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Biology in Engineering Certificate

Academic Affairs Office, College of Engineering, 2620 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706; 608-262-3484; www.engr.wisc.edu/biology-in-engineering-certificate.html

The Biology in Engineering Certificate (BEC) is designed for engineering students who want to strengthen their biology backgrounds. It is offered especially to encourage engineering students in traditional disciplines to prepare themselves to understand the special engineering problems in biology and medicine. A student successfully fulfilling the requirements will have the notation "Biology in Engineering Certificate" added to the transcript.

The 15-credit Biology in Engineering Certificate was designed and will be administered by a Biology in Engineering Certificate Committee composed pf faculty from multiple engineering disciplines. Students normally should begin the program during their sophomore or junior year, but seniors may also apply.

The certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits:

  1. General Biology (5 credits)
  2. Advanced Biology (at least 5 credits)
  3. Biology in Engineering (at least 3 credits)
  4. Seminar (1 credit)

The approved list of courses, certificate advisors, and application can be found at this link.


This page was revised 7/18/14.