Our undergraduate students are encouraged to follow an academic timeline that will help expedite their time spent on their degree. These flowcharts illustrate the requirements and semester availability for each class in the BAE curriculum and serve as a guide to help students and their advisors tailor an ideal class schedule to the individual's needs.
Depending on other time constraints, many students also find that taking summer courses and/or extending their time at LSU increases their success rate in this challenging engineering curriculum. Periodically visiting your advisor is recommended.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Flowcharts and Relevant Information
Every academic year, our department releases a flowchart which reflects any changes or updates to the curriculum.
BE students on the pre-med path should use this recommended flowchart. See more information below.*
Academically outstanding students with an interest in earning a BS/MD/PhD may qualify for the Fast Path program.
The College of Engineering curates the flowcharts for all engineering departments. This is often useful for comparison and academic purposes.
A listing of all courses of instruction offered by departments at LSU. Provides information on the course and any pre-reqs or co-reqs.
Required Courses for Medical School
*Note these admission changes to LSU Medical School:
- Biology 1201, 1202, 1208, 1209, plus one other biology course
- Chemistry 1201, 1202, 1212, 2261, 2262, 2364
- Physics 2108, 2109, 2110, 2113
- Biochemistry - 3 semester hours
- Statistics - 3 semester hours (can declare BE 2352)
- English 1001, 2000
Experience working in medical setting (hospital, hospice, EMT, etc) is a must.
The MCAT is typically taken in the Junior year. A competitive score is commonly a 508 - the average score for students accepted to LSU-HSC New Orleans.
GPA for application is determined for 32 hours of science (non-engineering) courses. 3.5 GPA or above is commonly competitive.
For application picture and interviews formal business attire is strongly encouraged.