Agricultural & Biological Engineering, BS and Agricultural & Biological Engineering, BSAG

for the dual degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural & Biological Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in Agricultural & Biological Engineering


department website: https://abe.illinois.edu/undergraduate/

department faculty: https://abe.illinois.edu/directory/faculty
 

College websites: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences & The Grainger College of Engineering


Dual Degree – Five Year Academic Program

Students who successfully complete this five-year academic program receive the Bachelor of Science with a major in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from The Grainger College of Engineering as well as the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the College of ACES.

Students enroll in the College of ACES and then transfer to The Grainger College of Engineering after two years. Students then complete the ABET-accredited degree program in Agricultural and Biological Engineering in The Grainger College of Engineering while taking additional coursework in ACES to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in Agricultural and Biological Engineering degree program in ACES.  The suggested program of study that follows fulfills the additional graduation requirements for the second degree, which requires completion of the Grainger College of Engineering degree.

Agricultural and biological engineering is the application of mathematics, physical and biological science, and engineering to agriculture, food systems, energy, natural resources, the environment, and related biological systems. This program has special emphasis on environmental protection and the biological interface of plants, animals, soils, and microorganisms with the design and performance of environments, machines, mechanisms, processes, and structures. Graduates are employed by industry, consulting firms, and government for research, education, and manufacturing.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural & Biological Engineering


department website: https://abe.illinois.edu/undergraduate/

department faculty: Agricultural & Biological Engineering Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

college websites: https://aces.illinois.edu/ and https://grainger.illinois.edu/


email: abe@illinois.edu


Students pursuing this major select one of two concentrations:

for the dual degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural & Biological Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in Agricultural & Biological Engineering


While completing the Agricultural & Biological Engineering, B.S. the student takes additional classes in ACES for the BSAG degree. The student is in ACES in years 1 and 2, transferring to The Grainger College of Engineering for years 3 through 5. The curriculum for the additional classes to complete the BSAG degree is as follows:

Agricultural & Biological Engineering, BSAG Requirements in addition to completion of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, B.S.

Communication3
Public Speaking
Biological Sciences Coursework; choose 4 hours from: 14
Intro to Animal Sciences
Cells, Metabolism and Genetics
Cellular Metabolism in Animals
Behavior of Domestic Animals
Dairy Herd Management
Beef Production
Sheep and Goat Production
Pork Production
Poultry Science
Zoo Animal Conservation Sci
Comparative Immunobiology
General Physical Meteorology
Climate Processes
Elementary Organic Chemistry I
and Elementary Organic Chem Lab I 2
Inorganic Chemistry
Elementary Organic Chem II
Chemistry of the Environment
Green Chemistry
Introduction to Crop Sciences
Biotechnology in Agriculture
Genetic Engineering Lab
Applied Entomology
Plant Genetics
Forage Crops & Pasture Ecology
Bioenergy Crops
Crop Growth and Management
Plants and Global Change
Principles of Agroecology
Mgmt of Field Crop Insects
The Science of Food and How it Relates to You
Food Chemistry
Food Chemistry Laboratory
FSHN 461
Food & Industrial Microbiology
Physical Geology
Environmental Geology
Introduction to Horticulture
Greenhouse Mgmt and Production
Planting for Biodiversity and Aesthetics
Vegetable Crop Production
Small Fruit Production
Tree Fruit Production
Postharvest Handling Hort Crop
Horticultural Physiology
Urban Food Production
Introduction to Plant Biology
Organismal & Evolutionary Biol
and Organismal & Evol Biol Lab
Ecology
Animal Behavior
Plant Systematics
Bioinspiration
Plant Physiology
Biogeography
Insect Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology
Insect Pest Management
Environ Toxicology & Health
Pesticide Toxicology
Introductory Microbiology
and Intro Microbiology Laboratory
Molec & Cellular Basis of Life
and Molec & Cellular Laboratory 2
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anat & Physiol Lab I
Molecular Genetics
and Exp Techniqs in Molecular Biol
Cells, Tissues & Development
and Exp Techniqs in Cellular Biol
Microbiology
and Experimental Microbiology
Introduction to Neurobiology
Genetics and Disease
Introductory Biochemistry
Introductory Soils
Applied Ecology
Fish and Wildlife Ecology
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
Env and Plant Ecosystems
Restoration Ecology
Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation
Env and Sustainable Dev
Pedology
Environmental Microbiology
Soil Chemistry
Soil Fertility and Fertilizers
PLPA 204
Plant Disease Diagnosis & Mgmt
PLPA 407
Agricultural Sciences Coursework 315
Free Electives 4
Total hours required to receive an Agricultural and Biological Engineering, BS and an Agricultural and Biological Engineering, BSAG158