The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers the following on-campus and 100% online degrees.
The BS in Mathematics degree meets the needs of students with various career goals. The BS in Mathematics degree allows students to pursue pure mathematics, actuarial science, and secondary education concentrations. Graduates are in an excellent position to continue graduate or professional studies and become engineers, medical doctors, or university professors. Potential employers of graduates of this program include state and federal government, universities, high schools, banks, insurance companies, and consulting firms.
The BS in Computer Science degree is designed to meet the needs of students with a variety of career goals. The Computer Science majors can choose a Computer Science concentration. The BS in Computer Science graduates have opportunities to work as Computer
Support Specialists, Technology Consultants, Software Engineers, Web Designers, Web Developers, Computer System Engineers, and many more. They will be prepared to pursue graduate or professional studies.
The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program is designed for students interested in interdisciplinary education. The degree program includes a core academic base and allows for flexibility in selecting an area of concentration. The BGS in Cybersecurity concentration provides students with fundamental and advanced computing systems knowledge and skills in network security, information security, system security, etc. The BGS in cybersecurity graduates have opportunities to work as Cybersecurity Specialists, information security Analysts, digital forensic examiners, cryptography engineers, etc.
The Louisiana State University of Alexandria is often recognized for its “family” atmosphere. For one graduate and her son, the attribute takes on a whole different meaning.
Elaine Smith and her son, Khalil, attended LSUA together this past year. Elaine is graduating this month with an Associate of Science in Nursing and Khalil just finished his freshmen year. He is currently enrolled in the chemistry degree program and hopes to become a doctor.
The medically-minded family knew that LSUA was a perfect fit for them.
While previously living in the Midwest several years ago, Elaine had enrolled in another nursing degree program. Not feeling very welcomed, she did not continue. Fast forward several years to the family’s move to Pineville, Elaine decided to try one more time and enrolled in the LSUA Department of Nursing ASN program to become an RN. It was an immediate fit.
“It was such a welcoming environment. Everyone was so nice and helpful. I knew that achieving my degree was doable at LSUA,” said Elaine.
Pleased with her choice, she recruited her son, Khalil, to also enroll in LSUA for his freshman year.
“I convinced him it (LSUA) is a great school and it would be a perfect fit for him too. I witnessed first-hand just how awesome this school is and knew he would feel the same, especially since he didn’t want to go far from home,” Elaine continued.
Khalil, in fact, enrolled and has already found his niche in the chemistry degree program under the auspices of Dr. Gerard Dumancas, Associate Professor of Chemistry at LSUA.
Despite the fact that Khalil was just a freshman, Dumancas encouraged him to participate in this year’s annual Scholar Day event which highlights student research. Through Dumancas’ mentorship, Khalil was able to complete his research amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
“It was a challenge for him (Khalil) to finish during the pandemic. He had the option of not continuing, but Dr. Dumancas really encouraged him to stay the course since he had already done so much work on the project. I’m so proud of Khalil for his work and appreciative of Dr. Dumancas for bringing out the best in my son,” said Elaine.
With the school-year finally over, Elaine and Khalil intend on continuing to spend quality time together and with the rest of their family before Elaine begins work in September.
“I’ll never regret my decision to attend LSUA. It has been a true family affair.”