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The Bioengineering Undergraduate Program has established tracks to provide guidance to students who aim to specialize in a particular sub-field of bioengineering.  Aligning with a track may improve career awareness and readiness while improving a student’s resume. The tracks categorize the 2 foundational courses and 7 electives into career-specific sets. All of the required bioengineering core courses must be completed, regardless of the track selected.  While students are highly encouraged to select a track, one need not be followed to satisfy the requirements of the program. Each track has a faculty leader. Questions about the track, including the addition of new courses to a track, should be directed to the track leader.

For students who were admitted before Spring 2016 and who have chosen to remain on the pre-2016 curriculum, the track courses listed below are the same; however, students need only take two of the bioengineering electives (the other credits are utilized by two additional foundational courses as compared to the post-2016 curriculum).

Our tracks are:

Biotechnology and Therapeutics Engineering—Dr. Steven Jay, Track Leader
BIOE Foundationals: BIOE332 Transport Process Design
  BIOE461 or 489G Synthetic Biology
BIOE Electives(Select Three): BIOE399 or 399H Independent Study in Bioengineering2
  BIOE460 Biotechnology and Bioproduction
  BIOE489D Bioinformatics and Biological Data Mining
  BIOE489N Intro to Comp. Molecular Bioengineering
  BIOE489P Therapeutic Development and Delivery
  BIOE489S Stem Cell Engineering
Additional BIOE Elective1,3 (Select One): Approved BIOExxx Any BIOE elective approved for this track3
  BIOE411
Tissue Engineering
  BIOE453 Biomaterials
  BIOE489A
Python: Introduction to Programming and Data Analysis
  BIOE489L Metabolic Pathway Engineering
  BIOE489T Biomaterials in Immunology
Breadth Elective3 (Select One): BIOE3xx+ Any BIOE course 3xx or higher3
  BSCI222 Principles of Genetics
  BSCI223 Microbiology
  CHEM241/242 Organic Chemistry II + Lab
  CHEM271/272 General Chemistry II + Lab
  BSCI/CHEMxxx Any BSCI/CHEM elective approved for this track
BSCI/CHEM Electives3,4 (Select Two): BSCI222  
  BSCI223  
  BSCI338x or BSCI339x2  
  BSCI353  
  BSCI370  
  BSCI374  
  BSCI404  
  BSCI410  
  BSCI412  
  BSCI414  
  BSCI416  
  BSCI417  
  BSCI421  
  BSCI422  
  BSCI424  
  BSCI430  
  BSCI433  
  BSCI437  
  BSCI443  
  BSCI447  
  BSCI471  
  CHEM481  
  CHEM482  
  BCHM463  
1. Pending course availability
2. Must be approved for track compliance by track leader
3. Cannot be double-counted with other requirements
4. At least one course must be 3xx or higher
5. Upon approval

 
   
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Biomechanics & Biomaterials – Track Leader TBA
BIOE Foundationals: BIOE404 Biomechanics
  BIOE453 Biomaterials
BIOE Electives1 (Select Four): BIOE332 Transport Process Engineering
  BIOE399/399H Independent Study in Bioengineering2
  BIOE402 Cell biomechanics
  BIOE411 Tissue Engineering
  BIOE437/689V Computer Aided Design
  BIOE489M Biophysics of the Cell
  BIOE489S Stem Cell Engineering
  BIOE489T Biomaterials in Immunology
Breadth Elective (Select One): ENES221  
  ENMA300 or ENME382  
  ENMA442  
  ENME470  
  ENME489C  
  ENME489L  
  ENME489Y  
  BIOE3xx+ Any BIOE course 3xx or higher
BSCI/CHEM Electives(Select Two): BSCI222  
  BSCI223  
  BSCI338N  
  BSCI338P  
  BSCI339I  
  BSCI353  
  BSCI370  
  BSCI404  
  BSCI410  
  BCHM463  
  KNES360  
  KNES370  
1. Pending course availability
2. Upon approval
3. At least one course must be 3xx or higher

 
   
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Biomedical Instrumentation Track – Dr. White, Track Leader
BIOE Foundationals: BIOE420 Bioimaging
  BIOE453 Biomaterials
BIOE Electives(Select Four): BIOE399/399H Independent Study in Bioengineering2
  BIOE431 Fundamentals of Biosensor Techniques, Instrumentation, and Applications
  BIOE437/689V Computer Aided Design
  BIOE489I Optical Microscopy
  BIOE489? Image and Signal Processing
Breadth Elective (Select One): BIOE489E  
  CMSC132  
  ENES489P  
  BIOE3xx+ Any BIOE course 3xx or higher3
BSCI/CHEM Electives4 (Select Two): BSCI222  
  BSCI223  
  BSCI338x5  
  BSCI339x5  
  BSCI353  
  BSCI410  
  BSCI426  
  BSCI433  
  BSCI446
 
  BCHM463  
1. Pending course availability
2. BIOE399 must be approved for track compliance
3. Cannot be double counted with other requirements
4. At least one course must be 3xx or higher
5. Upon approval

 
   
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Pre-Health Professions Track*
Sample Program
BIOE Foundationals (Select Two): BIOE332 Transport Process Design
  BIOE404 Biomechanics
  BIOE420 Bioimaging
  BIOE453 Biomaterials
  Bioe461/489G Synthetic Biology
BIOE Electives (Select Four): BIOE3xx+ Any BIOE course 3xx or higher
Breadth Elective: CHEM241/242  
BSCI/CHEM Electives: BSCI222  
  BSCI223  
  CHEM271/272  
  BCHM463  
     

*Please consult closely with the Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office for specific recommendations.