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University of Saint Joseph    
 
    
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Course Catalog

3+2 Biology B.S. and Bioengineering B.S.


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Students in this program receive two bachelor of science degrees in five years. At USJ, they earn a B.S. in Biology in three years. The next fall, those admitted work on a two-year B.S. in Bioengineering at Fairfield University's School of Engineering.

Prerequisite courses can be taken at USJ or at schools in the Hartford Consortium. The exchange program is limited to undergraduates in the Women's College.

Requirements


  • All requirements of the Biology, B.S.  with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the Biology program
  • Complete 71 credits of course prerequisites for the Bioengineering program at Fairfield University with a grade of C or better
  • Students must be recommended by the USJ provost or academic dean
  • Apply to the Fairfield program by May 1 of the final semester of the USJ Biology program

Prerequisites for Bioengineering B.S. (71 credits)


Grade of C or better needed to receive credit

Suggested plan of study


1st year USJ


1st semester (18 credits)


2nd year USJ


1st semester (18 credits)


2nd semester (15 credits)


3rd year USJ


1st semester (18 credits)


2nd semester (17 credits)


1st year Fairfield University


1st semester (16 credits)


  • Art History elective 3 credits
  • EE 213 - Electric Circuits 3 credits
  • EE 213L - Electric Circuits Lab 1 credit
  • EG 31 - Fundamentals of Engineering 3 credits (satisfies USJ BIOL 499 - Integration Seminar )
  • ME 201 - Engineering Statistics  3 credits
  • MF 207 - Materials Science 3 credits

2nd semester (17 credits)


  • BEN 300 - Biomedical Instrumentation and Lab 4 credits
  • BEN 331 - Biomedical Signal Processing 3 credits
  • CR 245 - Digital Design 3 credits
  • CR 245 - Digital Design Lab 1 credit
  • EN 145 - Mathematical Analysis 3 credits
  • Elective in Sociology and Anthropology 3 credits

2nd year Fairfield University


1st semester (16 credits)


  • BEN/CR 332 - Biomedical Imaging 3 credits
  • BEN/EG 390 - Senior Design Project I (satisfies USJ BIOL 495 - Advanced Independent Study  ) 3 credits
  • Bioengineering elective 3 credits
  • English elective 3 credits
  • Philosophy elective 3 credits
  • Religious Studies elective (RELS) 3 credits

2nd Semester (15 credits)


  • AE 287 - Engineering Ethics (VE) 3 credits
  • BEN/CR 333 - Biomedical Visualization 3 credits
  • BEN/EG 391 - Senior Design Project II 3 credits
  • CD 211 - Engineering Graphics 3 credits
  • History elective 3 credits

For medical career


Students considering a medical career should take BIOL 241 - Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology I   and BIOL 242 - Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology II .

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