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Academics

A rewarding academic experience awaits you at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

With more than 240 majors, concentrations, and minors, our curriculum gives you the flexibility to customize your academic journey to your interests.

And you'll do so at a research institution that is among the Top 3% in the country.

Whatever your path, you will graduate with strong foundations in critical and creative thinking, leadership, research, and writing and speaking.

UL Lafayette is home to some of the best thinking in the world. We have a community where students learn, share what they learn, savor the experience, and thrive — in their studies, careers, and lives.

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Advance your undergraduate experience in one of our masters and doctoral programs.

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Our online degree and course offerings include 100% online and hybrid options.

Majors & Minors

A Community of Scholars & Visionaries

UL Lafayette is an impressive public university of more than 19,000 students, but being here feels like home. That’s because we’re a family of collaborative students and inspired faculty — teachers, researchers, scientists, engineers, nurses, and other problem-solvers — generously working and learning together.

At a Glance

Do Good Work

Get hands-on experience in labs, clinics, offices and studios.

Inclusive Excellence

We're committed to racial equity and social justice through education and meaningful actions.

Student Research Experience

As an R1 university, we tackle problems that directly impact the public. This mission spans every major at UL Lafayette. Our faculty bring real problems and pressing research questions to class where students like you help find answers and solutions. You’ll see that a top research university really can address large-scale issues with passion and ingenuity — and still nurture individual students with inventive and attentive teaching.

Student Research Opportunities & Outcomes
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Connecting Classroom & Community

Our student projects, such as Museum on the Move, connect with the local community to preserve our shared history and improve quality of life for the future.

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Connecting Classroom & Industry

Through internships, you learn the ins and outs of your field while applying your knowledge and making connections.

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Connecting Classroom & the World

Study abroad and earn class credit in destinations like England, France, Italy, and Costa Rica.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Live & Learn Here

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Study where it all happens

Geology, environmental science, and biology students regularly visit sites like Cypress Lake, Lake Martin, the Atchafalaya Basin, Alexander State Forest, and Kisatchie National Forest.

  • Highlight Access to nature for study and play
  • Distance 20-minute to 1-hour drive from campus
  • When it Happens Year-round
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Louisiana’s political debates

Political science, criminal justice, and journalism students get front row seats to Louisiana’s political debates every election season.

  • Highlight On-campus campaign debates
  • Distance Multiple locations on campus
  • When it Happens Fall
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Celebrating cultures

Multi-cultural festivals such as Festival International, Holi Festival, the Latin Music Festival, and Festival Acadiens et Créoles celebrate modern languages, sociology, anthropology, music and dance.

  • Highlight Festivals celebrating culture
  • Distance 5 to 15 minute walk from campus
  • When it Happens Year-round
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Learning Resources

We recognize that not all students learn in the same ways or at the same speeds. We’re here to help you excel with a variety of academic support options.

You can find tutoring, major and career guidance, and writing help on campus.

Academic Support Services

Academic Offices

Office

What We Do

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides support and leadership through planning, assessment, data analysis, data reporting, performance monitoring, and project management that work to support UL Lafayette’s mission, services, programs, and student success.

Academic Colleges