Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, 1947-2018

On August 21, 1945, the Purdue Board of Trustees approved the new Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering degree to be jointly administered by the Schools of Agriculture and Engineering. First to receive the new degree in June 1948 were Walter G. Frantzreb, Kenneth A. Harris, Robert S. Leech, Irving J. Pflug, Floyd W. Reuter, John J. Sulek, Jr. and James D. Thomas.

photo showing Ag Engineering students studying equipment in lab, 1958

Ag Engineering students study equipment in lab, 1958. From e-Archives, Debris Yearbook. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

From 1947-48 through 2017-18, there have been 1,224 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering degrees awarded

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering degrees were awarded exclusively during 1997-98 through 2008-09 in lieu of the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering degree.

To comply with engineering accreditation directives, the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering degree was divided and identified as “Agricultural Engineering” and “Biological Engineering” in the 2007-09 College of Agriculture catalog. Beginning in December of 2009, degrees in both specialties were awarded.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering Degree Recipients, Purdue University, 1947-48 to 2017-18

      YEARS                   B.S.A.E. DEGREES AWARDED

                                                

1947-48 to 1959-60            278

1960-61 to 1969-70            149

1970-71 to 1979-80            160

1980-81 to 1989-90            236

1990-91 to 1996-97            208

2009-10 to 2017-18            193





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