Program Overview

In the Biological and Agricultural Engineering department, undergraduates earn a bachelor's of science in Biological Systems Engineering (EBS). Biological Systems Engineers help shape the future of the environment and its resources. Some of the areas Biological Systems Engineers might help are the following:

  • Developing or improving renewable bio-fuels and bio-products
  • Using robotics and sensors to improve agriculture
  • Researching new ways to process food and keep it safe
  • Combating climate change through research, innovation, and invention
  • Looking closely at energy consumption and how to improve its effectiveness

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The first two years of study are dedicated to developing the scientific and general background necessary for study in the field. Lower division coursework includes mathematics, general chemistry, biological sciences, physics, engineering science, English, and oral communication. Upper division coursework further develops skills in mathematics, engineering, and biological systems and science.

Specific Biological and Systems Engineering Degree Requirements are listed here.

Careers after graduation

Graduates take jobs in the following:

  • Biotechnology
  • Food
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Energy
  • Dental and Medical Industries
  • Consulting
  • Veterinary Medicine


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