The Biomedical Engineering interdisciplinary minor is designed for students interested in the application of engineering principles to medical and biological problems. The minor is particularly suitable for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a different engineering major, physics, or other applied science who are seeking careers in health-related professions.
What Is Biomedical Engineering?
Biomedical engineering is the application of the life sciences, mathematics, and engineering principles to define and solve problems in biology, medicine, healthcare, and other related fields. Biomedical engineers work to design, create, and improve medical devices such as prosthetics, artificial organs, and medical imaging devices. They also develop instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems to improve health care organizations.
- PHYS 211, PHYS 212, and calculus through differential equations (MATH 250 or MATH 251) are required for entrance to the minor.
- Additional prerequisites for prescribed and supporting courses may be required and should be researched prior to applying for the minor (e.g. CHEM 112 and CMPSC 200).
(18-20 credits - A grade of a C or better is required for all courses in the BME minor.)
Physiology (3-4 credits)
- BIOL 141
- BIOL 240W
- BIOL 472
Molecular/Cell Biology (3-4 credits)
- BIOL 230W
- BMB 251
- BME 201
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
- Select 9-12 credits of Biomedical Engineering (BME) coursework from 3-credit courses at the 400 or 500 level
- Select 0-3 credits of electives from Biomedical Engineering-related courses (department list)
If you have any questions about this minor, please contact Dr. Elisa Wu.