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The Biomaterials track involves the study of the interaction of biomaterials with their environment in the context of biomedical applications. Students will be encouraged to focus their studies on one of several bio-medically relevant topics, including tissue engineering, biological delivery, or the interaction of biomaterials with mammalian tissues. The nature of this track will require students to select courses from a number of departments.

Track requirements

In addition to the 12 core SHU requirements, students in this track must also take:

  • BME 153 Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine (3 SHUs)
  • BME 165 Principles of Controlled Release and Drug Delivery (3 SHUs)
  • 4 Elective courses

Elective Credits in Biomaterials

As always, please consult the SIS Student Portal website for exact times and dates of all classes offered below.

Course ID Name Time
BIO 103
(3 SHUs)
Developmental Biology Fall: TWF, 9:30-10:20
BIO 104
(3 SHUs)
Immunology Fall: TR, 3:00-4:15
BME 154
(3 SHUs)
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Spring
BME 175
(3 SHUs)
Tissue Engineering Laboratory Fall: W, 6:00-9:00
BME 185
(3 SHUs)
Drug Product Formulation Spring
BME 293/294
(3 SHUs)
Special Topics n/a
BME 295/296
(2-9 SHUs)
Master's Thesis n/a
CHBE 163
(3 SHUs)
Recombinant DNA Technology  
CHBE 166
(3 SHUs)
Principles of Cell & Microbe Cultivation Fall: W, 6:30-9:00
CHBE 167
(3 SHUs)
Metabolic and Cell Engineering Fall (10): TR, 4:30-5:45
CHBE 168
(3 SHUs)
Biotech. Processing Projects Lab Spring: R, 6:00-9:30
CHEM 157
(3 SHUs)
Medicinal Chemistry Fall
COMP 167
(3 SHUs)
Computational Biology Fall: R, 6:30-9:00
EM 211
(3 SHUs)
Lean Six Sigma  
EM 252
(3 SHUs)
Business Communications Fall
EM 254
(3 SHUs)
Advancing Innovation: Breakthrough Methodologies for Technology Firms  
EM 261
(3 SHUs)
Leadership for Technical Professionals  
EM 262
(2 SHUs)
Negotiation & Conflict Resolution for Engineers & Technologists*  
EM 231
(3 SHUs)
Project Management Strategies & Methodologies*  
EM 211
(3 SHUs)
Lean Six Sigma  
ME 121
(3 SHUs)
Biomaterials Fall

Other courses may be chosen with approval of advisor.
Any BME course, 100 level and above will also be considered.
* These are half courses and will together count as one elective.