Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

General Education Policy and Course List

  • BME Undergraduate students must complete 24 credits of general education.
  • Many courses count for both General Education and Foundational Learning Outcomes (FLO) but many do not. When choosing courses to fulfill these requirements, students will need to check the university’s FLO course list and the BME Approved General Education Course List found below.

GenEd Venn Diagram

  • General education courses are non-technical classes that provide a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
    • At least 12 credits must be taken inside the College of Liberal Arts, the Krannert School of Management and/or the Honors College.
    • At least 3 credits must be from the Ethics and Policy Healthcare (EPH) selective list which is included as a general education course. Below is a list of the approved EPH selective courses.
      • ­ PHIL 270: Biomedical Ethics
      • ­ PHIL 280: Ethics and Animals
      • ­ MSE 497: Ethics in Engineering Practice
      • ­ SOC 572: Comparative Healthcare
      • ­ SOC 573: Human Side of Medicine
      • ­ SOC 574: Social Organizations of Healthcare
    • At least 6 credits of the general education courses must be at the non-introductory level, meaning they are at the 300-level or higher, or have a required prerequisite in the same department.
    • If a student is unsure about a course counting for their general education requirement, see academic advisor BEFORE taking the course.
    • Any student can petition to get a course approved by submitting the Course Approval Request Form found on the BME website to the BME advisor.

 

BME General Education Course List

The following are approved general education courses for a BSBME degree. Courses that also complete FLO requirements are marked with a superscript (full FLO list: www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course).

 

CLA, MGMT, HONR Options

College of Liberal Arts

(CLA; https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/index.html)

ANTH

 

Anthropology

Intro: 1001, 105, 2011, 2031, 204, 2051, 212, 2301, 235, 250, 282

Non-Intro: 303, 310,311,  320, 335, 336, 337, 340, 341, 350, 352, 368, 370, 373, 377, 378, 3791, 380, 390, 392, 404, 414, 415, 420, 425, 435, 436, 460, 473, 478, 479

 

COM

Communication

Intro: 2174, 2045, 2121, 2241, 250, 2513, 252, 253, 256, 257

Non-Intro: 210, 240, 303, 312, 314, 316, 318, 320, 324, 325, 328, 329, 330, 351, 352, 353, 356, 368, 372, 374, 376, 381, 411, 412, 414, 416, 424, 435, 453, 456, 491

 

ENGL

English

Intro: 201, 205, 2271, 2302, 231, 232, 233, 235, 237, 2382, 239, 240, 241, 2502, 257, 258, 262, 264, 266, 267, 2762, 279, 2862

Non-Intro: 304, 305, 316, 327, 328, 331, 333, 335, 337, 339, 341, 350, 351, 356, 358, 359, 360, 361, 362, 364, 365, 366, 368, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 379, 381, 382, 383, 386, 387, 396, 406, 407, 409, 411, 412, 413, 414, 419, 420, 421, 422, 441, 442, 444, 455, 460, 462, 463, 466, 468, 469, 470

 

HIST

History

Intro: 102, 1032, 1042, 1052, 1512, 1522, 195, 2102, 211, 228, 229, 2382, 2402, 2412, 2432, 2452, 2462, 2502, 2712, 2722, 290

Non-Intro: 302, 303, 3042, 3052, 307, 312, 315, 317, 318, 320, 322, 3232, 3242, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337, 339, 3402, 341, 342, 343, 3442, 345, 350, 3512,352, 353, 3542, 355, 356, 357, 358, 3592, 360, 361, 362, 365, 366, 368, 3712, 372, 3752, 376, 377, 379, 3802/3, 381, 3822, 3832, 385, 386, 387, 390, 391, 392, 3942, 3962, 3982, 399, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 423, 427, 438, 439, 440, 441, 443, 450, 455, 460, 461, 463, 465, 467, 468, 469, 471, 472, 473, 475, 476, 479, 488, 492, 493, 494, 495, 497, 505, 515

 

IDIS

Interdisciplinary Studies Department (http://www.cla.purdue.edu/idis)

