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Minor in Biomedical Engineering

As various fields of medicine and health care increasingly depend upon advances in technology, graduates who possess combined expertise in engineering principles and knowledge of biological sciences at all levels will be in high demand. The minor in Biomedical Engineering enhances opportunities for Clarkson's students to meet this need. This minor is connected closely with the minor in Biomedical Science and Technology. Students from both minors participate in shared core courses along with a multidisciplinary capstone design course. Students can take only one (not both) of the two minors.

A foundation knowledge of Calculus I & II (MA131/132), Physics I & II (PH131/132), and Biology II: Cell and Molecular Biology (BY160) is required for this minor.

Requirements:
Physiology/Anatomy Requirement
BY471 Anatomy and Physiology I
BY473 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
OR
BYBY472 Anatomy and Physiology II
BY474 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
OR
BY360 Human Physiology
BY362 Human Physiology Laboratory
BR200 Introduction to Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology
BR450 Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Technology Capstone Design I or equivalent engineering design course with a BEST approved project
BR400 Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Depth Elective
Choose 1 (3 credits) from approved list of upper division courses.

Breadth Elective
Choose 1 (3 credits) from approved list of upper division courses.

The latest approved list of courses is available at the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Science (CREST) office.

Proposed list of approved courses for Biomedical Engineering Minor
(Prerequisites in parentheses)

Choose One for Bredth Elective
BY/CM314 Bioinformatics (BY160, BY214)
PH/CM426 Introduction to Biophysics (BY160 or BY312 or consent)
CM453 Introduction to Biomaterials (CM241, CM242)
PT360 Kinesiology I - Concepts of Human Movement (PH131 or PH141 or equivalent, and MA131 or MA180 or equivalent)
PT460 Kinesiolog II - Functional Anatomy (PT360)
BY450 Biochemistry I (CM241 or concent)
BY/CM460 Neurobiology (BY160 or BY360 or concent)
PY/BY454 Physiological Phychology

Choose One for Engineering Depth Elective
ME380 Special Topics: BioMechanics (PH131, MA131)
CH465 Biochemical Engineering (CM241)
ES452 Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications (BY160, CM241 or ES260, and
CH301 or ES330 or consent) EE4XX Biomedical Signal Processing

Minor in Biomedical Science and Technology

As various fields of medicine and health care increasingly depend upon advances in technology, graduates who possess combined expertise in engineering principles and knowledge of biological sciences at all levels will be in high demand. The minor in Biomedical Science and Technology enhances opportunities for Clarkson's students to meet this need. This minor is connected closely with the minor in Biomedical Engineering. Students from both minors participate in shared core courses along with a multidisciplinary capstone design course. Students can take only one (not both) of the two minors.

A foundation knowledge of Biology II: Cell and Molecular Biology (BY160) is required for this minor.

Biology Fundamentals: Required (4 credits):
Physiology/Anatomy Requirement

BY471 Anatomy and Physiology I
BY473 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
OR
BY472 Anatomy and Physiology II
BY474 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
OR
BY360 Human Physiology
BY362 Human Physiology Laboratory

Engineering Fundamentals (3 credits)
BR200 Introduction to Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology

Intersecting BEST courses, Required (3 credits)
(team taught, interdisciplinary)

BR450 BEST Capstone Design I (3 credits) or equivalent engineering design course with a BEST approved project

Specialty Tracks (Teentative):
Choose one (2 course - 6 credits) track


Track I Genetic Engineering
BY214 Genetics
And choose one of
BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory (4 credits)
BY/CM314 Bioinformatics

Track II Kinesiology
PT360: Kinesiology I - Concepts of Human Movement
PT460:Kinesiology II - Functional Anatomy (PT360)

Track III Neuroscience
BY/CM460 Neurobiology (BY160 or BY360 or consent)
PY458 Cognitive Neuroscience (PY151 or junior/senior standing)


Breadth Elective:
Choose 1 (3 credits) from approved list of upper division courses

Total:19 credits (plus 3 credits cell biology)

