Courses

Requirements for the Major

The Bioengineering major requires courses in 1) math, science and general engineering, 2) foundation and core courses in bioengineering, 3) bioengineering electives, and 4) a capstone design course.

Required courses in math, science and general engineering: Calculus through MTH-117; MTH-130 (Differential Equations); CSC-10X (Introduction to Computer Science); ESC-100 (Exploring Engineering); PHY-120 (Matter in Motion) and PHY-121 (Principles of Electromagnetics); CHM-101 (Introductory Chemistry I) or CHM-110 (Accelerated Introductory Chemistry).

Required foundation and core courses in bioengineering: BNG-101 (Graphics and Image Processing for Biomedical Systems); BNG-201 (Biomechanics I); BNG-202 (Biomechanics II); BNG-331 (Cell-Tissue-Material Interaction) and one additional course in biomechanics (BNG-311 or BNG-33X or BNG-34X); BIO-112 (Physiology of Cells and Organisms); BIO-225 (Molecular Biology of the Cell); two additional >300-level biology courses, one with lab (pre-med students may substitute BIO-110 for the non-lab course requirement); ECE-225 (Electric Circuits); ECE-240 (Circuits and Systems); ECE-241 (Discrete Systems); BNG-386 (Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation).

Bioengineering electives: Five courses from BNG, ECE, CSC-243 or other engineering courses subject to approval (but not BNG-240 or BNG-375), one must have a lab and at least three must be >300 level.

Capstone design: BNG-495 (Bioengineering Capstone Design)

Requirements for Honors. The criteria for graduating with honors in Bioengineering are: (1) cumulative index of at least 3.3; (2) index in major courses of at least 3.3 with at least an A- in at least three major courses; (3) final six terms of courses at Union. The major courses are listed under “Required foundation and core courses in bioengineering,” “Bioengineering electives” and also BNG-495.

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of six courses taken outside the major department organized around the following:

Core Course Requirements: BIO-112, BNG-240, ESC-100, MTH-112 (or MTH-113 or equivalent), PHY-110 (or PHY-120)

Upper-Level Course Requirements: Engineering and Computer Science Majors: Three courses from the following: 200 level or above biology or bioengineering courses and/or PHY-200 or PHY-210. Third and fourth year students entering the Minor may opt to take an additional 200 level or above course instead of BNG-240.

Biological Sciences Majors: Three courses from the following: 200 level or above engineering (BNG, MER, ECE, CSC) courses and/or PHY-200 or PHY-210. Third and fourth year students entering the Minor may opt to take an additional 200 level or above course instead of ESC-100.

Other Majors: Three 200 level or above courses in biology, engineering and/or PHY-200 or PHY-210 with approval by the Program Directors.

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