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Agricultural and Environmental Tech. Minor

A Technology Minor

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering offers a minor in Agricultural and Environmental Technology. This minor provides students an opportunity to apply engineering and information technology to production agriculture and environmental systems.

The objectives of the minor are to:

1. Apply engineering and information technology to production agriculture and environmental systems.

2. Gain basic knowledge and understanding of engineering technology utilized in machine systems, environmental systems, materials, processes and structures.

3. Increase ability to efficiently manage technology in agriculture production, environmental systems, and safety and health.


The minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours with a grade of 'C' or better.

At least one course must be selected from BAE 323, 332, or 432 NCSU AET Minors page (Shown in bold in Elective Courses List) for awareness of environmental issues. The minor is open to all students at NC State except students majoring in Agricultural and Environmental Systems (AES). The program is flexible in order for students to be able to emphasize the area of their interest. A description of these BAE courses can be found at 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


Photo: Andrew Hale

Students who plan to minor in Agricultural and Environmental Systems should contact Dr. S. Andrew Hale, for consultation and approval at: 919.515.6760 or,

Dr. S. Andrew Hale will certify the completion of the student's minor program. Certification must be submitted no later than the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from her or his degree program.

More Minor Information

Available at: NCSU Academic Advising site