Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering—Environmental & Ecological Engineering Four-Year Plan

Revised 05/2021

Bold: only offered in indicated semester  •  ◊: Courses required for admission to this major
Italic: course pre-requisites and co-requisites (designated by &)  •  UD: must be admitted to the major prior to enrollment

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]
  • BBE 1001 BBE Orientation [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]

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ◊ Math 2373 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations (1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ Biol 1009 General Biology [4cr]
  • BBE 2001 Mechanics & Structural Design (Math 1372, Phys 1301) [4cr]
  • BBE 2003 Computer Applications in BBE (Math 1372, &Math 2373 or &Math 2374) [3cr]

Spring Semester

  • ◊ Math 2374 Multivariable Calculus (1372) [4cr]
  • BBE 3043 Biological & Environmental Thermo (Biol 1009, Chem 1061/65, Phys 1302, Math 1372) [3cr]
  • BBE 3033 Material & Energy Balances in Bio Systems (Math 1372, Phys 1302, Chem 1062/66) [3cr]
  • CHOOSE ONE:
    • Chem 2301, Bioc 2011, or Bioc 3021 (Course Specific) [3cr]
    • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • BBE 3013 Engineering Princ of Molecular & Cell Processes (Biol 1009, Math 1372, Chem 2301 or BioC 2011) [3cr]
  • BBE 3023 Ecological Engineering Principles (Biol 1009, &3012) [3cr]
  • BBE 3012 Transport in Bio Processes I (2001, 3033, Math 2373, Math 2374, Phys 1302) [4cr]
  • BBE 3002 Intro to Engineering Design (Math 1371, Chem 1061/65, Writ 1301) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • BBE 4013 Transport in Bio Processes II (UD, 3013, 3043, 3012) [3cr]
  • BBE 4533 Sustainable Waste Management Engineering (UD, 3023) [3cr]
  • BBE 4303 Intro to Bio-Based Materials Sci (UD, 2001) [3cr]
  • BBE 4523 Ecological Engineering Design (UD, Chem 1062/66, 3012) [3cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • BBE 4023W Process Control & Instrumentation (UD) [3cr]
  • BBE 5513 Watershed Engineering (UD, 3023) [3cr]
  • BBE 4535 Assessment & Diagnosis of Impaired Waters (UD, 3012) [3cr]
  • Emphasis Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Emphasis Elective [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • BBE 4502W Capstone Design (UD, 3002, &4013) [4cr]
  • Emphasis Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 125

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, Chem 1062/66, Math 2373 or 2374, Biol 1009, BBE 2001

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

Department Contact Information

bbe.umn.edu • 612-625-5200  203 Kaufert Lab & 213 BioAgEng Building (St. Paul)
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Ulrike Tschirner; tschi007@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