Any biological engineers at Cornell?

<p>I'm a sophomore transfer who recently got accepted to CALS. Though I signed up with "Nutritional Sciences" as my major, I've been extremely interested with biological engineering. I'm transferring with about 55 credit hours, most, if not all, that applies to CALS graduation requirements.</p>

<p>Could anyone shed their experience with this major? Obviously, any engineering major is hard, but I heard from some that BEE in particular is hard, especially at a top school like Cornell. Would I still have to take 18 credit hrs/sem or could I lighten it up a little due to my transfer credits? I kinda want to start off easy (perhaps 12-15 max my first few semesters), then build my way up as I get used to it more.</p>

<p>(I'm also premed btw).</p>

<p>I’m a BEE - first, you follow engineering policies, not the CALS graduation requirements. It’s obviously tough, but reasonable. If you’re a premed, it’s really important that you’re GOOD at the major so you can get a good GPA. We usually do 15-18 credits per semester, so it’s reasonable. As for the major itself, it’s a really really diverse field, and definitely has some applications to nutritional sciences. It’s sort of a mix between Biomedical, Chemical, and environmental engineering. We have a great department here, and there are many opportunities for research/project work as well. for more info: <a href=“Biological & Environmental Engineering | CALS”>Biological & Environmental Engineering | CALS;
[Department</a> of Biological and Environmental Engineering](<a href=“]Department”></p>