Bioengineering & Chemical Pre-Engineering


Bioengineering & Chemical Pre-Engineering

About The Program

Complete basic background studies for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in engineering disciplines. Careers may be found in research, development, design, operations management, teaching, sales and consulting.

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Pre-Major Requirements (40 credits)

CHEM& 161* General Chemistry w/Lab I 5
CHEM& 162* General Chemistry w/Lab II 5
CHEM& 163* General Chemistry w/Lab III 5
CHEM& 261* Organic Chemistry w/Lab I 5

BIOL& 221*

CHEM& 262*

Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab OR

Organic Chemistry w/Lab II
PHYS& 221* Engr Physics I w/Lab 5
PHYS& 222* Engr Physics II w/Lab
PHYS& 223* Engr Physics III w/Lab 5


BIOL& 221* Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab 5
BIOL& 222* Majors Cell/Molecular: w/Lab 5
CHEM& 262* Organic Chemistry w/Lab II 5
CHEM& 263* Organic Chemistry w/Lab III 5
CS 170 Computer Programming 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
ENGR& 204 Electrical Circuits  6
ENGR& 224 Thermodynamics 5

MATH& 254*

(was MATH 154)

 Calculus IV 5

MATH 220

 Linear Algebra 5

Diversity and Distribution Lists are available in the Lower Columbia College Catalog located at

*It is recommended that sequence courses be completed at one institution.

Total transferable credits required to earn this degree: 90 with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.  A course cannot be credited toward more than one distribution or skill area.

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use foundational knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology.
  • Design and conduct experiments.
  • Make measurements, analyze data, and interpret results.
  • Problem solving, team, self-assessment and lifelong learning skills.
  • Communicate effectively.

Revised June 2019 (Effective Fall 2019)


Baccalaureate institutions party to this agreement are: UW Seattle, WSU, EWU, Gonzaga U, St. Martin's U, Seattle Pacific U, Seattle U and Walla Walla U.

Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the receiving institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor and with an advisor at the college to which they plan to transfer for specific requirements. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.

Most four-year universities require one year of a single foreign language as a graduation requirement.

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