Bachelor of Science, Major: Bioengineering

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in bioengineering is intended primarily for students planning to pursue advanced studies in bioengineering, medicine, dentistry, public health, or physiology. It is not designed for students desiring to enter directly into the practice of professional engineering following their undergraduate study.

Students majoring in bioengineering will take courses designed to insure a broad preparation in engineering fundamentals, mathematics, and the sciences. Majors will concentrate their studies in an area consistent with their career goals. Electives will be chosen by each student in conference with an assigned adviser from among the members of the bioengineering committee. Each student must receive approval of his/her program from the committee at the beginning of the junior and senior years. Since the bioengineering curriculum is primarily designed to provide a foundation for graduate studies, students whose grade-point averages fall below 3.00 will be encouraged to reconsider their career objectives.

Students majoring in bioengineering must complete a minimum of 69 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, and the general studies program for the baccalaureate degree as outlined in this bulletin. Writing for Engineers, ENGL 323, which is normally taken concurrently with third-year engineering courses, is required in place of the third quarter of ENGL 223, Research Writing. A course in speech communication is highly recommended. All Majors must take the Graduate Record Examination general section.

More information about Bioengineering can be found at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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