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Biometric Systems Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Areas of Emphasis: DNA/Molecular Biology, Microsensors and Circuits, Signal Processing, Software Systems, Statistics, Cybersecurity
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Biometrics technology uses key tools in the areas of sensors, pattern recognition, algorithms, machine learning and cybersecurity.

Academics

Fall
  • BIOL 115 Principles of Biology Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
    1
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ENGR 102 Engineering Problem-Solving 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Attend New Student Orientation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Attend a football game
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • CS 111 Introduction to Data Structures Exclamation Point
    4
  • EE 221 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 222 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • PHYS 112 General Physics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
16
Spring
  • CPE 271 Introduction to Digital Logic Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • CPE 272 Digital Logic Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • EE 223 Electrical Circuits Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 224 Electrical Circuits Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 261 Elementary Differential Equations Exclamation Point
    4
  • STAT 215 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • BIOM 426 Biometric Systems
    3
  • CPE 310 Microprocessor Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • CPE 311 Microprocessor Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CS 350 Computer System Concepts Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • EE 327 Signals and Systems 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • STAT 316 Forensic Statistics
    3
16
Spring
  • BIOL 324 Molecular Genetics
    3
  • EE 465 Introduction to Digital Image Processing
    3
  • MATH 375 Applied Modern Algebra Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course 1
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course 2
    3
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Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Exercise daily
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Attend a career fair
  • Join a club sport team
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • BIOM 480 Senior Design Seminar Exclamation Point
    2
  • CS 465 Introduction to Cybersecurity
    3
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • EE 425 Bioengineering
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
14
Spring
  • BIOM 481 Senior Design Project
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course 3
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Sign up for graduation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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