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Companies developing interactive projects in Louisiana benefit from educational partnerships with more than 13 universities throughout the state and trade organizations that provide production support. Learn more about the state's available resources for interactive projects.


Louisiana offers a variety of institutions that supply a digital media workforce. Below is a list of institutions with their respected programs that provide such a workforce in Louisiana.

Grambling State University (GSU) - Grambling, LA

GSU is one of the country’s top producers of African American graduates and the top producer of Computer Information Science grads in Louisiana. Degree Offered: Computer Science (BS)

Louisiana State University (LSU) - Baton Rouge, LA

LSU is the flagship university for Louisiana, supporting land, sea and space grant research. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS). Systems Science (MS), Doctoral Program

Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS) - Shreveport, LA

Since opening its classrooms to students in 1967, LSUS has become the regional urban comprehensive university in the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Information Systems (BS), Computer Systems Technology (MS)

Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA

Students in the Computer Science program at Louisiana Tech learn algorithm design, programming techniques, and state-of-the-art concepts in computer systems. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Science (MS), Computational Analysis Modeling (Ph.D)

McNeese State University (MSU) - Lake Charles, LA

Founded in 1939, MSU is the university of choice for almost 9,000 students. Degrees Offered: Computer Information Technology (AS), Computer Science (BS), Mathematical Sciences with concentration in Computer Science (MS).

Nicholls State University (NSU) - Thibodaux, LA

Nicholls State University has the oldest undergraduate program in computer science in the State of Louisiana. Degree Offered: Computer Science (BS)

Northwestern State University (NSU) - Natchitoches, LA

Northwestern was the first institution in Louisiana to gain 100 percent accreditation of all eligible academic programs. Degree Offered: Computer Information Systems (BS)

Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU) - Hammond, LA

Both Computer Science and Industrial Technology have had a long and successful history at Southeastern. These two programs have been merged together to increase opportunities for students, to experience both computing and technological studies and their applications. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Integrated Science and Technology (MS)

Southern University and A&M College - Baton Rouge, LA

The Department of Computer Science promotes academic excellence through counseling and scholarly activities that encompass courses of study that provide the foundation necessary for graduate work, professional training and advancement, and a successful career as a scientist. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Science (MS)

Tulane University - New Orleans, LA

Tulane University is committed to establishing a computer science program that provides outstanding curricular offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, populated by faculty who are internationally recognized for their research on applications of computer science to related disciplines. The program is currently under development and the university anticipates the major to be available by the 2014-2015 academic year.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) - Lafayette, LA

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 the UL Lafayette campus. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Science (MS), Computer Engineering (MS)

University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) - Monroe, LA

The ULM Department of Computer Science seeks to serve ULM students, as well as the universities professional, business, and governmental constituencies; and the community as a whole. Degree Offered: Computer Science (BA)

University of New Orleans (UNO) - New Orleans, LA

The central focus of the UNO Computer Science Department is to provide quality, innovative, baccalaureate and graduate education that emphasizes established fundamentals. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Science (MS), Doctoral Program in Engineering and Applied Sciences.


International Game Developers Association - New Orleans (IGDA-NOLA)

The largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals that create video games.

Louisiana Digital Gaming Initiative (LDGI)

A non-profit trade association of businesses and professionals of the video and electronic game manufacturing industry of Louisiana.