research group in conjunction with LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport that has garnered international acclaim and has been evaluated as “Outstanding” by the NIH. The resulting strategic alliance between LSUS and LSUHSCS capitalizes on a broad range of intellectual capital in the Ark-La-Tex by encouraging collaborations among health care professionals, scientists, researchers, and students. Pending approval by the Board of Regents, LSUS will expand achievements produced by these strategic alliances and collectively, with the LSUHSCS and Louisiana Tech University, offer a cooperative Doctoral degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.LSUS is an SREB Four-Year 4 Institution, a Carnegie Master’s College and University I, and a COC/SACS Level IV Institution committed to offering a comprehensive range of baccalaureate programs and graduate education through the master’s and selected doctoral degrees.