You want to “engineer for life” and apply engineering principles to living organisms and systems, whether that be plants, animals, humans, or their environments.
About Biological Engineering Careers
Biological Engineering is a diverse field that provides opportunities for students to pursue a wide variety of occupations in industries, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, prosthetics, food processing, environmental consulting, and precision farming. In our degree students are constantly tasked with adapting to new and dynamic situations. Focus areas include biomedical, bioenvironmental, bioprocessing, or biomechanical. Many graduates go on to medical school or graduate school, but others will work in consulting, government agencies, biomedical firms, or even technical sales.
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.
|Legend:||Major-Specific Engineering||Other Engineering||Science||Math||General Education|
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Introduction to Engineering Methods||Quantitative Biology in Engineering||Process Design in Biological Engineering||Mechanical Design for Biological Engineering|
|Biology in Engineering||Experimental Methods for Engineers||Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering||Senior Engineering Design|
|Physics I: Particle Mechanics||Mechanics of Materials (Strength)||Engineering Properties of Biological Materials||Senior Engineering Design Lab|
|Biology I||Circuits I||Professionalism for Biological Engineers||Engineering Design Elective|
|Biology II||Statics||Engineering Design Elective||Engineering Design Elective|
|Biology I Lab||General Chemistry Lab||Thermodynamics||Dynamics and Vibrations|
|Biology II Lab||Organic Chemistry I||Fluid Mechanics||Technical Elective or ROTC|
|General Chemistry I||General Microbiology||The Elements of Biochemistry||Elective or ROTC|
|General Chemistry II||Physics III: Fields: Gravity, Electricity and Magnetism||Economics||General Ed: Social Sciences|
|Calculus I||Elementary Differential Equations||General Ed: Humanities||General Ed: Arts|
|Calculus II||General Ed: English Comp II||General Ed: Humanities||General Ed: Humanities|
|General Ed: English Comp I|
Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing a biological engineering major.
- 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
- 2.0 cumulative GPA
- grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550
B.S.B.E., Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering
Course Load by Subject Area
- Math: High Intensity
- Science: Medium Intensity
- Electives: Low Intensity
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