We're known for being the first — for seeing the possibilities in computer science and creating a program that is above the rest.
UL Lafayette has a rich history in the fields of computer sciences and computer engineering. We established the first Association for Computing Machinery student chapter in the country, initiated the first for computer science masters program in the nation as well as the first Ph.D program in the state. Computer science one of our strongest programs, and we're happy that you are interested in being a part of it.
Our undergraduate program has been accredited by CSAB and now ABET since 1987. This ensures that our curriculum, faculty and facilities are nationally competitive. We offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with concentration areas in Video Game Design and Development, Cognitive Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, and Scientific Computing. Majors courses are taught by Computer Science faculty with MS or Ph.D. degrees. In addition to regular courses, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to work on independent projects with faculty in more specialized areas, such as artificial intelligence, computer graphics, database design, and human-computer interaction, as well as apply for internships in industry.
Our undergraduate education focus gives our students a strong program with dedicated faculty and an active program. Today we have more than 400 undergraduate majors. Our ACM alpha chapter is alive and well; it is involved in social and educational activities, including competing in programming contests, Starcraft AI, and training in computer and network security. We also have an active IEEE Computer Science chapter. The department also hosts the annual Louisiana Computer Programming Classic (LCPC) which is a programming contest for high school students.
Graduate studies in computing are offered by the Center for Advanced Computer Studies and a new undergraduate Informatics program is offered by the Informatics program within the School of Informatics and Computer Science.