What is environmental and natural resources biosystems engineering?
The environment and natural resources engineering option focuses on identifying biological
mechanisms and designing systems to restore water and soil resources to more natural
states in the face of urban development and climate and land use changes.
Why environmental and natural resources biosystems engineering?
If you are intrigued by natural ecosystems and how humans, animals and plants interact
with available water, variable soils, and surrounding air quality, this degree option
would be a good fit for you. Engineering devices, management strategies and geospatial
and predictive model development targeted at improving the quality of our natural
resources and environmental sustainability are tied into the curriculum.
Our graduates can look forward to a career in one or more of the following fields:
Biosystems engineering students are part of both the Ferguson College of Agriculture
and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.
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.