Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

Bioengineering, as defined by the NIH, is "the application of life sciences, mathematics and engineering principles to define and solve problems in biology, medicine, healthcare, and other fields."

The bioengineering program will train graduates in biology and physiology as well as engineering.  The program will provide graduates with capabilities in advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics) science and engineering.  Graduates will be conversant with solving problems at the interface of biology and engineering that may arise in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, as well as medicine and biofuels.  By graduation, students will have experience measuring and interpreting data from living systems and addressing the interactions between living and non-living materials.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation with the degree of bachelor of science in bioengineering.  There are eight electives in the bioengineering curriculum.  Five of the electives fulfill five of the Discovery Program requirements. The other three electives should consist of engineering electives.

Students are required to obtain a minimum of C in CHE 501 and a 2.0 GPA in overall standing at the end of the sophomore year in order to continue in the major.  Study Abroad (Exchange) students are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in math, physics, chemistry, and other required courses at the end of the semester prior to their exchange semester.