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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Bioengineering Electives

Students must take 6 credits of bioengineering electives and 12 credits of technical electives from the list below for the bioengineering degree. Refer to the WSU catalog for prerequisite information and check with the offering department about how frequently courses are offered or refer to the WSU Schedules of Classes home page. NOTE: BIO_ENG courses are offered ONLY ONCE each school year. Please plan your class schedule accordingly.

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Bioengineering Elective Policy

  1. Bioengineering electives: 6 elective credits must have a BIO_ENG prefix, selected from List 1 below (Bioengineering electives) below (does not include BIO_ENG 488, BIO_ENG 495 or BIO_ENG 499).
  2. Technical electives: 12 credits of electives may be either BIO_ENG courses from List 1 (Bioengineering electives), or other relevant engineering or science courses from List 2 (In the Pre-med option, technical electives are the required pre-medical courses).

 

List 1: Bioengineering Electives

Bioengineering Electives Prerequisite(s) Credits
BIO_ENG 425 Biomechanics BIO_ENG 321 with a C or better or CE 215 with a C or better; MATH 315 with a C or better 3
BIO_ENG 455 Metabolic Engineering BIO_ENG 210 or CHE 211; CHE 201; MATH 220; MATH 315; MBIOS 301 or 303 3
BIO_ENG 476 Biomedical Engineering Principles Junior standing 3
BIO_ENG 481 Advanced Topics in Bioengineering Junior standing; instructor permission 3

List 2: Technical Electives

Highlighted courses need extra prerequisites beyond the normal bioengineering curriculum.

