Bioengineering Minor

The minor in Bioengineering bridges the Colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Nursing to provide students with an interdisciplinary experience.

Described as the blending of engineering and biology to produce new knowledge, processes, procedures, systems and products for the benefit of society, the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health have identified bioengineering as “an essential underpinning field for the 21st century.” Fields or sub-fields of bioengineering include:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioremediation

A more complete description of the program is available here.

Basic Requirements for the Bioengineering Minor

  • A minimum of 12 credits of science or bioengineering courses outside of the student's college*
  • A minimum of 9 credits of science or bioengineering courses inside the student's college*
  • Three (3) credits from either inside or outside of the student's college (student’s choice).
  • A course in ethics (in addition to the 24 credits above)

*The latter 9 or 12 credits already apply to the student’s major and do not contribute an additional course load.

A detailed outline of the Bioengineering minor requirements is available here.

Contact Information

For complete details, please contact the representative from your department whose name is listed below.

Dr. Kevin Buckley, ECE
Dr. Theresa Capriotti, NUR
Dr. Metin Duran, CEE
Dr. Russell Gardner, Professor and Chair, BIO
Dr. Philip Stephens, BIO
Dr. Jared Paul, CHM
Dr. William J. Kelly, ChE
Dr. Edward Kresch, ECE
Dr. Qianhong Wu, ME
Dr. Randy Weinstein, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Engineering
Dr. Joseph Orkwiszewski, Associate Dean, Baccalaureate Studies

Application Process

Students should return the completed application to their College Dean. Download the Application for Bioengineering Minor here.