Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The curriculum provides students the opportunity to select a subset of courses to suit their interests and needs through a variety of technical electives. These electives include courses in leading-edge biomedical engineering topics, as well as advanced courses in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, cell biology, physiology, the physical sciences, and mathematics.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled:

First semester
BISC 1115
BISC 1125
Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules
and Introduction to Cells and Molecules Laboratory 1
BME 1010Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I 2
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I 2
SEAS 1001Engineering Orientation
UW 1020University Writing 2
Second semester
BISC 1116
BISC 1126
Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
and Introduction to Organisms Laboratory
BME 1020Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II 2
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II 2
PHYS 1025University Physics I with Biological Applications 2
Third semester
APSC 2113Engineering Analysis I
BME 2810Biomedical Engineering Seminar I
ECE 2110Circuit Theory
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus 2
PHYS 1026University Physics II with Biological Applications 2
Fourth semester
BME 2815Biomedical Engineering Seminar II
ECE 2210Circuits, Signals, and Systems
Programming Elective I 3
Restricted Engineering Elective 4
Restricted Engineering Elective 4
Humanities or social sciences elective 5
Fifth semester
BME 3820Principles and Practice of Biomedical Engineering
BME 4820Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
ECE 3220Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
Programming Elective II 3
Technical elective 6
BME 3910Capstone Design Preparation
Sixth semester
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
BME 3915WBiomedical Engineering Capstone Project Lab I
Two humanities or social sciences electives 5
Two technical electives 5
Seventh semester
BME 4920WBiomedical Engineering Capstone Project Lab II
MAE 4168Introduction to Biomaterials
Humanities or social sciences elective 5
PHYS 3127Biophysics: Macroscopic Physics in the Life Sciences
Technical elective 6
Eighth semester
BME 4925WBiomedical Engineering Capstone Project Lab III
PHIL 2135Ethics in Business and the Professions
Humanities or social sciences elective 5
Technical elective 5
Science Elective 7

1 Honors Program students and those who have been invited to join the Scholars in Quantitative and Natural Sciences (SQNS) Program take BISC 1120 instead of BISC 1125 for the lab component.

2 Course satisfies the University General Education Requirement in math, science, and writing. 

Programming elective pairs (take one pair)

a) BME 2820 Biomedical Engineering Programming I.
and BME 2825 Biomedical Engineering Programming II

b) CSCI 1111 Introduction to Software Development
and CSCI 1112 Algorithms and Data Structures

c) ECE 1120 C Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineering
and ECE 1125 Data Structures and Algorithms for ECE

4 Potential restricted engineering electives (take 2):

MAE 2131 Thermodynamics

APSC 2057 Analytical Mechanics I

APSC 2058 Analytical Mechanics II

CE 2220 Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids

ECE 2115 Engineering Electronics

ECE 2140 Design of Logic Systems I

ECE 3310 Introduction to Electromagnetics

5 At least two social and behavioral sciences courses must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining course must be selected from either the University General Education Requirement list or the SEAS General Education Requirement list. At least one humanities course must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining two courses must be selected from either the University General Education Requirement list or the SEAS General Education Requirement list.

6 All technical electives must be approved by the academic advisor and must include at least three courses approved by the advisor as having engineering content.

7 Science electives (take one):

PHYS 3128 Biophysics: Microscopic Physics in the Life Sciences

CHEM 3165 Biochemistry I