B.S. Biological Engineering
Technical Problems in Biological Systems
Produce creative and effective solutions to problems in systems that involve plants, animals, microorganisms and biological materials.
Work alongside faculty and industry on design, environmental control and monitoring, non-point source pollution abatement, bioremediation, hydrology and water quality control, food processing and other issues facing our biologically complex, interconnected and changing world.
- Bioenergy and Biofuels
- Waste Treatment and Biomaterials
- Biomedical Engineering
- Cell and Tissue Engineering
- Drug and Gene Delivery
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Food Processing
- Neural Imaging and Modeling
- Precision Agriculture
- Water Quality Sustainability
- No. 1 Best Value Public University in the West – ranked 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.
- 91% Graduate with Jobs or are enrolled in graduate education or military service – Career Outcomes 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. – 2019/20 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.
The Biological Engineering undergraduate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Making Strides in Tissue Engineering
According to the National Institutes of Health, there are more than 16 million reported tendon injuries in the U.S. each year. Research at U of I aims to better understand tendon tissue formation and engineer replacements and regenerative therapies.