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The Biomedical Engineering Department is an interdisciplinary academic department in the College of Engineering that offers a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering, including an Honors Degree option.
Biomedical engineering applies fundamental engineering principles to the study of biology, medicine, behavior, and health. The aim of our undergraduate program is to provide students with the training necessary to bridge the gaps between medicine, engineering, and biomedical research. We provide a broad background in chemical, mechanical, materials science, and electrical engineering to prepare students for careers in biomedical research with a quantitative engineering emphasis. Our undergraduate program is also designed to provide students with sufficient coursework for advanced training at graduate, medical, or physical therapy schools or in other allied health professions.
The Educational Objectives of the department are:
- Professional employment in biomedical industries such as medical devices, imaging, biotechnology, biopharma, and other health and science related fields.
- Entry into and completion of advanced studies, including graduate programs in biomedical engineering or related engineering and life sciences, medicine, law, business, or other professional programs.
- Making positive and ethical contributions to the biomedical field through technical, educational, civic, global, and/or business services.
Technical electives in the program are designed to give students specialized experience in particular areas of biomedical engineering such as biomaterials, biomechanics, or biochemical engineering. This allows students to specialize in particular sub-disciplines or to broaden their skill-base.