The Bioengineering minor includes coursework across three colleges—Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Nursing—to provide students with an interdisciplinary experience. The minor is open to science majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, students in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and civil engineering majors in the College of Engineering. Other engineering majors may pursue a minor in Biomedical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering instead.
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.”
A detailed outline of the Bioengineering minor requirements is available here.