Biomedical Engineering

A college degree in biomedical engineering focuses on using engineering principles to design new machines for doctors.

For this major you’ll take lots of biomedical engineering classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a biomedical engineer.

Sample Courses

Biomedical Engineering Courses:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Signals and Systems
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Modeling and Numerical Methods
  • Clinical Observations and Needs Finding
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Nanotechnology Laboratory
  • Tissue Mechanics
  • Advanced Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
  • Biomedical Microscopy
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Optics and Imaging
  • Biomedical Data and Image Analysis
  • Biomedical Transport Phenomena
  • Cardiovascular Physiology and Devices
  • Drug and Gene Delivery
  • Biomedical Engineering Design
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Regenerative Medicine

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Biomedical Engineering Major Briana B.

“My major is biomedical engineering because it takes years for people to get any type of organ on the donor list. A lot of people die before they even get the organs they need so it would really help if we could actually grow them for them.”

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Chemistry & Biomedical Engineering Major Miranda M.

“My major is chemistry, dual degree biomedical engineering, and I chose this major because I really wanted to help solve biological problems with technical solutions.”

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