Engineer Your Bioengineering Minor: Human Physiology

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

Please contact the Department of Human Physiology Major Advising for most questions about course selection and scheduling. For questions related specifically to bioenginnering courses, please contact bioengineering@uoregon.edu.

Key details for HPHY majors:

  • Complete the Fundamentals of Bioengineering series (BIOE 251, 252, 253)
    • MATH 251 is a prerequisite for BIOE 251, HPHY majors should complete MATH 251, not MATH 246
    • PHYS 251 is a corequisite for BIOE 251, BI 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 8 credits from HPHY electives may count towards both your HPHY major and the bioengineering minor, see the list below
    • BI 320, BI 322, BI 358, BI 360, CH 360, and CH 462 may all count towards both HPHY List A electives and the bioengineering minor

Please see this example 4-year plan that integrates the bioengineering minor into your HPHY 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.

Human Physiology:

  • HPHY 362. Tissue Injury and Repair. 4 Credits. Prereq: HPHY 323, HPHY 324. Must be passed with grades of C or better.
  • HPHY 381. Biomechanics. 4 Credits. Prereq: HPHY 323, PHYS 201. Must be passed with grades of C or better.
  • HPHY 432. Neural Development. 4 Credits. Prereq: HPHY 323, HPHY 324. Must be passed with grades of C or better.
  • HPHY 436. Clinical Neuroscience. 4 Credits. Prereq: HPHY 323 and 324 with a C or better.

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