B.S. in Biocomputational Engineering

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Prior to being admitted to the Biocomputational Engineering major, students must complete the UMD A. James Clark School of Engineering LEP gateway courses, prerequisite math/science courses, lower-level General Education requirements (or an associate's degree), and 60 credits. Students are welcome to apply as transfer students from community college or four-year institutions. For more information regarding course equivalencies, please visit the UMD Transfer Course Database.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2021 admission! Book a meeting with Emily Bailey, Program Coordinator, to walk through your pathway to the biocomp degree, or check out the  Application Checklist to begin your application today!
 

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Minimum Admission Requirements

All A. James Clark School of Engineering majors function as Limited Enrollment Programs, meaning prospective students must complete gateway courses prior to transfer:

  • Completion of MATH141 (Calculus II) with a minimum grade of B-
  • Completion of PHYS161 (Physics I) with a minimum grade of B-
  • Completion of either CHEM135 or CHEM271 or CHEM134 with a minimum grade of C- (Students who take CHEM134 must also have completed CHEM131 with a grade of C-)
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COURSES CREDITS MONTGOMERY COLLEGE HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MATH141
Calculus II
4 MATH182 MATH182 MATH195 MAT2420
PHYS161
General Physics:
Mechanics and Particle Dynamics
3 PHYS161 PHYS110 PHYS151 PHY1030
CHEM135/136 or CHEM271/272
General Chemistry for Engineers/Lab or General Chemistry and Energetics
4 CHEM132 CHEM135 or CHEM102 N/A or CHEM102 CHM2000 or CHM1020

Admissions to the Biocomputational Engineering program at Shady Grove is done through the University of Maryland's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

In addition to completing the LEP gateway courses, Biocomputational Engineering prospective students must also complete prerequisite courses prior to transfer, totaling 60 credits. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the University of Maryland and all other institutions is required for internal and external transfer students.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COURSES CREDITS MONTGOMERY COLLEGE HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ENGL101
Academic Writing
3 ENGL102 ENGL121 ENGL101 EGL1010
MATH140
Calculus I
4 MATH181 MATH181 MATH185 MAT2410
MATH241
Calculus III
4 MATH280 MATH240 MATH285 MAT2430
MATH246
Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineering
3 MATH282 MATH260 MATH275 MAT2460
PHYS260/261
General Physics: Vibrations Waves Heat Electricity and Magnetism/Lab
4 PHYS262 PHYS111 PHYS252 PHY2030
ENES100
Introduction to Engineering Design
3 ENES100 ENES100 ENGR100 EGR1010
CHEM231/232
Organic Chemistry/Lab
4 CHEM203 CHEM201 CHEM201 CHM2010
BSCI170 or BIOE120
Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology or Biology for Engineers
3 BIOL150 or ENES120 BIOL141 or BIOL120 BSCI150 BIO1140
BIOE241 or equivalent
Matlab programming course
3 ENES240 or equivalent ENES271 MATH220 and CMIS105 EGR1140
General Education requirements or Associate's Degree 18 Completion of Associate's Degree requirements. See community college suggested transfer pathway or contact your community advisor.
TOTAL TRANSFER CREDITS 60  

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