Breadth Electives

Breadth Electives

Students will complete a single 15-18 credit Breadth Elective Specialization chosen from the following areas.

Biochemistry Engineering Physiology
Biology Health and Medical Sciences Psychology
Chemistry Mathematics  
Computer Science Physics  

Students who complete the Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Physiology and Psychology Breadth Elective Specialization will qualify for a minor in the relevant field.

Biochemistry specialization
Must complete the current biochemistry minor requirements
Replace CHEM 1315 (3 cr.), CHEM 3511 (3 cr.)
with CHEM 2311 (3 cr.), CHEM 4511 (3 cr.)
Take CHEM 1212K (4 cr., applied to free electives)
and CHEM 2312 (3 cr.), CHEM 4512 (3 cr.) and 9 additonal credits, of which 6 must be at the 3XXX level or higher, to complete the biochemistry minor.

Biology specialization
Must complete the current biology minor requirements
15 credits of coursework to complete the biology minor, of which 9 credits must be at the 3XXX level or higher.

Chemistry specialization
Must complete the current chemistry minor requirements
Replace CHEM 1315 (3 cr.) with CHEM 2311 (3 cr.)
Student may replace CHEM 3511 (3 cr.) with CHEM 4511 (3 cr.)*
Take CHEM 1212K (4 cr., applied to free electives)
and CHEM 2312 (3 cr.), and 12 additonal cr. to complete the chemistry minor, of which 9 credits must be at the 3XXX level or higher.
*CHEM 4511 is an approved substitution for CHEM 3511 in Area F only for a student who is completing a full year of biochemistry, i.e., both CHEM 4511 (Area F) and 4512 (Breadth Elective) must be completed. CHEM 4512 is part of the Breadth Elective Specialization (in the "12 additional cr.").

Computing specialization
Must complete any current computer science minor.
Take minor prerequisite class CS 1331 (3 cr. with a grade of A or B, applied as Free Elective)
and 15 credits of coursework to complete any Computer Science minor thread, of which 9 credits must be at the 3XXX level or higher.

Note:   NEUR majors can register  for CS 1331 during phase 2 registration when major restrictions are lifted.  Upon successful completion of CS 1331, NEUR majors  may then apply for CS minor

Health and Medical Sciences specialization
Must complete the Health and Medical Sciences minor
Replace CHEM 1315 (3 cr.) with CHEM 2311 (3 cr.)
Student may replace CHEM 3511 (3 cr.) with CHEM 4511 (3 cr.)*
Take CHEM 1212K (4 cr.) and CHEM 2380 (2 cr.)*
and any 9 cr. of 3XXX/4XXX of approved coursework (from at least two subject areas, e.g. APPH, BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, PSYC).
* Pre-health requirements may be completed by taking BIOL 1520 (4 cr.) and CHEM 2312 (3 cr.) as free electives

  • CHEM 2311 is an approved substitution for CHEM 1315 in fulfilment of Area F for a student who is completing a full year of organic chemistry (i.e., both CHEM 2311 and CHEM 2312 must be completed, with CHEM 2312 applied as part of the HMS Breadth Elective Specialization or Free Electives). CHEM 2311 has an additional prerequisite: CHEM 1212K taken as Breadth or Free Elective.
  • CHEM 4511 is an approved substitution for CHEM 3511 in fulfilment of Area F for a student who is completing a full year of biochemistry (i.e., both CHEM 4511 and 4512 must be completed, with CHEM 4512 as part of the HMS Breadth Elective Specialization or Free Electives. CHEM 4511 has an additional prerequisite: CHEM 2312, taken as Breadth Elective or Free Elective.

Mathematics specialization
Must complete the current mathematics minor
15 credits of coursework to complete the  mathematics minor, of which 9 credits must be at the 3XXX level or higher.

Physics specialization
Must complete the current physics minor
15 credits of coursework to complete the physics minor, of which 9 credits must be at the 3XXX level or higher.

Physiology specialization
Must complete the current physiology minor
15 credits of coursework to complete the physiology minor, of which 9 credits must be at the 3XXX level or higher.

Psychology specialization
Must complete the current psychology minor
PSYC 2015 – Research Methods (3-3-4) [applied as Free Elective [Prereq: PSYC 1101 – satisfied in USG core]
PSYC 2020 – Psychological Statistics (3-3-4) [applied as Neuroscience Statistics Elective] [Prereq: MATH 1552 (or equivalent) and PSYC 2015 – above]
and 12 additional credits of PSYC at the 3XXX level or above.

