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Bioengineering - Pre-Med Option

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Bioengineering - Pre-Med Option (125 Credits)

At least 50 of the total credits required for this degree must be in 300-400-level courses.

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.

Graduation Requirements
No Washington State University courses listed in this schedule of study may be taken on a pass/fail basis. With the exception of BIO ENG 140, 488, 495, 499, and ENGR 489, all listed BIO ENG courses, required electives, and the prerequisites to these courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
First Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 1401
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGR 12012
HISTORY 105 [ROOT] or 305 [ROOT]3
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
CHEM 106 or 1164
MATH 172 or 1824
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHE 2013
CHEM 3454
MATH 220 or 2302 or 3
MATH 273 or 2832
PHYSICS 201 and 211, or 2054 or 5
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 2103
CHEM 3484
MATH 3153
MBIOS 3034
PHYSICS 202 and 212, or 2064 or 5
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 3103
BIO ENG 3153
BIO ENG 325 [M]2
STAT 370 or 4233
Concentration Elective23
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 3053
BIO ENG 3503
BIO ENG 3603
ENGLISH 402 [WRTG] or 403 [WRTG]3
Concentration Elective23
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 410 [M]3
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI] or 1983
UCORE Inquiry36
Concentration Electives26
Second TermCredits
Bioengineering Electives43
Concentration Elective23
UCORE Inquiry33
Pre Med Elective50-3
Complete BIO ENG Exit Interview

13 credit 300-400 level engineering course may be substituted for ENGR 120 by approval of advisor.
2Students completing the Biomedical Systems Engineering concentration must take CE 211, EE 261, BIO_ENG 420, BIO_ENG 430, BIO_ENG 440 and 3 credits of a BIO_ENG elective. Students completing the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering concentration must take 3 credits of MBIOS 301, 305, or 413; BIO_ENG 456, BIO_ENG 475, BIO_ENG 476, and 6 credits of BIO_ENG electives (see footnote 4)
3Must complete 3 of these 4 UCORE designations: ARTS, DIVR, EQJS, HUM.
4Bioengineering 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.
5Pre-Med Electives (3 credits): Students must complete three credits of MBIOS 301, 305, or 413. Students completing the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering concentration satisfy this requirement as part of their concentration and may elect to complete this requirement in the Spring of the 4th year rather than the Spring of the 3rd year.

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