Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering


Program Description

Program Information
Length of Program: 106-110 Credits
Completion Award: A.S.-T Degree

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Program Faculty Advisors


Allison Armstrong

Rm 2810


Stephanie Diemel

Rm 5356


Karen Kreutzer

Rm 2817


Fred Kuczmarski

Rm 5348


Lauren Sandven

Rm 2811


Nirmala Savage

Rm 2819


Joyce Fagel

Rm 2814


The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students entrance into a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Bioengineering or Chemical Engineering. This AS-T degree is a Major Related Program detailing the required foundation courses for students to be prepared for junior standing at baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer. Engineering is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Law, Medicine, Business and Education.


Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering—What is it?
Bioengineers and Chemical Engineers integrate their knowledge of natural sciences and engineering to conduct research, design and test equipment, create new medicines and develop proceduresfor the advancement of health care, public safety, environmental protection, science and medicine.

Areas of Study in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering:

Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Electronic Circuits, Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Engineering Problem Solving, Project Design, Manufacturing Processes, Medical Procedures, Project Management, Computer Applications, Safety, Quality Control, Research Methods, Statistical Analysis and Professional Ethics.


Career Opportunities—What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bio and Chemical Engineering?
Bio and Chemical Engineers develop strong critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills to apply their knowledge of science and engineering to a wide range of careers, including product design and testing, research and development, project management, teaching, sales and consulting.

Potential employers include:

Engineering Firms, Manufacturing Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Chemical Manufacturers, Biotechnology Companies, Hospitals, Medical Equipment Companies, Government Agencies, Colleges and Universities and Consulting Firms. For more, please visit Career Counseling.


Transfer Possibilities—Where can I transfer?
An Associate Degree from Shoreline  makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options.  For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.