Pre-Biological Systems Engineering

Biological Systems Engineering (BSEN) is one of the most rapidly developing disciplines in all of engineering. Biological systems engineers are trained to solve problems in biomedical engineering, environmental and water resources engineering, and food and bioproducts engineering. Students who choose pre-biological systems engineering on the Omaha campus, should be aware that there are three courses in the first two years (BSEN 100, 112, and 225; six total credit hours) for which there are no equivalents on the Omaha campus. However, substitutions for BSEN 100 and 112 may be available on a case by case basis.

Degree Requirements

First Year - First Semester

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

ACE Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

CIST 1400, ACE Elective: One of the three hours can be used in BSEN.

First Year - Second Semester

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

PHYS 2110General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

AE 2250Construction Graphics and Design Process

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Year - First Semester

MATH 1970Calculus III

4 credits

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals ofOrganic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

EMEC 2230Engineering Statics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

BIOL 1450: Selected from ACE elective list.

CHEM 2210: Four of the five hours can be used in BSEN.

Second Year - Second Semester

MATH 2350Differential Equations

3 credits

SPCH Elective

3 Credits

ISMG 2060Engineering Economy I

3 credits

EMEC 3730Engineering Dynamics

3 credits

ENGL 3980Technical Writing Across the Disciplines

3 credits

ACE Elective

3 Credits

And

Or

Total Credit Hours:18

ACE Elective: Selected from ACE elective list.

SPCH Elective: Selected from SPCH 2010, 2410, 3130, or 3140.

ENGL 3980: EPPE sophomore level placement or successful completion of ENGL 1160/1164 required.

Other courses that can be used to meet BESN requirements:

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

MENG 2000Engineering Thermodynamics

3 credits

CIVE 310Fluid Mechanics

3 credits

STAT 3800Applied Engineering Probability and Statistics

3 credits

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:18