Minor in Biomedical Technology

The Francis College of Engineering, in cooperation with Kennedy College of Sciences and the College of Health Sciences, offer a Biomedical Technology minor for undergraduate degree programs. This twenty (20) credit minor requires 14 credits of coursework in the following core subject areas: 1) Biology, 2) Physiology, 3) Statistics and 4) Biomedical Engineering. In addition, at least 6 credits of upper division courses are required as technical electives.

Students completing the Biomedical Technology minor will be well prepared to pursue graduate studies in the distinctive Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology program.

Required Courses (14 credits)

Biology (choose one)
  • BIOL.2100/2120L Biology for Engineers with Lab1
  • BIOL.1110/1170 Principles of Biology I & Experimental Biology I
Physiology & Anatomy (choose one)
  • LIFE.1020/1040L Life Science II with Lab1
  • HSCI.1020/1040 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
  • BIOL.2520/2540L Physiology with Lab
Statistics (choose one)
  • MATH.3860 Probability and Statistics I1
  • CIVE.2860 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • MATH.2830 Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH.3850 Applied Statistics
  • MECH.3610 Math Methods for Mechanical Engineers
Biomedical Engineering
  • BMBT.4000 Intro to Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology1

Elective Courses (at least 6 credits)

Two courses from a selected list which is approved by the College of Engineering, College of Sciences and College of Health Sciences. This can be chosen based on the specialization, or track.

Assistive Technology
  • EECE.4410 Introduction to Biosensors
  • DPTH.5100 Models and Measurement in Disability
  • PLAS.5540 Medical Device Design
Biochemistry
  • HSCI.3500 Human Biochemistry
  • BIOL.4190 Biochemistry I
  • BIOL.4200 Biochemistry II
  • CHEM.5700 Protein Chemistry
Biomaterials
  • CHEN.5060 Colloidal, Interfacial and Nanomaterials Science
  • CHEN.5530 Macromolecular Colloidal Science and Engineering
  • PLAS.5420 Colloidal Nanoscience and Engineering
  • PLAS.5750 Biomaterials I
  • PLAS.6750 Biomaterials II
  • PLAS.5790 Problems in Biomaterials
  • CHEM.5700 Surface and Colloid Chemistry
  • POLY.5030 Polymer Science I
  • POLY.5040 Polymer Science II
Biomechanics
  • PUBH.5300 Ergonomics and Work/Lab
  • PUBH.6321 Advanced Biomechanics
  • PUBH.6381 Methods in Work Analysis
Bioprocessing
  • CHEN.5480 Process Analytical Technology and Quality by Design for Biopharmaceuticals
  • CHEN.5350 Cell and Microbe Cultivation
  • CHEN.5380 Advanced Separations in Biotechnology
  • CHEN.5450 Isolation and Purification
  • CHEN.5550 Biopharmaceutical GMP
  • CHEN.5860 Biotechnology Process Project Laboratory
Forensics
  • CHEM.3030 Forensic Science I
  • CHEM.3040 Forensic Science II
Genetics
  • HSCI.4350 Medical and Clinical Genetics
  • BIOL.3350 Principles of Genetics
  • BIOL.4050 Bioinformatics
  • BIOL.4600 Stem Cell Biology
Immunology
  • MLSC.3310 Clinical Immunology
  • BIOL.4820 Cancer Biology
  • BIOL.4930 Immunology
Medical Devices
  • CHEN.4500 Nanoscale Transp. Phenom. for Manuf. Nanodevices
  • EECE.4410 Introduction to Biosensors
  • PLAS.5530 Polymers in Medicine
  • PLAS.5540 Medical Device Design
Medical Imaging
  • EECE.4110 Medical Diagnostic Imaging
  • EECE.4600 Biomedical Instrumentation
  • RADI.5980 Introduction to Medical Imaging
  • PHYS.5770 Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices
Molecular Biotechnology
  • BIOL.4210L Biochemistry Techniques
  • BIOL.4760 Cell Culture
Toxicology
  • PUBH.5030 Toxicology and Health Data

1Recommended courses but alternate courses may be substituted as appropriate.

Additional courses may be added by each college to their list of elective courses.

For more information, contact program coordinator Stephen McCarthy.