The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering offers a major in Biological Systems Engineering (EBS) and minors in Geographic Information Systems; Energy, Science and Technology; Energy Policy, Energy Efficiency, and Precision Agriculture.
Biological Systems Engineering Major
Biological Systems Engineering (EBS) majors apply the principles of engineering to the discipline of biology. At its core, engineering is about creating solutions to problems. Biological systems engineers are no different. EBS majors become engineers of biology and biological systems.
Biological systems engineers are trying to solve some of the most important and difficult challenges humanity faces in order to create a cleaner, more sustainable future.
Students graduating with a B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering from UC Davis are prepared to:
- Apply life sciences in engineering at the biochemical, cellular, organism, and ecosystem levels
- Solve biological systems engineering problems while employed in the private or public sector
- Consider the environmental and social consequences of their engineering activities
- Communicate effectively with professional colleagues and public constituencies
- Act in an ethical manner
- Continue their education in a changing professional world
Graduates pursue a wide range of careers in biotechnology, medicine, energy, forest management, government, academia, and others. EBS majors strive to better themselves and the world.