BME Undergraduate students must complete 18 credits of general education.
Many courses count for both General Education and Univeristy Core Curriculum (UCC) Foundational Learning Outcomes (FLO) but many do not. When choosing courses to fulfill these requirements, students will need to check both the UCC FLO course list and the BME Approved General Education Course List found below.
General education courses are non-technical courses that provide a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
At least 3 credits must be from the Ethics and Policy Healthcare list which is included as a general education course. See list below.
At least 6 credits must be taken inside the College of Liberal Arts, the Krannert School of Management and/or the Honors College.
At least 6 credits of the general education courses must be at the non-introductory level, meaning they are at the 30000-level or higher, or have a required prerequisite in the same department.
The remaining courses may be taken from any of the following lists. If a student is unsure about a course counting for their general education requirement, see academic advisor BEFORE taking the course.
Ethics and Policy Healthcare Requirement (3 Credits)
BME students must complete at least 3 credits (earning a C- or better) addressing ethical and policy issues in healthcare and medicine. It is important that our students have an awareness of societal, regulatory, policy, and ethical considerations that influence healthcare and medicine. Thus, we require our students to take at least one course that advances their knowledge in this area.