Santa Clara University

bioengineering

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

The major in bioengineering is designed to prepare students for careers in the medical device and biotechnology industries, graduate study in bioengineering, or entry into medical school.

 

B.S. Degree Requirements (minimum 191 units)

In addition to fulfilling the Undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements for the bachelor of science degree, students majoring in bioengineering must complete a minimum of 191 units and the following requirements:

  • iconCore Curriculum

    • CTW 1 & 2
    • C&I 1, 2 & 3
    • RTC 1, 2 & 3
    • Ethics
    • Diversity
    • Social Science
    • ELSJ
    • Pathway

    Students looking for courses that double/triple-dip for Core requirements may consult the following documents:

  • iconEnglish

    ENGL 181, 182

  • iconBioethics

    One course selected from PHIL 7, TESP 157, ENGR 19, BIOL 171, or BIOE 180

  • iconNatural Science

    Medical-device track:
    BIOE 21, 22; CHEM 11, 12, 13, 31; PHYS 31, 32, 33
    Biomolecular track:
    BIOL 21, 24, 25; CHEM 11, 12, 13, 31, 32; PHYS 31, 32, 33
    Pre-med track:
    BIOL 21, 24, 25; CHEM 11, 12, 13, 31, 32, 33; PHYS 31, 32, 33
  • iconMathematics

    MATH 11, 12, 13, 14; AMTH 106, AMTH 108 (or BIOE 120)

  • iconEngineering

    ENGR 1, BIOE 10, ELEN 50, COEN 45 (or 44)

    Medical-device track:
    1. ELEN 21, MECH 10
    2. BIOE 153, 154, 155, 161, 162, 171, 172
    Biomolecular/Pre-med track:
    1. One course from ELEN 21 and MECH 10
    2. Two courses from BIOE 153, 154 and 155
    3. BIOE 162, 163, 175, 176 (for Biomolecular track)
    3. BIOE 162, 163 (or 161), 171 (or BIOL 124), 172 (for Pre-med track)
  • iconSenior Design Project (6 units in an interdisciplinary design project)

  • iconTechnical Elective (TE) Requirements

    The following minimum number of TE units are required for each track: Medical-device track: 15 units; Biomolecular track: 16 units; Pre-med track: 10 units

    Recommended Technical Electives for Medical-device track:
    BIOE 100, 107, 108, 140, 157, 163, 167, 168, 173, 174, 175, 176, 179, 180, 185, 186, 192; COEN 123; ELEN 110, 115, 116, 130, 152, 156, 160; MECH 121, 122, 123, 151; PHYS 161
    Recommended Technical Electives for Biomolecular track:
    BIOE 100, 108, 140, 157, 161, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 177L, 179, 180, 185, 186, 192; one course from BIOE 153, 154, 155 that is not counted as a required course; BIOL 110, 122, 124, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 189; CHEM 33, 111, 141, 142, 143, 151, 152; PHYS 161
    Recommended Technical Electives for Pre-med track:
    BIOE 100, 107, 108, 140, 157, 161 (or 163), 168, 173, 174, 175, 176, 179, 180, 185, 186, 192; one course from BIOE 153, 154, 155 that is not counted as a required course; BIOL 104, 110, 122, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 189; CHEM 111, 141, 142, 143, 151, 152; PHYS 161
 

Minor in Bioengineering

The bioengineering (or biomedical engineering) minor is primarily designed for those students who are interested in the field but are majoring in other disciplines. Particularly, science majors, students completing prerequisites for medical school as part of their undergraduate degree, or engineering majors.

 

Minor Requirements

  • iconBioethics

    One course selected from PHIL 7, TESP 157, ENGR 19, BIOL 171, or BIOE 180

  • iconNatural Science

    BIOL 21, 24, 25 (or BIOE 21, 22); CHEM 11, 12, 13; PHYS 31, 32, 33

  • iconMathematics

    MATH 11, 12, 13, 14

  • iconEngineering

    BIOE 10, ELEN 50 (or PHYS 70), COEN 45 (or 44)
  • iconElectives

    Two courses from the following:
    BIOE 153, 154, 155, 161, 162, 163, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176
 

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