Biological and Agricultural Engineering Careers

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Our Online Master’s of Biological and Agricultural Engineering is primarily focused on the design and restoration of sustainable ecosystems to protect our environment and natural resources. Graduates can expect to find biological and agricultural engineering careers across many different industries working on solutions to problems in a variety of areas.

Career Paths

Advanced degrees and certificates in biological and agricultural engineering provide a solid foundation for the following career paths:

Roles and Job Titles

Our graduate certificate and degree programs prepare you for a wide variety of positions. Learn more about the following commonly held roles and job titles:

Career Advancement

Many of our graduates use this advanced degree program as a springboard to advance their existing careers. This is especially true for graduates of environmental science programs who enjoy the outdoor work, protecting the environment and working on projects like stream restoration, green infrastructure, wetland design, wetland restoration or urban stormwater infrastructure.

After 3 to 5 years, these employees find they cannot be promoted because the next step requires an engineering degree. A Master’s of Biological and Agricultural Engineering degree allows them to do the design work rather than just the installation. The engineer can sign (“seal”) legal documents once they become a licensed Professional Engineer.

Designed for the working professional, the flexible 30-hour degree program has no advisory committee, no final exam and no seminar requirement. Learn more about the online master’s degree program to see how this degree can advance your career.

In some cases, employees only need a graduate certificate to qualify for advancement. Discover how the Graduate Certificate in the Design and Analysis of Environmental Systems can enhance a career in watershed assessment and restoration and associated positions.

Typical Employers

Our graduates typically work with one of the following:

  • U.S. and State Departments of Agriculture
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • State Departments of Transportation
  • State environmental and conservation agencies
  • Local public works departments


  • Environmental design and consulting
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Water treatment
  • Architecture firms
  • Builders / developers
  • Forest products
  • Local and regional utility districts

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