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 (Calculus II) with a grade of B- or better to be admitted to the minor.


For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: BIOE

Total credits: 19-21

Minor Requirements

Required Courses:

BENG 101Introduction to Bioengineering3
BIOL 213Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core)4
BENG 313Physiology for Engineers3
Total Credits10

Technical Electives:

Select at least nine credits from the following list:9-11
Computational Modeling and Biomechanics
Modeling and Control of Physiological Systems
Introduction to Biomechanics
Bioinformatics for Engineers
Biomedical Imaging & Devices
Bioengineering Measurements
and Bioengineering Measurements Lab
Medical Image Processing
Nanomedicine & Biomaterials
Introduction to Tissue Engineering
Nanotechnology in Health
Cellular, Neurophysiological, and Pharmacological Neuroscience
Mason-Inova Applied Technologies
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 Control Systems
Digital Circuit Design
Introduction to Humanoid Robotics
ME courses
Fluid Mechanics
Material Science
Control Engineering
SYST courses
Stochastic Operations Research
Applied Predictive Analytics
Human Factors Engineering
NEUR courses
Cellular, Neurophysiological, and Pharmacological Neuroscience
Special Topics in Neuroscience
BIOL courses
General Genetics
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory
CHEM courses
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
General Biochemistry I
Total Credits9-11