Basic Sciences | LSU Majors

You like to discover new things and want to use your knowledge to impact the world. A career in the basic sciences may be for you.

Student works on project in lab. Biochemistry

You like to examine the chemical makeup of natural products and the chemical reactions that occur in living systems.

Students work on biological sciences project.Biological Sciences

You are intrigued by the mechanics of life, how molecules are formed and the structure of cellular organisms.

Student works in chemical engineering lab.Chemical Engineering

You don't want to work in just one field of science. You're the type of person who wants to know it all. 

Student works in chemistry lab.Chemistry

You are curious about what makes up the world around you and how materials combine and react to create something new. 

Student works on project to restore gulf coast.Coastal Environmental Science

You like scientific discovery and want to be a part of the conservation and preservation of coastal environments and oceanic life.

Students conduct gulf coast research.Marine Biology

You are fascinated by the ocean, its geology and the aquatic life within it. 

Students study microbiology inlab.Microbiology

You are scientifically minded and naturally curious about small organisms in our big world. 

Student takes tour of Natural Science Museum.Natural Resource Ecology and Management

You want to study our natural resources or help protect endangered species. 

Student prepares dish in cooking class.Nutrition and Food Science

You are interested in helping people maintain or achieve good health by teaching them to eat well and live healthier lives.


Student conduct research on oil rig.Petroleum Engineering

You are the type of person who wants to use our natural resources smartly and efficiently with the smallest environmental impact.