Biological & Agricultural Technology Management Major

Auburn University

Date Posted: Feb. 3, 2020
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Disciplines: Agriculture, Engineering
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The goal of the Biological and Agricultural Technology Management program (BATM) is to produce graduates that use technology to solve problems. BATM graduates are practical problem solvers because of their hands-on training and their broad background in science, technology and management. With world population projected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, graduates from technology management majors such as BATM will manage the complex technologies in agricultural and biological production and manufacturing systems that will provide the needed healthy food, clean water and affordable energy in a healthy environment for citizens. BATM graduates will also acquire skills that are transferable to other sectors that rely heavily on technology such as automotive and manufacturing industries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, technology and applied sciences to agriculture and technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  • Conduct industry specific standard tests and measurements; conduct experiments relative to agriculture and technology, and analyze and interpret data
  • Identify and develop solutions to applied science and technology problems in the biological and agricultural fields
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • Communicate effectively in technical and non-technical environments
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in agricultural, business, and technology situations and make informed judgements
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of technology solutions in a societal, global, environmental, and societal context through reflection, writing, and e-portfolios