Any degree candidate who has earned at least 24 credits, with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.000 and with at least a 2.500 GPA in their major, may request admission to a minor in Bioengineering. The minor will provide students a unique opportunity to obtain multidisciplinary life sciences and engineering background along with a core foundation in biological science and engineering principles. Upon completion of the minor, the student will have the knowledge to work in the biomedical device industry or other fields involving interactions of biology and engineering.
In order to meet the requirements for the minor, each course must be passed with a minimum grade of C- (C minus) and the minimum GPA in the minor must be at least 2.000. Students shall work with their faculty advisors on the suitability of the Technical Elective courses they choose. While not required, students should consider completing Chemistry (CHM 151 or CHM 153, and CHM 152) if interested in topics such as Biomaterials.
A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript. A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.
The Program Objectives are:
Students will understand the fundamental principles in biology and physiology.
Students will develop basic skills of using engineering approaches to solve problems in medical science and bioprocesses.
Students will learn advanced knowledge in a specific bioengineering area.