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The Biomedical Engineering Interdisciplinary Minor offers students an interdisciplinary approach to biomedical engineering education and research. This unique program combines courses in biomedical engineering and life sciences to improve human and animal health and well-being. This 21-credit minimum minor is open to all majors, thus complementing students' major area of study, and BME minor courses may count as electives in a student's major. The program provides a solid foundation in biomedical engineering and strengthens skills in engineering and life sciences.

 Effective Fall 2019

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.

Courses may only be used to fulfill requirements in one core or elective area; courses may not be double-counted in multiple sections. 

Core Courses
BIOM 100Overview of Biomedical Engineering1
Choose one course from the following:2-3
Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
Fundamentals of Biological Engineering
Choose one course from the following:4-5
Principles of Human Physiology
Human Gross Anatomy
Fundamentals of Physiology
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Problem-Based Learning Biomedical Engr Lab
Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
Biomechanics and Biomaterials
Electives 11
Engineering and Related Courses Elective List – Select a minimum of 5 credits
Science, Engineering, Animal Research, Bioethics, and Entrepreneurship Elective List – Select a minimum of 6 credits
Program Total Credits:21-24

Engineering and Related Courses Elective List (Select a minimum of 5 credits from this list.) 

BIOM 300Problem-Based Learning Biomedical Engr Lab4
BIOM 350AStudy Abroad--Ecuador: Prosthetics1-2
BIOM 421Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering3
BIOM 422Quantitative Systems and Synthetic Biology3
BIOM 431/ECE 431Biomedical Signal and Image Processing3
BIOM 441Biomechanics and Biomaterials3
BIOM 525/MECH 525Cell and Tissue Engineering3
BIOM 533/CIVE 533Biomolecular Tools for Engineers3
BIOM 573/MECH 573Structure and Function of Biomaterials3
BIOM 574/MECH 574Bio-Inspired Surfaces3
CBE 201Material and Energy Balances3
CBE 210Thermodynamic Process Analysis3
CBE 320Chemical and Biological Reactor Design3
CBE 331Momentum Transfer and Mechanical Separations3
CBE 332Heat and Mass Transfer Fundamentals3
CBE 406Introduction to Transport Phenomena3
CBE 430Process Control and Instrumentation3
CIVE 260Engineering Mechanics-Statics3
CIVE 261Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics3
ECE 202Circuit Theory Applications4
ECE 204Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
ECE 331Electronics Principles I4
ECE 341Electromagnetic Fields and Devices I3
MECH 237Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
MECH 262Engineering Mechanics4
MECH 307Mechatronics and Measurement Systems4
MECH 331Introduction to Engineering Materials4
MECH 342Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Flow Processes3
A maximum of 1 course may be selected from the following non-engineering and independent study/practicum courses; a maximum of 3 credits of BIOM 495 may be counted toward the minor.
Biomedical Clinical Practicum I
Biomedical Clinical Practicum II
Independent Study
Introduction to Communications Principles
Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations
Introduction to Electronics
Intro to Theory and Practice of Statistics

Science, Engineering, Animal Research, Bioethics, and Entrepreneurship Courses Elective List (Select a minimum of 6 credits from this list.)

BC 351Principles of Biochemistry4
BIOM 300Problem-Based Learning Biomedical Engr Lab4
BIOM 421Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering3
BIOM 422Quantitative Systems and Synthetic Biology3
BIOM 431/ECE 431Biomedical Signal and Image Processing3
BIOM 441Biomechanics and Biomaterials3
BIOM 476ABiomedical Clinical Practicum I2 or 4
or BIOM 476B Biomedical Clinical Practicum II
BIOM 495Independent Study1-6
BIOM 525/MECH 525Cell and Tissue Engineering3
BIOM 533/CIVE 533Biomolecular Tools for Engineers3
BIOM 573/MECH 573Structure and Function of Biomaterials3
BIOM 574/MECH 574Bio-Inspired Surfaces3
BMS 300Principles of Human Physiology4
BMS 301Human Gross Anatomy5
BMS 325Cellular Neurobiology3
BMS 345Functional Neuroanatomy4
BMS 360Fundamentals of Physiology4
BMS 405Nerve and Muscle-Toxins, Trauma and Disease3
BMS 420Cardiopulmonary Physiology3
BMS 430Endocrinology3
BZ 310Cell Biology4
CHEM 113General Chemistry II3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 341Modern Organic Chemistry I3 or 4
or CHEM 345 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 344Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
HES 207Anatomical Kinesiology3
HES 307Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement4
HES 403Physiology of Exercise4
HES 420Electrocardiography and Exercise Management3
HES 476Exercise and Chronic Disease3
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)4
LIFE 103Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants (GT-SC1)4
LIFE 210Introductory Eukaryotic Cell Biology3
MIP 300General Microbiology3
OT 215Medical Terminology1
PSY 456Sensation and Perception3
PSY 457Sensation and Perception Laboratory2
A maximum of one course (3 credits) may be selected from the following non-technical courses:
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business
New Venture Creation
New Venture Management
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophical Issues in the Professions: Animal Science