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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, 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, 108 (or BIOE 120)

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

Two courses from BIOE 153, 154, 155, 172

BIOE 162, 163, 175, 176

Pre-med track

ELEN 21 or MECH 10

Two courses from BIOE 153, 154, 155

BIOE 162, 163 (or 161), 171 (or BIOL 124), 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 100, 107, 108, 111, 115, 140, 157, 163, 167, 168, 170, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 179, 180, 185, 186, 192, 188/189 (or 198), 199

ELEN 115, 116, 130, 156, 160

MECH 121, 123, 140, 141, 143 (x-list: COEN 123, ELEN 123), 151, 160

PHYS 171

Biomolecular track - 16 units

BIOE 100, 108, 111, 115, 140, 157, 161, 167, 168, 170, 171, 173, 174, 177L, 178, 179, 180, 185, 186, 192, 188/189 (or 198), 199

any course from BIOE 153, 154, 155, 172 if not counted as a required course

BIOL 110, 113, 116, 122, 124, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178

CHEM 111, 141, 142, 143, 150, 151, 152, 154

PHYS 171

Pre-med track - 10 units

BIOE 100, 107, 108, 111, 115, 140, 157, 161/163*, 167, 168, 170, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177L, 178, 179, 180, 185, 186, 192, 188/189 (or 198), 199

any course from BIOE 153, 154, 155 if not counted as a required course

BIOL 104, 110, 113, 116, 122, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178

CHEM 111, 141, 142, 143, 150, 151, 152, 154

PHYS 171

* BIOE 163 is replaceable with BIOE 161 (if both are taken, one may be used to satisfy TE units)