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Biological Engineering 1+3 Agreement with MSU Bozeman

The 1+3 Agreement with articulated coursework in Engineering and General Education is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Engineering at Montana State University.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $3,190
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $618
Total $3,923


Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Year 1: Courses taken at GFC MSU

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedule.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CHMY 141 College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+ 4
M 171 Calculus I **,+ 4
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking *** 3
University Core -- Select one of the following: + 3
Art (IA and RA) Options
MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music 3
MUSI 103 Fundamntls of Musical Creation 3
MUSI 203 American Popular Music 3
MUSI 207 World Music (equiv to 307) 3
PHOT 154 Exploring Digital Photography 4
ARTZ 105 Visual Language-Drawing 3
Humanities (IH and RH) Options
HSTA 101 American History I 3
HSTA 102 American History II 3
LIT 110 Intro to Lit 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Ethics 3
Social Science (IS and SN) Options
PSCI 210 Intro to American Government 3
PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Diversity (D) Options
EDU 211 Multicultural Education 3
NASX 232 MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) 3
SPNS 102 Elementary Spanish II * 4
CHMY 143 College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+ 4
M 172 Calculus II *,+ 4
PHSX 220 Physics I w/Lab *,+ 4
University Core not previously taken -- Art (IA and RA), Humanities (IH and RH), Social Science (IS and SN), or Diversity (D) Options listed above 3
Total Credits32


Indicates prerequisite needed


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment


Assumes COMX 111 transfers to MSU Bozeman with a US Core designation


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation

Years 2-4: Outline for Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering Degree at Montana State University

The following courses would be taken at MSU in Bozeman after transferring with Year 1 coursework from Great Falls College. These courses are all required for degree completion; the course sequencing indicated below is a general guide on when they can be taken.


Year 2 - Fall Semester
M 273Q::Multivariable Calculus 4
CHMY 211::Elements of Organic Chemsitry 5
ECHM 201::Elementary Principles of Chem. and Biol. Eng. 3
PHSX 222::Physics II (w/calculus) 4
Subtotal 16

Year 2 - Spring Semester
EBIO 216::Elem Princ of Bioengineering 3
ECHM 321::Fluid Mechanics Operations 3
M 274::Intro to Differential Equations 4
EGEN 102::Intro to Engineer Comp Apps 2
University Core::Art (IA), Humanities (IH), Social Sci (IS), or Diversity (D) 3
Subtotal 15


Year 3 - Fall Semester
BIOM 360::General Microbiology 5
EBIO 324::Bioengineering Transport 3
EGEN 350::Applied Engr Data Analysis 2
BCH 380::Biochemistry 5
Engineering Elective (replaces EBIO 100) 2
Subtotal 17

Year 3 - Spring Semester
EBIO 438:: Bioprocess Engin 3
EGEN 310R::Multidisc Engineering Design 3
EBIO 439::Downstream Processing 3
BIOB 375::General Genetics 3
EMAT 251::Materials Structures and Prop 3
Subtotal 15


Year 4 - Fall Semester
EBIO 411R::Bioengineering Design I 3
EBIO 442::Bioengineering Laboratory I 3
Engineering Elective 6
Bioengineering Elective 2
University Core:: IA, IH, IS, or D 3
Subtotal 17

Year 4 - Spring Semester
EBIO 412R::Bioengineering Design II 3
Engineering Elective 4
Bioengineering Elective 6
EBIO 443::Bioengineering Laboratory II
EGEN 488::FE Exam 0
Subtotal 16

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.