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Department of Bioengineering


Admissions Guidelines

The Department of Bioengineering offers high quality training in bioengineering that is flexible and multidisciplinary. The design-based focus permeates every aspect of our training philosophy and our dual campus program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain hands on experience in both the basic and clinical sciences. The BS Bioengineering degree program at the University of Colorado Denver is a highly rigorous program. 

The Major courses, which will be taught at the Anschutz Medical Campus, will not be available until Fall 2015. 

Review of applications is underway and students will be admitted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. 

For general BS Bioengineering information please contact our advising office at or 303-724-9972.

 First Year Students

Our desired student will have graduated in the top 10% of their high school class. Students having completed AP/IB credit are encouraged to apply.

Students applying to the program must select Pre-Bioengineering (PRBE) as their "Field of Study" in the online application. If you are admitted to the program you will enroll in Bioengineering Pre-Major Coursework and CU Denver Core Curriculum courses which are offered at the Denver campus.

Students must apply for the Major in Bioengineering in Spring 2015. Admittance to the Major in Bioengineering will be granted to students who have successfully completed all Pre-BIOE prerequisites and who meet the program's selection criteria.


 Transfer Students

For automatic admission to degree programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, a full year each of college calculus and calculus-based physics (or calculus-based physics I and general college chemistry I) must be completed with "B" or better grades. The cumulative GPA must be at least 2.75.

If interested in eventual admission to the bioengineering major students must select "pre-bioengineering" when completing the application for admission. There is no direct admission to bioengineering; students admitted as pre-bioengineering majors are considered for full admission to bioengineering through an internal review process which occurs after completion of specific required courses offered at CU Denver. It is highly recommended that prospective transfer students contact the Undergraduate Program Advisor at before applying to discuss their academic and career goals.