Proposed list of approved courses for Biomedical Science and Technology Minor (Prerequisites in parentheses)

Examples include:

Choose one.
BY450 Biochemistry I(CM 241 or consent)
BY350 Comparative Anatomy (BY160 or consent)
BY320 Microbiology (BY160, BY214 and CM 132 or CM104 or cosent)
BY312 Advanced Cell Biology (BY160/162 or consent)
PT360 Kinesiology I - Concepts of Human Movement (PH131 or PH141 or equivalent, and MA131 or MA 180 or equivalent)
PT460 Kinesiology II - Functional Anatomy (PT360)
BY/CM314 Bioinformatics (BY160, BY214)
PH/CM426 Introduction to Biophysics (BY160 or BY312 or consent)
CM453 Introduction to Biomaterials (CM241, CM242)
PY/BY454 Physiological Phychology
PY458 Cognitive Neuroscience (PH151 or junior/senior standing)
PY359 Perception (PH151 or consent)
PY360 Learning and Memory (PH151 or junior/senior standing)
PY463 Health Psychology (PY151 or junior/senior standing)
SB305 Cost Management
SB322 Entrepreneurial Venture Strategy and Assessment
MK435 Advertising and Promotio Strategy
MK321 Consumer Behavior
MK322 Marketing Research
OS466 Negotiations and Relationship Management
Other programs can submit courses appropriate to this minor.

Minor in Electrical Engineering
A minor in Electrical Engineering is available to students in any degree program. To obtain the Electrical Engineering minor, a student must complete the four required courses and two of the six elective courses from the following list:

Required Courses: 4   Elective Courses: 2 of 6
EE211 ECE Laboratory I   EE221 Linear Circuits
EE331 Energy Conversion   EE264 Introduction to Digital Design
EE381 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves   EE321 Systems and Signal Processing
ES250 Electrical Science   EE324 Dynamical Systems
      EE341 Microelectronic Circuits
      EE450 Control Systems


Minor in Engineering Science
The School of Engineering offers a minor in Engineering Science for students who satisfy a minimum of 20 credit hours as outlined below*:

• Satisfy prerequisites (MA131, MA132, PH131, PH132, MA232, CM131 or equivalents) for the three core ES courses — ES220, ES250, ES260
• 1 Scientific Programming Course (minimum two Cr. Hrs. ES100 or equivalent)
• 3 Engineering Electives (minimum nine Cr. Hrs. — any ES, ME, AE, CE, CH, EE courses for which the candidate has the prerequisites, except ES238, ES300, EE268, BR200)

*not open to School of Engineering majors or Engineering & Management majors

Minor in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering
Clarkson University offers a minor in Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering to all students who meet the prerequisite requirements. Our reliance on energy-rich sources of fossil fuels has enabled growth of modern society, increasing our mobility, industrial growth, domestic comfort, abundant food supply, and economic prosperity. Engineers are among the many types of professionals that need to understand the limits of our present energy systems and lead us to a future in which we can continue to provide reasonable energy resources for human quality of life. This minor emphasizes that all engineering disciplines are necessary to develop and assess technologies to both increase the efficiency of our energy use and advance renewable and alternative energy sources. 

A total of 21 credits is required for this minor. Depending upon the student’s major, between  9 – 12 hours of this 21 credit total are in addition to the major’s core requirements. A student must complete the course requirements as follows:

Required Courses (3 credits each)

Introduction to Energy Systems ES238
Alternative Energy Systems EE/ES438
Thermodynamics ES340 or CH260
Capstone Design One of: AE451, CE490, CE491, CE492, CH481,
(with specific Energy Focus) EE412, ES456, ME446
Environmental Impacts Choice One of: CE486, ES436
Policy Choice One of: EV200/300, POL470, PHIL391,
POL/SOC395, POL371, POL372, EC360
Technology Choice One of: CH434, CH421, EE331, ME310,
ME324, CE486*, ES436*

(*if not taken as Environmental Impacts choice)

Minor in Software Engineering

A minor in Software Engineering is available to students in any degree program. See full description under Interdisciplinary Programs.

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