Apr 21, 2018
Requirements for the major in engineering biology, B.S. program
Coordinator: Shailesh K. Lal (Biological Sciences)
Advisers: Shailesh K. Lal (Biological Sciences), Mohammad Siadat (Engineering)
The engineering biology major degree program is offered jointly by the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, and by the School of Engineering and Computer Sciences. To earn the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in engineering biology, students must complete a minimum of 130 credits, satisfy writing requirement (also see Undergraduate degree requirements) and meet the following requirements:
General education – 24 credits
Core courses – 86 credits
*These course sequences satisfy the general education requirements for the formal reasoning, natural science/technology and knowledge applications categories.
Professional Subjects – 15-16 credits
Professional Track 1: Bioinformatics
Required: (Choose four courses including BIO 443 and CSE 461 )
Professional Track 2: Biomedical and Biophysical Engineering**
Required: (Choose four courses)
Professional Track 3: Computational Biology
Professional Track 4: Electronic Devices/Signal Analysis/Bio-sensors**
In addition to the required courses, students are strongly encouraged to consult their faculty adviser for advice on taking more advanced courses related to this emerging track.
Professional Track 5: Molecular Engineering Biology
Choose four (Choice must include BIO 319 , BIO 423 and BIO 441 ):
Free Electives – 4-5 credits
Students can use the free electives credit to satisfy the writing requirements.
130 credits total
Students in this program are not required to complete the College of Arts and Sciences exploratory requirements, but must complete the general education requirements including capstone and writing intensive courses. In addition, this program requires an average grade of 2.00 in courses taken to satisfy the biology, chemistry, mathematical sciences and engineering requirements.
In addition to the previously stated requirements, satisfactory completion of the program requires an average grade of at least 2.00 in the courses taken to satisfy the engineering, chemistry, and mathematics and physics requirements.