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Biological Systems Engineering

This research guide provides information and resources for BSE-Biological Systems Engineering, a branch of engineering that integrates agricultural, biological, chemical and engineering sciences.

FAMU offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Systems Engineering (BSE), a branch of engineering which integrates agricultural, biological, chemical, and engineering sciences. Available options are:

(1) Bioprocessing and Food Engineering

(2) Natural Resources Conservation Engineering

The program provides the students with a strong background in engineering fundamentals by incorporating a series of engineering science courses offered through the College of Engineering. It then provides a professional focus by combining courses in agricultural, biological and chemical engineering. Graduates of the program are prepared for graduate studies in science and engineering, professional studies and/or for work as engineers in industry and government, solving complex engineering problems or designing products and processes.

BSE focuses on solving current problems related to natural resource management and conservation as well as biological and agricultural production and processes. The 128 semester hour curriculum provides BSE students the opportunity to choose one of two major emphasis areas, natural resource conservation engineering or bioprocessing and food engineering. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in private industry, consulting, government agencies (including local, state, and federal government agencies such as USDA and EPA), graduate programs, medicine and many other fields.



The B.S. degree for the Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) program  is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, INC.  (