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Department of Bioengineering

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 learning the fundamentals of bioengineering and applying 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/biotech, 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 27, PHIL 117, or TESP 157

Biomolecular track

BIOE 21, 22, (24 or 25), 32

BIOL 1A

CHEM 11, 12, 31, 32

PHYS 31, 32, 33

Medical-device track

BIOE 21, 22, 24, 25, 32

CHEM 11, 12, 31

PHYS 31, 32, 33

Pre-med track

BIOE 24 or 25

BIOL 1A, 1B, and 1C*

CHEM 11, 12, 31, 32, 33, 50

PHYS 31, 32, 33

* Replaceable with BIOE 22

MATH 11, 12, 13, 14

AMTH 106

BIOE 120 (or AMTH 108)

ENGR 1, 1L

ELEN 50

BIOE 1, 23, 45 (or COEN 44)

 

Biomolecular track

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

 

Medical-device track

MECH 10L

BIOE 153, 154, 155, 161, 162, 168, 171, 174

Pre-med track

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:

Biomolecular track - 13 units

BIOE 1001, 108, 111, 130, 138, 139, 150, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 161, 166, 167, 168, 170, 171, 173, 174, 177A&B, 178, 179, 180, 181, 185, 186, 187, 190, (188/189, 198, 199)2

BIOL 110, 113, 114, 122, 172, 174, 178, 179

CHEM 33, 111, 141, 142, 150, 151

PHYS 171

Medical-device track - 13 units

BIOE 1001, 106, 107, 108, 111, 130, 148, 150, 156, 157, 163, 166, 167, 168, 170, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177A&B, 178, 179, 180, 181, 185, 186, 187, 190, (188/189, 198, 199)2

AMTH 118

COEN 140

CSCI 183, 184

ELEN 115, 116, 123 (x-list: COEN 123, MECH 143), 133, 151, 156, 160

MECH 151

PHYS 171

Pre-med track - 9 units

BIOE 1001, 107, 108, 111, 130, 138, 139, 148, 150, (154 or 155)3, 156, 157, (161 or 163)3, 166, 167, 168, 170, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177A&B, 178, 179, 180, 181, 185, 186, 187, 190, (188/189, 198, 199)2

BIOL 110, 113, 114, 122, 172, 174, 178, 179

CHEM 111, 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 selected as a required course may count as a TE.
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Chair: Unyoung Kim
Administrative Assistant: Mayella Gardea

Bioengineering
Santa Clara University
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Santa Clara, CA 95053

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408-554-4874

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