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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioengineering, B.S.

Requirements for bioengineering, B.S.

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 including satisfying general education requirements. Bioengineering students must also complete Mathematics & Sciences (52 credits), Engineering Core (21 credits), and Bioengineering Required (12 credits) courses. Students will broaden knowledge in a specific area of Bioengineering by electing a sequence of courses in professional option tracks to satisfy the Bioengineering electives requirement (16 credits). Alternatively, students may elect any combination of courses listed under these professional option tracks to meet this requirement as long as 12 credits are from courses with engineering-based material.

General education - 28 credits

The General Education Requirements are comprised of three parts: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. In addition, U.S. Diversity requirements must also be met. For details, refer to the General Education section of the catalog. In order to satisfy both general education and other program requirements, in some of the general education areas students should select from the courses listed below:


  • Writing Foundations - WRT 1060  
  • Formal Reasoning (Satisfied by MTH 1554  for engineering majors; see Mathematics and sciences section)

Explorations: One course from each of the seven Explorations areas:


  • Knowledge Applications (satisfied by MTH 1555  for engineering majors)
  • Capstone and Writing Intensive in the Major - ECE 4999  
  • Writing Intensive in General Education (may be met by an approved course in the Explorations area)

US. Diversity:

  • May be met by an approved course in the Explorations area

*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 Option Tracks - 16 credits

Major Standing

To enroll in 3000 or higher-level courses and to become candidates for the B.S. in Bioengineering, students must gain major standing. An application for major standing should be submitted prior to intended enrollment in 3000 or higher-level courses. Forms may be obtained from the SECS Undergraduate advising office or from the SECS website.

To gain major standing and be considered for a degree in Bioengineering, students must:

A) have an average of at least C in the following mathematics and sciences courses: BIO 1200 , BIO 1201 , MTH 1554 , MTH 1555 , APM 2555 , CHM 1440 , and PHY 1610  

B) have an average of at least C in the following engineering core courses: EGR 1200 EGR 1400 , EGR 2400 , EGR 2500 , EGR 2600 , and EGR 2800 .

C) have no more than two grades below C in the required courses in A and B above;

D) have not attempted any course listed in A and B above more than three times. Students may petition to repeat a course a fourth time; and

E) have not repeated more than three different courses listed in A and B. Courses in which a W (withdrawal) grade is recorded will not be counted.

Conditional major standing may be granted in the semester in which the student will complete the courses listed in A and B above.

Performance requirements

Satisfactory completion of the program requires a GPA of at least 2.0 within each group: namely, mathematics and sciences, engineering core, Bioengineering required, and professional tracks. For Bioengineering required and professional track courses, at most two grades below C are permitted, at most two different courses may be repeated, and a total of three attempts per course are permitted.

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.

Sample Bioengineering schedule

Students may follow a schedule such as the one indicated below

Freshman year

Sophomore year

Junior year

Senior year

Fall semester -16 credits

  • Professional track (4)
  • Professional track (4)
  • Professional track (4)
  • General Education (4)
Winter semester - 12 credits