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Engineering Dual Degree
Engineering Dual Degree Program

Biomedical Engineering

A vibrant and rapidly expanding field both in content and opportunities. As our technological infrastructure expands and our fundamental knowledge in the life sciences is now at the basic molecular level, Biomedical Engineers are poised to continue to make major advances.

In addition to courses required for this discipline, listed below, all students must satisfy the EDDP Common Core curriculum

For course descriptions, visit the online Class Search.

Approved Biomedical Engineering Major Combinations:

Biomedical Engineering and Astrophysics

Astronomy & Astrophysics

  • AS 102, Modern Astronomy (5)
  • AS 301, Modern Astronomical Techniques (3)
  • AS 311, Astrophysics I (3)
  • AS 312, Astrophysics II (3)
  • PH 201, Introduction to Analytical Physics 1 (5)
  • PH 201, Introduction to Analytical Physics 2 (5)
  • PH 301, Modern Physics (3)
  • PH 303, Electromagnetic Waves and Optics (3)
  • PH 321, Intermediate Classical Mechanics*
  • PH 331, Electromagnetic Theory I (WAC) (4)
  • PH 495, Senior Seminar (1)

Recommended Courses                                       

  • PH 311, Experimental Modern Physics (3)
  • PH 325, Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics (4)
  • PH 421, Quantum Theory I (4)
  • PH 461, Computational Physics (3)

Biological Engineering

  • CH 351, Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 352, Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
  • BI 210, Genetics (4)
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BI 433, Advanced Cell Biology        (4)
  • BME 222, Biomeasurements (4)
  • BME 241, Biomechanics (4)
  • BME 322, Probability & Statistics for BME (3)
  • BME 331, Biosignals and Systems (3)
  • BME 334, Biomedical Computing (3)
  • BME 352, Cell/Tissue Behavior and Properties (3)
  • BME 354, Probs in Cell/Tissue Behavior & Prop (1)
  • BME 381, Implantable Materials & Biological Resp (3)
  • BME 383, Probs in Implant Materials & Bio Resp (1)
  • BME 402, Senior Seminar in BME (1)
  • BME 411, Quantitative Physiology (3)
  • BME 442, Biofluid & Biosolid Mechanics (3)
  • BME 461, Transport Processes in Biomedical Engr (3)
  • BME 491, Biomedical Engineering Design I (3)
  • BME 492, Biomedical Engineering Design II (3)
  • BME Elective (3)
  • BME/Tech Elective (3)
  • BME/Sci/Tech Electives (6)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 180.

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Biomedical Engineering and Biology

Biology

  • BI 111, Contemporary Issues in Biology*
  • BI 210, Genetics (4)
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BI 230, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (5)
  • BI 299, Biology Seminar*
  • BI 480, Senior Biology Capstone (WAC) (3)
  • Biology Electives (19)—To acquire the remaining credit hours for the major, students must take biology electives at the 300 level or above; at least four of these electives must be lab courses. One of the electives taken must be an organism-based course. Students will be allowed to use a maximum of three hours of independent study credit, internship credit, research or honors thesis credit toward the 37-hour minimum required for the biology major. 

Biomedical Engineering

  • CH 351, Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 352, Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
  • BI 210, Genetics*
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology*
  • BI 433, Advanced Cell Biology*
  • BME 222, Biomeasurements (4)
  • BME 241, Biomechanics (4)
  • BME 322, Probability & Statistics for BME (3)
  • BME 331, Biosignals and Systems (3)
  • BME 334, Biomedical Computing (3)
  • BME 352, Cell/Tissue Behavior and Properties (3)
  • BME 354, Probs in Cell/Tissue Behavior & Prop (1)
  • BME 381, Implantable Materials & Biological Resp (3)
  • BME 383, Probs in Implant Materials & Bio Resp (1)
  • BME 402, Senior Seminar in BME (1)
  • BME 411, Quantitative Physiology (3)
  • BME 442, Biofluid & Biosolid Mechanics (3)
  • BME 461, Transport Processes in Biomedical Engr (3)
  • BME 491, Biomedical Engineering Design I (3)
  • BME 492, Biomedical Engineering Design II (3)
  • BME Gateway Elective (3)
  • BME/Tech Elective (3)
  • BME/Sci/Tech Electives (6)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 166.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry

Chemistry

  • CH 105, General Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 106, General Chemistry 2 (5)
  • CH 351, Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 352, Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
  • Additional Chemistry Courses (12)
    • CH 332, Inorganic Chemistry          
    • CH 431, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry   
    • CH 432, Synthesis and Characterization 
    • CH 321, Analytical Chemistry 1      
    • CH 422, Analytical Chemistry 2      
    • CH 424, Instrumental Analysis Laboratory         
    • CH 361, Biochemistry 1: Bio-Organic Chemistry
    • CH 462, Biochemistry IIA: Central Metabolism  
    • CH 463, Biochemistry Laboratory 1           
    • CH 471, Physical Chemistry 1 (Quantum Mechanics)    
    • CH 472, Physical Chemistry 2 (Thermo & Kinetics)         
    • CH 473, Physical Chemistry Lab

