Biomedical Engineering Four-Year Plan - admitted Fall 2024 and after

Revised 05/2024

This plan is to be used by students who were admitted to the University of Minnesota Fall 2024 and after. Please view your APAS report if you have any questions about degree requirements. 

Bold: only offered in indicated semester
Italic: course prerequisites and corequisites (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 using this form: z.umn.edu/permission.

Note: This is a sample plan that shows the department's recommended course plan for completing this degree in four years. Alternative course options can be seen on the APAS or Catalog page.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • ◊ Math 1371 Calculus I (placement or prereq) [4cr]
  • ◊ Phys 1301W Intro Physics I (&Math 1371) [4cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1071 CSE Chem Principles I (&1065) [3cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1065 Chem Principles I Lab (&1071) [1cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]
  • CSE 1001 First Year Experience [1cr]

Spring Semester

  • ◊ Math 1372 Calculus II (1371) [4cr]
  • ◊ Phys 1302W Intro Physics II (1301W, &Math 1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1072 CSE Chem Principles II (1071, &1066) [3cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1066 Chem Principles II Lab (&1072) [1cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]
  • BMEn 1601 UG Seminar I [1cr] (optional)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ◊ Math 2373 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations (1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ Chem 2301 Organic Chem I (1072/66) [3cr]
  • BMEn 2501 Cellular & Molecular Biology (CSE, &Phys 1302W) [4cr]
  • BMEn 2151 Intro Med Device Prototyping (fall only starting Fall 2025) (CSE, &2501) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • ◊ Math 2374 Multivariable Calculus (1372) [4cr]
  • BMEn 2101 Biomedical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (CSE, Chem 2301, &Math 2373 or &Math 2374, Phys 1302W) [3cr]
  • BMEn 2401 Programming for BME (CSE) [2cr]
  • Stat 3021 Intro to Probability and Statistics (Math 1372) [3cr]
  • 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 (CSE, Math 2374 or 2373, Chem 2301, Phys 1302W) [4cr]
  • BMEn 3211+15 Bioelectricity & Bioinstrumentation (CSE, Math 2374 or 2373, Chem 2301, Phys 1302W) [4cr]

Spring Semester

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

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • BMEn 4001W Engineering Design I (UD, four of the following: 3011/15, 3111/15, 3211/15, 3311/15, 3411/15) [3cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [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: 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 1301W, Phys 1302W, Math 1371, Math 1372, Math 2373 or 2374, Chem 1071/65, Chem 1072/66, Chem 2301, BMEn 2501

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

Department Contact Information

Website: cse.umn.edu/bme/undergraduate-program 
Main Phone: 612-626-3446 | Main Office: Hasselmo Hall 7-105
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Patrick Alford
Departmental Contact: bmedus@umn.edu
Major Catalog Page: https://umtc.catalog.prod.coursedog.com/programs/013428907 
 

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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 and Society