Center for Viticultural Sciences
The mission of the Center for Viticultural Sciences and Small Fruit Research is to conduct research and provide service and support that will help the viticulture industry in Florida to become a viable industry (Florida Viticulture Policy Act, 1978).
Advances in both veterinary medicine technology and technique are the fuel firing the increased demand for well-trained individuals to work as veterinary technologists.
N’guessan hopes to introduce students and educators to the findings on her book to support further scientific research on the topic.
Entomology prepares individuals to seek positions in State and Federal agencies or private businesses that concern themselves with various entomological activities...
Center for Biological Control
The Mission of the Center is to…. generate, apply and transfer innovative, ecologically based solutions to pest problems affecting agriculture, natural resources, and human health while developing the human capacity for continued future innovation...
Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering
Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE) is a branch of engineering which integrates agricultural, biological, chemical, and engineering sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering has two options:
(1) Bioprocessing and Food Engineering
(2) Natural Resources Conservation Engineering
The program provides the students with a strong background in engineering fundamentals by incorporating a series of engineering science courses offered through the College of Engineering. It then provides a professional focus by combining courses in agricultural, biological and chemical engineering. Graduates of the program are prepared for graduate studies in science and engineering, professional studies and/or for work as engineers in industry and government, solving complex engineering problems or designing products and processes.
BASE focuses on solving current problems related to natural resource management and conservation as well as biological and agricultural production and processes. The 128 semester hour curriculum provides BASE students the opportunity to choose one of two major emphasis areas, natural resource conservation engineering or bioprocessing and food engineering. The BASE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in private industry, consulting, government agencies (including local, state, and federal government agencies such as USDA and EPA), graduate programs, medicine and many other fields.
ABE Program Educational Objectives:
The Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering Program will produce graduates who:
- Are successful in graduate or professional study in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and related fields;
- Are successful practitioners in the engineering profession at all levels (e.g. engineering design, management, consulting, engineering education etc);
- Are capable of operating in the global arena to meet societal needs for agricultural, biological, and natural resource systems; and
- Have a sense of professional and societal responsibility.
ABE Teaching Program Outcomes:
The following expected outcomes of ABE engineering teaching program have been established by ABET to demonstrate that graduates attain the following outcomes:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) 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
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The CESTA Course Catalog can be viewed online by accessing the University General Course Catalog on page 137.