Design & Technical Electives

The BE curriculum requires nine (9) hours of engineering design electives.

Click on the appropriate link below to see a detailed, updated list of design electives offered during the upcoming semester:

An elective is any college class, does not have to be taken at LSU, and the technical elective is any course that covers technical content - most commonly found in science, math, engineering, agriculture, or ocean and coastal sciences.

Common Technical Electives

The BE curriculum requires three (3) hours of a technical elective. Here is a list of some commonly taken electives:

Prefix Course Number Course Name
Air Force ROTC    
AGRO 1001 Plants and People
BE   3989 Special Projects in Biological Engineering
BIOL 2153 Principles of Genetics
CHEM 2262 Organic Chemistry
CSC 1253 Computer Science I with C++
ENVS 1126 Introduction to Environmental Science
EVEG 3200 Water Resources Engineering
GEOL 1001 General Geology: Physical
GEOL 1066 Dinosaurs, Catastrophes, and Extinctions
ISDS  2000 Introduction to Business Statistics
KIN 2500 Human Anatomy
KIN 2501 History and Philosophy of Kinesiology
OCS 1005 Introduction to Oceanography
PETE 2031 Reservoir Rock Properties
PHYS 2108 Introductory Physics Laboratory
PHYS 2109 General Physics Laboratory


For more information about these courses, follow this link:

 LSU 2022-2023 General Catalog