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BS in Biomedical Engineering

We offer:
  • A standard first year engineering sequence, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, and introductory engineering courses.
  • The second year coursework will expand to include life sciences (zoology, physiology, and organic chemistry), computer programming, and the two initial biomedical engineering courses.
  • In the third year, the emphasis is on the “area core” courses.  Students select four courses from six available area core courses in the third year and are required to take the corresponding lab course for three of these four courses. 

The area core courses are intended to build on previous engineering and life science courses to truly integrate engineering with biology and medicine. They are also pathways to advanced biomedical engineering courses and research, allowing students the flexibility to individualize their curriculum to meet their career objectives.  

In the third year, students also take courses in the areas of biomedical instrumentation, numerical methods, biochemistry and public speaking. 

A significant feature of the fourth year is a 2-semester team design project and capstone experience. 

The electives in the fourth year (two BME electives and two engineering, math, or science elective) give students the opportunity to focus on BME core areas in more depth; to study areas of engineering, science, and math in more depth; and to pursue senior research and honors research projects.   

The following core areas focus on current and strategic future strengths of our faculty members:

  1. Bioimaging
  2. Biotransport
  3. Bioelectricity
  4. Biomechanics
  5. Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering
  6. Biomedical Micro-/Nano-Technology

Craig Swan
Senior Academic Counselor
Phone:(405) 325-4096
Office: FH, Rm 112

Majors Advised:
Biomedical Engineering (last names I-Z)
Chemical Engineering (last names I-Z)

Ann Gettys

Asst Dir of Operations, Sr Academic Advisor
Phone: (405) 325-4096
Office: FH, Rm 112

Majors Advised:
Biomedical Engineering (last names A-H)
Chemical Engineering (last names A-H)