Biological Engineering | LSU Majors

Biological Engineering

You want to know the origins of things and how they got to where they are today. 

About Biological Engineering

Biological engineering is a logical field of study if you’re interested in medical school. This major will help you to practice your trade in the real world: curing disease, enhancing life, and giving loved ones more time with one another.

Sample Course Plan

This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU. 

Year 1
Introduction to Engineering Methods

Biology for Science Majors

Biology Laboratory for Science Majors

General Chemistry

Analytic Geometry and Calculus

Biology in Engineering

Particle Mechanics

English Composition

Year 2

Quantitative Biology in Engineering

General Microbiology

General Chemistry Laboratory

Elementary Differential Equations

Comprehensive Electrical Engineering

Experimental Methods for Engineers
Mechanics of Materials
Organic Chemistry
Fields: Gravity, Electricity and Magnetism


Year 3
Engineering Properties of Biological Materials
The Elements of Biochemistry
Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Design Elective
Introduction to Agricultural Economics or Economic Principles
Process Design in Biological Engineers
Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering
Dynamics and Vibrations
Professionalism for Biological Engineers
Engineering Design Elective
Year 4
Mechanical Design for Biological Engineering
Senior Engineering Design
Senior Engineering Design Laboratory
Engineering Design Elective
General Education Course: Humanities
General Education Course: Social Sciences
General Education Course: Arts
Technical Electives or ROTC

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550

Senior College

College of Engineering


B.S.B.E., Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering

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