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Bioengineering - Pre-Med Option

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Bioengineering - Pre-Med Option (127 Credits)

Students who plan to pursue pre-med studies should consult their advisor for further information about appropriate courses.

Admission to the Major Criteria – Bioengineering Program
Incoming first-year students, transfer students, and students changing from a different major may be admitted to the Bioengineering degree program upon completion of MATH 171 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, and CHEM 105 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. To remain in the major the student must earn a grade of C or better in all courses and maintain good academic standing (i.e. a 2.0 or higher GPA each term and an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 at WSU).

Students who are deficient under the University’s Academic Regulations 38 and 39 or whose GPA in Bioengineering courses falls below 2.0 are subject to loss of eligibility of the major. The Bioengineering undergraduate studies committee will determine the eligibility for readmission and probation conditions for students who are deficient and apply for re-entry into the major.
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGR 12012
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 1401
CHEM 106 or 1164
HISTORY 105 [ROOT] or 305 [ROOT]3
MATH 172 or 1824
Second Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 2051
CHE 2013
MATH 220 or 2302 or 3
MATH 273 or 2832
PHYSICS 201 and 211, or 2054 or 5
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 2102
CE 2113
MATH 3153
PHYSICS 202 and 212, or 2064 or 5
STAT 370 or 4233
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 3103
BIO ENG 3213
BIO ENG 322 [M]1
CHEM 3454
E E 2613
MBIOS 3014
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 3303
BIO ENG 3404
CHEM 3484
MBIOS 303 or CHEM 3704
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 3503
BIO ENG 410 [M]3
BIO ENG 4404
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
Second TermCredits
Bioengineering Electives26
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI] or 1983
Humanities [HUM]3
Complete BIO ENG Exit Interview

13 credit 300-400 level engineering course may be substituted for ENGR 120 by approval of advisor.
2Bioengineering Electives (3 credits): Any 400-level BIO ENG course not used to fulfill major requirements. A maximum of 3 credits is allowed in BIO ENG 488, 495, and 499 combined.

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