Bioengineering Minors


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The bioengineering minor is an interdisciplinary minor and includes courses from biology, chemistry and engineering. The goal of the minor is to provide engineering students with sufficient knowledge and skills in biology and in engineering to prepare them to enter graduate research programs in biomedical and biochemical engineering, including M.D. and Ph.D. programs. 

In addition, engineering students completing the minor are well prepared to work as bachelor's degree engineers in specialty biomedical and biochemical companies. The bioengineering minor can also be used by pre−medical students in preparation for medical school.

For students graduating on catalogs issued before the 2013-2014 catalog, an additional stats course is required. Acceptable courses include MATH 3342, IE 3341, and CHE 4372.

Requirements (For Non-Pre-Med Students)

The minor in Bioengineering consists of a minimum of six courses:

  • The following four courses are required:
  • The remaining two courses must be selected from the following list:
    • CE 3309 − Environmental Engineering
    • CHE 4363- Biochemical Engineering (If not counted as a required course)
    • CHE 4364 − Chemical Engineering Applications in Biological Systems
    • CHE 4365 − Biotransport
    • CHE 4366 − Biomicrofluidics
    • CHE 4385 − Bioprocess Control
    • CS 3368 − Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • CS 4379 − Concurrent and Parallel Programming
    • CS 5393 − Bioinformatics
    • ECE 4367 − Image Processing
    • ECE 5351 − Biomedical Signal Processing
    • ECE 5355 − Genomic Signal Processing and Control
    • ECE 5356 − Bioinstrumentation/Biosensors (If not counted as a required course)
    • ENVE 4385 − Microbial Applications in Environmental Engineering
    • ENVE 4399 − Biological Municipal Wastewater Treatment
    • IE 3361 − Work Analysis and Design
    • IE 4361 − Engineering Design for People
    • IE 4362 − Industrial Ergonomics
    • IE 4363 − Work and Product Safety Engineering
    • BIOL 3320 or CHEM 3310 or MBIO 3401 − Cell Biology or Molecular Biochemistry or Principles of Microbiology

Requirements (Pre-med Students)

Pre-med students who desire to minor in bioengineering should choose among the following eight courses to meet pre-med requirements:

  • The following four courses are required:
  • The remaining four courses to fulfill pre-med requirements must be selected from the following list: