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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 certificate was designed and is 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 5 credits from each of the following areas (15 credits total):

  1. General Biology
    Courses must be chosen from the approved list.
  2. Advanced Biology
    Courses must be chosen from the approved list.
  3. Biology in Engineering
    Courses must be chosen from the approved list.