Areas of Specialization

In the junior and senior years, the Biological Systems Engineering major requires courses that cover the core discipline of biological engineering by integrating biology and physical sciences with engineering. Depending on your area of interest, you may select elective courses from one of three specializations, or you may develop your own specialization in consultation with your adviser. The areas of specialization are offered to help you select your electives, but it is not necessary for you to select or declare a specialization. If your career objective is a professional degree in the health sciences (e.g., medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry), you should consult with advisers from the appropriate school to plan for successful admission and to ensure that you take specific courses that may be required and that you have the necessary experience. The upper division requirements are listed following the areas of specialization.