Undergraduate Studies

Typical Course Schedule

First Year
Course Course Title Units Per Term
Ma 1 abc Freshman Mathematics 9-9-9
Ph 1 abc Freshman Physics 9-9-9
Ch 1 ab General Chemistry 6-9-0
Ch 3 a Fundamental Techniques of Experimental Chemistry 6-0-0
Bi 1 x The Great Ideas of Biology: An Introduction Through Experimentation 0-0-9
BE 1 Frontiers in Bioeningineering 0-1-0
  Introductory HSS courses 9-9-9
  Physical education 0-0-3

 

Second Year
Course Course Title Units Per Term
Ma 2, Ma 3 Sophomore Mathematics 9-9-0
Ph 2 ac Sophomore Physics 9-0-9
Ch 41 a Organic Chemistry 9-0-0
Ch 25 Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry 0-0-9
Bi 8 Introduction to Molecular Biology 0-9-0
Bi 9 Cell Biology 0-0-9
  Menu course 0-0-9
  General and BE electives x-x-x
  HSS electives x-x-x
  Physical education x-x-x

 

Third Year
Course Course Title Units Per Term
ACM 95 ab Introductory Methods of Applied Mathematics 0-12-12
BE/EE/MedE 189 a Design and Construction of Biodevices 12-12-0
Bi/Ch 110 Introduction to Biochemistry 12-0-0
ChE/BE 163 Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering
9-0-0
  Computational methods requirement x-x-x
  General and BE electives x-x-x
Bi/BE 24 Technical Communication for Biological Scientists and Engineers x-x-x
  HSS electives x-x-x
  Physical education x-x-x
ChE 130 Biomolecular Engineering Laborartory 0-0-9

 

Fourth Year
Course Course Title Units Per Term
CDS 110 a or ChE 105 Introductory Control Theory or Dynamics and Control of Chemical Systems x-0-x
BE/APh 161 Physical Biology of the Cell 0-12-0
BE/CS/CNS/Bi 191 a Biomolecular Computation 0-9-0
BE 150 Systems Biology 0-9-0
or BE 159 Signal Transduction and Biomechanics in Eukaryotic Cell Morphogenesis 0-0-9
  General and BE electives x-x-x
  Advanced biology and biology lab requirements x-x-x
  HSS electives x-x-x
  Physical Education x-x-x