ABET Accreditation

The undergraduate program in biological engineering, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering, is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Visit http://www.abet.org. The program was first accredited by the Engineer's Council for Professional Development, the predecessor to ABET, in 1955 and has retained that status ever since. The date of the next comprehensive review is 2014-2015.

Program Educational Objective

The educational objectives of the Biological Engineering program at the University of Arkansas are to produce graduates to:

  1. successfully practice engineering involving the design and management of sustainable food, water, energy and related biological systems,

  2. make valuable and sustained contributions that benefit employers, communities, Arkansas and the world, and

  3. succeed in continuing professional development or graduate studies, as needed for professional growth.

Student Outcomes

In order to prepare graduates to attain our Educational Objective, the following student outcomes were defined:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.

  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problem.

  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

  7. An ability to communicate effectively.

  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

  11. K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


  • Current Students

  • Graduates of the program

  • Employers of graduates

  • Faculty of the Department