AAS

African American Studies

Intro: 2712, 277

Non-Intro: 359, 371, 373, 375, 392, 473, 491

AMST

American Studies

Intro: 2012

Non-Intro: 301

ASAM

Asian American Studies

Intro: 240

Non-Intro: 340

CMPL

Comparative Literature

Intro: 230, 2662, 2672

LALS

Latino and Latin-American Studies

Intro: 250

JWST

Jewish Studies

Non-Intro: 3302

LING

Linguistics

Intro: 2011

Non-Intro: 311, 315, 321, 398

MARS

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Intro: 120, 220

Non-Intro: 420

REL

Religious Studies

Intro: 2002, 201, 203, 2302, 2312

Non-Intro: 317, 318

WGSS

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Intro: 2801/2, 281, 2821

Non-Intro: 3801, 383, 480, 499

 

LC

School of Language and Cultures (http://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/main/courses/)

Intro: 231, 235, 2392, 2611

Non-Intro: 331, 3332

ARAB

Arabic

Intro: 1012

Non-Intro: 1022, 2012, 2022, 2802, 301, 302

CHNS

Chinese

Intro: 1012, 230, 241, 280, 285

Non-Intro: 1022, 2012, 2022, 220, 301, 302, 305, 313, 341, 342, 401, 402, 490

CLCS

Classics

Intro: 1811, 2302, 2312/5, 2322, 2332, 2352, 2372/5, 2382

Non-Intro: 330, 331, 335, 336, 337, 338, 3392/5, 380, 383, 385, 386

FR

French

Intro: 1012, 230, 231

Non-Intro: 1022, 103, 112, 2012, 2022, 211, 212, 241, 260, 280, 301, 302, 324, 3302, 341, 352, 361, 362, 380, 394, 396, 401, 402, 443, 480

GER

German

Intro: 1012, 2302, 231

Non-Intro: 1022, 103, 112, 2012, 2022, 211, 212, 224, 241, 260, 280, 301, 302, 323, 3302, 341, 342, 385, 401, 402, 424, 480

GREK

Greek

Intro: 1012

Non-Intro: 1022, 2012, 2022, 344, 446, 490

HEBR

Hebrew

Intro: 1012, 2802

Non-Intro: 1022, 1212, 1222, 2012, 2022, 2212, 2222

ITAL

Italian

Intro: 1012, 231, 2802, 2812

Non-Intro: 1022, 1052, 112, 2012, 2022, 2052, 211, 212, 241, 260, 301, 302, 312, 330, 335, 341, 342, 3802, 393, 394, 493

JPNS

Japanese

Intro: 1012, 230, 280

Non-Intro: 1022, 2012, 2022 , 241, 301, 302, 313, 330, 341, 342, 361, 362, 363, 368, 401, 402, 480, 490

LATN

Latin

Intro: 1012

Non-Intro: 1022, 2012, 2022, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 490, 492

PTGS

Portuguese

Intro: 1012

Non-Intro: 1022, 1052, 112, 2012, 2022, 211, 212, 301, 302, 551

RUSS

Russian

Intro: 1012, 111, 230, 231, 232, 233, 236, 237, 243, 2812, 289

Non-Intro: 1022, 112, 2012, 2022, 211, 212, 223, 241, 301, 302, 3302, 341, 342, 360, 361, 362, 401, 402, 405, 406, 480, 581

SPAN

Spanish

Intro: 1012, 231, 2352

Non-Intro: 1022, 103, 112, 2012, 2022, 211, 212, 230, 241, 260, 280, 301, 302, 312, 322, 3302/5, 335, 341, 342, 361, 362, 401, 402, 415, 424, 480, 481, 482, 541

 

PHIL

Philosophy

Intro: 1102, 1112, 1142, 150, 206, 219, 221, 225, 2302, 2312, 240, 242, 2605, 2703, 275, 2802, 2902, 293

Non-Intro: 301, 302, 303, 304, 306, 319, 3302, 331, 402, 406, 411, 421, 424, 425, 430, 431, 432, 435, 465, 490, 493, 502, 503, 505, 506

 

POL  

Political Science

Intro: 1011, 1201, 1301, 141, 190, 221, 2221, 2231/3, 2301, 2311, 232, 2351, 2373, 290,

