BS in Computer Engineering – Pre-Medical Concentration


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers accredited programs leading to BS degrees in Computer Engineering – Premedical Concentration (BSCpE – Premed Concentration). The program provides students with the opportunity to gain the benefits of a rigorous education inherent in with a BSCpE while simultaneously completing the basic science requirements necessary for applying to medical or dental school. The program has a strong background in the fundamentals in the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science and involves applications of electrical and computer engineering to solve problems in health, such as the development of nano-scale biosensors or the signal processing analysis of DNA sequences or the development and/or use of new hardware and software tools to better server both medical professionals and patients. The BSCpE – Premed Concentration program is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSCpE – Premed Concentration program is to prepare graduates who, within the first four to six years after graduation are, either:

  • Working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area closely related to computer engineering, medical or dental fields, or
  • Exhibit lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development


Students enrolled in BSCpE – Premed Concentration program are required to complete 138 course credits.

Plan of Study


Freshman Year
Fall Credit Hours
 ECE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
 ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
 ENG 105 English Composition I 3
 MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
 PHY 205 University Physics I 3
  Credit Hours 17
 ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
 ECE 218 Data Structures 3
 ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
 MTH 162 Calculus II 4
 PHY 206 University Physics II 3
 PHY 207 University Physics III 3
  Credit Hours 18
Sophomore Year
 ECE 211 Logic Design 3
 ECE 318 Algorithms 3
 PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
 CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
 CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
 BIL 150 General Biology 4
 BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
  Credit Hours 16
 ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, And Interfacing 3
 ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
 MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
 PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
 CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
 CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
 BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity 4
 BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory 1
  Credit Hours 17
Junior Year
 ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
 ECE 316 Structured Digital Design 1
 ECE 322 Systems Programming 3
 MTH 309 Discrete Mathematics I 3
 CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
 CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 3
  Credit Hours 19
 ECE 202 Electronics I 3
 ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
 CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
 ECE 467 Database Design and Management 3
 CHM 206 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CE Core Elective 2 3
People and Society Cognate 4 3
  Credit Hours 15
Senior Year
 ECE 414 Computer Organization and Design 3
 ECE 417 Embedded Microprocessor System Design 3
 ECE 481 Senior Project I 1
CE Elective 1 3
Advanced Bioscience Elective 3 3
People and Society Cognate 4 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 4 3
  Credit Hours 19
 ECE 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability 3
 ECE 421 Computer Operating Systems 3
 ECE 482 Senior Project II 2
CE Elective 1 3
People and Society Cognate 4 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate 4 3
  Credit Hours 17
  Total Credit Hours 138
 1See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section.
 2CE Core Elective is selected from ECE 302ECE 454/ECE 455ECE 412

3Advanced Bioscience Elective is to be chosen from BMB 260, BIL 250, BIL 255, BIL 268 or BMB 401, in consultation with their academic advisor. Students should verify admission requirements of their medical school of interest to verify Adv. Bioscience requirements.

4Students in the Premed Concentration are highly encouraged to choose cognates that include PSY 110 and SOC 101. To be selected from lists of approved People and Society (PS)/Humanities and Arts (HA) cognates, to be selected from the list of available cognates.

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