The Albert Nerken School of Engineering offers three minors to undergraduate students: Bioengineering Minor, Computer Science Minor, and a Mathematics Minor. Students can also obtain a Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Minor from our HSS Program. Please see below for further information:
The Departments of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering offer a minor in Bioengineering that is accessible to undergraduate engineering students across all majors. The Bioengineering Minor is flexible in that students, in consultation with their faculty advisor, can individually tailor their own minor by selecting elective courses from the list of available courses to better fit their major. Those who complete the requirements for the minor will have that indicated on their transcript.
The Minor in Bioengineering will provide graduates with the following knowledge and skills:
- Knowledge of molecular and cellular biology and physiology.
- The ability to apply principles of engineering to solve bioengineering problems, including those associated with the interaction between living and non-living systems.
- The ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems.
- Preparation for advanced studies and research opportunities in bioengineering-related fields.
See full requirements here.
COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR
The department of Electrical Engineering offers a minor in Computer Science. Students seeking a minor in Computer Science must complete Data Structures & Algorithms I (ECE 264), Data Structures & Algorithms II (ECE 365), or a course selected from a list of alternative courses (see details), and 12 additional credits at the 300 or 400 level from a list of approved courses. At most six credits of 300 level courses that are required in the major can be applied toward the requirements for the Computer Science Minor.
The department of Mathematics offers a minor in mathematics. Students seeking a minor in mathematics must complete at least 15 credits of mathematics coursework in addition to the 17 credits required by every engineering department. These additional credits must include Mathematical Analysis I and II (Ma 350, 351), Linear Algebra (Ma 326), Modern Algebra (Ma 347) and an elective course in mathematics at or above the 300 level. An overall G.P.A., at graduation, of at least 3.0 among the mathematics portion (32 credits) of the program is required to obtain a minor in mathematics.
Please consult with Professor Om Agrawal for more details.
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE MINOR
Engineering Students who complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credits with a grade of B or higher in a specific field of liberal arts may qualify for a minor in that field of Humanities and Social Sciences. Minors are offered and may be designated on student transcripts in the following five fields: (click on each field for details)
- Art History
- Economics and Public Policy
- Philosophy, History and Society
- Interdisciplinary Studies
The HSS Minor's 12 credits must consist of elective credits, in addition to the HSS Core Curriculum required of all Engineering majors. HSS4 does not count toward a Minor unless it is taken a second time for elective credit and when the course topic contributes significantly to the program of the student's minor area, subject to approval of both the course instructor and the HSS Dean. Please find a HSS Advisory worksheet here to download and fill out to send to: HSS Academic Advisor, Professor Sohnya Sayres.