Larry Aamodt, Director; Douglas Logan, Janice McKenzie, Joan Redd.
Students majoring in bioengineering will take courses designed to insure a broad preparation in engineering and biological fundamentals, mathematics, and the physical sciences. Majors will concentrate their studies in an area consistent with their career goals. Electives will be chosen by each student in conference with an assigned adviser from among the members of the bioengineering committee. Each student must receive approval of his/her program from the committee at the beginning of the junior and senior years. Since the bioengineering curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for graduate studies, students whose grade-point averages fall below 3.00 will be encouraged to reconsider their career objectives.
Requirements for bioengineering include a minimum of 73 quarter hours in the major with at least 60 quarter hours specifically in engineering or biology, plus the required cognates, and the general studies program for the baccalaureate degree as outlined in this bulletin. ENGL 323 Writing for Engineers, which is normally taken concurrently with third-year engineering courses, is required in place of ENGL 223 Research Writing (the third quarter of the college-writing sequence). A course in speech communication is highly recommended. All majors must take the Graduate Record Examination general section.