Two of:
 • CSE 110 or CSE 120 Introduction to Computer Programming.
 • CHEM 101 and 053 Introduction to Chemistry I
and Lab
 • Freshman Writing course, or any Elective
The Bachelor of Applied Science degree offers students breadth and allows them to combine a technology-based degree with considerable course work in the liberal arts. It is designed primarily for students whose interests are not oriented toward a professional engineering career. The BAS degree requires a minimum of 40 course units.
Biomedical Science
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Biomedical Science is offered by the Bioengineering Department. It provides the scholarship of an undergraduate technology degree with a broader focus than its more engineering-intensive equivalent BSE degree in Bioengineering.
Bioengineering is a field in which engineering principles of analysis & design are used to solve problems in medicine & biology with the objective of advancing diagnostic methods, therapies and human health. Bioengineers bring together knowledge and techniques from different engineering fields, as well as information from the natural and life sciences. The bioengineering curriculum therefore includes fundamental ideas and approaches taken from the electrical, mechanical, chemical and materials engineering areas, and then applies them to biomedical problems. Not only does the study of bioengineering provide a solid foundation in science and engineering, but also it develops powerful methods for understanding basic physiologic processes such as fluid transport (for example, blood flow), feedback control (for example, the control of blood pressure), and the principles underlying biomedical instruments and prosthetic devices (for example, the ECG machine and orthopedic implants).
The senior year encompasses a senior thesis, as well as electives in the student’s chosen area of interest.  The thesis can emphasize traditional technological or fundamental science areas as well as areas of societal and business aspects of bioengineering and health care policy.  Independent study and research are conducted under the guidance of faculty from the Schools of Engineering and Medicine, as well as other schools in the University.
The BAS in Biomedical Science and the
BSE in Bioengineering curricula are the same in the first two years. The minimum requirements for the BAS degree in Biomedical Science are:
 • Four Mathematics courses
 • Eight and one half Natural Science courses
 • Twelve Bioengineering courses
 • Five Technical Elective courses (in a designated “Career Path”)
 • Five Social Science and Humanities courses, one Technology in Business and Society or Engineering Entrepreneurship course, and one Engineering Ethics course
 • Three Free Elective courses
Computational Biology
Computational and mathematical biology are important new areas in the biological sciences. Recognizing this, the School of Engineering and Applied Science offers an undergraduate major in Computational Biology.  The program emphasizes a comprehensive study in both biology and computer science and leads to the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Computational and mathematical biology have countless applications for graduates including opportunities in pharmaceutical and biotech industries as well as academia.
The minimum requirements for the BAS degree in Computational Biology are:
 • Five Mathematics courses
 • Five and one half Natural Science courses
 • Twelve Computer Science and/or Engineering courses
 • Eight Concentration courses (with the option of including a minor)
 • Seven Social Science, Humanities or Technology in Business and Society courses
 • Two and one half Free Elective courses

Computer and Cognitive Science
The Computer and Cognitive Science program combines the application of theoretical insights from Computer Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Psychology to the formal study of intelligence, perception, reasoning, and other properties of mind, and their application in the service of Information Technology.  The degree combines a firm grounding in relevant aspects of computer science, from programming to algorithms to artificial intelligence, with a concentration in specific courses from the contingent disciplines. Required courses outside of computer science have been selected for formal rigor and scientific relevance. The Computer and Cognitive Science program trains computer scientists who have sufficient understanding of these other disciplines to be able to solve the many open problems in applications,