The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s thousands of students attend a world-renowned research institution, which was founded in 1898 as Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute. The first brick was laid in 1900, and then classes began in September 1901. Degree programs included agriculture, stenography and mechanics. Today, Dr. Joseph Savoie, the University’s sixth president, oversees the state’s second-largest public institution, an international leader in computer science, engineering and nursing.
The university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the following schools and colleges:
- College of the Arts
- College of Business Administration
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- University College
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions
- College of Sciences
- Graduate School
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is committed to providing rigorous online degree and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Online programs are taught by faculty members who are dedicated, experienced, and certified.