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2009-2011 Courses and Programs

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Curriculum in Biological Systems Engineering

Administered by the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

Leading to the degree bachelor of science.

Total credits required: 127.5 cr. See also Basic Program and Special Programs.

International Perspectives: 3 cr.*
U.S. Diversity: 3 cr.*

Communication Proficiency/Library requirement:
Engl 150 and Engl 250 with a minimum grade of C; Lib 160. (See Basic Program for credits.) Complete one course from AgEds 311, C E 203, Engl 309, or Sp Cm 212 with a minimum grade of C.

Social Sciences and Humanities: 12 cr. **
Complete 3 cr. from international perspectives and 3 cr. from U.S. diversity university-
approved list. Complete additional 6 cr. Social Sciences and Humanities courses.
Basic Program: 26.5 cr.****

Complete with 2.00 GPA including transfer courses: Chem 167 , 4 cr.; Engl 150, 3 cr. and Engl 250, 3 cr. (see above for grade requirements); Engr 101, R cr.; Engr 160, 3 cr.c; Lib 160, 0.5 cr.; Math 165, 4 cr. and Math 166, 4 cr.; and Phys 221, 5 cr. (See Basic Program rule.)

Biological, Math and Physical Science: 20 cr.
Biol 212, 3 cr.; Chem 167L, 1 cr.; Math 267, 4 cr.; Phys 222, 5 cr.; and Micro 302, 3 cr., Micro 302L, 1 cr., Stat 305, 3 cr.

Biological Systems Engineering Core: 26 cr.****
A E 316, 3 cr.; A E 363, 4 cr.; A E 404, 3 cr.; BSE 201, 1 cr.; BSE 216, 3 cr.; BSE 301, 1 cr.; BSE 380, 3 cr.; BSE 401, 1 cr.; BSE 415, 2 cr.; BSE 416, 2 cr.; BSE 480, 3 cr.

Other Remaining Courses: 23 cr.
BSE 110, 1 cr.; Ch E 356, 3 cr.; Ch E 357, 3 cr.; Engr 170, 3 cr.; E M 274, 3 cr.; E M 324, 3 cr.; E M 327, 1 cr.; M E 330, 3 cr. Complete one course (3 cr.) from AgEds 311, C E 203, Engl 309, or Sp Cm 212 with a minimum grade of C.

Complete remaining courses from one of the following options:
Biorenewable Resources Engineering Option: 20 cr.
A E 388, 3 cr. BSE 403, 3 cr.; Chem 331, 3 cr.; Chem 331L, 2 cr.; Chem 332, 3 cr. Complete 6 credits for option electives.**

Bioenvironmental Engineering Option: 20 cr.
A E 431, 3 cr. C E 326, 3 cr.; Chem 211, 2 cr.; Chem 211L, 2 cr.; Chem 231, 3 cr.; Chem 231L, 1 cr. Complete 3 cr. from A E 436, C E 421, C E 428, or EnSci 381. Complete 3 credits for remaining option elective. **

Food Engineering Option: 20 cr.
AE 451, 3 cr.; BSE 469, 3 cr.; Chem 231, 3 cr.; FSHN 311, 4 cr.; FSHN 420, 3 cr.; FSHN 471,
3 cr. Select 1 credit to complete option elective.

Pre-Professional and Pre-Graduate Option: 19-20 cr.
Chem 331, 3 cr.; Chem 331L, 1 cr.; Chem 332, 3 cr.; Chem 332L, 1 cr. Complete 3 credits from A E 406 or BSE 403. Complete 8 to 9 credits for remaining option electives. **

Co-op/Internships (Optional)
* These university requirements will add to the minimum credits of the program unless the university-approved courses are also approved by the department to meet other course requirements within the degree program. U.S. diversity and international perspectives courses may not be taken Pass/Not Pass.
** Choose from department approved list.
*** See Basic Program for Professional Engineering Curricula for accepted substitutions for curriculum designated courses in the Basic Program.
**** 2.00 GPA required including transfer courses.