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Bioengineering - Cellular and Molecular Option

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Bioengineering - Cellular and Molecular Option (120 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
MATH 3153
MBIOS 3034
PHYSICS 202 and 212, or 2064 or 5
UCORE Inquiry23
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 3103
BIO ENG 3153
BIO ENG 325 [M]2
MBIOS 301, 305, or 4133
STAT 370 or 4233
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 3053
BIO ENG 3503
BIO ENG 3603
Bioengineering Elective33
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
BIO ENG 410 [M]3
BIO ENG 4563
BIO ENG 4753
ECONS 101 [SSCI], 102 [SSCI], or 1983
UCORE Inquiry23
Second TermCredits
BIO ENG 4763
Bioengineering Elective33
Technical Elective43
UCORE Inquiry23

13 credit 300-400 level engineering course may be substituted for ENGR 120 by approval of advisor.
2Must complete 3 of these 4 UCORE designations: ARTS, DIVR, EQJS, HUM.
3Bioengineering Electives (6 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. Students completing the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering option may replace three credits with three credits of a 300-400-level CHE course with advisor approval
4Technical Electives (3 credits): Approved courses include BIOLOGY 106, 251, CPT S 121, E E 214, 262, ME 116, 212, 216, MSE 201, any 300-400 level BIO ENG, BIOLOGY, CE, CHE, CHEM, CPT S, E E, MATH, MBIOS, ME, MSE, NEUROSCI, PHYSICS, or STAT course as approved, or other courses as approved by advisor.

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