Engineer Your Bioengineering Minor: Chemistry and Biochemistry

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. A bioengineering minor is a great way to complement your primary major.

Advising, Key-Details, and Example 4-Year Plan

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Advising can answer most questions about course selection and scheduling. For questions related specifically to bioenginnering courses, please contact bioengineering@uoregon.edu.

Key details for CH and BIC majors:

  • Complete the Fundamentals of Bioengineering series (BIOE 251, 252, 253)
    • PHYS 251 is a corequisite for BIOE 251, CH and BIC majors should select the PHYS 251 series
  • Complete 12 credits of upper-division electives
    • At least 4 credits must be BIOE subject code
    • Up to eight bioengineering-related elective credits may count towards both your CH or BIC major and the bioengineering minor, see the list below
      • BIC students may not count BI 320, CH 461, CH 462, CH 463, CH 467 towards the bioengineering minor
      • BIC students may count one of BI 322, BI 328, or BI 360 towards both the BIC major and the bioengineering minor.  A second course from this list may count towards the bioengineering minor, but not the BIC major 
      • CH 466 may count as an advanced lab requirement for CH/BIC majors and elective for bioengineering minor.

Please see this CH example 4-year plan or this BIC example 4-year plan that integrates the bioengineering minor into your CH or BIC major.

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.

Chemistry and Biochemistry:

  • CH 360 Physiological Biochemistry. 4 Credits. Prereq: CH 336 or 343; BI 214 or 282H recommended
  • CH 461 Biochemistry. 4 credits. Prepreq: CH 336 or 343
  • CH 462 Biochemistry. 4 credits. Prereq: CH 461
  • CH 463 Biochemistry. 4 credits. Prereq: CH 461/561; or CH 360 with a grade of B- or better
  • CH 464 RNA Biochemistry. Preqreq CH 463
  • CH 465 Physical Biochemistry. 4 credits. Prereq: CH 461
  • CH 466 Structural Biochemistry. 4 credits. Prereq: CH 461
  • CH 467 Biochemistry Laboratory. 4 credits. Co-req: CH 461

Click here for a full-set of interdisciplinary electives, including courses in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, human physiology, and physics.