Biomedical Engineering

  • BI 210, Genetics (4)
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BI 433, Advanced Cell Biology (4)
  • BME 222, Biomeasurements (4)
  • BME 241, Biomechanics (4)
  • BME 322, Probability & Statistics for BME (3)
  • BME 331, Biosignals and Systems (3)
  • BME 334, Biomedical Computing (3)
  • BME 352, Cell/Tissue Behavior and Properties (3)
  • BME 354, Probs in Cell/Tissue Behavior & Prop (1)
  • BME 381, Implantable Materials & Biological Resp (3)
  • BME 383, Probs in Implant Materials & Bio Resp (1)
  • BME 402, Senior Seminar in BME (1)
  • BME 411, Quantitative Physiology (3)
  • BME 442, Biofluid & Biosolid Mechanics (3)
  • BME 461, Transport Processes in Biomedical Engr (3)
  • BME 491, Biomedical Engineering Design I (3)
  • BME 492, Biomedical Engineering Design II (3)
  • BME Gateway Elective (3)
  • BME/Tech Elective (3)
  • BME/Sci/Tech Electives (6)

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 164.

View the course listings as a document (pdf) 

Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Science

  • BME 334, Biomedical Computing (3)
  • CS 151, Foundations of Computing I (3)
  • CS 248, Object-Oriented Prog & Data Structures (5)
  • CS 252, Foundations of Computing II (3)
  • CS 321, Computer Organization (3)
  • CS 333, Database Systems (3)
  • CS 351, Algorithms (3)
  • CS 383, EPICS (ICR) (3)
  • CS 452, Parallel Algorithm Design & Prog (3)
  • CS 473, Topics in Computer Science*
  • CS 485, Computer Ethics (WAC) (1)
  • SE 361, Object-Oriented Design (SAC) (3)
  • Theory Course (3)
    • CS 441, Organization of Prog Languages 
    • CS 447, Computer Graphics
    • CS 451, Theory of Computation     
    • CS 458, Intro to Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • Systems Course (3)
    • CS 431, Theory of Operating Systems       
    • CS 435, Computer Networks           
    • SE 461, Managing Software Development

Biological Engineering

  • CH 351, Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 352, Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
  • BI 210, Genetics (4)
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BI 433, Advanced Cell Biology (4)
  • BME 222, Biomeasurements (4)
  • BME 241, Biomechanics (4)
  • BME 322, Probability & Statistics for BME (3)
  • BME 331, Biosignals and Systems (3)
  • BME 334, Biomedical Computing (3)
  • BME 352, Cell/Tissue Behavior and Properties (3)
  • BME 354, Probs in Cell/Tissue Behavior & Prop (1)
  • BME 381, Implantable Materials & Biological Resp (3)
  • BME 383, Probs in Implant Materials & Bio Resp (1)
  • BME 402, Senior Seminar in BME (1)
  • BME 411, Quantitative Physiology (3)
  • BME 442, Biofluid & Biosolid Mechanics (3)
  • BME 461, Transport Processes in Biomedical Engr (3)
  • BME 491, Biomedical Engineering Design I (3)
  • BME 492, Biomedical Engineering Design II (3)
  • BME Gateway Elective (3)
  • BME/Tech Elective (3)
  • BME/Sci/Tech Electives (6)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 188.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Biomedical Engineering and Economics

Economics

  • PH 201, Introduction to Analytical Physics 1 (5)
  • MS 264, Business Statistics*
  • MS 265, Information Technology (3)
  • EC 231, Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC 232, Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC 332, Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
  • EC 354, Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
  • EC 464, Quantitative Methods - Econometrics (3)
  • Economics Electives - choose 4 (12)
    • EC 336, Comparative Economic Systems  
    • EC 339, Economic History of the United States  
    • EC 342, Law and Economics           
    • EC 346, Health Care Economics     
    • EC 351, Urban Economics   
    • EC 352, Personnel Economics (WAC)        
    • EC 355, Money & Banking   
    • EC 391, Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
    • EC 433, International Economics  
    • EC 434, Economics of Taxation & Public Expenditures        
    • EC 438, Economic History of Europe         
    • EC 462, Mathematical Economics 
    • EC 495, Special Topics in Economics        

Biological Engineering

  • CH 351, Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 352, Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
  • BI 210, Genetics (4)
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BI 433, Advanced Cell Biology (4)
  • BME 222, Biomeasurements (4)
  • BME 241, Biomechanics (4)
  • BME 322, Probability & Statistics for BME (3)
  • BME 331, Biosignals and Systems (3)
  • BME 334, Biomedical Computing (3)
  • BME 352, Cell/Tissue Behavior and Properties (3)
  • BME 354, Probs in Cell/Tissue Behavior & Prop (1)
  • BME 381, Implantable Materials & Biological Resp (3)
  • BME 383, Probs in Implant Materials & Bio Resp (1)
  • BME 402, Senior Seminar in BME (1)
  • BME 411, Quantitative Physiology (3)
  • BME 442, Biofluid & Biosolid Mechanics (3)
  • BME 461, Transport Processes in Biomedical Engr (3)
  • BME 491, Biomedical Engineering Design I (3)
  • BME 492, Biomedical Engineering Design II (3)
  • BME Gateway Elective (3)
  • BME/Tech Elective (3)
  • BME/Sci/Tech Electives (6)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 182.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics

