The bachelor of science in biomedical engineering (BSBME) is an undergraduate degree that integrates engineering tools with biological sciences. Graduates from this degree become engineers who have the foundational training to develop solutions to the most complex problems we face in medicine.

Interdisciplinary Training

The best solutions to medical problems are produced by teams with diverse technical perspectives. Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field that takes aspects of chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering and combines them with human physiology to solve problems in health care. We offer a foundational interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum covering engineering and science fundamentals, biomaterials, physiology, instrumentation, biomechanics, engineering design, and more. 

Students take an engineering design lab from Year 1 to 4 to apply what they are learning in classes in a hands-on environment. The BME building has three design labs just for BME students. Students also also have access to the 23,000-square-foot National Instruments Student Project Center.

The program also provides students the opportunity to take electives in one of four academic tracks:

  • Track 1: Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation
  • Track 2: Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Track 3: Computational Biomedical Engineering
  • Track 4: Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics

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The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering requires 133 semester credit hours (SCH) for completion. Many students can claim credit by exam for some BSBME degree requirements through college credit for AP and entrance exam scores. 

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