Earn a degree in Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Idaho

B.S. Biological & Agricultural Engineering: Biological Systems Engineering

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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 Engineering

Learn how to solve technological problems in biological systems that involve plants, animals, microorganisms and biological materials. Much of your education takes place in a lab, where you might design instruments to measure biological functions, examine interactions between different types of organisms, and much more.

Fast Facts

  • Work for biomedical equipment manufacturers and biotechnology firms
  • Work with faculty on grant-funded research projects, with partners like the NSF
  • Design prostheses for veterans of recent wars
  • Access state-of-the-art labs, like the biosensors lab
  • Participate in the UI Engineering Expo with industry reps from around the Inland NW
  • Medical Research Engineer
  • Orthotics and Prosthesis Grad School and Professional Licensing
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Medical School


Potential salary is based
upon national averages.
Degree Roadmap
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in BAE: Biological Systems Engineering, we recommend you:
  • take biology, chemistry, math, and animal physiology courses
  • build or fix electronic equipment
  • participate in 4-H activities
Lab Fees


Approximate lab fees for required courses.
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
  • Power lab
  • Computing lab
  • Biosensors lab
  • Biology Department Cadaver Lab
  • Study abroad in Mexico, Taiwan, or Sweden
  • Physicians For Peace
  • AMGEN Scholars Undergraduate Intern Program
  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program – national placements
  • American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Society of Women Engineers