Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering - Pre-Health Concentration

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering.

Goals, Objectives & Integration

A concentration in Pre-Health within the Bioengineering program provides students with the preparation and much of the coursework needed for a student to prepare to take national tests such as the MCAT and DCAT for entrance to graduate school in medicine, dentistry or in other health-related studies. The Pre-Health concentration contains similar courses as Cellular Engineering with the ability for students to pursue the specific coursework requirements for their desired post-baccalaureate program.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) Curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not General Education (GenEd) or elective credits. The writing intensive courses must be completed at Temple University and students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. The specific writing intensive courses required for this major are:

ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II

Department and Major Requirements

MATH 1041Calculus I4
or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
MATH 1042Calculus II4
or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
MATH 2043Calculus III4
or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
or MATH 3941 Honors Differential Equations I
BIOL 2112Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
or BIOL 2912 Honors Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
CHEM 1031General Chemistry I3
or CHEM 1951 Honors General Chemical Science I
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
PHYS 2021General Physics I4
or PHYS 2921 Honors General Physics I
PHYS 2022General Physics II4
or PHYS 2922 Honors General Physics II
Required General Education Courses
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
IH 0851Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life3
or IH 0951 Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
IH 0852Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good3
or IH 0952 Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Human Behavior)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Race and Diversity)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Global/World Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (U.S. Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Arts)3
Required Bioengineering & Engineering Courses (Common for all Pathways)
BIOE 2001Frontiers in Bioengineering2
BIOE 2101Engineering Principles of Physiological Systems3
BIOE 3001Research Design and Methods in Bioengineering2
BIOE 3101BioE Lab #1 - Bioelectrical Engineering3
BIOE 3102BioE Lab #2 - Biomaterials3
BIOE 3201Biomedical Instrumentation2
BIOE 4101BioE Lab #3 - Biomechanics3
BIOE 4311The Entrepreneurial Bioengineer3
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 4174Senior Design Project I for Bioengineering2
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II
Required Bioengineering Electives (minimum 9 credits)
Select from the following list:9
Mechanics for Bioengineering I
Biodesign - Needs and Ideation
Drug Delivery
Principles of Macromolecular Science
Biodesign - Testing and Validation
Interactions of Biomaterials with Living Tissues
Cell Biology for Engineers
Cardiac Devices
Any other approved bioengineering electives (note additional prerequisite courses may need to be taken)
Required Technical Electives
BIOL 1111Introduction to Organismal Biology4
or BIOL 1911 Honors Introduction to Organismal Biology
CHEM 1032General Chemistry II3
or CHEM 1952 Honors General Chemical Science II
CHEM 1034General Chemistry Laboratory II1
or CHEM 1954 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II
CHEM 2201Organic Chemistry I3
or CHEM 2921 Organic Chemistry for Honors I
CHEM 2203Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 2923 Organic Honors Laboratory I
CHEM 2202Organic Chemistry II3
or CHEM 2922 Organic Chemistry for Honors II
CHEM 2204Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
or CHEM 2924 Organic Honors Laboratory II
CHEM 3401Applications of Biochemistry3
Bioengineering Capstone Course
Select one of the following:3
Applied Biospectroscopy
Capstone Elective: Biomaterials
Capstone Elective: Neuroengineering
Capstone Elective: Principles of Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Engineering
Capstone Elective - Biophotonics: Seeing is Believing
Other Bioengineering Capstone courses (note additional prerequisite courses may need to be taken)
Free Elective2
Total Credit Hours128

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering: Pre-Health Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
CHEM 1031 or 1951General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1033 or 1953General Chemistry Laboratory I1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
PHYS 2021 or 2921General Physics I4
BIOE 2001Frontiers in Bioengineering2
CHEM 1032 or 1952General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1034 or 1954General Chemistry Laboratory II1
ENGR 1101 or 1901Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
PHYS 2022 or 2922General Physics II4
CHEM 2201 or 2921Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2203 or 2923Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
BIOL 2112 or 2912Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BIOE 3001Research Design and Methods in Bioengineering2
 Term Credit Hours18
Spring
BIOE 3201Biomedical Instrumentation2
BIOE 2101Engineering Principles of Physiological Systems3
BIOE 3102BioE Lab #2 - Biomaterials3
CHEM 2202 or 2922Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2204 or 2924Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
BIOL 1111 or 1911Introduction to Organismal Biology4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
BIOE 3101BioE Lab #1 - Bioelectrical Engineering3
IH 0851 or 0952Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
MATH 3041 or 3941Differential Equations I3
BIOE Elective #13
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 3401Applications of Biochemistry3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
BIOE 4101BioE Lab #3 - Biomechanics3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
Free elective2
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
ENGR 4174Senior Design Project I for Bioengineering2
GenEd Breadth Course3
Bioengineering Capstone - select one of the following:3
Applied Biospectroscopy 
Capstone Elective: Biomaterials 
Capstone Elective: Neuroengineering 
Capstone Elective: Principles of Tissue Engineering 
Regenerative Engineering 
Capstone Elective - Biophotonics: Seeing is Believing 
BIOE 4311The Entrepreneurial Bioengineer3
GenEd Breadth Course3
BIOE Elective #23
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
BIOE Elective Course #33
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 128