School Name

Department of Agriculture

Department Name

Main Content

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

The market-driven Agricultural Engineering program prepares students to meet the demand for more efficient means of production in the agriculture industry. The program is designed to produce graduates who can apply knowledge of engineering and biological science to agricultural problems related to power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation and the processing of agricultural products.

Graduates will be able to work as agricultural, sales or environmental engineers. They can also find jobs as environmental scientists and specialists or food scientists and technologists.

The degree program is offered with three options:
  • The Power and Machinery track challenges students’ creative minds to develop and improve the next generation of agricultural equipment. Upon completion, students may pursue careers in fields associated with hydraulic engineering.

  • The Agricultural Production Systems track focuses on aspects of animal and plant production, including structural development and analysis and environmental control and air quality issues associated with housed animals and plants. This track prepares students for careers in agricultural chemistry, large irrigation systems work and management, soil fertility treatment, biological pest control and agricultural commodities.

  • The Soil and Water Systems track emphasizes the design and evaluation of conservation systems. Students learn how to mitigate and improve the environmental impacts of production and agriculture. Upon graduation, students have the knowledge to become water resource specialists, wastewater engineers, environmental engineers and soil and water conservationists.
For more information, see the Agricultural Engineering curriculum plan.

Contact Us

Dr. Tracy V. Dunbar
Department Chair / Professor
Phone: (870)-575-7142

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive
Mail Slot 4913
Pine Bluff, AR 71601