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Bioengineering combines engineering with biological and medical sciences to better understand biological phenomena and to develop new techniques and devices. Students in Bioengineering will be prepared for professional careers regarding medical diagnostics, prosthetic devices and implants, the pharmaceutical industry, and consulting in health-related fields, as well as other positions in industry, commerce, education, and government.
Undergraduate applications and notifications of admission are handled by the University of Illinois' Office of Admissions and Records. Information regarding freshman admission requirements can be found in the Apply section of the University of Illinois Admissions website.
For students currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Bioengineering encourages interested outstanding undergraduate students, as measured by their high GPA, currently attending Illinois to petition to transfer into the Bioengineering major at the sophomore level. Prospective students should have earned two semesters’ of credits at the Illinois campus, having taken significant amounts of Math and Science courses and achieving outstanding grades. Required prerequisites for applying are MATH 221 and 231, CHEM 102/103 and 104/105, PHYS 211, MCB 150, and RHET 105. Students fulfilling these criteria should follow the steps below in the order shown:
REVISED FEBRUARY 2013
The undergraduate Bioengineering program is currently undergoing an accredidation evaluation. The accredidation process includes the following bioengineering program educational objectives.
The Bioengineering department can be reached by telephone at (217) 333-1867 or by email at bioengineering [at] illinois [dot] edu.
Head: Professor Rashid Bashir
Chief Academic Advisor: Kerri Green
Chief Program Advisor: Dr. Jenny Amos
Office Support Associate: Carol Puckett