Computer Science at Louisiana Tech University

Who Are Computer Scientists?

Computer scientists build solutions to problems that cost businesses, governments, and individuals time and money. They program computers and robots, develop software, code websites, administer networks and databases, engineer hardware, and mitigate dangers in cyberspace. If you’re a problem solver who enjoys using math and logic to advance technology, this major may be the right fit for you.

What Can Louisiana Tech Computer Scientists Do?

Graduates of Louisiana Tech’s Computer Science program are well suited for a variety of high-paying careers. Our graduates are well prepared to begin their careers or to further their education. They work in medical, defense, gaming, big data, tech, and marketing fields, helping write programs that save lives, protect information, help businesses, and entertain users. Many others go on to earn doctorates after completing their undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech.

Because of the Louisiana Tech College of Engineering and Science’s hands-on curricula, a student without a previous background in computer science can do well in the program. Some of our most successful students enroll in it with little to no coding experience.

Students working diligently on laptops

Required Courses


Calculus I-II
Discrete Mathematics
Statistical Methods

Computer Science

The Science of Computing I
The Science of Computing II
The Science of Computing III
Data Structures
Systems Programming
Introduction to Digital Design
Theory of Computing
Advanced Data Structures and
Programming Languages
Operating Systems
Computer Architecture
Software Design and Engineering
Senior Capstone I
Senior Capstone II
Database Management Systems


Biological Principles
Principles Laboratory


Physics for Engineering and Science I-II
General Physics Laboratory I-II

What Can Computer Science Students Expect at Louisiana Tech?

You’ll begin Louisiana Tech’s Computer Science program with a series of hands-on, introductory courses. These courses, part of our unique Living with Cyber program, will give you the opportunity to begin coding during your first quarter at Tech.

In the Living with Cyber curriculum, you’ll also work to solve real-world problems by designing algorithms and implementing the solutions you develop using the unique hardware platform. You’ll be so well prepared that, at the end of your first year, you’ll present a working prototype at the College of Engineering and Science Design and Research Conference.

You’ll continue to develop your skills in one of four concentrations throughout the rest of your time in the program. During the course of your academics, you’ll take guided courses in Cyber Security, Graphics and Game Design, Cloud Computing, and Big Data, or Computer Engineering.

Your hands-on experience will culminate in a year-long senior design project. For this project, you and your team will create a solution or product to meet industry needs. The real-world experiences you’ll get from these projects will give you an advantage when you start your career.

Are You Interested in Hackathons?

If you choose the Cyber Security concentration, you’ll have the opportunity to compete in Cyber Storm, Louisiana Tech’s annual hackathon. For Cyber Storm, you’ll work with a team to build and defend a network while attacking other teams’ infrastructure. Defend. Adapt. Attack.

Headshot of Brianna StewartI am a senior Computer Science major pursuing concentrations in Cyber Security and Graphics and Game Design. The Computer Science program at Louisiana Tech has not only allowed me to expand my technical and problem-solving skills but has also allowed me to explore leadership roles throughout the student organizations in our program. The skills I have gained from my experience with the Computer Science program at Louisiana Tech have prepared me for my career in the future.

Brianna Stewart '23

Metairie, Louisiana

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