Undergraduate Program

Program Overview

Two specializations are offered for our bachelor of science degree at the undergraduate level include Biological Engingeering and Agricultural Operations Management. Students who have an interest in engineering, biology, packaging, the management of commerical businesses or agricultural and environmental systems can choose a major that fits their career goals.

  • Biological Engingeering
    Biological Engineering graduates help design processes, structures, and equipment to protect water, soil, wetlands and ecosystems, or develop new biofuels and biotech products.There are four concentrations avalible in the Biological Engineering program:
    • Biosystems Engineering
    • Land and Water Resources Engineering
    • Packaging Engineering
    • Agricultural Production Engineering
  • Agricultural Operations Management
    Agricultural Operations Management provides students with knowledge and skills in both the technical and business aspects of management for a variety of commercial and family-owned operations including energy and environmental systems, agricultural production, and technical sales.

Minors

Combined Degree Program

The combined degree is a program through which highly qualified students work toward a Master of Engineering or Master of Science degree while obtaining their Bachelor of Science degree.

Complete the 'Combined Degree Program Request' form from the UF Registrar's website.

Biological Engineering Requirements

BE students must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Combined Degree Program:

  • Senior status (4EG)
  • Minimum upper division GPA of 3.3
  • Completion of pre-engineering coursework and 20 credit hours of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and ABE department core
  • Satisfy the Graduate School and Department's Graduate Committee Program admission requirements

Students interested in the approved BE/BME degree can review information at http://bme.ufl.edu/academics/combined

Agricultural Operations Management Requirements

AOM students must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Combined Degree Program:

  • Completion all course work required in first two years
  • Minimum upper division GPA of 3.3
  • Completion 75 hours in AOM curriculum requirements
  • Satisfy the Graduate School and Department's Graduate Committee Program admission requirements

Restrictions
Required courses may not be substituted, unless by other ABE or AOM courses (Graduate or Undergraduate) with approval of the Department's BS/ME or BS/MS Committee.

Implementation
A committee consisting of the Graduate Coordinator, ABE Undergraduate Coordinator, and the AOM Undergraduate Coordinator will process all applications. The application process will consist of a current transcript and a completed 4/1 application. The committee will make recommendations to the Graduate Committee. The number of graduate courses allowed to double count is limited to 12 hours. Students must have official GRE scores and a completed on-line application to the UF Graduate School by the start of the semester in which they will earn their BS degree.

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