LSUA College of Social Sciences

College of Social Sciences

Shaping Society One Student At A Time!

Welcome to the College of Social Sciences!  Our programs are designed to help students shape their society and make a meaningful mark on the world. Students can choose from several majors and minors and combine the many social science disciplines in creative ways. Additionally, our faculty are here to help students uncover their passion. Choose degree paths in Criminal Justice, Disaster Science, History, Political Science, or Psychology. We also offer courses in Anthropology, Geography, Social Work, and Sociology. Each of these fields will positively impact students so they, too, can reshape the world. 



LSUA Dr. Mary Treuting

Mary Treuting, Ph.D.
College Dean 

Dr. Mary Boone Treuting is Professor of Psychology and a licensed Psychologist. She has been at LSUA since 1994. She has served as chair of the Psychology department, founding director of the LSUA Center for Teaching Excellence, and founding director of the Center for Academic Success in 2014, which housed LSUA’s First Year Experience.  She is the current holder of the F. Hugh Coughlin Endowed Professorship.

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Multiple LSUA Online Programs Receive National Ranking

Apr 7, 2020, 14:19 PM
OnlineU recognizes five LSUA online degree programs.

More timely than ever, Louisiana State University of Alexandria has been ranked in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs for multiple degree programs.

OnlineU recently released the reports that have LSUA placed in five different degree program categories. The programs and rankings are: English (#4), Emergency Management (#7), Healthcare Administration (#10), Psychology (#15), and Criminal Justice (#21).

“The quality of our online programs at LSUA is well-established,” said Dr. John Rowan, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “For years, our faculty in all disciplines have delivered outstanding academic courses in an online environment. The alignment of such online excellence with nationally-ranked affordability makes LSUA a desirable option for pursuing a college degree. This is true not only in the current environment but at any point in time, especially for students who need significant flexibility.”

The rankings determined by OnlineU use a variety of data points including tuition rates, program coursework, available degrees, and accreditation.

“OnlineU researched 1,943 institutions in order to highlight the most affordable in each program. We are pleased that they have recognized many of our programs as meeting their requirements for affordability and academic excellence since LSUA strives to make higher education affordable for all students,” said Teresa Seymour, LSUA Director of Distance Learning.

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If you would like to know more about the College of Social Sciences, please give us a call at 318-427-0130 or drop by and see us in Mulder 380.