Requirements for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Major
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
(Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology)
You must receive a “C” or better in ENGL 277.
Technical Electives permit you to concentrate on your applied technical area of interest.
You must take these courses, with the exception that you may choose to replace one of
these 4 Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering courses with 4 additional technical
elective credits (300 or higher in the College of Engineering) in addition to the basic
technical elective requirements described below.
Environmental Science and Engineering Specialization:
The Environmental Science and Engineering Specialization is an interdisciplinary specialization with faculty and courses from the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Systems Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Management programs. The specialization is open to students with majors in any of the aforementioned programs and its goal is to incorporate the biological and ecological features of the involved programs to provide students with an interdisciplinary experience. Students from this specialization will be well prepared to apply the engineering, science, and environmental management aspects of each of these existing programs to engineer environmentally sustainable systems. Students graduating from the specialization will have that distinction noted on their transcript. Every student in this specialization is required to take four classes that are unique to the specialization. In addition to the required classes, restrictive prerequisites on selected technical electives in the various participating programs will be relaxed allowing students in this specialization access that was formerly not available.
* The 30 credit Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGRs) must be completed as part of a student’s first 64 credits.
** South Dakota State University has an 8-9 credit Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGRs).
(G) Globalization Requirement.
(AW) Advanced Writing Requirement.
Students must take the proficiency examination after completing 48 credits. English 101, and a course in each of the General Education areas of social science, mathematics, natural science, and humanities and arts must be taken prior to taking this exam.