CS + Bioengineering

Computer Science + Bioengineering, BS
for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Bioengineering

Students in the Computer Science + Bioengineering (CS+BioE) Bachelor of Science degree program will develop an integrative understanding of computational and bioengineering principles to analyze biomedical data, construct models of biological systems, and design and implement advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to improve human health.

The CS + BioE blended bachelor's degree is a partnership between The Grainger College of Engineering computer science and bioengineering departments. As part of the computing community at Illinois, you will benefit from being part of a top-five-ranked Computer Science program with world-class faculty and research. Learn more about the Department's Rankings and Statistics.

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Curriculum Map

The curriculum sequence mapped below is a sample sequence. Students will work with a department academic advisor to achieve educational goals specific to their needs and preparation.

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Computer Science + Bioengineering Curriculum Map
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Notes

Before reviewing the links, students should find their effective Academic Catalog Year. When clicking any links referenced below that take students to the Academic Catalog Year pages, they should be mindful of which Academic Catalog year is displayed.

  1. MATH 220 may be substituted. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus. 4 of 5 credit hours count towards degree.
  2. RHET 105 (or an alternative Composition I sequence) is taken either in the first or second semester of the first year, according to the student's UIN (Spring if UIN is Odd). General Education Elective is taken the other semester. Composition I guidelines can be found at Degree and General Education Requirements under Written Communication Requirement.
  3. CHEM 102 and CHEM 103 may be substituted
  4. BIOE 210 may be substituted.
  5. Additional coursework, subject to the Grainger College of Engineering restrictions to Free Electives, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree
  6. CS 340 and two (2) CS technical electives (400 level CS courses) can be use to substitute the CS 233 and CS 341 requirements. The 2 technical electives must be distinct from courses used to satisfy other major requirements and can replace Free Electives.
  7. CS 357 may be substituted.

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