Minor in Biomedical Engineering (BNG)

Bioengineering (BNG)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
CHAIRPERSON: Clinton T. Rubin, Ph.D.

UNDERGRADUATE DIRECTOR: Mary D. Frame, Ph.D.


OFFICE: Bioengineering 102
PHONE: (631) 632-8371
E-MAIL: jessica.kuhn@stonybrook.edu
WEB ADDRESS: http://www.bme.stonybrook.edu


The Bioengineering minor is the same as the Biology Biomedical Engineering Specialization track. It is designed for College of Arts and Sciences students who wish to obtain a more thorough understanding of how physical forces in the natural world influence biological systems. Coursework introduces these concepts and shows how an engineering approach can be useful in dealing with questions in biology and medicine. The program serves as an excellent background for students who wish to prepare for graduate study in bioengineering or a related field or for a career in which an understanding of engineering concepts would provide an advantage.

Requirements for the Minor in Bioengineering (BNG)

All courses for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.
Completion of the minor requires 21-23 credits as outlined below.


    A. Required Courses for each Track


           a. BME 100
           b. BME 120, ESG 111, ESE 124 or CSE 130


    B. Specialization Tracks


           a. Biomaterials/Biomechanics


                   i. MEC 260
                   ii. BME 303
                   iii. AMS 261, MAT 203 or MAT 205
                   iv. Either BME 304 or BME 381


           b. Bioelectricity


                   i. ESE 271
                   ii. BME 301
                   iii. AMS 210 or MAT 211
                   iv. BME 313


           c. Molecular/Cellular


                   i. BME 304
                   ii. BME 381
                   iii. Any 2 of the following: BME 371, BME 402, BME 404 or BME 430


    C. Upper Division Courses


           a. One advanced biology lecture course
           b. One advanced biology laboratory course