Students must complete a minimum of 13 units as listed under the course requirements. All of these units must be outside the requirements for the student’s major, i.e., the same courses cannot be listed both on the minor and the major forms. BME 115 (4 units) and BME 177 (3 units) are required for all students taking this minor. In consultation with the Biomedical Engineering advisor, students must select two additional courses from the group of biomedical engineering-based courses. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that the prerequisites for each course are met. Students in majors other than engineering, biology, chemistry, or physics will probably need to take additional courses to meet prerequisites for the courses required for this minor. This sequence of courses is the recommended pattern for engineering majors. Alternative patterns may be approved by the biomedical engineering advisor for students majoring in biology, physics, or chemistry.
Interested students are encouraged to meet with a Biomedical Engineering Department Adviser to fill out the Biomedical Engineering Minor Form.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or minor support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.