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The Biomedical Engineering Interdisciplinary Minor, coordinated by the School of Biomedical Engineering, offers students an interdisciplinary approach to biomedical engineering education, and research. This unique program combines veterinary medicine, engineering, and the life sciences to improve health and well-being, fight disease, and aid persons with disabilities. Students are required to complete core courses in bioengineering, human physiology, and medical terminology. To complete the program, students take technical electives which vary depending on the individual student’s major (engineering or non-engineering).

The interdisciplinary Biomedical Engineering Minor requires completion of 21 credits with at least 12 upper-division credits (300- to 400-level). All undergraduates are required to complete 7 credits of core courses. The 14 credits of electives are chosen according to the student’s major (engineering or non-engineering). 

Effective Spring 2013

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

The undergraduate program requires completion of a minimum of 21 credits with at least 12 credits greater than or equal to 300-level courses. All students are required to complete the 7 credits of Core Courses. The 14 credits of Selection Courses are chosen according to the student’s major (engineering or non-engineering). Engineering students must take at least 14 credits from group II, and non-engineering students must take from 9-11 credits from group I and from 3-5 credits from group II, for a total of 14 credits.

Core Courses
BIOM 101Introduction to Biomedical Engineering3
or BIOM 470 Biomedical Engineering
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology4
Selection Courses (minimum of 14 credits)
I. Engineering Courses for Non-Engineering Students:
In order to fulfill the 21-credit program minimum, non-engineering students must select at least 9-11 credits from the following engineering-related courses:9-11
Problem-Based Learning Biomedical Engr Lab
BIOM 330
BIOM 400
Biomechanics and Biomaterials
Biomedical Clinical Practicum I
Biomedical Clinical Practicum II
Material and Energy Balances
Thermodynamic Process Analysis
Chemical and Biological Reactor Design
Momentum Transfer and Mechanical Separations
Heat and Mass Transfer Fundamentals
Introduction to Transport Phenomena
Process Control and Instrumentation
Engineering Mechanics-Statics
Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics
Circuit Theory Applications
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Introduction to Communications Principles
Electronics Principles I
Electromagnetic Fields and Devices I
Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
Introduction to Thermal Sciences
Mechatronics and Measurement Systems
Introduction to Engineering Materials
Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Flow Processes
Introduction to Electronics
Introduction to Communications Principles
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
II. Science, Engineering, Animal Research, Bioethics, and Entrepreneurship Courses:
In order to fulfill the 21-credit program minimum, engineering students must select at least 14 credits from the following. Non-engineering students must select at least 3-5 credits.3-14
Principles of Biochemistry
Problem-Based Learning Biomedical Engr Lab
BIOM 330
BIOM 400
Biomechanics and Biomaterials
Biomedical Clinical Practicum I
Biomedical Clinical Practicum II
Human Gross Anatomy
Cellular Neurobiology
Functional Neuroanatomy
Fundamentals of Physiology
Nerve and Muscle-Toxins, Trauma and Disease
Cardiopulmonary Physiology
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 1
Cell Biology
General Chemistry II
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Modern Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I
Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Anatomical Kinesiology
Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement
Physiology of Exercise
Exercise Testing Instrumentation
Electrocardiography and Exercise Management
Exercise and Chronic Disease
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)
Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants
Introductory Eukaryotic Cell Biology
New Venture Creation 1
New Venture Management 1
General Microbiology
Medical Terminology
Introduction to Ethics 1
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Animal Science 1
Sensation and Perception
Sensation and Perception Laboratory
Total Credits21

Only three credits of non-technical courses may count toward minimum requirements.