Biosystems engineering addresses critical issues related to sustainable food supply,
natural resources, energy, and health through integration of life and agricultural
sciences with fundamental engineering principles.
Why biosystems engineering at OSU?
The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is dedicated to providing
a high quality educational experience within a family-like atmosphere for students
that is rooted in working at the interface of science, engineering and technology.
You will be challenged to define innovative solutions to real-world problems through
hands-on experiences, effectively work independently and in teams, communicate across
disciplines, and engage in professional development opportunities.
Professions in the public or private sector to meet new demands of a growing population
faced with limited resources—possible job titles include:
Water resources engineer
Field test engineer
Medicine, law and regulatory
Biosystems engineering students are part of both the Ferguson College of Agriculture
and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.
The bachelor of science in biosystems engineering is offered with four options which
allow students to specialize their studies to suit their unique interests. Find more
information about our options in the sidebar to the left.
The pre-medical option is a great fit if you're considering entry into a health profession.
The pre-medical option meets requirements for medical schools and engineering careers,
and also prepares you for graduate study in biomedical engineering or other related
Approximately 41% of the total student enrollment in the biosystems engineering major
are female, and nearly one-third of the faculty members are female.
Each student in the biosystems engineering program will complete the two-semester
senior design capstone course. The capstone provides you a team driven, open-ended
design experience, and your final projects are evaluated by an external professional
Hands-on from the Start
Freshman and transfer students design a portion of a capstone senior design project.
Award-Winning Student Organizations
The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is home multiple student organizations, including Cowboy Motorsports and Cowboy Waterworks.
Biosystems engineering graduates have the benefit of embracing the interdisciplinary
features of the degree and representation of two colleges, the Ferguson College of
Agriculture and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, rooted in
STEM and the founding of our land grant institution.
Nationally Accredited Program
The bachelor of science degree in biosystems engineering is accredited, along with
the other engineering programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology,
through the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and its faculty are administered
through the Ferguson College of Agriculture.