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Degrees in Biological Engineering

Our department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in biological engineering.

Study biological systems and integrate them with fundamental principles of engineering for the purpose of designing processes and systems that influence, control or utilize biological materials and organisms to benefit humanity.

Blending the study of engineering with biology, chemistry, math, and physics, the Biological Engineering program prepares you to solve engineering problems in biotechnology, agriculture, environment, natural resources, medicine and pharmaceutics.

Design components, systems and processes for areas like healthcare technology, precision agriculture, sustainable bioenergy and environmental remediation. Much of your education takes place in the laboratory.

Fast Facts
Fast Facts

  • No. 1 Best Value Public University in the West – ranked for the second year in a row by U.S. News and World Report. We’re also the only public university in Idaho to be ranked best value by Forbes, Money, and The Princeton Review.
  • Top 7 in the Nation for “infusing real-world experiences into engineering education” through our undergraduate Senior Capstone Design Program – National Academy of Engineering
  • Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
  • 90% Graduate with Jobs or are enrolled in graduate education or military service – First Destination Survey
  • Highest Salary Earnings for early- and mid-career undergraduate degree recipients than any other public university in Idaho – Payscale
  • More Scholarships Awarded than any 4-year public engineering college in Idaho. – 2020/21 Financial Aid Data
  • Hands-On Experience, Guaranteed ALL U of I College of Engineering students participate in hands-on experiences, through our nationally recognized Senior Capstone Design Program  and Engineering Design EXPO, Cooperative Education Program (Co-op), Idaho’s only Grand Challenge Scholars Program  and paid undergraduate assistantships.

Pioneering Plant-Based Jet Fuels

Student Optimizes Jet Fuel Additives While Reducing Carbon Emissions

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Weather Under an Eclipse

Students Record Gravity Waves Using Weather Balloons

Watch the Field Work

Robotic Arm Rehabilitation

Learn about the projects our students design, test and build

Contact Us

Engineering Physics Building Rm. 419

Mailing Address:

Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844

Phone: 208-885-6182

Fax: 208-885-7908

Email: chembioeng@uidaho.edu