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  • Program Overview

    Where engineering and biology intersect, exciting discoveries in the medical and life sciences are taking place.

    At its heart, the bioengineering program is highly interdisciplinary, encompassing foundational coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science. As a bioengineering major at Endicott, you will apply this knowledge in upper division engineering courses focused on team-based design and analysis. With your well-rounded liberal arts education here, you will be able to relate subject matter in your major to other disciplines, and you will develop important skills in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.

    The bioengineering program prepares you for a wide variety of careers involved in advancing health and medicine, as well as graduate programs in engineering or health professions such as medical, dental, or veterinary school. The program has been designed with ABET accreditation in mind and is anticipated within the next three years.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 133-136

    Freshman - Credits: 37

    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 102/102L - Principles of Biology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement
    • 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)
    • EGR 100 - Introduction to Engineering (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
    • MTH 134 - Calculus I (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement
    • MTH 136 - Calculus II (Cr: 3)

    Sophomore - Credits: 35-36

    • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Bioengineering Elective  (Cr: 3-4)
    • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • BEN 210 - Biomaterials (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 202/202L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
    • MTH 237 - Calculus III (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 330 - Ordinary Differential Equations (Cr: 3)
    • PHY 201/201L - Physics with Calculus I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • PHY 202/202L - Physics with Calculus II and Lab (Cr: 4)

    Junior - Credits: 31-33

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Bioengineering Electives  (Cr: 6-8)
    • BEN 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
    • BEN 401 - Tissue Engineering (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 340 - Bioinformatics (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 305 - Introduction to Circuits and Electronics (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 320 - Instrumentation and Data Acquisition (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 350 - Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis I (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • BEN 340 - Engineering Physiology (Cr: 3)
    • BEN 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • BEN 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • BEN 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
    • EGR 430 - Transport Phenomena (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 450 - Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Analysis II (Cr: 3)

    Bioengineering Electives

    Students select one course from the following:

    • BEN 420 - Biomechanics (Cr: 3)
    • CSC 265 - Discrete Structures (Cr: 3)
    • CSC 280 - Computer Architecture (Cr: 3)
    • CSC 285 - Introduction to Applied Robotics (Cr: 3)
    • CSC 385 - Sensor Networks and Physical Computing (Cr: 3)
    • CSC 440 - Data Mining and Visualization (Cr: 3)

    Additional Electives

    Students select two courses from the Bioengineering electives above or from the following:

    • BIO 201/201L - Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 225 - Introduction to Biotechnology (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 292/292L - Microbiology and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 311/311L - Genes and Genomes and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 320/320L - Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 326/326L - Immunology and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 350 - Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (Cr: 3)
    • CHE 207/207L - Organic Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • CHE 208/208L - Organic Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • CHE 209/209L - Biochemistry and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • MTH 225 - Probability (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 238 - Linear Algebra (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 316 - Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • MTH 431 - Partial Differential Equations (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the bioengineering program, students will:

    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
    • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the bioengineering discipline.
    • Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 
    • Demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
    • Demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
    • Demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
    • Demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 
    • Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
    • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
    • Demonstrate recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues.Demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.

     

    Recent Internships

    • Samplify Bio, Inc.
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    Alumni Employment

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