Undergraduate Programs

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1 Department. 2 Colleges. 3 Majors. Get an undergraduate experience unlike any other at the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Our programs span both the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

With a variety of emphasis areas and options within each of our three majors, you’re sure to find your own niche, whatever your career goals and academic interests may be.


Agricultural Engineering As an agricultural engineer, you’ll use the latest technology to advance environmental issues and activities. Students can study agricultural equipment, test machinery for safety and performance and provide leadership on water and environmental concerns. You can play a vital role in anticipating and solving 22nd century challenges.

College: College of Engineering

Emphasis Areas: Machine Design Engineering, Natural Resources and Irrigation Engineering, and Test Engineering

Mechanized Systems Management If you like working with machinery and technology, this is your program. Mechanized Systems Management will help you develop technological problem-solving skills at the professional level. The hands-on coursework includes power and machinery systems, processing and handling, and sensors and controls. Equipment testing, plant operations management, technical support and product marketing are just a few career possibilities.

College: College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Option Areas: Production, Technical, Processing Operations, and Business

Biological Systems Engineering The field of Biological Systems Engineering uses living systems using engineering, biology, and mathematics to improve peoples’ lives and our world. With this major, you can bring engineering to life. This degree leads to rewarding careers in Biomedical Engineering, Food and Bioprocess Engineering, and Ecological and Environmental Engineering.

College: College of Engineering

Emphasis Areas: Biomedical Engineering, Ecological and Environmental Engineering, and Food and Bioprocess Engineering