PCAS -- Summary

Wed Feb 24 13:32:16 2010

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Submit Program
on 2010-02-24
by Jessica Baltzley
(baltz016@umn.edu )
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General Information
Campus: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities <no change>
Career: Undergraduate <no change>
Program type: Baccalaureate <no change>
Program title (short): Biomedical Engr B Biom Engr <no change>
Program title (long): Biomedical Engineering B.Bm.E. <no change>
Program short description: BiomedEngr <no change>
Additional terms: This program is 8 semesters (4 years) long.
This program does not need any summer terms.
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Stakeholder college(s): Technology, Institute of <no change>
Degree-granting college(s): Technology, Institute of <no change>
Approver college(s): Technology, Institute of <no change>
Administrative college(s): Technology, Institute of <no change>
Budgetary college(s): 'Technology, Institute of'=100 <no change>
Acad plan code(s): 'Technology, Institute of'=013428907 <no change>
Department(s): Department of Biomedical Engineering <no change>
First term admitting students: Fall 2000 <no change>
Effective date: Fall 2008 Fall 2010
Degree: Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering <no change>
Catalog description: Biomedical engineers apply the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology to solve medically-relevant problems. Examples of biomedical engineering activities include medical device design, fabrication and testing, prosthesis fabrication, ergonomics and human factors, physiological function monitoring, home health care technology development, biomedical informatics, functional imaging and tomography, biomaterial development and biocompatibility, artificial tissue and organ fabrication, cell- and biomolecule-based sensors and therapeutics, gene therapy development, and biomedical microsystems. <no change>
RIASEC codes: 1. IRE
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Field of study: Math, Engineering, and Science <no change>
Program contact(s):

U of M internet ID: oddex002
Name: David Odde
E-mail address: oddex002@umn.edu
Telephone number: 612/626-9980
Campus mailing address:
Biomedical Engineering Dept., Room 7-105     NHH, 1191, 312 Church St S E, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Narrative Materials
Brief summary or overview of reason for proposed new program or rationale for changes: Update to create Honors UHP sub-plan. There are course number changes for this course.  Rather than PHSL 3063 (a single 6-credit class), it's being divided into two classes, PHSL 3061 (4-credit lecture) and PHSL 3701 (2-credit lab).  
Mission, priorities and interrelatedness: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Need and demand: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Comparative advantage: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Efficiency, effectiveness, and use of resources: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Program quality and assessment: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Program development: This program predates PCAS development so no information is available for this field. <no change>
Admission Requirements
Preferred freshman writing course(s): <no change>
Minimum courses or credits to be completed before admission: 11 Courses <no change>
Indicate students that are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major: Yes, Both Freshmen and Transfer students <no change>
Preferred minimum G.P.A. for college-admitted students seeking entry to the major: Preferred G.P.A.: 2.8 <no change>
Preferred minimum G.P.A. for college-admitted students from another U of M college (I.U.T.s): Preferred G.P.A.: 2.8 <no change>
Preferred minimum G.P.A. for college-admitted students transferring from outside the University: Preferred G.P.A.: 3.0 <no change>
Explanation of G.P.A. above 2.0 requirements: Admission is competitive due to space restraints; 2.8 minimum GPA to be considered for admission. <no change>
Required course(s):
Mathematics
Honors math (MATH 1571H, 1572H, 2573H, 2574H) may be taken in place of the listed courses.
  MATH 1271 - Calculus I, MATH (4.0 cr)
    or MATH 1371 - IT Calculus I, MATH (4.0 cr)
  MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
    or MATH 1372 - IT Calculus II (4.0 cr)
  MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
    or MATH 2373 - IT Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
  MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
    or MATH 2374 - IT Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
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Physical Sciences
     CHEM 1021 - Chemical Principles I, ENVT, PHYS SCI/L (4.0 cr)
      or CHEM 1031H - Honors Chemistry I, ENVT, PHYS SCI/L, H (4.0 cr)
   CHEM 1022 - Chemical Principles II, PHYS SCI/L, ENVT (4.0 cr)
      or CHEM 1032H - Honors Chemistry II, ENVT, PHYS SCI/L, H (4.0 cr)
   CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
     PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I, PHYS SCI/L, WI (4.0 cr)
      or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I, PHYS SCI/L, WI, H (4.0 cr)
   PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II, PHYS SCI/L, WI (4.0 cr)
      or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II, PHYS SCI/L, WI, H (4.0 cr)
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Preparatory Courses
BMEN 2101 - Biomedical Thermodynamics (3.0 cr)
  BMEN 2401 - Programming for Biomedical Engineers (2.0 cr)
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Program Requirements
Program length in credits: 127 credits <no change>
Major length in credits: 73 credits <no change>
Number of semesters of a second language that are required: 0 <no change>
Specific language(s) required: No Second Language <no change>
Required course(s):
Statistics
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
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Major Courses
BMEN 1601 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar I (1.0 cr)
  BMEN 1602 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar II (1.0 cr)
  BMEN 2501 - Cellular and Molecular Biology for Biomedical Engineers (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3001 - Biomechanics (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3101 - Biomedical Transport Processes (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3201 - Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3301 - Biomaterials (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3401 - Biomedical Systems Analysis (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 4001W - Biomedical Engineering Design I, WI (3.0 cr)
  BMEN 4002W - Biomedical Engineering Design II, WI (3.0 cr)
  PHSL 3063 - Principles of Human Physiology, BIOL SCI/L (6.0 cr)

Major Courses
BMEN 1601 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar I (1.0 cr)
  BMEN 1602 - Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar II (1.0 cr)
  BMEN 2501 - Cellular and Molecular Biology for Biomedical Engineers (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3001 - Biomechanics (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3101 - Biomedical Transport Processes (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3201 - Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3301 - Biomaterials (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 3401 - Biomedical Systems Analysis (4.0 cr)
  BMEN 4001W - Biomedical Engineering Design I, WI (3.0 cr)
  BMEN 4002W - Biomedical Engineering Design II, WI (3.0 cr)
  PHSL 3061 - Principles of Physiology (4.0 cr)
  PHSL 3701 - Physiology Laboratory (2.0 cr)

Technical Electives
Take 27 credits of technical electives approved by an adviser. A maximum of 10 credits of science courses and a maximum of 6 credits of research may be counted toward the total.
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Sub-plans
Sub-plan requirement for this program: No <no change>
Sub-plan(s):
Title: Honors UHP
Title (long) of sub-plan: Honors UHP <no change>
Title (short) of sub-plan: Honors UHP <no change>
Sub-plan code: HONORSUHP <no change>
Description: Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. For any course required in a degree program, UHP students must register for the honors version if one is offered. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. <no change>
Degree requirements: <no change>
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