The Bioproducts and Biosystems Science, Engineering and Management (BBSEM) graduate program provides a strong foundation in the basic sciences, engineering and management. BBSEM provides opportunities for cutting-edge research in many areas addressing the sustainable use of renewable resources and enhancement of the environment. Students can specialize and focus their research in one of many areas including: renewable energy, biomaterials, bioplastics and polymers, biocatalysis, food safety and security, advanced food processing, land and water resources, water quality, air quality, precision agriculture, sustainability analysis and management and much more.

The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (BBE) has 8 key strategic research areas covering a broad spectrum of topics and internationally recognized faculty to guide student's research.

Prospective Students

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Check out the BBSEM Admission Requirements and then the Application Instructions.

To read about what current BBSEM graduate students are researching, visit our Graduate Student Directory.

Funding Opportunities

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There are a variety of funding opportunities available to BBSEM students, including fellowships and research and teaching assistantships.


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Check out this list of on-campus resources to assist with all aspects of your education.