What will I learn?

Our Biological Engineering (BE) program helps students prepare for careers in which they apply engineering principles to biological systems. We have a solid base of traditional engineering courses mixed with exposure in chemistry/biochemistry and the biological sciences. The electives in the BE program allow the student to focus an emphasis in biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, precision agriculture, or premedical studies. Many of our BE students choose to pursue further education in professional and graduate schools after finishing at Mississippi State. Students graduating over the past ten years have gone on to: Medical School, 25%; Graduate School in Engr (biomedical or environmental), 35%; Employment in Enviro, Biomed, Ag, and other Engr jobs, 30%; and other grad schools (MBA, dental, vet, law, etc), 10%.

Most of the jobs available to B.S. graduates of Biological Engineering are in the environmental area. We advise students interested in biomedical engineering to consider attending graduate school in order to be more competitive in the job market.

Undergraduate Biological Engineering students may choose the base biological engineering or from the following concentration and emphasis areas:

biological engineering

biomedical engineering concentration

environmental engineering emphasis

precision agriculture/agricultural systems emphasis

premedical studies emphasis

In addition, undergraduate students may also choose to minor in leadership or other areas, and several certificate programs in the Bagley College of Engineering are also available for interested students.

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (128 hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Mississippi State University

Starkville Campus, 25 Old Main,

101 Montgomery Hall,



39762, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of Secondary school credentials and college credits from non-U.S. institutions.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of Diploma from secondary school or secondary leaving examination.

English Language Proficiency

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum band score of 6.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum 525 for paper-based test, 197 for computer-based test, and 71 for Internet-based test
  • English portion of the ACT: minimum 19.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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