Biological Engineering

If you're interested in finding engineering solutions to critical problems of food production, food safety, and environmental resources, Biological Engineering may be for you.

This major, administered by the College of Engineering, focuses on the application of engineering principles to agricultural and biological production systems and the protection of land and water resources.

Students can select from the Agricultural Engineering option, the Food and Biological Process Engineering option, and the Natural Resource Engineering option.

Why major in Biological Engineering?

You may choose this major if you want to:

  • combine interests in engineering, biological sciences, agriculture, and the environment
  • apply engineering to living biological systems
  • experiment with machinery, structures, processes, or electronic systems

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The number of job openings in the agricultural industry annually exceeds the number of available qualified graduates.

A variety of career choices are available to you:

  • Bioenergy
  • Biological systems
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental resource protection
  • Food process engineering
  • Machinery systems design
  • Structural design and environmental control

Learn More

Visit the Biological Engineering Major website for course requirements, opportunities, and more information.

Biological Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; phone: 410-347-7700.

Contact Information

Megan Marshall
  • Instructor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Phone: 814-865-3392