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The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a minor to students within the College of Engineering who are interested in biomedical applications of engineering related to the fields of biomechanics, biomaterials and bioinstrumentation. Eligible students must submit an application in order to be considered for and allowed to pursue a minor in Biomedical Engineering.


In order to be eligible for a minor in biomedical engineering, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Admitted into a College of Engineering major
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (effective fall 2021)


  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA in minor courses
  • Complete the courses listed for the selected BMEN minor track
  • Following acceptance into a particular track, change of BMEN minor track will not be permitted unless by petition and review by the director of Undergraduate Programs

Application Steps

Eligible students must submit an application in order to be considered for and allowed to pursue a Minor in Biomedical Engineering.

  1. Complete the BME minor application and write a maximum half-page essay on why you want a biomedical engineering minor.
  2. Email your signed and completed form and essay to Eileen Hoy, The deadline to apply for the fall semester is May 1 and the deadline to apply for the spring semester is December 1.
  3. Applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made after final grades have been posted for the current semester. Enrollment into BME courses will not be granted until decisions have been made.
  4. All applicants and their advisors will be notified by email once decisions have been made.
  5. The students' major advisor will add the minor to their record.

BMEN Minor Tracks:

Biomechanics Track

The Biomechanics Track is designed to educate BMEN students in the field of biomechanics that spans from small-scale applications in molecular and cellular mechanics, tissue-scale applications such as cardiac and orthopedic implants, and whole body-scale applications for studying injury prevention and developing assistive devices. This track will provide students the opportunity to gain greater depth of knowledge in their particular interests related to biomechanics. Through these courses, students will gain experience applying mechanics principles to biomedical systems to aid in understanding the function of the human body and various medical conditions, and in the development of medical devices.

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Bioinstrumentation Track

The Bioinstrumentation Track is designed to equip BMEN students for the medical device and imaging instrumentation field, which covers clinical and lab instrumentation from the nanoscale to the whole body. This track equips students with focus in either imaging or instrumentation, and provides guidance to select coursework in several application areas for each of the focus topics. Students will gain an understanding of medical device design, underlying physics and instrumentation for measuring physiological parameters and forming medical images, signal/image processing and control systems.

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Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Track

The Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Track is designed to equip BMEN students for the rapidly developing field at the multi-disciplinary interface of engineering, material science, biology, chemistry, and medicine. This track will provide students with a broad educational foundation with an emphasis on the principles and applications of biomaterials, particularly tissue engineering. Students will gain an understanding of biomaterial preparation and characterization, structure/property relationships, as well as cellular, blood, and tissue interactions with biomaterials. Selection and design of biomaterials for tissue engineering, artificial organs, drug delivery, and medical devices is presented.

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Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering Track

This track is designed to educate students for the cutting edge modern medicine and biotechnology fields that take advantage of processes at the molecular and cellular levels. This track provides students the biological, physical, computational, and quantitative foundations for understanding and manipulating biomolecules and cells. Students will gain an understanding of nanomedicine, precision medicine, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomolecular sensors, regenerative engineering, and quantitative life sciences at the cellular, genetic, and molecular levels.

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For application for the minor, email

Eileen Hoy

  • Academic Advisor IV
  • Undergraduate Advisor
Eileen Hoy