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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 $3,255
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $805
Total $4,175

Fall 2017 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 273QMultivariable Calculus4
CHMY 211Elements of Organic Chemsitry5
ECHM 201Elementary Principles of Chem. and Biol. Eng.4
PHSX 222Physics II (w/calculus)4
Year 2 - Spring Semester
EBIO 216Elem Princ of Bioengineering3
ECHM 321Fluid Mechanics Operations3
M 274Intro to Differential Equations4
EGEN 102Intro to Engineer Comp Apps3
University CoreArt (IA), Humanities (IH), Social Sci (IS), or Diversity (D)3
Year 3 - Fall Semester
BIOM 360General Microbiology5
EBIO 324Bioengineering Transport3
EGEN 350Applied Engr Data Analysis2
BCH 380Biochemistry5
Engineering Elective (replaces EBIO 100)2
Year 3 - Spring Semester
EBIO 438 Bioprocess Engin3
EGEN 310RMultidisc Engineering Design3
EBIO 439Downstream Processing3
BIOB 375General Genetics3
EMAT 251Materials Structures and Prop3
Year 4 - Fall Semester
EBIO 407Biological Engineering Thermodynamics3
EBIO 411RBioengineering Design I3
EBIO 442Bioengineering Laboratory I3
Technical Elective5
University Core IA, IH, IS, or D3
Year 4 - Spring Semester
EBIO 412RBioengineering Design II3
Technical Elective7
EBIO 443Bioengineering Laboratory II3
ECHM 451Process Controls3
EGEN 488FE Exam0

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