There is no foreign language requirement for any degree; however, due to the international nature of Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science, students are encouraged to take advantage of the language courses offered at the University.

All students are expected to use technical English effectively. Specifically, each student is expected to demonstrate effective oral communication in English as well as technical accuracy at all times. Proficiency will be evaluated during the Comprehensive Exam and defense of the thesis/dissertation examination. Additionally, the student’s thesis/dissertation is expected to be an example of fluent written technical English.