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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioengineering BS

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The undergraduate program at CU Denver is a highly rigorous program instilling competencies in biomedical science, engineering, and mathematics and biomedical design, while emphasizing the professional competencies of leadership, communication, presentation and critical problem solving. Our mission is to improve human health through the application of engineering principles, ideas, methods and inventions to solve important clinical problems. Bioengineering is a highly interdisciplinary field that brings together: (1) biological, chemical and physical sciences; (2) engineering and mathematics; and (3) clinical medicine. The undergraduate bioengineering program provides training at both the Denver campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. 

Graduates of the undergraduate program in bioengineering are expected to attain at least one of the following objectives within a few years after graduation:

  1. Be employed as a professional in the biomedical engineering field or related industry using knowledge and skills obtained in the program.
  2. Be progressing toward an advanced degree in: a) health sciences or medical school; b) graduate school; c) business or law school, or other advanced professional programs.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) can be found on the department’s website. 

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.
  • Upper-division major courses will be taught at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Declaring This Major

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  • Students applying to the program must select bioengineering (pre-major) as their “Field of Study” in the online application. If you are admitted to the pre-major program you will enroll in pre-major courses, which are offered at the Denver campus. Students in the pre-major must apply to advance to major status in bioengineering. Admittance to the major in bioengineering will be granted to students who have successfully completed all pre-major courses and who meet the program’s selection criteria. Upper-division courses will be taught at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

The bioengineering major requirements include three different types of courses: pre-major courses, upper-division bioengineering courses and track electives.

Pre-Major Courses

Students must complete all of these courses before they may apply for bioengineering major status. Credit for some of these courses may be achieved through high school Advanced Placement (AP) course work and exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework and exams, as well as transfer credit.

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