Biomedical Engineering Four-Year Plan

Revised 05/2021

Bold: only offered in indicated semester
Italic: course pre-requisites and co-requisites (designated by &)
UD: must be admitted to the major prior to enrollment
◊: Courses required for admission to this major
+: Students admitted to the major and ahead with degree requirements may be able to take BMEn 3311+15 on a space-available basis. Contact department for info.

 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • Math 1371 Calculus I (placement or pre-req) [4cr]
  • Phys 1301 Intro Physics I (&Math 1371) [4cr]
  • Chem 1065 Chem Principles I Lab (&1061) [1cr]
  • Chem 1061 Chem Principles I (placement or 1015, &1065) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]
  • BMEn 1601 UG Seminar I [1cr]
  • CSE 1001 1st Year Experience [1cr]

Spring Semester

  • Math 1372 Calculus II (1371) [4cr]
  • ◊ Phys 1302W Intro Physics II (1301, &Math 1372) [4cr]
  • Chem 1066 Chem Principles II Lab (1061/65, &1062) [1cr]
  • Chem 1062 Chem Principles II (1061/65, &1066) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]
  • BMEn 1602 UG Seminar II [1cr]

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ◊ Math 2373 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations (1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ Chem 2301 Organic Chem I (1062/66) [3cr]
  • BMEn 2501 Cellular & Molecular Biology w/lab (CSE, Phys 1302, &Math 2373 or &Math 2374) [4cr]
  • BMEn 2401 Programming for BME (CSE, Phys 1302, &Math 2373 or &Math 2374) [2cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • ◊ Math 2374 Multivariable Calculus (1372) [4cr]
  • BMEn 2101 Biomedical Thermodynamics (2401, 2501, Chem 2301, &Math 2373 or &Math 2374) [3cr]
  • Stat 3021 Applied Statistics (Math 1372) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course+ [3 or 4cr]

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • Phsl 3061 Principles of Physiology (UD, 1 yr college Math/Phys/Chem) [4 cr]
  • Phsl 3701 Physiology Lab [2cr]
  • BMEn 3011+15 Biomechanics (UD) [4cr]
  • BMEn 3211+15 Bioelectricity & Bioinstrumentation (UD) [4cr]

Spring Semester

  • BMEn 3311+15 Biomaterials (UD, &2101) [4cr]
  • BMEn 3111+15 Biomedical Transport Processes (UD, 3011/15) [4cr]
  • BMEn 3411+15 Biomedical Systems Analysis (UD, 3211/15) [4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • BMEn 4001W Engineering Design I (UD, 3311/15, 3111/15, 3411/15) [3cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • BMEn 4002W Engineering Design II (UD, 4001) [3cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 124

Additional Information

The APAS is the official method for tracking completion of your specific degree requirements. This plan is not a contract and curriculum can change.

Applying to a major: z.umn.edu/csemajorapp

Courses required for admission to this major: Phys 1302W, Math 2373 or 2374, Chem 2301, BMEn 2401, BMEn 2501

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Department Contact Information

cse.umn.edu/bme/undergraduate-program • 612-626-3446 • Hasselmo Hall 7-105
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Chun Wang
Departmental Contact: bmedus@umn.edu

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University Degree Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements. Requirements with an (*) will be fulfilled by taking courses at UM-TC required for this major.

Writing Requirements

University Writing:

  • Writ 1301/1401 or equivalent

Writing Intensive (WI):

  • One: Any level*
  • One: Any level
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (in major)*
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (any dept.)*

Liberal Education

Cores:

  • Biological Sciences w/Lab*
  • Physical Sciences w/Lab*
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts/Humanities
  • Literature
  • Mathematical Thinking*

Themes (choose 4 of 5):

  • Race, Power, and Justice in the US (required)
  • Civic Life and Ethics
  • The Environment
  • Global Perspectives
  • Technology & Society