The Master of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (MBAE) degree offered online at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is designed for non-traditional students who do not plan to work as researchers. Although the program centers on environmental engineering, it also accommodate students who are interested in bioprocess engineering. Students are required to complete 30 credit hours, but they are not required to complete a thesis. Graduates may pursue careers as biological or agricultural engineers upon graduation with possible careers in soli and water conservation, ecosystem management, recycling or pollution control.
In the biological sciences department, you can choose a major or minor in Biology, Botany, or Zoology. Students who major in Biology may elect to specialize in one of several emphases: Cellular/Molecular Biology, Ecology & Biodiversity, Environmental Biology, General Biology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, or Science Education (Life Science Teacher Preparation). All majors emphasize hands-on learning and personal interaction with faculty members. Many courses take advantage of the outstanding natural environment surrounding Humboldt State. Programs are structured to allow latitude for student choice in developing a program suitable to individual needs. There are also many opportunities for independent and faculty-mentored studies.
This major is designed to provide students with the fundamental courses required for entry into: schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy; . programs in the biomedical sciences; and biotech research, teaching, medical technology, patent law, physical therapy, nutrition, and nursing. The core classes required of all human biology majors provide the student with the basic principles that help us understand normal human physiology and the molecular basis of human disease. The course options in human physiology, human disease, and biomedical-related laboratories provide the students with educational breadth while still allowing them considerable flexibility in tailoring their course of study to suit their educational goals.