Carl Sandburg College and NIU CEET Transfer Guidelines 
B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering
Emphasis 2. Biomedical Engineering 

The 2+2+ Plan for Community College Students

The Department of Electrical Engineering welcomes transfer students from Illinois community colleges. Students find it easy to continue their studies at NIU if they plan well. Therefore, following the course guidelines in this brochure while completing an Associate's in Science (A.S.) Degree is highly recommended (1).   Students should always work closely with their community college advisor. Please contact the Counseling & Transfer Center at Carl Sandburg College for more help in planning your academic career.

Courses at Carl Sandburg College

Courses at CSC

Equivalent courses
at NIU

CHM 110

General Chemistry I

CHEM 210 +212

MTH 180

Fortran for Scientific Applications

CSCI 240 (not articulated at NIU, major will need to substitute. Inquire at orientation.)

ENG 101

English Composition I

ENGL 103

ENG 102

English Composition II

ENGL 104

BIOS 211

Anatomy & Physiology 1

BIOS 357 (Only needed for Biomedical 1)

BIOS 212 Anatomy & Physiology 2 BIOS 357 (Only needed for biomedical 2)
MAT 240 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1


MATH 229
MAT 241

Caluculus with Analytic Geometry 2

MATH 230

MAT 242

Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3

MATH 232 Not articulated at NIU (major debt will need to substitute. Inquire at orientation.)
MAT 260 Differential Equations MATH 336
PHY 161 Engineering Physics 1 PHYS 253
PHY 162 Engineering Physics 2 PHYS 273
SPE 120 Introduction to Public Speaking COMS 100 (Not articulated at NIU. Major dept will need to substitute. Inquire at orientation)

Courses in Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Science as required

*Satisfies NIU core competency requirement for oral communication.

[1] Only A.A. and A.S. degrees satisfy NIU's general education requirements.


General Education Requirements

NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology no longer requires sequences in Social Sciences and Humanities. Therefore, students only need to satisfy NIU's general education requirements. When choosing general education/core competency courses please consult with your Carl Sandburg College advisor, verify general education requirements in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog, and check the Community College Articulation Tables for transferability.

Courses at NIU

Remaining classes to be taken at NIU's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology to earn a major in Electrical Engineering with Emphasis in Biomedical Engineering.

PHYS 283 Fundamentals of Physics III: Quantum Physics

ELE 210 + 210U

Engineering Circuit Analysis + Laboratory Project

ELE 250

Computer Engineering I

ELE 250U Lab

ELE 315

Signals and Systems

ELE 330

Electronic Circuits

ELE 335

Theory of Semiconductor Devices I

ELE 340 Electrical Power Systems

ELE 356

Computer Engineering II

ELE 360 Communication Systems

ELE 370

Engineering Electromagnetics

ELE 380

Control Systems I

ELE 491

Electrical Engineering Design Proposal

ISYE 335
STAT 350

Statistics for Engineering

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

UEET 101

Introduction to Engineering

One of the following tracks.

Track 1

Track 1 is for students who intend to pursue a career as biomedical engineers. Track 2 is for students who intend to pursue careers such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, or podiatry. Students need to consult with the advisors of pre-professional programs to ensure meeting all requirements

CHEM 230+231

Introductory Organic Chemistry & Lab

CHEM 370

Introductory Biochemistry

Choose 18-19 semester credit hours of Electives. Choose 6 credit hours from any 400-level course from the Department of Electrical Engineering, there are some exceptions, see your advisor.


Choose 12 credit hours from the following: BIOS 213, BIOS 359, ELE 421, ELE 499H, ISYE 410, KNPE 313, KNPE 314, PHYS 335, PHYS 434.

Track 2

BIOS 208+210

Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab

BIOS 209+211

Fundamentals of Biology II & Lab

BIOS 355

Human Physiology

CHEM 330 + 332

General Organic Chemistry I & Lab

CHEM 331

General Organic Chemistry II

Electives - choose 6 semester credit hours of from the following, at least 3 semester hours of which must be from the college of Engineering and Engineering Technology:  ELE 421, ELE 499H, ISYE 410, KNPE 313, KNPE 314, PHYS 335.

For More Information

For more information on the Department of Electrical Engineering write or call:

Department of Electrical Engineering
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

Visit our Home page. This site provides information on course descriptions, course syllabi, lab tours, faculty profiles, student organizations, suggested 4-year degree plan, other useful links, etc.

For undergraduate application materials contact:

Office of Admissions
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2857
(800)892-3050 (toll-free in Illinois)
or (815)753-0446

For more information on transfer programs at NIU contact:
Call (815) 753-0446 or (800) 892-3050 (toll free) and ask to speak with a Transfer Counselor.

For more information on transfer programs at Carl Sandburg College, contact:

Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson BLVD
Galesburg, IL 61401

Disclaimer: Although NIU attempts to accommodate the course requests of all students, some course offerings may be limited by financial, space, and staffing considerations, or may otherwise be unavailable. Nothing in this brochure may be construed to promise or guarantee registration in any course or course of study (whether required or elective), nor may anything be construed to promise or guarantee the completion of an academic program within a specific length of time. All degree requirements are subject to the provisions and notices in the Undergraduate Catalog. Information in this brochure is valid through August 2012.