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Bioengineering (B.S.)

The bioengineering program at Endicott College is an interdisciplinary curriculum encompassing biotechnology, chemistry, physics mathematics, and computer science. The program also allows students to select a concentration in Cell and Tissue Engineering/Molecular Biology, or minor in Business or Computer Science.

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The Bioengineering major is designed to prepare students to solve challenging problems in the medical and life sciences across a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines.  The degree will prepare students to succeed in graduate programs for engineering or health professions (e.g. medical school, dental school, veterinary school).  All bioengineering students will complete foundational coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, and advanced mathematics.  This basic knowledge will be applied in upper-division engineering courses that stress team-based engineering design proposals and analysis.  Students of Endicott’s bioengineering program will benefit from a well-rounded liberal arts education and will be able to connect their work to disciplines outside of engineering.  At its heart, bioengineering is highly interdisciplinary, and this would be fostered both by Endicott’s focus on a broad-based liberal arts education, as well as the absence of limiting boundaries between departments. The Bioengineering program will culminate with a design project in the senior year that builds upon ongoing faculty research, a project from the student’s internship site, or other industrial needs.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 133

 

Freshman - Credits: 38

 

BIO 102/102L - Principles of Biology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement BIO 103/103L - Principles of Biology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
BEN 100 - Introduction to Engineering (Cr: 3)
CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 106/106L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming and Lab (Cr: 4)
EC 101 - Endicott Transitions (Cr: 1)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)
MTH 135 - Calculus I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement MTH 136 - Calculus II (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 35

  • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
BIO 202/202L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 225 - Introduction to Biotechnology (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
MTH 237 - Calculus III (Cr: 3)
MTH 330 - Ordinary Differential Equations (Cr: 3)
PHY 107/107L - Physics I and Lab (Cr: 4)
PHY 108/108L - Physics II and Lab (Cr: 4)

Junior - Credits: 30

  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Bioengineering Elective  (Cr: 6–8)
  • Mathematics Elective
    (400-level: MTH 431 or MTH 450)  (Cr: 3)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
BEN 320 - Biomedical Instrumentation (Cr: 3)
BEN 340 - Engineering Physiology (Cr: 3)
MTH 350 - Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis I (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Bioengineering Elective  (Cr: 3–4)
  • General Education Electives
    (two courses must be above the 100 level)  (Cr: 9)
BEN 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
BEN 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
BEN 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Bioengineering Electives

Students must choose three courses from the following list:

BEN 310 - Biomaterials (Cr: 3)
BEN 401 - Tissue Engineering (Cr: 3)
BEN 420 - Biomechanics (Cr: 3)
BEN 430 - Transport Phenomena (Cr: 3)
BIO 320/320L - Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 340 - Bioinformatics (Cr: 3)
BIO 350 - Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (Cr: 3)
BIO 426/426L - Immunology and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 207/207L - Organic Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 208/208L - Organic Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 440 - Biochemistry (Cr: 3)
CSC 170 - Computer Architecture (Cr: 3)
BIO 311 - Genes and Genomes (Cr: 3)

Careers

There is a growing demand for bioengineers in local industry.  With a strong background in life sciences, physics and applied mathematics, students will be prepared for jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, human diagnostics, bioinformatics, technology, health care, and manufacturing industries.  Bioengineers that choose a minor in business may also choose to focus on business careers in existing life science companies, start new companies or business areas in which a technical background is needed, such as consulting or intellectual property.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Conduct critical inquiry and analysis of complex engineering problems within the discipline.
  2. Meaningfully synthesize connections among experiences outside the formal classroom to deepen the student’s  understanding of Bioengineering and to broaden his/her perspective.
  3. Apply quantitative reasoning to a problem within a specific discipline.
  4. Communicate effectively in written form.
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