Biomolecular Engineering Curriculum

The professional concentration in biomolecular engineering offers a chemical engineering major an alternative path for obtaining a BS in chemical engineering.

    Further information on this concentration is available in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering office. A sample curriculum for chemical engineering majors choosing the biomolecular engineering concentration is given in the Handbook.

    By successfully completing the courses recommended above, upon graduation, students receive a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with a dean’s certificate indicating a “Professional Concentration in Biomolecular Engineering” and a notation to that effect on their transcript.

    Required Courses

    Students pursuing the concentration must take BY162 Cellular & Molecular Biology Lab (2 credit hours) in the spring semester of their sophomore year. The required mathematics elective in the curriculum must be a suitable statistics course (STAT383 Applied Statistics), and science and engineering electives are replaced with the required courses CM460 Biochemistry I and CH465 Biochemical Engineering.


      An undesignated elective is replaced with a course selected from the following list of courses relevant to biomolecular engineering:

      • BR400 Introduction to Biomedical Rehabilitation Engineering and Science 
      • BY214 Genetics
      • BY312 Advanced Cell Biology 
      • BY316 Immunobiology 
      • BY320/322 Microbiology with Lab 
      • BY360/362 Physiology with Lab 
      • BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory 
      • CM426 Intro to Biophysics 
      • CM453 Intro to Biomaterials 
      • CM464 Physical Biochemistry 
      • ES380 Biomechanics
      • ES452 Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Applications