Mathematics

  • MA 106, Calculus & Analytic Geometry 1 (4)
  • MA 107, Calculus & Analytic Geometry 2 (4)
  • MA 208, Calculus & Analytic Geometry 3 (4)
  • MA 108, First-Year Problem Solving (1)
  • MA 200, Basics of Advanced Mathematics (3)
  • MA 205, Discrete Mathematics (3)
  • MA 215, Linear Algebra (3)
  • MA 312, Algebra: Groups (3)
  • MA 326, Analysis: Theory of Calculus (WAC) (3)
  • MA 330, Complex Analysis (3)
  • Restricted Elective (choose 1) (3)
    • MA 313, Algebra: Rings and Fields
    • MA 327, Analysis: Lebesgue Integral    
  • Math Electives (9)
    • MA 301, History of Mathematics  
    • MA 305, Graph Theory        
    • MA 310-399 (See Course Catalog) 
    • MA 473, Topics in Mathematics    

Biomedical Engineering

  • CH 351, Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 352, Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
  • BI 210, Genetics (4)
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BI 433, Advanced Cell Biology (4)
  • BME 222, Biomeasurements (4)
  • BME 241, Biomechanics (4)
  • BME 322, Probability & Statistics for BME (3)
  • BME 331, Biosignals and Systems (3)
  • BME 334, Biomedical Computing (3)
  • BME 352, Cell/Tissue Behavior & Properties (3)
  • BME 354, Probs in Cell/Tissue Behavior & Prop (1)
  • BME 381, Implantable Materials & Biological Resp (3)
  • BME 383, Probs in Implant Materials & Bio Resp (1)
  • BME 402, Senior Seminar in BME (1)
  • BME 411, Quantitative Physiology (3)
  • BME 442, Biofluid & Biosolid Mechanics (3)
  • BME 461, Transport Processes in Biomedical Engr (3)
  • BME 491, Biomedical Engineering Design I (3)
  • BME 492, Biomedical Engineering Design II (3)
  • BME Elective (3)
  • BME/Tech Elective (3)
  • BME/Sci/Tech Electives (6)

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 174.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Biomedical Engineering and Physics

Physics

  • PH 201, Introduction to Analytical Physics 1 (5)
  • PH 202, Introduction to Analytical Physics 2 (5)
  • PH 301, Modern Physics (3)
  • PH 303, Electromagnetic Waves and Optics (3)
  • PH 311, Experimental Modern Physics (3)
  • PH 321, Intermediate Classical Mechanics*
  • PH 325, Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics (4)
  • PH 331, Electromagnetic Theory I (WAC) (4)
  • PH 421, Quantum Theory I (4)
  • PH 495, Senior Seminar (1)
  • Physics Elective (4)
    • AS 301, Modern Astronomical Techniques         
    • AS 311, Astrophysics I         
    • PH 315, Mathematical Methods for Physics       
    • PH 351, Analog Electronics I          
    • PH 422, Quantum Theory II
    • PH 427, General Relativity and Gravity
    • PH 461, Computational Physics    
    • PH 480, Special Topics

Biological Engineering

  • CH 351, Organic Chemistry 1 (5)
  • CH 352, Organic Chemistry 2 (5)
  • BI 210, Genetics (4)
  • BI 220, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4)
  • BI 433, Advanced Cell Biology (4)
  • BME 222, Biomeasurements (4)
  • BME 241, Biomechanics (4)
  • BME 322, Probability & Statistics for BME (3)
  • BME 331, Biosignals and Systems (3)
  • BME 334, Biomedical Computing (3)
  • BME 352, Cell/Tissue Behavior and Properties (3)
  • BME 354, Probs in Cell/Tissue Behavior & Prop (1)
  • BME 381, Implantable Materials & Biological Resp (3)
  • BME 383, Probs in Implant Materials & Bio Resp (1)
  • BME 402, Senior Seminar in BME (1)
  • BME 411, Quantitative Physiology (3)
  • BME 442, Biofluid & Biosolid Mechanics (3)
  • BME 461, Transport Processes in Biomedical Engr (3)
  • BME 491, Biomedical Engineering Design I (3)
  • BME 492, Biomedical Engineering Design II (3)
  • BME Elective (3)
  • BME/Tech Elective (3)
  • BME/Sci/Tech Electives (6)

* fulfilled by engineering courses

Total credits to complete this Engineering Dual Degree program is 174.

View the course listings as a document (pdf)

Current students should consult their own academic advisement report in my.butler.edu to see their individual requirements and progress toward degree completion.

Contact Jessica McCormick, jrmccorm@butler.edu, for additional information.

Updated 9/2018