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  1. Learn the requirements of your Upper Division Program below.
  2. Declare your plans with the Honors College
  3. Have questions?  Schedule an appointment with the Upper Division Academic Advisor. 



The baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction are:

  • 12 hours of 3000/4000-level Honors coursework, including 3-6 thesis hours
  • Honors Thesis Project
  • 3.50 cumulative and LSU GPA
  • 3.50 GPA in Upper Division program courses

Several major departments have designated specific programs of study for their Upper Division Programs beyond the baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction. Synopses of such departmental program requirements are listed below. Full requirements may be obtained directly from departments.  

In majors without established Upper Division programs, the baseline requirements (above) should be followed.

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Hours Required


Course Requirements

Biological Engineering

  • BE 3320, BE 3340, & BE 4303 with Honors Options
  • BE 4290 & BE 4292 with Honors Options can serve as thesis
*HNRS 4000 may be utilized for thesis instead but student must seek approval from department prior to enrollment

Thesis Courses Available

BE 4290 & BE 4292, HNRS 4000