Life Sciences Option --- Chemical Engineering Program

This option is designed to appeal to the chemical engineer who might want to seek employment in the pharmaceutical or food industries or who is contemplating medical school.

There are several "paths" possible with this option, many of which will require a prescribed sequence of courses (e.g. BIOS 1500, 1510, 2110). These paths should be started as soon as possible in your career at Western to minimize the time spent obtaining your degree.  Please talk with your advisor about this option and scheduling concerns.

Choose at least 17 hours from the following, including at least one course other than
CHEG 3100 above the 3000 level:

Note: BIOS 1500 is no longer an option course for students entering after Fall 2008 who pursue the Life Sciences Option.


BIOS 1500  Molecular and Cellular Biology 4 credits None
BIOS 1510  Organismal Biology 4 credits BIOS 1500
BIOS 2110  Human Anatomy 4 credits BIOS 1510
BIOS 2320 Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 4 credits  
BIOS 2400  Human Physiology  4 credits BIOS 1120 or BIOS 1500
BIOS 2500  Genetics 3 credits BIOS 1510
BIOS 3500 Human Physiology 5 credits

BIOS 2500
CHEM 3750/3760
Anatomy recommended

BIOS 5070   Biol. of Addictive Drugs 3 credits BIOS 2400 (preferred) or BIOS 2110
BIOS 5310 Biology of Aging 3 credits BIOS 2400 (preferred) or BIOS 2110
BIOS 5610 Pharmacology 3 credits BIOS 3500
BIOS 5970  Topics in Biol. Science 3 - 4 credits 12 credits of biology
CHEM 3550  Introduction to Biochemistry 3 credits CHEM 3770 & 3780 (Organic Chem II)
CHEG 3100 Work Experience (Internship) 1 - 2 credits Jr. Standing; Dept. Consent

Also note that the Biological Sciences Department assumes that students taking BIOS 2400 have already taken BIOS 2110. While BIOS 2110 is not a prerequisite for BIOS 2400, it is strongly recommended.