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Regret my decision? possible bioresource engineer

zach99zach99 Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
edited March 2011 in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
So I got into Cal poly slo for earth science. I love slo and i can see myself going into some kind of earth science. But for the sake of what-ifs, I did some research and began thinking that i could have applied for engineering and I could have gone into environmental engineering...
I have a 1400 (cr and math) sat and a 4.35 gpa for the CSUs...could I have gotten in forsure? or was i smart to go with earth science, which is a definite interest?

BTW can anyone tell me about bioresource engineering? it is in the AGI college... it seems to connect biology and basics of engineering, but i think its meant for those interested in applying it to the agriculture industry, not environmentalism in general.
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Replies to: Regret my decision? possible bioresource engineer

  • bjornredtailbjornredtail Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
    If I were you (knowing what I know on the matter of changing major), I would go to the advising websites of each of the programs you are interested in. Take a look at the "flowchart". It says which classes you will be taking when. Also take a look at the required classes list. Then, dig out the course catalog and look at the descriptions of those classes. Based on that information, ask yourself which sounds more interesting. I know that's only half the answer you are looking for, but it's about as good as you are going to get short of acctually doing it.
  • rxcat85rxcat85 Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    I think I can answer your question of the BRAE (bioresource/ag engineering) major, since my son is in that major. There is quite a lot of overlap between the two majors. The BRAE faculty is composed of both ME and CE professors. Like bjorn stated, check out the curriculum flow charts for both majors. Check out this website to see what ag engineers do, Public Affairs. (Sorry I couldn't link it).

    My son's gpa wouldn't gotten him into ME, so this was the next best/closest major. He's wants to specialize in power/machinery. He can take any ME class as electives provided he meets the prereqs.

    Brae majors are quite involved in water resource/waste management if that's your interest. But the major is very broad, probably broader than ME. You can find work as either a CE ,ME or AG engineer.

    Son is not an AG person, he's a city boy. But states all the kids in his major are quite chill and don't get into anyone's business. He's gotten involved with the quarter scale tractor building and has used solidworks to design some parts of the tractor. He's also been helping out at the popular BRAE student's weekly BBQ down at the AG engineering building. Even he had to admit that the BRAE department is one of the friendliest departments at poly!
  • zach99zach99 Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Thank you both for answering
    Bjorn, I will definitely check out the the flowcharts for all my interested majors.

    rxcat, I am definitely interested in water resource.
    Thanks for your info. I am lucky to have heard from someone with a connection.
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