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Students who complete first-year engineering requirements can apply to CODA and declare a major in one of our department’s degree programs.

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Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering

Career Focus Biological engineers apply engineering principles and the fundamental concepts of biology to agricultural and biological systems and tools, ranging in scale from molecular to ecosystem level, for the safe, efficient and environmentally-sensitive production, processing, and management of agricultural, biological, food, and natural resources systems.
Curriculum and Advising
Credit Hours to Graduate 125 to 129
Specialization Options
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
Senior Design Capstone Experience Two semester course sequence (BAE 451 and BAE 452). Teams are presented with real-world problems and each must work together to analyze the problem, design and construct an innovative solution.
Minor in BE? No
Jobs and Salary Agricultural Engineers Occupational Employment and Salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries are also similar to that of Civil Engineers Occupational Employment and Salary Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Environmental Technology

Career Focus Biological & Agricultural Engineering Technology graduates apply science, technology and business principles to effectively manage agricultural and environmental systems.
Curriculum and Advising
Credit Hours to Graduate  127
Minor in AET Yes
Jobs and Salary Agricultural Technologist Occupational Employment and Salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Minor Agriculture and Environmental Technology

Career Focus This Biological & Agricultural Engineering Technology Minor provides students an opportunity to apply engineering and information technology to production agriculture and environmental systems. The minor is open to all students at NC State except students majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Systems (AES). The program is flexible to emphasize the students area of interest.
Curriculum and Advising
  • 15 credit hours with a grade of ‘C’ or better. At least one course must be selected from BAE 323, 332, or 432 NC State BAET Minor page (shown in bold in elective course list) for awareness of environmental issues. A description of these BAE courses can be found in the course catalog.
  • Elective courses:
    • AES 201 Shop Processes and Management
    • AES 323 Water Management
    • AES 332 Management of Animal Environments
    • AES 333 Processing Agricultural Products
    • AES 343 Agricultural Electrification
    • AES 411 Agriculture Machinery and Power Units (formerly BAE 311)
    • AES 432 Agricultural and Environmental Safety and Health
    • BAE 442 Systems Approach to Agricultural and Environmental Issues
    • BAE 578 Agricultural Waste Management
Credit Hours 15
Minor in Biological Engineering? No

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