Biomedical Engineering Minor

About the Program

This minor is administered through the Chemical and Biological Engineering department, please contact Jenny Gambach for any questions.  

To obtain a Biomedical Engineering minor, students must take at least 18 credits related to Biomedical Engineering. Two courses (8 credits) of biology are required. Two restricted requirements include Intro to Biomedical Engineering (required) and at least 3 credits of engineering electives related to BME. Two more courses (or at least 4 credits) may be chosen from the engineering and/or additional electives. The lists of electives will be modified as new related courses that fall into these categories become available.

Required Courses (11.0 credits)

CBEN110 Fundamentals of Biology I 4.0
CBEN120 Studio Biology II 4.0
CBEN310 Intro to Biomedical Engineering 3.0


Engineering Elective Courses Related to BME

(at least 3 credits)

CBEN432 Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems 3.0
CBEN470 Introduction to Microfluidics 3.0
CBEN 35x, 45x, x98, x99 Honors Undergraduate Research, Special Topics 1.0 – 3.0
MEGN330 Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering 3.0
MEGN430 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics 3.0
MEGN435/535 Modeling and Simulation of Human Movement 3.0
MEGN436/536 Computational Biomechanics 3.0
MEGN530 Biomedical Instrumentations 3.0
MEGN531 Prosthetic and Implant Engineering 3.0
MEGN532 Experimental Methods in Biomech 3.0
MEGN537 Probabilistic Biomechanics 3.0
MTGN570 Intro to Biocompatibility 3.0

Additional Elective Courses Related to BME

(two courses or at least 4 credits from the list above or below)

CBEN311 Introduction to Neuroscience 3.0
CBEN322 Biology of Behavior 3.0
CBEN398 Anatomy 3.0
CBEN398 Anatomy Lab 1.0
CBEN398 Physiology 3.0
CBEN320 (410) Cell Biology and Physiology 3.0
CBEN321 Intro to Genetics (+ Lab) 4.0
CBEN411 Neuroscience, Memory, and Learning 3.0
CBEN431/531 Immunology for Engineers and Scientists 3.0
CBEN454/554 Applied Bioinformatics 3.0
CBEN 35x, 45x, x98, x99 Honors Undergraduate Research, Special Topics 1.0 – 3.0
CHGN428 Introductory Biochemistry 3.0
CHGN429 Intro to Biochemistry II 3.0
CHGN462 Microbiology 3.0
MATH331 Mathematical Biology 3.0
MTGN472/572 Biomaterials I 3.0
PHGN433 Introduction to Biophysics 3.0