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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 echnology 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 Environmental Health Science
A minor in Environmental Health Science is available to all students except those majoring in this program. To obtain a minor, a student must successfully complete the following courses:
Required Courses

IH309   Introduction to Industrial Hygiene (3 cr.)
IH310   Introduction to Industrial Hygiene Lab (2 cr.)
CM241   Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)
PHIL370   Environmental Ethics (3 cr.)
  or  
EV280   Environmental Science (3 cr.)
Any two courses from the following:
IH405   Industrial Hygiene Monitoring and Analysis (4 cr.)
IH406   Industrial Hygiene Control Methods (3 cr.)
IH416   Introduction to Toxicology & Epidemilogy (3 cr.)
IH330   Environmental Health & Safety (3 cr.)
ES532   Risk Analysis (3 cr.)
One additional course from the following or one additional course from above:
CE480   Environmental Quality Engineering (3 cr.)
CE481   Hazardous Waste Management Engineering (3 cr.)
CE479   Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes (3 cr.)
CE371   Physical Chemistry I (3 cr.)
BY360   Physiology (3 cr.)
CE240   Earth Science
CE340   Introduction to Environmental Engineering
CE477   Atmospheric Chemistry (3 cr.)
CE580   Environmental Chemistry (3 cr.)
BY320   Microbiology (3 cr.)
Total Credit Hours for the Minor: 20-22

In addition to the required courses, it is recommended that MA282 or MA383 or MG284 Statistics be taken as a mathematics elective course. A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 is required in the courses taken for the minor. At least one quarter of the total credit hours required must be completed at Clarkson, unless the dean of the School of Arts & Sciences approves an exception.

Minor in Environmental Policy
A minor is available in Environmental Policy to all students except those majoring in Clarkson's interdisciplinary program in Environmental Science and Policy. To obtain a minor, a student must complete the following courses:

  1. Fifteen credits of environmental policy. Courses are selected from Category I.
  2. Six credits of environmental science. Courses are selected from Category II.
  3. Three credits spread across the following areas:
    1. an independent research project (1 credit)
    2. an ES&P Multidisciplinary Project Course (1 credit)
    3. one of the following 1 credit courses (EV100, 200, or 300). Courses are selected from Category III.

      Category I: Course Offerings in Environmental Policy
Humanities & Social Sciences
LC/EV225 Env., Tech., and Society PHIL470 Env. Philosophy Seminar
PHIL370 Environmental Ethics POL270 American Politics
PHIL270 American Environmentalism POL250 Politics in C-N Perspective
POL371 Environmental Law POL225 American West
COMM325 Intercultural Communication HIST230 Science and Society
  Globalization POL395 International Development
COMM/EV428 Public Debate and Env. POL400 Constitutional Law
COMM429 Issue Analysis and Advocacy POL380 Bioethics & The Law
       
Business
EC/EV360 Environmental Economics LW471 Law and Society II
LW466 The Law of the Workplace OS352 Strategic Human Resource Management
OM476 Management of Technology OM480 Project Management
OM351 Quality Management & Lean Enterprise OM331 Operation & Supply Chain Management
LW270 Law and Society I    
       
Category II: Course Offerings in Environmental Science
       
Science
SC111 General Biology I CM103 Structure and Bonding
SC112 General Biology II CM104 Equilibrium and Dynamics
BY140 Biology I CM105 Chem. Lab I
BY142 Biology I Lab CM106 Chem. Lab II
BY153 Cell and Molec. Biology CM131 General Chemistry I
BY155 Cell Biology Lab CM132 General Chemistry II
BY220 General Ecology CM221 Spectroscopy
BY222 General Ecology Lab CM223 Spectroscopy Lab
BY314 Genetics CM241 Organic Chemistry I
BY320 Microbiology CM242 Organic Chemistry II
BY322 Microbiology Lab CM244 Organic Chemistry Lab
BY328 Conservation Biology CM371 Physical Chemistry
BY340 Animal Behavior CM409 Receptor Modeling
BY420 Evolution CM460 Biochemistry
BY431 Limnology CM476 Atmospheric Chemistry
BY440 Advanced Invertebrate Phys. IH405 Methods and Analysis
BY450 Biochemistry I IH406 IH Control Methods
BY451 Biochemistry II IH416 Prin. of Occupational Health
       