Technical Electives Prerequisite(s) Credits
Bioengineering
BIO_ENG 488 Professional Practice Coop/Internship BIO_ENG 205 V
BIO_ENG 495 Internship BIO_ENG 205 V
BIO_ENG 499 Special Problems in Bioengineering Sophomore standing; instructor permission V
Biology
Biol 106 Introductory Biology: Organismal Biology 4
Biol 251 Introductory Human Physiology BIOLOGY 102, 106, or 107 4
Biol 301 General Genetics [footnote #1] BIOLOGY 106 or 120; BIOLOGY 107; CHEM 101 or 105; CHEM 102 or 106 [footnote #1] 4
Biol 315 Gross & Microanatomy At least 3 hours of BIOLOGY; sophomore standing; cumulative WSU GPA 2.5 or better 4
Biol 340 Introduction to Mathematical Biology MATH 140 with a C or better, or MATH 172 with a C or better, or MATH 182 with a C or better; BIOLOGY 101, BIOLOGY 102, BIOLOGY 106, or BIOLOGY 107 3
Biol 352 Cell Physiology [footnote #1] BIOLOGY 107; CHEM 345 [footnote #1] 3
Biol 353 Mammalian Physiology [footnote #1] BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 107 [footnote #1] 4
Biol 494 Seminar in Mathematical Biology MATH 140 with a C or better, or MATH 172 with a C or better, or MATH 182 with a C or better; BIOLOGY 101, BIOLOGY 102, BIOLOGY 106, or BIOLOGY 107. 1
Chemical Engineering
ChE 301 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics [footnote #1] CHE 201 with a C or better; CHEM 331 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified Chemical Engineering major [footnote #1]
ChE 334 Chemical Engineering Separations [footnote #1] CHE 301 with a C or better; CHE 310 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified Chemical Engineering major [footnote #1] 2
ChE 475 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering [footnote #1] CHE 321 with a C or better; CHE 332 with a C or better [footnote #1] 3
Chemistry
Chem 345 Organic Chem I CHEM 102 with a C or better, or CHEM 106 with a C or better 3
Chem 348 Organic Chemistry II and Problem Solving [footnote #1] CHEM 345 with a C or better [footnote #1] 4
Chem 370 Chemical Biology [footnote #1] CHEM 102 or 345 with a C or better [footnote #1] 3
Civil Engineering
CE 315 Fluid Mechanics [footnote #1] ME 212; certified major in Civil Engineering [footnote #1] 3
CE 463 Engineering Administration 3
Computer Science
Cpt_S 121 Program Design and Development MATH 108, 171, 172, 182, 201, 202, 206, or 220, each with a C or better 4
Electrical Engineering
E_E 262 Electrical Circuits Laboratory E_E 261 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment 1
Molecular Biosciences
MBIOS 301 General Genetics [footnote #1] BIOLOGY 106 or 120; BIOLOGY 107; CHEM 101 or 105; CHEM 102 or 106 [footnote #1] 4
MBIOS 303 Introductory Biochemistry [footnote #1] CHEM 102 or 345 [footnote #1] 4
MBIOS 304 Microbiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory [footnote #1] MBIOS 303 or concurrent enrollment, or MBIOS 305 or concurrent enrollment [footnote #1] 3
MBIOS 305 General Microbiology [footnote #1] BIOLOGY 107; CHEM 102 or 345 [footnote #1] 4
MBIOS 306 General Microbiology Laboratory [footnote #1] MBIOS 305 or concurrent enrollment [footnote #1] 2
MBIOS 401 Intro Cell Biology [footnote #1] MBIOS 301; MBIOS 303 or concurrent enrollment [footnote #1] 3
MBIOS 413 General Biochemistry [footnote #1] MBIOS 303; junior standing [footnote #1] 3
MBIOS 414 General Biochemistry [footnote #1] MBIOS 413 [footnote #1] 3
MBIOS 426 Microbial Genetics [footnote #1] MBIOS 301; MBIOS 303 [footnote #1] 3
MBIOS 465 Principles of Biophysical Chemistry [footnote #1] MBIOS 303; MATH 140 or 171; PHYSICS 102 or 202 [footnote #1] 3
Mechanical Engineering
ME 116 Engineering Computer-aided Design and Visualization MATH 171 or concurrent enrollment 2 (0–6)
ME 212 Dynamics MATH 172 or 182 with a grade of C or better; CE 211 with a grade C or better 3
ME 216 Integrated CAD Design [footnote #1] ME 116 with a C or better; CE 215 or concurrent enrollment [footnote #1] 2
ME 301 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics PHYSICS 201 with a grade of C or better 3
ME 303 Fluid Mechanics [footnote #1] ME 212 [footnote #1] 3
ME 310 Manufacturing Processes [footnote #1] MSE 201; certified major in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Electrical Engineering [footnote #1] 2
ME 311 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory [footnote #1] ME 310 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Electrical Engineering [footnote #1] 1
ME 401 Mechatronics [footnote #1] E_E 304; ME 348 [footnote #1] 3
ME 472 Finite Element Methods in Design [footnote #1] ME 414 [footnote #1] 3
ME 473 Advanced CAD and Geometric Modeling [footnote #1] ME 316 [footnote #1] 3
Materials Science
MSE 201 Materials Science CHEM 106; PHYSICS 201 or concurrent enrollment 3
MSE 302 Electronic Materials CHEM 105; PHYSICS 202 or concurrent enrollment 3
MSE 401 Metallic Materials [footnote #1] MSE 201 [footnote #1] 3
MSE 402 Polymeric Materials [footnote #1] MSE 201 [footnote #1] 3
MSE 403 Ceramic Materials [footnote #1] MSE 201 [footnote #1] 3
MSE 406 Biomaterials [footnote #1] MSE 201 [footnote #1] 3
MSE 413 Mechanics of Solids [footnote #1] CE 215; MSE 201 [footnote #1] 3
Neuroscience
NEUROSCI 301 Foundations of Neuroscience CHEM 106; BIOLOGY 107 3
NEUROSCI 302 Foundations of Neuroscience – Honors [footnote #1] CHEM 106; BIOLOGY 107; PHYSICS 101 with a B or better, PHYSICS 201 with a B or better, or PHYSICS 205 with a B or better [footnote #1] 3
NEUROSCI 403 Cellular Neurobiology [footnote #1] NEUROSCI 301 or NEUROSCI 302; MBIOS 303; certified Neuroscience major or minor [footnote #1] 3
NEUROSCI 404 Cellular Neuroanatomy [footnote #1] NEUROSCI 301 or NEUROSCI 302 [footnote #1] 4
NEUROSCI 425 Integrated Physiology BIO ENG 210, MBIOS 301, MBIOS 303, NEUROSCI 301, NEUROSCI 302, or PSYCH 372 3
NEUROSCI 426 Integrative Physiology – Laboratory Concurrent enrollment in NEUROSCI 425 1
NEUROSCI 430 Principles of Neurophysiology [footnote #1] BIOLOGY 107; NEUROSCI 301 or NEUROSCI 302; PHYSICS 102, 202 or 206 [footnote #1] 4
Philosophy
PHIL 365 [HUM] [H] Biomedical Ethics   3
Physics
PHYSICS 466 Biological Physics CHEM 106 or 116; MATH 172 or 182; PHYSICS 202 or 206 3

[1] Highlighted courses need extra prerequisites beyond the normal bioengineering curriculum.