Bioengineering Major

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

132 credits

Core Curriculum

Bioengineering majors follow the Engineering Core Curriculum with the following prescribed courses:

Area I: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
MA 0145Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
MA 0146Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
MA 0245Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors4
MA 0251Ordinary Differential Equations3
CH 0111
0111L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CH 0112
0112L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
CH 0211
0211L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
4
PS 0115
0115L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PS 0116
0116L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
Select one 100-level biology course with lab 24
Area II: History and Social/Behavioral Sciences
HI 0010Origins of the Modern World Since 15003
Select one 200-level history course 33
EC 0011Introduction to Microeconomics 43
Select one additional social science elective 53
Area III: Philosophy and Religious Studies
PH 0101Introduction to Philosophy3
Select one 200-level philosophy course3
RS 0101Exploring Religion (Shell)3
Select one 200-level religious studies course3
AE 0287Engineering Ethics3
Area IV: English and Visual and Performing Arts
EN 0011Texts and Contexts I: Writing as Craft and Inquiry3
EN 0012Texts and Contexts II: Writing About Literature3
Select one 100-level English course 63
Select one history-focused course in Visual and Performing Arts3
EG 0130Engineering Graphics I3
Area V: Modern and Classical Languages
Engineering majors are exempt from this requirement
Free Electives
Select two elective courses6
Total Credits87
1

The premed option also requires CH 0212 Organic Chemistry II with lab.

2

The premed option also requires a second 100-level biology elective with lab.

3

CL 0115 Greek Civilization and CL 0116 Roman Civilization may be used to fulfill this requirement.

4

SO 0011 Introduction to Sociology should be substituted for the premed option.

5

PY 0101 General Psychology should be substituted for the premed option.

6

Writing courses (ENW) do not fulfill the core literature requirement. Selected courses offering literature in translation may also fulfill this requirement; see listings under Classical Studies as well as Modern Languages and Literatures.

Major Requirements

For a 45-credit major in bioengineering, students complete the following:

Engineering Foundation
CR 0245
0245L
Digital Design I
and Digital Design I Lab
4
CS 0131Fundamentals of Programming3
EE 0213
0213L
Introduction to Electric Circuits
and Electric Circuits Lab
4
EG 0031Fundamentals of Engineering I3
EG 0145Mathematical Analysis3
EG 0390Senior Design Project I3
EG 0391Senior Design Project II3
ME 0207Materials Science3
Bioengineering Depth
BEN 0201Biomechanics3
BEN 0300Biomedical Instrumentation4
BEN 0331Biomedical Signal Processing3
BEN 0332Biomedical Imaging3
BEN 0333Biomedical Visualization3
Select one biomedical major elective with approval of advisor 73
Total Credits45
7

The premed option requires BI 0324 Biochemistry I as the biomedical elective.

A typical, full-time, four-year plan of study appears below.  Some variation may be possible.  Students should always discuss their individual plan of study with their advisor prior to registering for courses. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CH 0111 General Chemistry I 3
CH 0111L General Chemistry I Lab 1
EG 0031 Fundamentals of Engineering I 3
EN 0011 Texts and Contexts I: Writing as Craft and Inquiry 3
MA 0145 Calculus I for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 4
PS 0115 General Physics I 3
PS 0115L General Physics I Lab 1
 Credits18
Spring
CH 0112 General Chemistry II 3
CH 0112L General Chemistry II Lab 1
EG 0145 Mathematical Analysis 3
EN 0012 Texts and Contexts II: Writing About Literature 3
MA 0146 Calculus II for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 4
PS 0116 General Physics II 3
PS 0116L General Physics II Lab 1
 Credits18
Second Year
Fall
CH 0211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CH 0211L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
EE 0213 Introduction to Electric Circuits 3
EE 0213L Electric Circuits Lab 1
MA 0245 Calculus III for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics Majors 4
PH 0101 Introduction to Philosophy 1 3
RS 0101 Exploring Religion (Shell) 1 3
 Credits18
Spring
BI 0170
General Biology I (Biology Elective)
or General Biology II
or General Biology III
or Human Anatomy and Physiology I
or Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4
CR 0245 Digital Design I 3
CR 0245L Digital Design I Lab 1
CS 0131 Fundamentals of Programming 3
HI 0010 Origins of the Modern World Since 1500 1 3
MA 0251 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
 Credits17
Third Year
Fall
BEN 0201 Biomechanics 3
BEN 0331 Biomedical Signal Processing 3
ME 0207 Materials Science 3
Core Visual/Performing Art History 6 3
Core History 200-level 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
BEN 0300 Biomedical Instrumentation 4
EG 0130 Engineering Graphics I 3
Core (Religious Studies 200-level) 1 3
Core Philosophy 200-level 1 3
Core Social Sciences course 3 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
BEN 0332 Biomedical Imaging 3
EG 0390 Senior Design Project I 3
Major Elective 4 3
Core English 100-level Literature course 1 3
General Elective 5 3
 Credits15
Spring
AE 0287 Engineering Ethics 3
BEN 0333 Biomedical Visualization 3
EG 0391 Senior Design Project II 3
General Elective 5 3
Core Social Sciences course 3 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits132
1

Choose any appropriate Core course.

3

Core Social Science course may be filled by appropriate courses in Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Communications, Anthropology, etc.

4

Major electives are chosen from the department, but may be chosen with approval of advisor from among other courses offered in the School of Engineering.

5

General Electives may be chosen from any courses offered at the university, and are frequently chosen to help fulfill requirements toward a chosen minor.

6

Visual and Performing Art History courses can be chosen from Art History, Music, Film/Television/Media, Theatre, etc. that fulfill the VPA History requirement.