Program Overview

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Medical College offers a Certificate of Liberal Studies providing students the opportunity to further their professional objectives. This program consists of 15 credit hours that can be finished in a minimum of one semester. Students will complete four required courses and one elective course. All courses are available online through LSU’s distance learning program; this allows students to have a flexible experience while working towards their degree.

Admission into the program requires a non-refundable $25.00 fee. Applications can be filled out online or by mail. Students who enroll in must complete the requirements within a four-year time period. Students who wish to transfer credits may only transfer one 3-credit hour course from another university. However, credits transferred from LSU’s Evening School or Extension Credit programs do not fall under this 3-credit hour limit. An official transcript must be sent to the university in order for credits to transfer and students must have earned at least a “C” on these courses

The Certificate of Liberal Studies will only be awarded to students who earn at least a “C” in each of the five required courses. When students have completed the program they must send a notice of completion to LSU IDL and pay a $10 completion fee when the certificate is awarded.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, most commonly referred to as Louisiana State University (LSU), is a four-year public school located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Colonel William Tecumseh Sherman established the school in 1853 in Pineville, Louisiana. LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System and is noted for its extensive research facilities, operating about 800 sponsored research projects.

    Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees from the following colleges and schools:

    • E.J. Ourso College of Business
    • College of Agriculture
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Art and Design
    • College of Human Sciences and Education
    • College of Science
    • College of Engineering
    • College of the Coast and Environment
    • Manship School of Mass Communication
    • College of Music and Dramatic Arts
    • University College

    Undergraduates can benefit from online courses through the LSU Distance Learning Program. LSU Online currently offers the graduate degree programs and a professional certificates completely online.


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