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Undergraduate Bioengineering Program Handbook

In keeping with the two-fold mission of the Department of Bioengineering to:

  • provide a high-quality engineering education to both undergraduate and graduate students, and
  • be a leader in research in specific areas encompassed by Bioengineering,

the Bioengineering undergraduate curriculum has the objective to prepare students to achieve their post-baccalaureate goal of

a) an industrial career in bioengineering or related field; 
b) graduate school (M.S. and Ph.D. programs related to bioengineering); or 
c) professional school (Medical, Dental, Health-Related, Business, and Law).

To achieve their particular goal(s), students are:

a) provided with a broad knowledge of the technical and social principles of bioengineering as well as a focused education in one track area within bioengineering; and 
b) prepared through educational experiences beyond the classroom that deepen their understanding of the technical and non-technical issues in bioengineering process and design.

The Undergraduate Bioengineering Program Handbook contains detailed information about the undergraduate curriculumbioengineering tracks, list of undergraduate bioengineering courses, minors (bioengineering and other) and certificates, and other pertinent program-related matters.

Bioengineering Majors

All Undergraduate Bioengineering students should carefully peruse the handbook and familiarize themselves with degree requirements and other opportunities that they can take advantage of.

Bioengineering Minors

Undergraduates in other departments that are interested in obtaining a Minor in Bioengineering can also find pertinent information about the requirements in the handbook. Please refer to the Minors and Certificates > Minor in Bioengineering for details.