The minor in Bioengineering is available to both engineering and non-engineering majors. It provides considerable opportunities in a highly cross-disciplinary field involving the application of engineering concepts and tools to solve problems in biomedicine. The minor in Bioengineering prepares students to gain and reinforce their knowledge of biology and engineering fundamentals, and develop and apply skills to clinically-relevant challenges.


Students must have completed MATH 114 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II with a grade of B- or better to be admitted to the minor.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: BIOE

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 19-21

Required Courses

BENG 101Introduction to Bioengineering3
BIOL 213Cell Structure and Function 14
BENG 214Physiology for Engineers3
Total Credits10

Technical Electives

Select at least nine credits from the following list:9-11
Computational Biomedicine
Continuum Biomechanics and Transport I
Biomedical Data Analytics
Continuum Biomechanics and Biotransport II
Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation in Biomedicine
Biomedical Imaging & Devices
Medical Image Processing
Advanced Biomedical Imaging
Bioinstrumentation and Devices II
Biomaterials & Nanomedicine
Molecular Engineering Laboratory
Cell and Tissue Engineering
Advanced Biomaterials and Biomimetic Devices for Nanomedicine
Neurotechnology & Computational Neuroscience
Cellular, Neurophysiological, and Pharmacological Neuroscience
Neural Engineering
Computational Modelling of Neurons and Networks
Study Abroad
Bioengineering World Health
Research Experience
RS: Mentored Research in Bioengineering (Research Experience)
Students may choose to substitute two of the technical electives (up to 6 credits) from the following:
ECE courses
Robot Design
Applications of Discrete-Time Signal Processing
Digital Circuit Design
Introduction to Humanoid Robotics
ME courses
Fluid Mechanics
Material Science
Systems Dynamics and Controls
SYST courses
Stochastic Operations Research
Applied Predictive Analytics
Human Factors Engineering
NEUR courses
Cellular Neuroscience
Special Topics in Neuroscience
BIOL courses
General Genetics
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Cell Signaling and Disease
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory
CHEM courses
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
General Biochemistry I
Total Credits9-11