First Year Students
Freshmen are advised by College of Engineering advisors, but after declaring a major, all biosystems engineering students are advised by biosystems engineering advisors.
Second Year Students
Sophomores are advised by Dr. Modenbach, who serves as both Academic and Career Advisor.
Third and Fourth Year Students
During junior and senior years, biosystems engineering students receive advising from two advisors. The Career Advisor helps students with career development; the Academic Advisor ensures students are taking the correct courses to graduate.
The Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), currently Dr. Crofcheck, serves as Academic Advisor to juniors and seniors. As Academic Advisor, the DUS is responsible for ensuring that students are on track to graduate. Either Dr. Modenbach or Dr. Crofcheck review student schedules for accuracy and notify students of any issues before the semester starts.
Students are assigned a faculty member who serves as their Career Advisor. Advising assignments are made by matching the faculty member’s area of specialization with the student’s desired career path. The Career Advisor provides advice about topics such as choosing technical electives, possible internships and co-ops, and graduate school, when appropriate.
Career Advisors for Juniors and Seniors:
- Machine Systems: Dr. Joe Dvorak or Dr. Michael Sama
- Bioenvironmental: Dr. Carmen Agouridis
- All other students: Dr. Czarena Crofcheck
All students are welcome to consult the DUS about questions regarding any issue, especially issues that are not specialty-specific.
- Schedule a Tour
- Cooperative Education
- Elbert C. Ray eStudio (writing and presentation assistance)
- Engineering Career Services (including internships)
- Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Resources for Success
The following College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) links may be useful: