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Academic Program Guide

Engineering (Biomedical)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. Three majors are offered as part of the BS degree in Biomedical Engineering: Cell & Bioprocess Engineering, Biomaterials & Biopolymers Engineering, and Image & Signal Process Engineering. This sample schedule is for Cell and Bioprocess Engineering majors. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

All new, incoming engineering students are placed into pre-engineering major until they have satisfied the College of Engineering prerequisite course requirements listed below. After these requirements are satisfied, students may change their major from pre- engineering to Biomedical Engineering.

An undergraduate Biomedical Engineering major requires 128 semester credit hours for graduation. A student who has decided to major in Biomedical Engineering must successfully complete the following four prerequisite courses before the major can be declared: a grade of "C minus" or better in EGN-1004L First Year Engineering Laboratory; and, a grade of "C minus" or better in all instances of Calculus 1, Calculus 2, and General Chemistry I with lab. A student is allowed a single repeat for only one of these courses.

Biomedical Engineering majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all engineering courses which apply toward the degree.

Note: EGN1004L is only offered at FSU; therefore, transfer students should take this course during the first semester enrolled at FSU.

Mapping Coordinator: Emily Burgess

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
EGN 1004L* First Year Engineering Lab1
GE History course3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC 1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
CHM 1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
BSC 2010 Biological Science I3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EGN1004L ( ≥ C minus )
Summer hrs
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Ethics3
GE Core Social Science3
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
ECH 3023 Mass and Energy Balances I3
MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (or CHM3217)*3
PHY 2408C General Physics A with Lab (or PHY2048 and PHY2048 Lab)5
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045L, each ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
ECH 3024 Mass and Energy Balances II4
ECH 3301 Introduction to Process Analysis and Design4
PHY 2049C General Physics B with Lab (or PHY2049 and PHY2049 Lab)5
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II (or BCH3023)*3
BME 3009 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHM1046 and CHM1046L, each ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
BME 3622 Biothermodynamics3
BME 3631 Biotransport Phenomena I3
BME 3702 Biocomputations4
BME 4403C Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology I3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete PHY2048C, PHY2048 w/Lab ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2313 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
BME 3100 Biomaterials3
BME 4211 Biomechanics3
BME 4404C Quantitative Anatomy and Systems Physiology II3
BME 4503/L Bioinstrumentation & Lab4
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete ECH3023 ( ≥ C )
Complete BSC2010 ( ≥ C minus)
Complete CHM2210 ( ≥ C minus)
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
BME 4332/L Cell & Tissue Engineering & Lab4
BME 4801 Biomedical Engineering Design I3
Biomedical Engineering Elective I3
ECH 4504 Kinetics and Reactor Design4
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
BME 4744C Biodynamics and Control4
BME 4802 Biomedical Engineering Design II3
Biomedical Engineering Elective II3
Biomedical Engineering Elective III3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for graduation in first two weeks
Overall GPA ≥ 2.00

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Biomedical Engineer, Biochemical Engineer, Design Engineer, Food Engineer, Development Engineer, Polymer Engineer, Project Engineer, Process Engineer, Research Engineer, Materials Engineer

Representative Employers: The work of the biomedical engineer is to analyze, develop, design, control, construct, and/or supervise biomedical and biotechnological processes and products in research and development, pilot-scale operations, and industrial production.

Industries include: Pharmaceuticals, Biotech companies, Genetic Engineering companies, Biopharmacological companies, Biological products (e.g., enzymes, vaccines, biochemicals, biofuels), and Advanced biomaterials.

Employment is also available in the technical service, process improvement, or environmental compliance sections of such industries.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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