A BSE student working in the paper lab

The Bioresource Science and Engineering (BSE) is an capacity-constrained major, which means students must complete all of the minimum requirements to apply. Admission is not guaranteed because space is limited. Learn more about how admissions works with a capacity-constrained degree.

BSE curriculum is compatible with a fifth-year, double degree with chemical engineering and provides extensive faculty contact and active student groups and is an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Please contact chemical engineering student advisors if you plan to apply for a double-degree in BSE and chemical engineering.

The BSE program focuses on the development of process engineers who optimize the manufacture of value added products from sustainable natural resources. Students learn the fundamentals of science and engineering related to the conversion of biomass to fuels, chemicals, and pulp and paper products. The BSE program has a strong research component.

The 2018-19 BSE Course Schedule, the BSE Course Checklist and a number of other important documents relevant to students in the program can be found on the BSE Courses page.

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