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Undergraduate Program

Second Major in Biomedical Sciences (BES)


The second major in biomedical engineering sciences is offered to liberal arts students. Students must enroll in conjunction with another undergraduate departmental major. For the second major in biomedical engineering sciences, students are required to complete ten courses. No more than five of these courses may be used to fulfill the concentration requirement of the first major. All ten courses must be taken for a letter grade. The ten credits are required for the second major in biomedical engineering are as follows:

1. Biomedical Engineering 50
2. Biomedical Engineering 62
3-5. Three Biomedical Engineering elective courses
6-10. Five elective courses related to biomedical sciences, including independent studies, research, and design projects.*

* A partial list of acceptable elective courses is the following:

  • Any course with BME designation
  • BIO 115 - General Physiology I
  • BIO 116 - General Physiology II
  • BIO 132 - Biostatistics
  • Chem 135 - Biophysical Chemistry
  • Chem 157 - Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chem 171/172 - Biochemistry I/II
  • COMP 171 - Human Computer Interaction
  • ENP120 – Project Study in Human Systems
  • ENP 161 - Human Factors in Product Design
  • ENP 162 - Man-Machine System Design
  • ENP 166 – Computer Interface Design
  • MATH 150 - Math. Models in Biology
  • ME 121 - Biomaterials
  • ME 152 - Biomechanics
  • OTS 105 - Assistive Technology
  • PHIL 124 – Bioethics
  • PHY 25 - Biophysics
  • PHY 31 – Optics and Wave Motion
  • PSY 31 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

The degree checklist for the BES program can be found at the link below: