Biosystems Engineering: Environmental and Natural Resources, BSBE

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 128

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I 13
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A) 14
MATH 2153Calculus II (A) 13
MATH 2163Calculus III 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1414General Chemistry for Engineers (LN)4
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Any course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)3
Additional General Education
Any course designated (A) or (N)3
Hours Subtotal45
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Basic Science
PHYS 2014General Physics (LN) 14
PHYS 2114General Physics (LN) 14
MATH 2233Differential Equations3
Engineering & Engineering Science 2
ENGR 1332Engineering Design with CAD for MAE2
ENSC 2113Statics 13
ENSC 2143Strength of Materials3
ENSC 2213Thermodynamics3
ENSC 2613Introduction to Electrical Science3
ENSC 3233Fluid Mechanics 13
Biosystems Engineering
BAE 1012Introduction to Biosystems Engineering2
BAE 1022Experimental Methods in Biosystems Engineering2
BAE 2013Modeling in Biosystems Engineering 13
BAE 2023Physical Properties of Biological Materials 13
Hours Subtotal38
Major Requirements
Common Professional School
STAT 4033Engineering Statistics3
or STAT 4073 Engineering Statistics with Design of Experiments
IEM 3503Engineering Economic Analysis3
BAE 3013Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Systems3
BAE 3023Instruments and Controls3
BAE 3213Energy and Power in Biosystems Engineering3
BAE 4001Professional Practice in Biosystems Engineering1
BAE 4012Senior Engineering Design Project I2
BAE 4023Senior Engineering Design Project II3
Specific Professional School
BAE 4314Design Hydrology4
BAE 4324Water Quality Engineering4
NREM 2013Ecology of Natural Resources3
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
Hours Subtotal36
Select 9 hours of engineering and/or science electives to be selected from an approved list upon consultation with an advisor9
Hours Subtotal9
Total Hours128

Courses that must be completed prior to admission to professional school.


Complete ENSC 2113 Statics, ENSC 3233 Fluid Mechanics, and 2 other ENSC courses prior to admission to Professional School.

Other Requirements

  • Admission to Professional School is required.
  • Refer to the OSU Catalog corresponding to your matriculation date for detailed admission requirements.
  • A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required in each course that is a prerequisite for a major course.
  • Students are required to complete the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam prior to graduation.
  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.