Bachelor of Science

The department's undergraduate degree program offers a modern and comprehensive curriculum that helps prepare biomedical engineering students to find meaningful employment in the biomedical science and medical device industry, including manufacturers, research organizations, government agencies and hospitals. Through the program, students also are prepared to enter and succeed in graduate school in biomedical engineering or other engineering and related disciplines as well as professional schools, including medical, dental and law.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
ENGL 104 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs
ENGR 111 - Foundations of Engineering I 2 hrs
MATH 151 - Engineering Math I1 4 hrs
PHYS 218 - Mechanics 4 hrs
University Core Curriculum elective2 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours16 hrs

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
CHEM 107/117 or 101/111 - Chem for Engr 4 hrs
ENGR 112 - Foundations of Engr II 2 hrs
MATH 152 - Engr Math II 4 hrs
PHYS 208 - Electricity & Optics 4 hrs
University Core Curriculum elective2 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours17 hrs

Notes:

  1. To be taken after consultation with academic adviser and in reference to math assessment exam taken prior to the New Student Conference. 
  2. To be selected from the University Core Curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history, 6 from POLS 206, 3 from POLS 207. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses. It is recommended that students combine courses whenever possible to meet the international and cultural diversity requirement.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
BMEN 101 - Introduction to BMEN 1 hr
MATH 251 - Engineering Math III 3 hrs
VTPP 434 - Physiology for Bioengineers
4 hrs
BMEN 207 - Computing for BMEN 3 hrs
CHEM 102/112 4 hrs
ENGL 2102 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours18 hrs

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
MATH 308 - Differential Equations 3 hrs
VTPP 435 - Physiology for Bioengineers

4 hrs

CHEM 227 - Organic Chemistry I 3 hrs
BMEN 211 - Signals and Systems for BMEN  3 hrs
BMEN 253 - Medical Device Design I 1 hrs
University Core Curriculum elective1 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours17 hrs

Notes:

  1. To be selected from the University Core Curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history, 6 from POLS 206, 3 from POLS 207. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses. It is recommended that students combine courses whenever possible to meet the international and cultural diversity requirement.
  2. Suitable ENGL courses may be substituted in consultation with student's adviser from an approved list available from the departmental office.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
BMEN 341 - Biofluid Mechanics 3 hrs
BMEN 321 - Biomedical Electronics 3 hrs
BMEN 350 - Statistics for BMEN 3 hr
BMEN 305 - Bioinstrumentation Lab 1 hrs
BMEN 343 - Introduction to Biomaterials  3 hrs
University Core Curriculum elective1 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours16 hrs
 

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
BMEN 361 - Biosolid Mechanics 3 hrs
BMEN 344 - Biological Responses to Medical Devices 3 hrs
BMEN 353 - Medical Device Design II 1 hr
BMEN 420 - Medical Imaging 3 hrs
BMEN 345 - Biomaterials Lab 1 hr
BMEN Technical Electives2 3 hrs
University Core Curriculum elective1 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours17 hrs

Notes:

  1. To be selected from the University Core Curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history, 6 from POLS 206, 3 from POLS 207. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses. It is recommended that students combine courses whenever possible to meet the international and cultural diversity requirement.
  2. Technical electives are to be selected in consultation with student's adviser from an approved list available from the departmental office.

First Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
BMEN 468 - Advanced Biomechanics  3 hrs
BMEN 453 - Analysis & Design Project I 2 hrs
BMEN 465 - Biomechanics Lab 1 hrs
BMEN Technical Electives1 6 hrs
University Core Curriculum elective2 3 hrs
Total Credit Hours15 hrs

Second Semester Courses

Course NameCredits
BMEN 450 - Medical Device Case Study3  1 hr
BMEN 454 - Analysis & Design Project II 2 hrs
ENGR 4823 - Engineering Ethics 3 hrs
BMEN Technical electives1/4 6 hrs
Total Credit Hours12 hrs

Notes:

  1. Technical electives are to be selected in consultation with student's adviser from an approved list available from the departmental office.
  2. To be selected from the University Core Curriculum. Of the 18 hours shown as University Core Curriculum electives, 3 must be from visual and performing arts, 3 from social and behavioral sciences, 6 from U.S. history, 6 from POLS 206, 3 from POLS 207. The required 6 hours from international and cultural diversity may be met by courses satisfying the visual and performing arts, social and behavioral sciences, and the history requirements if they are also on the approved list of international and cultural diversity courses. It is recommended that students combine courses whenever possible to meet the international and cultural diversity requirement.
  3. Writing-intensive course
  4. Students in catalog 201431 and earlier are to complete 9 hours of technical electives rather than the 6 hours stated above

Degree Plans

Download 2013 Degree Plan

Download 2013 Degree Plan

All students admitted in 2013 have been placed on the 201431 catalog and should reference the 2014 degree plan.