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  • Biomolecular Engineering

    Credits: 15-16, completed with minimum grades of C

    Designed for engineering and science students who desire knowledge of diverse biomedical and biotechnological applications encompassing biomolecular function, interactions and transport. The Department of Chemical Engineering administers this minor.


    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 2045 General Chemistry
    • CHM 2046 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
    • MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
    • MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2
    • MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3
    • MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations
    • PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1
    • PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2

    Required Courses

    Courses Credits
    ABE 2062 Biology for Engineers or
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2
    BME 3406 Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering 3
    ECH 3023 Materials and Energy Balances 4
    Choose two:
    ABE 3000C Applications to Biological Engineering, 3 credits
    ABE 4662 Quantification of Biological Processes, 3 credits
    ABE 5442 Bioprocess Engineering, 3 credits
    BME 4220 Biomolecular Cell Mechanics, 3 credits
    BME 4321 Process of Cellular Dynamics, 3 credits
    ECH 4905 Special Problems in Chemical Engineering, 2 credits *
    EGN 4912 Engineering Directed Independent Research, 2 credits **

    * Nanoscale Transport and other approved electives.
    ** These will be research problems related to biomolecular engineering.

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minors: biomolecular-engineering