Engineering
CE240 Earth Science CE470 Hydraulic Engineering
CE301 Eng. Measurements CE479 Water and Wastewater
CE474 Engineering Hydrology   Treatment Proc.
CE480 Environmental Quality CE481 Haz. Waste Management
CE580 Environmental Chemistry CE491 Senior Design Project
CE584 Chemodynamics CE582 Environmental Systems
CE486/586 Industrial Ecology CH434 Air Pollution Control
    ES432/532 Risk Analysis
       
Category III: Course offerings in Environmental Science & Policy
       
EV100 Introduction to Environmental EV200 Creating Environmental Policy
  Science and Policy Issues and EV300 Environmental Leadership
  Professions MP134-534 Campus Sustainability

Minor in Environmental Science
A minor is available in Environmental Science to all students except for those majoring in Clarkson's interdisciplinary program in Environmental Science and Policy. To obtain a minor, a student must complete the following courses:

  1. Fifteen credits of environmental science, nine credits of which must be in 300 level or higher courses. Courses are selected from Category I below.
  2. Six credits of environmental policy. Courses are selected from Category II.
  3. Three credits spread across the following areas:
    1. an independent research project (1 credit)
    2. an ES&P Multidisciplinary Project course (1 credit)
    3. one of the following one-credit courses (EV100, 200, or 300). Courses are selected from Category III.
Category I: Course Offerings in Environmental Science
         
Science
BY140 Biology I   CM103 Structure and Bonding
BY142 Biology I Lab   CM104 Equilibrium and Dynamics
BY153 Cell and Molec. Biology   CM105 Chem. Lab I
BY155 Cell Biology Lab   CM106 Chem. Lab II
BY221 General Ecology   CM131 General Chemistry I
BY224 General Ecology Lab   CM132 General Chemistry II
BY314 Genetics   CM221 Spectroscopy
BY315 Genetics Lab   CM223 Spectroscopy Lab
BY320 Microbiology   CM241 Organic Chemistry I
BY322 Microbiology Lab   CM242 Organic Chemistry II
BY328 Conservation Biology   CM244 Organic Chemistry Lab
BY340 Animal Behavior   CM371 Physical Chemistry
BY420 Evolution   CM409 Receptor Modeling
BY431 Limnology   CM460 Biochemistry
BY440 Advanced Invertebrate Phys.   CM476 Atmospheric Chemistry
BY450 Biochemistry I   CH434 Air Pollution Control
BY451 Biochemistry II   IH405 Methods and Analysis Engineering
         
Engineering*
CE240 Earth Science   CE491 Senior Design Project
CE301 Eng. Measurements   CE580 Environmental Chemistry
CE470 Hydraulic Engineering   CE582 Environmental Systems
CE474 Engineering Hydrology   CE584 Chemodynamics
CE479 Water and Wastewater   CE486/586 Industrial Ecology
  Treatment Proc.   ES432/532 Risk Analysis
CE480 Environmental Quality      
CE481 Haz. Waste Management      

*No more than six credits of the above engineering courses can be applied to the Environmental Science minor.

Category II: Course Offerings in Environmental Policy
         
Humanities & Social Sciences
LC/EV225 Env., Tech., and Society   PHIL470 Env. Philosophy Seminar
PHIL370 Environmental Ethics   POL220 American Politics
PHIL270 American Environmentalism   POL250 Politics in C-N Perspective
POL470 Environmental Law   POL225 American West
COMM325 Intercultural Communication   HIST230 Science and Society
COMM/EV428 Public Debate and Env.   POL400 Constitutional Law
COMM429 Issue Analysis and Advocacy   POL380 Bioethics & the Law 
         
Business
EC/EV360 Environmental Economics   LW471 Law and Society II
LW466 The Law of the Workplace   OM331 Operations & Supply Chain Management
LW270 Law and Society I      
         
Category III: Course Offerings in Environmental Science & Policy
         
EV100 Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy Issues and Professions
EV200 Creating Environmental Policy
EV300 Environmental Leadership
MP134-534 Campus Sustainability

Minor in Software Engineering
A minor in Software Engineering is available to students in any degree program. To obtain a minor, a student must complete the following course requirements:

  1. (CS141, CS142, and CS344) or (EE261, EE361, and EE363)
  2. CS242 or EE408
  3. EE368 — must have at least junior status when taking this course
  4. One restricted elective chosen from a list of courses maintained by the Software Engineering Program Committee.
  5. One business course selected from a list of Business School courses maintained by the Software Engineering Program Committee.