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Biomedical Engineering Minor

University Park, College of Engineering (BME)

This interdisciplinary minor is designed for students interested in the application of engineering principles to medical and biological problems. The minor is particularly suitable for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a different engineering major, physics, or other applied science who are seeking careers in health-related professions. PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), and calculus through differential equations (MATH 250 or 251) are required for entrance to the minor. Additional prerequisites for prescribed and supporting courses may be required and should be researched prior to applying for the minor (e.g. CHEM 112 GN(3) and CMPSC 200 GQ(3)). Students interested in pursuing this minor should contact the Department of Biomedical Engineering with any questions or for more information.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


Select 3-4 credits of physiology from BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 240W GN(4) or BIOL 472(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3-4 credits of molecular/cell biology from BMB 251(3), BME 201(3), or BIOL 230W GN(4) (Sem: 4-8)

Select 9-12 credits of Biomedical Engineering (BME) coursework from 3-credit courses at the 400, or 500 level 300-level courses will be considered by petition and only 3 credits of research or independent study credit (BME 494H or 496) may be used. (Sem: 5-8)
Select 0-3 credits of electives from Biomedical Engineering-related courses (department list) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-03-039

Review Date: 11/19/2013

UCA Revision #1: 8/2/06



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