Biological & Agricultural Engineering Accreditation

The LSU Biological Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with LSU’s mission, biological engineering graduates will:

  • Effectively practice engineering in biological systems (plants, animals, humans, microbes and their environments) with demonstrated proficiency in basic engineering skills, technical knowledge, and professional and personal skills.  
  • Address current and future challenges in biological engineering through continuous professional development, professional and ethical contributions to society, and sustained accomplishment.
  • Obtain graduate and/or professional degrees at notable universities in biological and agricultural engineering, biomedical engineering, healthcare, law, business, or other related disciplines.  

Program Student Outcomes

The biological engineering program produces graduates who are prepared to enter the professional practice of biological engineering with:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed using appropriate learning strategies.

Undergraduate Enrollment

Academic Year Enrollment* Awarded Degrees


279 63


266 62


220 54
2019-2020 194 59
2018-2019 193 50
2017-2018 214 42
2016-2017 213 50

*Enrollment counts include students who have declared this program as their major and are enrolled in the University Center for Freshman Year (UCFY), University Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC), or College of Engineering.

**Number is preliminary.