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Bachelor of Science in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Food, Agricultural, and Biological engineers strive to serve society and improve our environment. They identify and solve engineering challenges related to renewable energy; water quality; producing safe, healthy, nutritional-value-added food products; and precision agriculture for a sustained and secure future.
Students can specialize in food, agricultural, biological, or ecological engineering depending on their career or academic aspirations. They take a number of technical elective courses pertaining to their specializations starting junior year. Students can choose one of four pre-professional options through the biological engineering specialization to pursue medical, veterinary, dental, or optometry schools after graduation. Alternatively, students can select the bio-systems specialization to prepare for industry careers.
A minimum of 132 semester hours are required for graduation of which 48 credit hours are fundamental engineering courses. Engineering courses begin at the freshman level and fundamental engineering courses required for all specialization areas continue through senior year ending with a two-semester capstone design course during which students synthesize and apply their engineering knowledge to a sponsored real-life project. Cooperative education (co-ops) and internship programs are not required, but are strongly encouraged.
Agricultural Engineering, BSFABE, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org
Food, Biological, and Ecological Engineering, BSFABE, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org