Non-Intro: 200, 300, 301, 303, 304, 314, 320, 322, 323, 326, 327, 338, 342, 344, 345, 347, 348, 350, 351, 352, 353, 360, 364, 370, 371, 372, 373, 380, 410, 411, 412, 413, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 423, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 446, 447, 449, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 460, 461, 462, 463, 493

 

SOC

Sociology

Intro: 1001, 2201

Non-Intro: 310, 312, 316, 324, 328, 334, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 350, 367, 368,374, 391, 402, 411, 416, 419, 420, 421, 425, 426, 429, 450, 454, 474, 475, 493

 

 

Visual and Performing Arts Department

AD

Art and Design

Intro: 105, 1132, 1172, 1252, 130, 207, 216, 217, 220, 2262, 2272, 233, 2422, 2512, 2552, 262, 2652, 2662, 267, 270, 271, 2752

Non-Intro: 106, 114, 200, 205, 206, 213, 214, 215, 221, 230, 235, 240, 245, 246, 250, 256, 259, 276, 300, 304, 306, 307, 311, 312, 314, 316, 326, 327, 330, 331, 333, 341, 342, 350, 351, 353, 357, 358, 359, 362, 363, 365, 366, 368, 369, 370, 371, 376, 380, 381, 382, 3832, 3842, 385, 390, 391, 395, 396, 397, 398, 400, 405, 415, 421, 422, 430, 431, 432, 442, 450, 451, 452, 454, 455, 458, 462, 468, 470, 475, 476, 485, 490, 492

DANC

Dance

Intro: 101, 102, 103, 130, 140, 2502

Non-Intro: 201, 202, 203, 240, 301, 302

MUS

Music

Intro: 2502, 2612

Non-Intro: 3612, 362, 363, 364, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 377, 3782, 381, 382, 490

THTR

Theater

Intro: 133, 168, 2012, 202, 260

Non-Intro: 213, 233, 323, 333, 334, 336, 380, 413, 433, 434, 440, 480

 

Krannert School of Management

(MGMT; http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/academics)

ECON

 

Economics

Intro: 2101, 2511, 2521

Non-Intro: 340, 352, 355, 361, 365, 368, 370, 375, 380, 385, 422, 456, 461, 466, 470, 471

 

Honors College

(HONR; http://www.purdue.edu/honorscollege/current-students/courses/index.html)

HONR

Intro: 199003/5, 299

Non-Intro: 399

Other Gen Ed Options

College of Agriculture

(https://ag.purdue.edu/agecon/Pages/default.aspx)

AGEC

 

Agricultural Economics

Intro: 2031, 2041, 2171, 2501

Non-Intro: 220 , 296, 310, 321, 340, 406, 410, 415, 423, 450

 

College of Education

(http://www.education.purdue.edu/undergradmajors)

EDCI

Education- Curriculum and Instruction

Intro: 2055, 2851

 

EDPS

Educational and Psychological Studies

Intro: 2351, 2651, 270

Non-Intro: 300, 3154, 3161, 317, 362

 

EDST

Educational Studies

Intro: 2002, 2481

 

College of Health and Human Sciences

(http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/about/units)

HDFS

 

Human Development and Family Studies

Intro: 2011, 2101, 255, 2801

Non-Intro: 211, 301, 305, 311, 312, 313, 315, 325, 330, 332, 341, 411, 424, 430, 432, 434

 

PSY

Psychology

Intro: 1201, 121, 220, 250, 251, 285

Non-Intro: 200, 213, 222, 235, 236, 239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 272, 310, 311, 314, 333, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 350, 360, 361, 364, 365, 366, 367,368, 370, 372, 380, 388, 391, 392, 415, 420, 425, 426, 428, 440, 442, 443,444, 450, 463, 464, 473, 475, 476, 484, 485, 493

 

SLHS

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department

Intro: 1153, 2153, 2271

Non-Intro: 3093, 401, 419, 420

ASL

American Sign Language

Intro: 101, 280

Non-Intro: 102, 201, 202

1Behavioral/Social Sciences FLO
2Humanities FLO
3Science, Technology, and Society FLO
4Oral Communication FLO 
5Written Communication FLO