Curriculum

Biological Engineering Program

The Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering program is eligible for students who want to participate in an Eight Semester Degree Program. The plan below lists a semester-by-semester sequence of courses to finish the degree in eight semesters. University core courses for engineering are listed at the bottom of this page. Students may submit a maximum of four (4) hours of "D" in BENG Courses for their degree. Some courses are not offered every semester, so students who deviate from the suggested sequence must pay careful attention to course scheduling and course pre-requisites.

Freshman Year

First Semester

  • 1 GNEG 1111 Introduction to Engineering I
  • 3 ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)
  • 3 CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
  • 4 MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
  • 4 PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)

15 Semester hours

Second Semester

  • 1 GNEG 1121 Introduction to Engineering II
  • 3 ENGL 1033 Technical Composition II or ENGL 1023 Composition II
  • 4 Freshman Engineering Science Electives*
  • 4 MATH 2564 Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)
  • 3 U.S. History Requirement
    • HIST 2003 History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)
      or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
      or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)

 

 

15 Semester hours

Sophomore Year

First Semester

  • 2 BENG 2632 Biological Engr Design Studio
  • 4 MATH 2574 Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603)
  • 4 Sophomore Science Electives **
  • 3 BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
  • 1 BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
  • 3 MEEG 2003 Statics

17 Semester hours

Second Semester

  • 3 BENG 2643 Biological Engineering Design Methods
  • 4 MATH 2584 Differential Equations
  • 3 BIOL 2013 General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture)
  • 1 BIOL 2011L General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab)
  • 3 MEEG 2403 Thermodynamics ( Social Science Elective (from University/State core list))
    or CHEG 2313 Thermodynamics of Single-Component Systems
  • 3 Social Science Elective (from University/State core list)

17 Semester hours

Junior Year

First Semester

  • 3 BENG 3653 Global Bio-Energy Engineering
  • 3 BENG 3733 Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems
  • 3 BENG 3663 Biological Engineering Methods II
  • 4 CHEM 3603/3601L Organic Chemistry I w/Lab or CHEM 2613/2611L Organic Physiological Chemistry w/Lab
  • 3 CVEG 3213 Hydraulics
    or MEEG 3503 Mechanics of Fluids
    or CHEG 2133 Fluid Mechanics

16 Semester hours

Second Semester

  • 3 BENG 3723 Unit Operations in Biological Engineering
  • 3 BENG 3113 Measurement and Control for Biological Systems
  • 3 BIOL 3863 General Ecology
  • 3 CVEG 3223 Hydrology
  • 3 Technical Elective

15 Semester hours

Senior Year

First Semester

  • 2 BENG 4812 Senior Biological Engineering Design I
  • 1 BENG 4831 Biological Engineering Professionalism
  • 3 BENG 4743 Food and Bio-Product Systems Engineering
  • 3 BENG 4933 Sustainable Watershed Engineering
  • 3 Humanities Elective (from University/State core list)
  • 3 Social Science Elective (from University/State Core list

15 Semester hours

Second Semester

  • 3 BENG 4823 Senior Biological Engineering Design II
  • 3 BENG 4663 Sustainable Biosystems Designs
  • 3 Technical Elective (Engineering)
  • 3 Fine Arts Electives (from University/State core list)
  • 3 Social Science Elective (from University/State core list)
  • 3 Technical Electives

18 Semester hours

128 Total hours required *  The Freshman Engineering Science Elective must be chosen from either CHEM 1123/112L or PHYS 2074.

** The Sophomore Science Elective must be: PHYS 2074 if CHEM 1123/1121L was chosen as the Freshman Engineering Science  Elective; or CHEM 1123/1121L if PHYS 2074 was chosen as the Freshman Engineering Science Elective. That is, both courses are required for the degree.