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Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, AS-T/MRP Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this degree; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Click on “print degree planner”  for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your degree. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

What is an AS-T Track 2 MRP?

The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) Track 2, Major Related Program is designed to prepare students entrance into a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering. The MRP details the required foundation courses for students to be prepared for junior standing at baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer. Engineering is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Environmental Sciences, Law, Medicine, Business and Education.

What do I need to take?

Below are the requirements for the AS-T Track 2 and the Major Related Program (MRP) in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering.

General Education - 18-20 Credits

Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.

Communication (8-10 Credits)

Take ENGL& 101  and either ENGL& 102 , ENGL& 230 , or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 PSYC 230 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Distribution Requirements - 10 Credits

Humanities (5 Credits)

Take one course from the Humanities  course list.

Social Sciences (5 Credits)

Take one course from the Social Sciences  course list. Recommended: ECON& 201 .

Pre-Major Program - 78-80 Credits

What does your chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

University of Washington

Degrees: B.S. in Bioengineering; Chemical Engineering with an option in Nanoscience, Molecular Engineering; and Bioresource Science and Engineering.

Requirements: Note that UW Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering admit only once a year for Spring Quarter and that admission is very competitive. http://tinyurl.com/mltbehd

Walla Walla University

Degrees: B.S. in Bioengineering.

Requirements: Walla Walla University is a private university affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventists. Students will be required to take religious studies courses after transfer. http://tinyurl.com/mlww3rm

Washington State University

Degrees: B.S. in Bioengineering; Chemical Engineering (Pullman)

Requirements: In addition to core math, science and engineering courses, WSU requires ECON& 201  to graduate. A 2.0 or better grade in all engineering and major prerequisite courses is required. http://tinyurl.com/n3etplc

Degree Planning Guide

Student Information

Major/Pathway(s): ___________________________

Specialty (if applicable): _______________________

Academic Goals

___ Complete an A.A. or A.S. degree

___ Prepare for transfer only-No degree

___ High school completion program/GED

Transfer Schools of Interest

1. _______________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________________

4. _______________________________________________________

Previous College Experience

___ Transferred from another college

___ Completed transfer credit evaluation

___ Prior Learning Assessment

Where can I go for help?

For course information and entry codes, contact:


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
206-546-4559: advising@shoreline.edu

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Instructional Faculty Advisors

Alison Armstrong
206-546-4698 aarmstrong3@shoreline.edu Rm. 2810
Eric Basham
206-546-4625 ebasham@shoreline.edu Rm. 2809
David Phippen
206-546-4572 dphippen@shoreline.edu Rm. 2817
Tiffany Meier
206-546-6953 tmeier@shoreline.edu Rm. 5233

Where can I transfer?

The AS-T Track 2 MRP in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities with junior standing. Below are Washington state institutions that recognize this MRP.

University of Washington (BE, CHE,)
Washington State University (BE, CHE)
Walla Walla University (BE)

* Note: Engineering majors offered at Washington state universities are designated as follows: Bioengineering (BE) and Chemical Engineering (CHE)

Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering-What is it?

Bioengineers and Chemical Engineers integrate their knowledge of natural sciences and engineering to conduct research, design and test equipment, create new medicines and develop procedures for the advancement of health care, public safety, environmental protection, science and medicine.

Areas of Study in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering: Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Electronic Circuits, Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Engineering Problem Solving, Project Design, Manufacturing Processes, Medical Procedures, Project Management, Computer Applications, Safety, Quality Control, Research Methods, Statistical Analysis and Professional Ethics.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bio and Chemical Engineering?

Bio and Chemical Engineers develop strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills to apply their knowledge of science and engineering to a wide range of careers, including product design and testing, research and development, project management, teaching, sales and consulting.

Potential employers include: Engineering firms, manufacturing companies, pharmaceutical companies, chemical manufacturers, biotechnology companies, hospitals, medical equipment companies, government agencies, colleges and universities and consulting firms. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-services/career-counseling.aspx

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