Biological Engineering (B.S.)
Areas of Emphasis
The Department of Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University provides students with opportunities to pursue careers in the fields of biomedical engineering, medicine, environmental engineering, and agriculture and natural resources.
Biological engineering is characterized by the application of engineering principles to problems in biological systems. These systems can consist of cells in tissue culture responding to corrosion byproducts, the human body as it reacts to medical implants, animals generation solid wastes at animal production facilities, or production and processing of plants in agricultural systems. These problems are multi-disciplinary in nature and present challenges for which biological engineers are uniquely qualified.
In addition to taking a solid core of traditional engineering courses, students in biological engineering take
Bagley College of Engineering
courses in chemistry, biological sciences, biochemistry, and microbiology. The bachelor of science program was the first biological engineering curriculum in the country and has been continuously accredited since 1972. The department offers programs that lead to bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of philosophy degrees. A large number of biological engineering undergraduates go on to graduate and professional school.
The base curriculum flowchart for undergraduates is available here.
In addition, undergraduate students may also choose to minor in leadership or other areas, and several certificate programs in the Bagley College of Engineering are also avaiable for interested students
The biological engineering program continues to grow and improve in both academics and research. The department now requires all freshmen students to have personal computers and has aggressively integrated computers into the curriculum. For more details about the specifications of the computer requirement and other information, please click here.