B.S. Biological and Agricultural Engineering
The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department provides quality education, research and outreach in engineering and technology for the world’s agricultural, biological, environmental and food systems. Our undergraduate programs provide a high quality education for engineering and systems management students to fulfill the needs of industries we serve and advance our reputation as a world leader in engineering and systems management education.
We’re committed to providing students opportunities to get a well-rounded education that prepares them to become leaders in their professions and in their communities. That means a focus on service as well as academics, and experience tackling real-world problems alongside some of the world’s top professors.
Applications for the B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering degree are processed through the main admissions portal at Texas A&M University. Choose your path below to learn more about the admissions process and requirements.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Program Details
The biological and agricultural engineering program develops graduates who can pursue engineering careers in industry, academia, consulting or government. Students learn to apply fundamental knowledge of biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering principles to formulate and solve engineering problems. Engineering design is integrated throughout the curriculum, along with opportunities to develop communication, learning, and teamwork skills, culminating in a capstone design experience.
- Degree: B.S. Biological and Agricultural Engineering
- Credit Hours: 127 total credit hours
- View course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog
- Biological and Agricultural Engineering Curriculum
- Recommended Electives (PDF)
- Graduation – Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences we have aligned our academic advising to better support students during their time at Texas A&M University. We have assembled a diverse and knowledgeable advisor community dedicated to providing our students with high-quality academic advising services. If you are a current student and have questions about your coursework, degree program or progress toward graduation, we encourage you to reach out to one of the advisors in the SCTS Advising Center.
- ICD Courses
- Pre-Medicine Requirements (PDF)
- BAEN Internship Approval Form (PDF)
- Research Credit for Approval Form (PDF)
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Fast Track Program
The Fast Track program in Biological and Agricultural Engineering allows students interested in graduate school to get a head start on their graduate coursework by taking dual-credit courses that count both toward their undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The Bachelor of Science program in Biological and Agricultural Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, https://www.abet.org.
The Texas A&M Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will be recognized internationally as a premier department of its kind, known for faculty and graduates who devise solutions to global grand challenges in food, fiber, and environmental sustainability.
The B.S. Program in Biological and Agricultural Engineering prepares our students to create engineering solutions to protect and sustain the environment, improve health, and feed the world through innovative education in Machine and Energy Systems, Food and Bioprocessing and Environmental and Natural Resources.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates from the Biological and Agricultural Engineering program, will after several years, have:
- Successfully entered the biological and agricultural engineering profession.
- Successfully pursued graduate education and research at major universities in biological and agricultural engineering, and related fields.
- Advanced into leadership positions in their chosen fields, professions, and society.
- Engaged in life-long learning through professional licensure and professional development.
- Contributed to the impact of the profession by creating inclusive, global, and culturally relevant engineering solutions.
The student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives are:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data
|Academic Year||Fall Semester Undergraduate Enrollment||Academic Year Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded|
Enrollment = Fall Semester of Academic Year Degrees Awarded = Fall, Spring & Summer of Academic Year (e.g., Fall 22, Spring 23, Summer 23)
Source: Office of Academic & Business Performance Analytics, Texas A&M University
Career Options in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
The breadth and depth of training you receive will prepare you to find employment with competitive companies and firms within and outside of the agricultural sector. Recent companies that have hired our graduates include Avangrid, Pape Dawson Engineers, US Air Force, Yalgo Engineering, Baker Hughes, Hazen and Sawyer.
A wide array of career opportunities in Biological and Agricultural Engineering are available depending on what degree program and track you pursue. You can also explore other careers in this major through the Texas A&M Career Center.
|Job Title||Description||Average Salary|
|Supply Chain Leader||A Supply Chain Leader is a professional who is in charge of every stage of an organization’s supply chain, from purchasing raw materials to production. They must ensure that the product comes at just the right time and coordinate storage for it so nothing goes missing or gets damaged along this complex process.||$55,000|
|Civil Analyst||Civil Analysts contribute to the pre-construction civil engineering design, planning, modification, permitting, and analysis for multiple projects ranging in size and scope.||$61,000|
|Hydraulics & Hydrology Engineer||Hydraulics & Hydrology Engineers provides expertise and guidance on various hydraulic projects that may include review and improvements to water supply and drainage systems. Conducts field studies on hydraulic facilities; identifies, recommends, and tests strategies to resolve problems and concerns.||$70,000|
|Waste Resources Engineer||Waste Resources Engineers design solid waste treatment facilities, improving how recycling programs function, arranging for the proper disposal of trash and garbage containers, and creating sanitation plans to ensure workers are not sickened by the content of landfills.||$68,000|
|Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction and maintenance of building and infrastructure projects. These projects may include facilities, bridges, roads, tunnels, and water and sewage systems.||$66,000|
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