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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioengineering: Biomaterials Concentration, BS

Program Description

The undergraduate program in Bioengineering is built upon a rigorous engineering science foundation that is, in turn, based upon a broad curriculum of applied and life sciences, mathematics, electives in humanities, social science, and design. Students select a formal focus that concentrates in a subfield of interest in bioengineering: Bioelectrical Concentration or Biomaterials Concentration.

The curriculum provides undergraduates with a solid background in engineering and life sciences in preparation for advanced studies. Through the Bioengineering program, graduates acquire an understanding of biology, biochemistry, and physiology and the capability to apply advanced mathematics, including differential equations and statistics, science, and engineering, to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology. Graduates also have an ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and nonliving materials and systems.

Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Plan

Bioengineering undergraduates may begin a Master of Science degree program or a Master of Engineering degree program while completing the Bachelor of Science degree and use a limited number of courses to satisfy the requirements of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Details are available from the Department of Bioengineering.

Freshman Year

First Semester

All General Engineering students take the same classes their first term, regardless of their intended major. Coursework in the second term varies. Students should consult with a General Engineering advisor to determine appropriate courses.

Credit Hours: 16


1 ENGR 1050  and ENGR 1060  may be substituted for ENGR 1020 .

2 Depending on a student’s Clemson Mathematics Placement Test score, MATH 1040  and MATH 1070  may be substituted for MATH 1060 ; or the student may be required to take MATH 1050  before enrolling in MATH 1060 .

3  See Policy on Humanities and Social Sciences for Engineering Curricula .

Note: CH 1010 , ENGL 1030 , ENGR 1020  (or ENGR 1050  and ENGR 1060  if substituted for ENGR 1020 ), and MATH 1060  must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Freshman Year

Second Semester

Credit Hours: 18

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester

Credit Hours: 16

Total Credits: 128


1 ENGR 1070 ENGR 1080  and ENGR 1090  may be substituted for ENGR 1410  

2 Students planning to enter medical school should take CH 2230 /CH 2270  instead of CH 2010 /CH 2020  and take CH 2240 /CH 2280  as an additional course sequence. Students planning to enter medical school should also take physics laboratories as additional courses (PHYS 1220  course wih PHYS 1240  lab and PHYS 2210  course with PHYS 2230  lab).

3 See Policy on Humanities and Social Sciences for Engineering Curricula . Six of these credit hours must also satisfy General Education  Cross-Cultural Awareness and Science and Technology in Society Requirements.

4 Select from BIOE 1010 BIOL 1030 , BIOL 1040 , BIOL 1100 , BIOL 1110  

5 Students must take at least six credits from courses with a lecture designation. The other six credits may be selected from courses with the lecture or the non-lecture designation.

Lecture Courses-BIOE 4020 BIOE 4120 BIOE 4150 BIOE 4200 BIOE 4230 BIOE 4310 BIOE 4340 , BIOE 4350 BIOE 4400 BIOE 4450 , BIOE 4490 BIOE 4500 BIOE 4610 BIOE 4710 , BIOE 4820 BMOL 4250 , ECE 2720 /ECE 2730 , ECE 3170 ECE 3210 /ECE 3120 ECE 3710 /ECE 3720 ECE 3810 ECE 4090 ECE 4270 , ECE 4320 ECE 4670 MATH 3650 MSE 4580 PHYS 4170  

Non-Lecture Courses-BIOE 4510 , BIOE 4600 , BIOE 4690 , BIOE 4900 , BIOE 4910  

Note: To transfer from General Engineering into the Bioengineering degree program, students must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in courses taken at Clemson and must have earned a C or better in each course in the General Engineering Core Curriculum.