The Biological & Ecological Engineering (BEE) Department mission is to achieve national and international recognition as a center of excellence for integrated research and education in the programs broadly defined as Ecological Engineering, Biological Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering while maintaining strong outreach links to the agricultural and natural resources communities.
The department resides in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and the academic programs are conducted in collaboration with the College of Engineering.
The department faculty are leaders in their fields with common interests in ecological, environmental, biological, and water resource systems. The department comprises about 15 faculty members and instructors, 7 staff members and research associates, 30 graduate students, and 110 undergraduate students
The BEE Department offers academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. At the undergraduate level, students can pursue a B.S. in Ecological Engineering. Our graduate students can participate in one of two programs, the BEE-hosted Biological & Ecological Engineering graduate program (M.S. and Ph.D) or the interdisciplinary Water Resources Graduate Program (M.S. and Ph.D).
Industry Advisory Board
Our BEE Industry Advisory Board members serve the department in an advisory role, helping us with program planning, decision making, and direction setting. Board membership also provides many opportunities for close association with department faculty and students. Please visit the advisory board webpage for more information.