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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Bioengineering, B.S.

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The B.S. in Bioengineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering Program Criteria. 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 all listed requirements for the following sections: Mathematics & Sciences, Engineering Core, and Required Professional Subjects.

Students will also broaden their knowledge in a specific area of Bioengineering by completing elective courses in the professional tracks requirement.

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.

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Requirements for bioengineering, B.S.

General education - 28 credits

In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements   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; see Mathematics and sciences section)

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

  • Arts
  • Language and Culture
  • Global Perspective
  • Literature
  • Natural Science and Technology (satisfied by EGR 2400 or EGR 2500; see Engineering Core)
  • Social Science (satisfied by ECN 1500, ECN 2010, or ECN 2020; see Additional Major Requirements)
  • Western Civilization (satisfied by PHL 1310 - Introduction to Ethics in Science and Engineering; see Additional Major Requirements)


  • Knowledge Applications (satisfied by MTH 1555, see Mathematics and Sciences)
  • Capstone (satisfied by BE 4999; see Required professional subjects)

U.S. Diversity:

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

Writing Intensive:

  • Writing Intensive in the Major (satisfied by BE 4999; see Required Professional Subjects)
  • Writing Intensive in General Education (may be met by an approved course in the Explorations area)

Additional Major Requirements:

All bioengineering students must meet the following requirements. Courses from these selections can meet general education exploration areas above.

  • Professional Ethics: PHL 1310 - Introduction to Ethics in Science and Engineering
  • Economics: Choose one from ECN 1500, ECN 2010, or ECN 2020

Professional Tracks

Students must complete 16 credits of elective courses from the professional tracks below. Courses can be selected from within one track if the student has a particular area of interest or any combination of courses listed under different tracks. A minimum of 12 credits used toward the professional track requirement must be from courses with engineering-based material.

Track 3: Molecular Engineering

Track 4: Tissue Engineering

No Track Option

  • Any 16 credits chosen from the tracks above. A minimum of 12 credits must be engineering-based material

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. At the time that major standing is approved, students with majors of Pre-Bioengineering will have their major changed to Bioengineering. Approval of both a major standing application and change of major to Bioengineering is required prior to enrolling in any 3000- or higher-level courses.

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 1510 .

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 courses listed in A and B above

D)  have not attempted any course listed in A and B above more than three times.

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: mathematics and sciences, engineering core, required professional subjects, and professional tracks and a grade of C or better in the research project/capstone design course (BE 4999). For required professional subjects 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.

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

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