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Bioresource Science and Engineering

Bioresource Science and Engineering (BSE) is an accredited engineering program in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the UW.

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BSE brochure – learn more about the program
Curriculum – what courses do BSE students take?
FAQ – find answers to all of your questions!

Our mission

BSE’s mission is to lead nationally and internationally in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for the bioresources segment of the world economy. The program emphasizes the application of mathematics, chemistry and engineering to paper and related bioresource-based industries, and our students learn the fundamental science and engineering of biomass and conversion processes.

Accreditation

The BSE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, making it the only accredited engineering program outside of the College of Engineering at the UW.

About the major

The major is designed for students seeking training in chemical and physical sciences, and chemical engineering as applied to manufacturing fiber products, fuels and chemicals from biomass resources. It emphasizes the application of mathematics, chemistry and engineering to paper and related bioresource-based industries, and our students learn the fundamental science and engineering of biomass and conversion processes.