Our planet’s population is growing, as is the demand for food, water and energy. There are people in this world now who go to bed hungry and don’t have access to safe water, but we’re working to change that. As a Biosystems Engineering student at the University of Arizona, you’ll join the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering as we apply our expertise to create a cleaner, safer, healthier and more sustainable planet.
You’ll graduate with a degree from the College of Engineering and a strong understanding of applied engineering, science and technology. A Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering is your opportunity to change the world for the better
Make a World of Difference
Some may say it’s impossible – that we can’t overcome our resource challenges or adapt to difficulties such as drought, disease, famine and flooding. We say it must be done, and we back it up with action. Students and faculty here investigate solutions such as smartphone-based biosensing to identify and prevent the spread of disease in people, food and water; and research alternative biofuel crops. Our mission is to make the seemingly impossible, possible, and to provide a bright future for our ourselves and generations to come.
A degree in biosystems engineering will equip you with strong engineering, math and life sciences knowledge with options to specialize in water resources, precision and controlled environment agriculture, or biosystems analytics. You can also specialize in pre-health to prepare for medical school.
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