Biological systems range in size from cells to complex groups of living organisms. Biological engineers work with these systems in areas that include biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, biological systems modeling, bioremediation, food and fiber processing, and energy from biological products.
The biological option fulfills the requirements for a B.S. in biological systems engineering while providing students with the flexibility to receive a strong biological emphasis in their engineering program. Course selections provide students with the option of a biology minor or a pre-medical program. Graduates in this program area can pursue careers and/or additional studies in fields such as environmental engineering, biological systems engineering, biomedical engineering, food process engineering, medicine and natural resources.