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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioengineering, B.S.

Requirements for the major in bioengineering, B.S. program

Coordinators: Darrin Hanna (SECS) with Shaleish Lal (Biological Sciences)

The program in bioengineering, offered jointly by the School of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Arts and Sciences, leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. It combines training in biology with depth in either computation or engineering. Students should consult with advisers for the majors to be certain they are on track for all requirements.

Course requirements (minimum of 129 total credits)

In order to earn the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in bioengineering, students must complete a minimum of 129 credits, satisfy the general education requirements (see SECS Degree Requirements) and meet the following requirements:

General education – 28 credits

  • Students are required to take PHL 104 - Introduction to Ethics in Science and Engineering  to satisfy the general education requirement in Western Civilization.
  • In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an SECS Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses. 

Professional subjects – 15-16 credits

Professional track 4: electronic devices/signal analysis/bio-sensors

Performance requirements and additional general education notes

In addition to the previously stated requirements, satisfactory completion of the program requires an average grade of at least 2.0 in the courses taken to satisfy the engineering, chemistry, and mathematics and physics requirements. 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 2.0 in courses taken to satisfy the biology, chemistry, mathematical sciences and engineering requirements.