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Biological Engineering Undergraduate Program Requirements

Sample Four-Year Plan*

*For current program requirements and other important information, it is crucial that students meet with their academic advisor regularly.

Biological Engineering Pre-Med Requirements

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*THE FOLLOWING PLAN IS FOR BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERS WORKING TO SATISFY PRE-HEALTH REQUIREMENTS*

Pre-Professional Program

Freshman Fall
BENG 1000*
Intro to Undergrad. Research
1
BIOL 1610
Biology 1
3
BIOL 1615*
Biology 1 Lab
1
CHEM 1210*
Chemistry 1
4
CHEM 1215*
Chemistry 1 Lab
1
MATH 1210*
Calculus 1
4
ENGL 1010
Intro to Writing
3
Total Credits 17
Freshman Spring
BIOL 1620#
Biology 2
3
BIOL 1625#
Biology 2 Lab
3
BENG 1880*
Quantitative Biological Systems
3
CHEM 1220#
Chemistry 2
4
CHEM 1225#
Chemistry 2
1
MATH 1220
Calculus 2
4
 
 
 
TOTAL Credits 16
Sophomore Fall
CHEM 2310*
Organic Chemistry 1
4
CHEM 2315*
Organic Chemistry 1 Lab
1
MATH 2250*
Linear Algebra & Diff. Equations
4
PHYS 2210*
Physics 1
4
PHYS 2215*
Physics 1 Lab
1
General Education
Breadth Course (BAI)
3
Total Credits 17
Sophomore Spring
CHEM 2320#
Organic Chemistry 2
4
CHEM 2325#
Organic Chemistry 2 Lab
1
BENG 1200
SolidWorks
2
PHYS 2220#
Physics 2
3
PHYS 2225#
Physics 2 Lab
3
GENERAL EDUCATION
PSY 1010 or SOC 1010 (BSS)
3
Total Credits 15
Junior Fall
BENG 2330*
Properties of Biomaterials
3
ENGL 2010*
Intermediate Writing
3
ENGR 2210
Statics
3
ENGR 2210
Fundamental Electronics
3
General Education
Breadth Course (BCA)
3
 
 
 
Total Credits 15
Junior Spring
BENG 2400*
Thermodynamics
3
BIOL 2420#
Human Physiology
4
CHEM 3700
Introductory Biochemistry
3
CHEM 3710
Introductory Biochemistry Lab
1
ENGR 2140*
Mechanics of Materials
3
 
 
 
Total Credits 14

PRE-Professional Program (PPRU) Requirements

  • Complete courses marked with an asterisk (*)
  • No more than three total repeats for PPRU courses
  • Minimum 2.3 PPRU GPA
  • Minimum grade of C- for PPRU courses

Professional Program

Senior Fall
BENG 3200
Intro to Unit Operations
3
BENG 3500
Fluid Mechanics
3
CS 1400
Computer Science 1
4
STAT 3000
Statistics for Scientists
3
GENERAL EDUCATION
Breadth Course (BHU)
3
 
 
 
Total Credits 16
Senior Spring
BENG 3000
Instrumentation for Biol Syst.
3
BENG 3670
Transport Phenomena
3
BENG 3870
Biol. Engr. Design 1
1
ENGR 2450
Numerical Methods
3
ENGR 3080
Tech. Comm. for Engineers
3
GENERAL EDUCATION
Breadth Course (DHA)
2
Total Credits 15
2nd Senior Fall
BENG 4880
Biological Engineering Design 2
3
BENG 5020
Biol. Modeling & Controls
3
BENG ELECTIVE
See approved list
3
BIOL 3300
General Microbiology
4
GENERAL EDUCATION
Depth Course (DSS)
3
FUND. OF ENGR. EXAM (FE)
Graduation Requirement
 
Total Credits 16
2nd Senior Spring
BENG 4890
Biol. Engr. Design 3
3
BENG ELECTIVE
See approved list
3
ENGR ELECTIVE
See approved list
3
HEALTH ELECTIVE^
Not required
3
HEALTH ELECTIVE^
Not required
4
 
 
 
Total Credits 16

Professional Program (PP) Requirements

  • No more than three total repeats for Professional courses
  • Minimum 2.0 Professional GPA
  • Minimum grade of C- for Professional courses

PRE-Health Requirements

  • (#) Courses marked with a pound sign (#) are required for entrance to medical/dental schools and are not required for this degree.
  • (^) Placeholder for students to add any additional prerequisites required by specific schools the student has chosen to apply to. Common courses include BIOL 2320, 3060, 4600, 5210 600, and 5210. These are not required for graduation
  • Contact Yvonne Kobe (Pre-health Advisor) for additional information on requirements/prerequisites for medical/dental school: 435-797-3373 or yvonne.kobe@usu.edu

*This is an example of a 4-year academic plan. For Current Requirements, please meet with an academic advisor.

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