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Minor in Bioengineering 

Core Courses
BIOE 251
BIOE 252
BIOE 253
Fundamentals of Bioengineering I
and Fundamentals of Bioengineering II
and Fundamentals of Bioengineering III

BIOE minor interdisciplinary electives

Up to eight credits from this list may be applied towards the upper-division bioengineering minor requirement.  Courses used to complete a student’s major core requirements may not be applied towards the bioengineering minor elective requirement.

Bioengineering resides at the interface of engineering and the natural sciences, and a thorough knowledge of both is essential for innovation and problem solving in the discipline.  The courses below provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their knowledge within their primary discipline in several areas particularly relevant to bioengineering, including: genetics, microbiology, physiology, chemistry, neuroscience, physics and electronics. 

BI 320Molecular Genetics4
BI 322Cell Biology4
BI 326Immunology and Infectious Disease4
BI 328Developmental Biology4
BI 330Microbiology3
BI 331Microbiology Laboratory3
BI 353Sensory Physiology4
BI 358Investigations in Medical Physiology4
BI 360Neurobiology4
BI 423Human Molecular Genetics4
BI 424Advanced Molecular Genetics4
BI 426Genetics of Cancer4
BI 427Molecular Genetics of Human Disease4
BI 428Developmental Genetics4
BI 461Systems Neuroscience4
BI 466Developmental Neurobiology4
BI 485Techniques in Computational Neuroscience4
Chemistry and Biochemistry
CH 360Physiological Biochemistry4
CH 461Biochemistry4
CH 462Biochemistry4
CH 463Biochemistry4
CH 464RNA Biochemistry4
CH 465Physical Biochemistry4
CH 466Structural Biochemistry4
CH 467Biochemistry Laboratory4
PHYS 351Foundations of Physics II4
PHYS 352Foundations of Physics II4
PHYS 353Foundations of Physics II4
PHYS 362Biological Physics4
PHYS 411Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism4
PHYS 412Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism4
PHYS 413Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism4
PHYS 421MPartial Differential Equations: Fourier Analysis I4
PHYS 431Analog Electronics4
PHYS 432Digital Electronics4
PHYS 481Design of Experiments4
Human Physiology
HPHY 321Human Anatomy I5
HPHY 322Human Physiology I5
HPHY 323Human Anatomy II5
HPHY 324Human Physiology II5
HPHY 325Human Anatomy and Physiology III5
HPHY 362Tissue Injury and Repair4
HPHY 381Biomechanics4
HPHY 432Neural Development4
HPHY 436Clinical Neuroscience4

At least 12 upper-division credits must be completed in residence. 

The joint OSU-UO PhD program combines an immersive curriculum, impactful research, and targeted professional development to advance science, society, and your career. Joint program students have full access to resources at both UO and OSU, including research facilities and collaborations, coursework, training workshops, and student groups.

Students may choose an advisor or co-advisors from the bioengineering faculty at either UO or OSU.

Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering

Core Course Requirements
BIOE 611 (UO) or BIOE 511 (OSU)3
BIOE 612 (UO) or BIOE 512 (OSU)4
BIOE 613 (UO) or BIOE 513 (OSU)3
BIOE 614 (UO)3
BIOE 507 (OSU)1
BIOE 617 (UO)1
BIOE 618 (UO) or CBEE 507 (OSU)1
Elective Course Requirements15