The Computer Science Program is a degree program within the School of Computing and Informatics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The School of Computing and Informatics is a exciting new organization that houses under one roof the undergraduate Computer Science program, the graduate Center for Advanced Computer Studies, and a brand-new Informatics program that is slated to start in January of 2012.
Then and Today
UL Lafayette has a long history in computer science education. The first course in Computer Science was offered by Dr. James Oliver in 1969. The very first student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was started on our campus.
Today, we have an active program focused solely on undergraduate education. Unlike most other similarly-sized university computer science departments where graduate and undergraduate education vie for priority, we are focused exclusively on undergraduate education. Graduate studies in computing are offered by our close sister, the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CMPS), and a new undergraduate Informatics program is offered by our newest sister, the Informatics program within the School of Informatics and Computer Science.
Our undergraduate education focus gives our students a strong program with dedicated faculty and an active program. Today we have more than 400 undergraduate majors. Our ACM alpha chapter is alive and well; it is involved in social and educational activities, including competing in programming contests, Starcraft AI, and training in computer and network security. We also have an active IEEE Computer Science chapter. The department also hosts the annual Louisiana Computer Programming Classic (LCPC) which is a programming contest for high school students.
We have several departmental scholarships for computer science majors who have spent at least one year in our program. These awards are made on the basis of scholarship and effort.
For more information, please contact us at
Computer Science Program
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Oliver Hall Room 222
301 East Lewis Street
P.O. Box 41771
Lafayette, LA 70504-1771
Phone: (337) 482-6768
Fax: (337) 482-5791