Bioelectronics and Biophotonics Minor

The bioelectronics and biophotonics minor is designed for students in chemical, biological, environmental sciences, and biomolecular engineering to learn how to interface biological systems with electronics including sensors, actuators, and wireless communications. Introductory chemistry and physiology is desired, but not required.

Course Requirements

Essential courses for the minor in bioelectronics and biophotonics deal with the analog electronics to interface biological systems to sensors and with the signals they produce, both analog and digital, for interfacing to computer systems. The minor requirements may satisfy the requirements of other majors or minors under the campus policy discussed under Major and Minor Requirements. The minor cannot be combined with the bioelectronics concentration of the former bioengineering major or the electrical engineering B.S. or electrical engineering minor.

Requirements for the minor in bioelectronics and biophotonics consist of the following:

Lower-Division Courses

All of the following

MATH 19ACalculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

5

MATH 19BCalculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

5

PHYS 5AIntroduction to Physics I

5

PHYS 5LIntroduction to Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 5CIntroduction to Physics III

5

PHYS 5NIntroduction to Physics Laboratory

1

CSE 12Computer Systems and Assembly Language

5

CSE 12LComputer Systems and Assembly Language Laboratory

2

CSE 13EEmbedded Systems and C Programming

7

Plus one of the following

Either this course

AM 10Mathematical Methods for Engineers I

5

or this course

MATH 21Linear Algebra

5

Plus one of the following

Either this course

AM 20Mathematical Methods for Engineers II

5

or this course

MATH 24Ordinary Differential Equations

5

Upper-Division Courses

All of the following courses

CSE 100Logic Design

5

CSE 100LLogic Design Laboratory

2

ECE 101Introduction to Electronic Circuits

5

ECE 101LIntroduction to Electronic Circuits Laboratory

2

ECE 103Signals and Systems

5

ECE 121Microcontroller System Design

7

ECE 167Sensing and Sensor Technologies

5

ECE 167LSensing and Sensor Technologies Lab

2

Plus one of the following courses

Either this course

ECE 104Bioelectronics

5

or these courses

ECE 130Introduction to Optoelectronics and Photonics

5

ECE 130LIntroduction to Optoelectronics Laboratory

1

or this course

BME 140Bioinstrumentation

5