Every student in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering is required to meet with a faculty advisor at least once every semester before registering for the following semester. This individual will be a good source of information for questions about progress toward your degree, and about ChE in general.

Academic advising sessions are held for two weeks each semester. Prior to the advising session, students will receive an email directing them to schedule an appointment time to see an advisor. If you need to speak with our undergraduate coordinator, please send an email to

Changing Majors/Minors

If your current major is not a good fit, it is understandable that you may want to change it. This page contains various resources to assist with the process. The ChE transfer advisor is Prof. Kerry Dooley.

How to Change Your Major

    • Prospective Student (Before Classes are Scheduled)
      • Can change on myLSU ( > Student Services > Application Status)
      • Keep in mind that your intended major affects your small group during orientation (the earlier you change, the better)
    • Freshman
      • Consult with an advisor in UCFY or your senior college
      • You may need to complete paperwork in person
      • If you change your major early enough in the semester, you may be able to reschedule courses that apply to your new major. Your advisor may advise you to keep your current schedule or focus on General Education courses.
    • Upperclassman: Changing major within the same senior college
      • Consult with an advisor in your senior college
      • You may need to complete paperwork in person
      • Depending on your GPA and courses taken, you may need to meet additional requirements for your new major (some majors within the same college have different requirements)
    • Upperclassman: Changing major to a different senior college
      • Meet with existing college first to discuss degree audit and exit process
      • Meet with desired college next to discuss change of major and senior college application process
      • Depending on your GPA and courses taken, you may need to meet additional requirements for your new senior college (this may extend the time it will take you to complete your degree)
  • Notes about Changing Your Major
    • Changing your major could affect your eligibility for your residential college, major-specific scholarships, or Academic Common Market.
    • Changing your major later in your college career may affect the length of time it will take you to complete your degree.

Senior Check-out

The university has a check-out procedure designed to ensure that seniors meet their graduation requirements. You must complete the check-out process before you can register for the semester in which you anticipate graduation. The process consists of three steps:

    1. Identify As A Degree Candidate: In order to identify yourself as a degree candidate, use myLSU to set your anticipated date of graduation. You are encouraged to verify your anticipated date of graduation while registering for courses each semester. If, after registration, you realize that you will be eligible for graduation, you can identify yourself as a degree candidate through Student Services.
    2. Meet with Senior Check-Out Advisor: Prior to the semester in which you are scheduled to graduate, a degree audit is sent to your department to certify which graduation requirements have been met and which ones are remaining. Before registering, you must meet with the senior check-out advisor. During this meeting you will review and sign your degree audit, then you will complete an Application for Degree form. Your degree audit will be sent to the Office of Student Services for final review by a counselor. You will receive a confirmation email from a counselor with the subject line “Check-out Complete” or “Check-out Not Complete.” If check-out is complete, you may proceed with scheduling as usual. If check-out is not complete, your email will include further instructions.
    3. Complete EBI Survey: The LSU College of Engineering now requires all students to complete a survey during their graduating semester. The EBI Survey is useful for short- and long-term planning by both the College of Engineering and LSU. The survey supports comparing our curricula with other engineering, computer science, and construction management programs across the country. Students are sent an email with a link to the survey and a deadline for its completion.



Academic Advisors 

University Center for Freshman Year (UCFY): for students who have not been accepted into their senior college with less than 30 credit hours 
University Center for Advising & Counselor (UCAC): for Allied Health students and students who have not been accepted into their senior college with more than 30 credit hours 

Degree Audit 
General Catalog