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Biological Engineering - BS


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College of Engineering

Department of Biological Engineering

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  • For more information about Biological Engineering, visit the Biological Engineering department.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 2250: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI)  and STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)  

 

Pre-Professional Program

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing*

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.3 GPA or higher in math, science, & engineering courses.
*Minimum 2.5 High School GPA, 17 ACT and 90 Admission Index  

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

Notes:

BENG 1000: Introduction to Undergraduate Research and Engineering Design  * 1     BENG 1880: Engineering Quantification of Biological Processes  * 3    
BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   * 3 /1   (AND BIOL 3300  with fulfill Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  requirement) ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)  * 3   Engineering English  
CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I  *   4     BENG 1200: SolidWorks for Biological Engineers  * 2   
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I  * 1  

 

MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)  * 4   (will fulfill Quantitative Literacy (QL)  or Exploration requirement)
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)  * 4   See Math Placement  
(will fulfill QL or Exploration requirement)
PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)  * 4    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 Select a course from the list PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I  * 1    
Total Credits 17   Total Credits 17  
Comments

 * Required for admission to the Professional Program .

Though not required, students are encouraged to take USU 1010: University Connections (1-3)  or ENGR 1940: Women in Engineering Seminar (1)  

Comments

* Required for admission to the Professional Program .

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

Notes:

BENG 2330: Engineering Properties of Biological Materials  * 3     Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Select a course from the list
MATH 2250: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI)  * 4   (will fulfill the (Quantitative Intensive (QI)  requirement) BENG 2400: Biological and Environmental Thermodynamics  * 3    
CHEM 2300: Principles of Organic Chemistry  * 3     ENGR 2140: Mechanics of Materials  *   3    
CHEM 2315: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I  * 1     ENGR 2210: Fundamental Electronics for Engineers   3    
ENGR 2010: Engineering Mechanics Statics  * 3     CHEM 3700: Introductory Biochemistry   3    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3 Select a course from the list CHEM 3710: Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory   1    
Total Credits 17   Total Credits 16  
Comments

* Required for admission to the Professional Program .

Comments

* Required for admission to the Professional Program .

Apply for admission to the Professional Program.

Professional Engineering Program

Admission Requirements for this Program

To be admitted to the professional program, students must:

- Have an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher in the pre-professional courses (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Pass all of the courses in the pre-professional program with a C- or better (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Have no more than 3 repeats total in the pre-professional courses. Multiple repeats of the same course and audits are included in the total of 3 repeats.

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BENG 3200: Introduction to Unit Operations in Biological Engineering   3     BENG 3000: Instrumentation for Biological Systems   3    
BENG 3500: Fluid Mechanics in Biological Engineering   3     BENG 3670: Transport Phenomena in Bio-Environmental Systems   3    
BENG 3870: Biological Engineering Design I   1     BENG 4880: Biological Engineering Design II (CI)   3   (w/BENG 4890  will fulfill the (Communications Intensive (CI) ) requirement)
STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3   (will fulfill the (Quantitative Intensive (QI)  requirement) ENGR 2450: Numerical Methods for Engineers  ^ 3    
CS 1400: Introduction to Computer Science--CS 1   4     BIOL 3300: General Microbiology   4   (w/BIOL 1610  will fulfill Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  requirement)
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 Select a course from the list      
Total Credits 17   Total Credits 16  
Comments

Biological Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Comments

^A structured programming experience in MATLAB, C, FORTRAN, EXCEL-VBA, or similar language is required (CS 1400   meets this requirement).

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is part of the degree requirements. It is highly recommended students take the exam before the fall semester of the senior year.

Biological Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BENG 4890: Biological Engineering Design III (CI)   3   (w/ BENG 4880  will fulfill the (Communications Intensive (CI) ) requirement) Biological Engineering Elective   3  
BENG 5020: Biological Modeling and Controls   3     Technical Elective   3  
Biological Engineering Elective   3   Technical Elective   3  
Engineering Elective   3   Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   2 Select a course from the list
Technical Elective   2   Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3 Select a course from the list
Total Credits 14   Total Credits 14  
Comments

Biological Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

 
Comments

Meet with your advisor to fill out your graduation application as soon as you have registered for your last semester.

Biological Engineering Professional Program Requirements 

Total Program Credits: 128

 

Technical Elective Courses (select 17 or more credits)


Engineering Electives (select 3 credits)


There are two options to fulfill this requirement:

  1. Students can take an additional (3 credit) biological engineering elective listed in Biological Engineering Electives (not already used).
  2. Students can take at least three credits from the list below:

Technical Electives (select 8 credits)


Students must take 8 credits of approved technical electives listed below. Other classes may be allowed to count that are not on this list. If you have a class not on this list that you would like to count as technical elective credit, it will need to be approved through the advisor and department.

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