The biological systems engineering program is a professional program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science–Biological Systems Engineering jointly granted by the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. A student may study in the General program, or specialize in food and bioprocess engineering, natural resources and environmental engineering, or machinery systems engineering. It is intended for students interested in engineering as applied to all aspects of  food and fiber production and biologically related engineering applications. All engineering curricula are designed to meet all criteria for accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).


Robert Anex, Dave Bohnhoff, Christopher Choi, Sundaram Gunasekaran, Awad Hanna, David Kammel, Krishnapuram Karthikeyan, Xuejun Pan, John Ralph, Douglas Reinemann, John Shutske, Kevin Shinners, Richard Straub, Anita Thompson

Associate Professors

Rebecca Larson, Troy Runge (chair)

Assistant Professors

Brian Luck, Zhou (Jenny) Zhang


Department Administrator: Susan Reinen
Student Services: Betsy Wood
Payroll: Pam Spahn
Financial: Terry Meyer