Biology Courses

Biology Requirement

The department of chemical engineering currently requires BIO 100 for the BS degree. This course is introductory and is not recommended for students who had any biology in high school or for those student planning on medical school or careers in biological engineering. The following courses or combination of courses may be substituted for BIO 100 and are recommended.

  1. BIO 130
  2. MMBIO 221
  3. MMBio 240 (only in taken Fall 2017 or later)*
  4. PDBIO 120 (only in taken Fall 2017 or later)*

These options also fulfil the University Core (GE) requirement for Biological Science.

The following courses may not be substituted for the department BIO 100 requirement even though they do fulfil the university requirement for Biological Science

  1. MMBIO 121
  2. NDFS 100
  3. PWS 100
  4. PWS 150
  5. PWS 168
  6. UNIV 291



* Prior to Fall 2017, students were required to take both MMBio 240 (3 credits) and PDBio 120 (2 credits) to fulfill the GE requirement.  If students took both these courses before Fall 2017, then they will count towards graduation. PDBio 120 alone or MMBio 240 alone, if taken before Fall 2017, will not count.