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Undergraduate

Our Bachelor of Science program is great preparation for medical school, a career in the medical device or biotechnology industries, as well as graduate school.

You’ll begin the program with Introduction to Bioengineering where you’ll learn the basics of how to apply engineering methods and science to problems in biology and medicine, and then become more specialized as you take upper division courses in your area of emphasis: biomolecular, medical device, or pre-med.

During your final year you’ll have the chance to apply what you’ve learned in your Senior Design Project and thesis based on original research.

 

B.S. Degree Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements, students majoring in bioengineering must complete a minimum of 191 units across mathematics, ethics, and engineering courses:

 

ENGL 181

One course from BIOE 180, BIOL 171, ENGR 19, PHIL 7, PHIL 111, or TESP 157

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

MATH 11, 12, 13, 14

AMTH 106

BIOE 120 (or AMTH 108)

ENGR 1

ELEN 50

COEN 45 (or 44)

BIOE 10

Medical-device track

ELEN 21

MECH 10

BIOE 153, 154, 155, 161, 162, 171, 174

Biomolecular track

ELEN 21 or MECH 10

BIOE 153, 162, 163, 172, 175, 176

 

Pre-med track

ELEN 21 or MECH 10

BIOE 153, (154 or 155) 162, (161 or 163), 171, 172

6 units in an interdisciplinary design project

BIOE 194, 195, 196

The following minimum number of TE units are required for each track:

Medical-device track - 15 units

BIOE 1001, 107, 108, 111, 115, 157, 163, 167, 168, 170, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 179, 180, 185, 186, (188/189, 198, 199)2

AMTH 118

ELEN 115, 116, 130, 156, 160

MECH 143 (x-list: COEN 123, ELEN 123), 151

PHYS 171

 

Biomolecular track - 16 units

BIOE 1001, 108, 111, 115, 154, 155, 157, 161, 167, 168, 170, 171, 173, 174, 178, 179, 180, 185, 186, (188/189, 198, 199)2

BIOL 110, 113, 114, 122, 174, 178, 179

CHEM 141, 142, 150, 151

PHYS 171

 

Pre-med track - 10 units

BIOE 1001, 107, 108, 111, 115, (154 or 155)3, 157, (161 or 163)3, 167, 168, 170, 173, 174, 175, 176, 178, 179, 180, 185, 186, (188/189, 198, 199)2

BIOL 110, 113, 114, 122, 174, 178, 179

CHEM 141, 142, 150, 151

PHYS 171

 

Note

  • For medical device and biomolecular tracks, at least 8 TE units must be upper-division BIOE courses on the approved TE list for respective track.
  • For pre-med track, at least 4 TE units must be BIOE courses on the approved TE list for the track.
  1. BIOE 100 can only be taken up to three times.
  2. Max 6 units combined for Co-ops, Internships & Supervised Independent Research. Non-BIOE units will not be credited.
  3. The course not selectted as a required course may count as a TE.