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Biological Engineering Program Overview

Biological Engineer in lab. She is mixing chemicals

Biological Engineering

combines the principles of biology, engineering, and technology to create solutions for real-world problems in areas of medicine, energy, food, and more. Biological engineers are at the forefront of engineering innovation, developing bio-based fuels, plastics, sensors, and pharmaceuticals. The BE program at USU gives students hands on experiences in the lab and field where our researchers are creating new engineering technologies that make everyday life better for all of us.


BE undergraduate students present their research at national and international conferences and competitions • Over 80% of USU BE students who apply to medical school are accepted • Classes have a small student-teacher ratio • Biological Engineering offers a concurrent BS/MS degree


Medical • Pharmaceutical • Environmental • Biomaterials • Biosensors • Synthetic Biology • Metabolic Engineering • Biophotonics • Tissue Engineering


ARUP Laboratories • Myriad Genetics • Guthrie Medical • Thermo-Fisher Scientific • Centers for Disease Control • BD Medical • WesTech • GE Medical • Sandia National Laboratory • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals • Biofire • Fresenius Medical