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Thank you for your interest in joining one of the top five undergraduate Biological Systems Engineering programs in the nation! We are deeply committed to welcoming every student as a part of our family and supporting you from application to graduation and beyond.

If you'd like to read more about what Biological Systems Engineering majors do, please see our Program Overview.

Applications for UC Davis are all completed through the UC Davis Admissions Office. Visit the UC Davis Admissions site for information about majors, cost, how to apply and more.


Undergraduate students in BAE work hand-in-hand with faculty. There are opportunities for research in biotechnical engineering, agricultural and natural resources engineering, and food engineering. Additionally, students receive supportive tutoring options as well as the possibility for internships. Becoming an engineer of biology affords students with countless opportunities during and after their time at UC Davis

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Whether it's a grant, scholarship, work-study, or loan, UC Davis strives to make education affordable to all. Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Website or take a look at the Financial Aid Calculator.

fifty-six percent of students have system-wide tuition and fees covered by gift aidfifty-one percent of students graduated debt freeseventy-five percent of student aid comes in the form of grants scholarships and work-study