Track Electives

List of Pre-Approved Tracks and Courses

Please check these lists frequently, as the tracks are constantly being updated. Watch for emails from the department about new, upcoming course additions, and talk with the Bioengineering undergraduate program office (1270 DCL), if interested in any courses not listed.

* Curriculum maps made specifically for each track are now provided for guidance on how to fit the track courses and track-specific free electives into a student's schedule.

Student-Defined Track
Individual students may design a track to achieve a goal outside of those implicit in the pre-approved tracks as long as the course selections show coherence, focus, and purpose within a bioengineering context. Students should consult with a department advisor and submit their requests to the Bioengineering undergraduate program office (1270 DCL) to obtain approval from the Bioengineering Department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Requests should be submitted on a Department Track Elective Planning Form.

Faculty Career and Track Mentoring

To gain further insight into their interests, as well as advice regarding research, career options, and their track courses, students should see a faculty career and track mentor.

  • Biomechanics
    • Professor Michael Insana
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
    • Assistant Professor Roy Dar
    • Assistant Professor Pablo Perez Piñera
    • Assistant Professor Greg Underhill
  • Therapeutics Engineering
    • Professor Rohit Bhargava
    • Assistant Professor Princess Imoukhuede
    • Assistant Professor Andrew Smith
    • Assistant Professor Dipanjan Pan
  • Computation and Systems Biology
    • Assistant Professor Roy Dar
    • Assistant Professor Ting Lu
    • Professor Sergei Maslov
  • Imaging and Sensing
    • Associate Professor Brad Sutton
    • Assistant Professor Wawrzyniec Dobrucki

Apply Now

Advising Handled By:

Please see the Apply page for advice on how to prepare for application to the program. Also check out the latest curriculum map.

Academic Advisors:

  • Kerri Green, kgreen0 [at] illinois [dot] edu
  • Dr. Marcia Pool, mpool [at] illinois [dot] edu

For information pertaining to prospective students and the Bioengineering Minor, contact:

  • Kerri Green, kgreen0 [at] illinois [dot] edu
  • Dr. Marcia Pool, mpool [at] illinois [dot] edu.

For Study Abroad and James Scholars, contact:

  • Kerri Green, kgreen0 [at] illinois [dot] edu
  • Dr. Marcia Pool, mpool [at] illinois [dot] edu

ABET Accreditation

The undergraduate program in Bioengineering at Illinois is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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