College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Biological Systems Engineering
115 Agricultural Engineering Building, 460 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706; 608-262-3310; bse.wisc.edu
Professors Straub (chair), Anex, Bohnhoff, Gunasekaran, Holmes, Kammel, Muck, Reinemann, Ralph, Shutske, Shinners, Associate Professors Karthikeyan, Thompson; Assistant Professors Larson, Pan, Runge
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 specialize in food and bioprocess engineering, natural resources and environmental engineering, machinery systems engineering, and structural 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.
To be admitted to the degree-granting designation of ABE (biological systems engineering), a student must have:
- A minimum of 24 degree credits
- Math 222
- A minimum of 17 credits in required mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering courses with a minimum GPA of 2.35 in these courses. "Required mathematics, statistics, science and engineering courses" is taken to include all requirements of the major except those used to meet communications, humanities, social science, ethnic studies and international studies requirements. Any transfer course from another university that will be used to meet required mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering courses must be included in the GPA calculation. If the same course is taken more than once, only the grade from the last time the course was taken will be used in the GPA calculation.
- A GPA of 2.00 for all courses not included in item 3, above.