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The roadmap is meant only to suggest the structure of the program, and does not include the requirements for liberal studies and physical education classes.

Superscripts in the roadmap above are explained below:

a) CALS matriculants must enroll in CHEM 2070 (fall); CoE matriculates must enroll in CHEM 2090 (fall, spring). Students in either college may also substitute CHEM 2150 for either CHEM 2070 or 2090.

b) CS 1112 and ENGRI required of CALS matriculates. CS 111X and ENGRI required of CoE matriculates.

c) The major program includes nine (9) credits of courses outside the major. These are satisfied by ENGRD 2020, CEE 3040 or ENGRD 2700, and a non-BEE major approved elective.

d) In addition to the freshman writing seminars, a technical writing course must be taken as a biological engineering focus area course, liberal studies or approved elective.

e) Choose two of the following four courses: BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440 or BIOG 1445 or BIOEE/BIOSM 1610; plus BIOG/BIOSM 1500. All BIO courses must be taken for letter grade. If you received a 4 on AP BIO, you will receive 4 credits of intro bio. You will still need to take one of the four courses above plus the lab (BIOG 1500). If you received a 5 on AP BIO, you will receive 8 credits of intro bio and that will satisfy the intro bio requirement including the lab.

f) Biochemistry is required: BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3330 or BIOMG 3350 or BIOMG 3310 +3320.

g) Upper-level Biology: any biology course at the 2000-level or above which has a biology prerequisite and is taken for a letter grade. This requirement may also be satisfied by an upper-level course in a science department (excluding engineering, fine arts, liberal studies and mathematics) which has a biology (not social science) content of 95% or greater and a biology prerequisite. Students must receive approval for these alternative courses by consulting their BE faculty advisor or the main BE Advising Office, 207 Riley-Robb Hall. (One credit seminars may not be used to meet this requirement.).

h) Focus area electives must include a BE capstone design course.

i) BEE 2220 or ENGRD 2210 and Engineering Statistics preferably before Semester 6.

j) CEE 3040 preferred; ENGRD 2700 may be substituted.


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