Message from Dr.Verma, Head of the Department:
Welcome to the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Our department resides in the UA Division of Agriculture and UA Colleges of Engineering and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. The department was established in 1920 to support other disciplines in the College of Agriculture, with the professional engineering program offered in 1949. The program was accredited in 1958 and has retained that status ever since. The Department celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first graduate in 1950 on May 11, 2000. We are continually striving to improve our academic programs and refocusing our research and service functions, and have a great partner team in our extension Biological and Agricultural Engineers.
The undergraduate program was revised and approved to a biology-based engineering curriculum and is accredited by ABET as Biological Engineering. This degree prepares students to design engineering solutions for real-world problems in Biological (living) Systems. Engineers trained to apply their expertise to various biological systems have exciting career paths and job opportunities in areas such as ecological stewardship, sustainability, food and agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, bio-energy and bio-security. Our Biological Engineering degree also prepares students to pursue graduate engineering programs in Ecological, Biological and Biomedical Engineering; or enter Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, or Veterinary school.
Our research and extension programs address problems relevant to our stakeholders, not only dealing with food and agriculture, but also in sustaining ecological prosperity for a healthy planet. Please let us know how you can help us and do not hesitate to call (479-575-2351), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or if you are in the area, drop in for a visit. I would be delighted to pursue this further and discuss our plans for a bright and exciting future.