Biomolecular Engineering


This minor is for engineering and science students who desire knowledge of diverse biomedical and biotechnological applications encompassing biomolecular function, interactions and transport.

About this Program

Department Information

As Chemical Engineers, the career options for students will be diverse and exciting. Students will develop the skills needed to design processes to produce anything made by chemical or biological means, including consumer products, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, semiconductors, biomaterials, pulp and paper, polymers, and more. Chemical Engineers use their knowledge of all branches of science and mathematics (not just chemistry) to solve problems at a variety of scales—from developing materials with features at the nanoscale all the way to designing a 250-foot-tall distillation tower and everything in between.



1006 Center Drive
P.O. Box 116005
Gainesville, FL 32611-6005



To apply for the minor, students must have completed these eight engineering preprofessional courses with a 2.5 GPA and no course grade lower than C.

CHM 2045General Chemistry 13
CHM 2046General Chemistry 23
MAC 2311Analytic Geometry and Calculus 14
MAC 2312Analytic Geometry and Calculus 24
MAC 2313Analytic Geometry and Calculus 34
MAP 2302Elementary Differential Equations3
PHY 2048Physics with Calculus 13
PHY 2049Physics with Calculus 23

Required Courses

ABE 2062Biology for Engineers3
or BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2
BME 3406Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering3
ECH 3023Material and Energy Balances4
Select two:5-6
Applications in Biological Engineering
Quantification of Biological Processes
Advanced Agricultural Process Engineering
Biomolecular Cell Mechanics
Dynamics of Cellular Processes
Special Problems in Chemical Engineering 1
Engineering Directed Independent Research 2
Total Credits15-16

Nanoscale Transport and other approved electives.


Research problems related to biomolecular engineering.