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Biological and Agricultural Engineering Programs Continue to Shine in Rankings

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The undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering are running at peak performance, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2024 rankings.

The department’s graduate program in biological and agricultural engineering climbed one spot to No. 3, while the undergraduate program comes in at No. 7. The College of Engineering, which jointly administers the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, ranked 27th on the publication’s list for Best Engineering Schools.

The undergraduate program offers the following degrees and concentrations:

Graduate programs include the Master of Science (M.S.) in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, which is intended for graduate students interested in advanced research, and the Master of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, a non-thesis degree designed to prepare students for professional engineering careers that can be completed online or in the classroom. The Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering is for students interested in advanced coursework as well as independent study and research.

Rankings compare schools and their programs based on research activities, faculty resources, academic achievements of entering students, and assessments by other engineering schools and employers. Last fall, NC State achieved its highest-ever ranking on U.S. News and World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges list, placing 28th overall among the top public universities in the country.