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Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering/Course 20

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 5.12 and 18.03 in the Course 20 Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by 20.109] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Communication Requirement  
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
PLUS Course 20 Program Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any
(corequisites in italics).
Required Core Subjects 159
18.03 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
20.110J Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)
20.111J Physical Chemistry of Biomolecular Systems, 12; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), Physics I (GIR), Physics II (GIR)
5.12 Organic Chemistry, 12, REST; Chemistry (GIR)
20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering, 15, LAB, CI-M; Biology (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), 6.00002, 18.03; 20.110*
7.03 Genetics, 12, REST; Biology (GIR)
6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python, 6(1)
6.0002 Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science, 6; 6.0001*(1)
5.07J Biological Chemistry I, 12, REST; 5.12
7.05 General Biochemistry, 12, REST; 5.12*
7.06 Cell Biology, 12; 7.03, 7.05
20.310J Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics, 12; 2.370*, 18.03*, Biology (GIR)
20.320 Analysis of Biomolecular and Cellular Systems, 12; 20.110, 18.03, 6.0002; 5.07
20.330J Fields, Forces, and Flows in Biological Systems, 12; Physics II (GIR); 20.320*
20.309J Instrumentation and Measurement for Biological Systems, 12; Biology (GIR), Physics II (GIR), 6.0002, 18.03, 20.330; 20.310*; or permission of instructor
20.380 Biological Engineering Design, 12, CI-M; 7.06, 20.309
Restricted Electives (Tracks TBD) 21-24
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs
Unrestricted Electives
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 192 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's Departmental Program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
*Alternate prerequisites are listed in the subject description.
(1) The combination of 6.0001 and 6.0002 counts as a REST subject.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule,


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