Earn a degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Idaho

B.S. Biological & Agricultural Engineering

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Blending Biology with Agriculture

Blend engineering with agriculture to solve engineering and technological management problems in areas like  agriculture, biotechnology, natural resources and the environment. Take courses in biology, chemistry and math, and spend much of your education in the lab, where you'll use GIS technologies or examine interactions between different types of organisms, and learn to apply your learning to real-world industry problems. 

Fast Facts

  • Participate in grant-funded research through the NSF, USDA-ARS, USDA-Forest Service, and USDA-NRCS.
  • Our seniors created French Fry Fuel - biodiesel made from cooking oil waste.
  • Access to GIS, GPS, and state-of-the-art software programs, as well as specialty labs.
  • Participate in the UI Engineering Expo, with industry reps from around the Inland NW. 
  • Intern with a state or federal agricultural agency, the Idaho Department of Water Resources, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and more.
  • Quality control engineer
  • Industrial design engineer
  • Soil and water conservation engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Biological engineer


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, we recommend you:
  • build or fix equipment
  • participate in 4-H activities
  • work on a farm or streambank restoration
  • stay current with new technology and environmental news
  • take biology, chemistry, math, and/or animal physiology courses
Emphasis Areas Whether it’s custom classes, an emphasis, or an option, this degree offers you an even more enhanced and customizable experience in the following areas:
Lab Fees


Approximate lab fees for required courses.
Varies by emphasis area.
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Work with state-of-the-art software programs
  • Study abroad in Sweden, India, Mexico, France, Germany or Taiwan
  • Assist faculty with grant-funded research in water quality monitoring and lab analysis

  • Physicians For Peace
  • AMGEN Scholars Undergraduate Intern Program
  • USDA National Resources Conservation Service
  • Idaho Department of Water Resources
  • Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Bermuda Biological Station for Research
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Engineers Without Borders