 

Engineering specialization [Prerequisite courses listed in brackets]

MATH 2552 Differential Equations (4 cr.)
[MATH 1552 AND MATH 1553 or 1554 or MATH 1564 – satisfied in USG core]

and 11. cr. chosen from the following; of which 9 must be at the 3XXX level or higher.

COE 2001 – Statics (2 cr.)
[MATH 1552 and PHYS 2211 – satisfied in USG core]

COE 3001 – Solid Mechanics (3 cr.)
[COE 2001 – in Engineering Breath Electives]

BMED 2210 – Conservation Principles in BME (4 cr.)
[CHEM 1211K and MATH 1552 – satisfied in USG core]

BMED 3310 – Biotransport (3 cr.)
[BMED 2210 and MATH 2552 – both in Engineering Breadth Elective, and MATH 2551 – as Free Elective]

BMED 3400 – Biomechanics (4 cr.)
[COE 2001 – in Engineering Breath Elective]

BMED 4751 – Intro to Biomaterials (3 cr.)
[MSE 2001 – In Engineering Breadth Elective]

BMED/ME 4758 – Biosolid Mechanics (3 cr.)
[BMED 3400 or COE 3001 – in Engineering Breadth Elective]

BMED 4783 – Intro-Medical Imaging Proc (3 cr.)
[ECE 2026 – in Engineering Breadth Elective – and (MATH 3770 or ISYE 3770 or CCE 3770 or BME 2400) – MATH 3770 in Engineering Breadth Elective]

MSE 2001 – Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials (3 cr.)
[CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1211K satisfied in USG core]

ECE 2020 – Fundamentals of Digital Design (3 cr.)
[CS 1371 – satisfied in USG core]

ECE 2026 – Introduction to Signal Processing (3 cr.)
[MATH 15X2 and CS 1371 – satisfied in USG core]

ECE 2036 – Engineering Software Design (3 cr.)
[ECE 2020 and ECE 2026 – in Engineering Breadth Elective]

ECE 2040 – Circuit Analysis (3 cr.)
[PHYS 2212 – satisfied in USG core, and MATH 2552 – in Engineering Breadth Elective]

ECE 3084 – Signals and Systems (3 cr.)
[ECE 2026 and ECE 2040 – in Engineering Breadth Elective]

ECE 3710 – Circuits and Electronics (2 cr.)
[PHYS 2212 – satisfied in USG core]

ECE 3741 – Instrumentation and Electronics Lab (1 cr.)
[ECE 3710 – in Engineering Breadth Elective]

ECE 4270 – Fundamentals of Digital and Signal Processing (3 cr.)
[ECE 3084 – in Engineering Breadth Elective]

NOTES:
Students completing this Breadth Elective are recommended to take CS 1371 to satisfy USG core area B.

Recommended engineering tracks

(I) Biomedical Engineering focus
MATH 2552 Differential Equations (3-0-3) [MATH ####- taken as part of USG core]
COE 2001 – Statics (2-0-2) [MATH 1552 and PHYS 2211]
COE 3001 – Solid Mechanics (3-0-3) [COE 2001]
and
a minimum of 7 cr. selected from:
BMED 2210 – Conservation Principles in BME (4 cr.) [CHEM 1211K and MATH 1552]
BMED 3400 – Biomechanics (4 cr.) [COE 2001]
BMED 4751 – Intro to Biomaterials (3 cr.) [MSE 2001]
BMED/ME 4758 – Biosolid Mechanics (3 cr.) [BMED 3400 or COE 3001]
MSE 2001 – Principles and Applications of Engineering Materials (3 cr.) [CHEM 1310 or CHEM 1211K]

(II) Electrical Engineering focus
MATH 2552 Differential Equations (3-0-3) [MATH ####- taken as part of USG core]
and
a minimum of 12 cr. selected from:
ECE 2020 – Fundamentals of Digital Design (3 cr.) [CS 1371]
ECE 2026 – Introduction to Signal Processing (3 cr.) [MATH 15X2 and CS 1371]
ECE 2036 – Engineering Software Design (3 cr.) [ECE 2020 and ECE 2026]
ECE 3710 – Circuits and Electronics (2 cr.) [PHYS 2212]
ECE 3741 – Instrumentation and Electronics Lab (1 cr.) [ECE 3710]
ECE 3084 – Signals and Systems (3 cr.) [ECE 2026 and ECE 2040]
BMED 4783 – Intro-Medical Imaging Proc (3 cr.) [ECE 2026 and (MATH 3770 or ISYE 3770 or
         CCE 3770 or BME 2400]
ECE 4270 – Fundamentals of Digital and Signal Processing (3 cr.) [ECE 3084]
ECE 2040 – Circuit Analysis (3 cr.) [PHYS 2212 and MATH 2403]