Biological Engineering BSBE/Pharmacy MS(non-thesis)

There is a significant increase in the amount of pharmaceutical and biological manufacturing within the state of Georgia. Biological Engineers are needed to support these manufacturing processes. The B.S.B.E/M.S. Program in Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering provides excellent general education and training in the theory and types of processes employed within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. In addition, a strong understanding of the regulations that govern the manufacturing is critical to the success of engineers in this field. Completion of this program will provide students with essential training for these highly sought after career opportunities.

Admission to Program

Applicants to the program must be received by June 1 (of the student's 3rd year) for admission beginning in fall semester (start of 4th year). For admission to the B.S.B.E/M.S. program a student must have completed 30 credit hours of courses from ENGR/BCHE/BIOE, BCMB 3100, CHEM 2211, BIOE 3720 combined and must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The applicant must submit three letters of recommendation and provide an essay describing their interest in the B.S.B.E/M.S. degree program and their career goals.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

BIOE 6625, 3
BIOE 6720, 3
PMCY 6500, 3
PMCY 6510, 3

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students will be required to engage in a pharmaceutical sciences internship in the summer between year 4 and year 5.

Admission to Graduate Program

Continuation to year 5 (graduate program) requires the student complete the B.S.B.E. in Biological Engineering (4th year) with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The student will then apply for graduate school admission before June 1 between year 4 and 5. The GRE is not required for application to the program. The student must have a faculty advisor for their M.S. project at the time of application..

Program Advisor

  • Name: Jason Zastre
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-0290
  • Address: Room 371, 250 West Green St., RC Wilson Pharmacy

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Biological Engineering B.S.B.E.
  • Department/College: Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Jeremy Wheatley
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-6947
  • Address: 1258 Driftmier Engineering Center

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Pharmacy M.S.
  • Department/College: College of Pharmacy

Advising Contact