The first Association for Computing Machinery student chapter in the country was established at UL Lafayette in 1961.
In 1962, the nation's first Masters of Science program in Computer Science was initiated at UL Lafayette.
Our Ph.D. program in Computer Science was established in 1968, the first such program in Louisiana.
The Center for Advanced Computer Studies was established in 1984. Over the years, CACS has hosted a distinguished faculty, including IEEE Fellows, ACM Fellows, and NSF CAREER Award recipients.
CACS has been featured as one of the top 50 computer science graduate programs in the country for the 2013 - 2014 academic year.
CACS graduates are placed across the country and enjoy a high degree of success in their careers.
The Undergraduate Computer Science Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). As indicated by ABET on its website, “ABET accreditation, which is voluntary and achieved through a peer review process, provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.”
The Undergraduate Informatics Program is the first such program in Louisiana, and is among an increasing number of such programs across the United States.
The Master of Science in Informatics is also the first offered in the state.