Biomedical Science and Technology Minor

Biomedical Science and Technology Minor

As various fields of medicine and health care increasingly depend upon advances in technology, graduates who possess combined expertise in engineering principles and knowledge of biological sciences at all levels will be in high demand. The minor in biomedical science and technology enhances opportunities for Clarkson’s non-engineering students to meet this need.

This minor is connected closely with the minor in biomedical engineering. Students from both minors participate in shared core courses, along with a multidisciplinary capstone design course. Students can take only one (not both) of the two minors.

Biomedical Science and Technology Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:


  • BY471 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • and BY473 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
  • or BY472 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • and BY474 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
  • or BY360 Comparative Physiology
  • and BY362 Comparative Physiology Laboratory
  • BY160 Biology II: Cell and Molecular Biology

Engineering Fundamentals

  • BR200 Introduction to Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering

Biomedical Science and Technology Tracks

Students must complete one of the two specialty tracks:

Track I: Genetic Engineering

  • BY214 Genetics
  • BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory (4 credits)
  • or BY/CM314 Bioinformatics

Track II: Neuroscience

  • BY/CM460 Neurobiology (BY160 or BY360 or consent)
  • BY485 Neural Engineering
  • PY458 Cognitive Neuroscience (PY151 or junior/senior standing)

Biomedical Science and Technology Core Electives

Breadth Elective

Students must complete 1 3-credit course from approved list of upper-division biomedically related courses

Intersecting BEST courses

Students must complete BR450 BEST Capstone Design I or equivalent engineering design course with a BEST approved project

Contact Us

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science
Phone: 315-268-2389

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