Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies Minor
Overview of Program
The School of Biomedical Engineering offers undergraduate students who are in good academic standing the opportunity to earn credits in an interdisciplinary studies minor program to complement their primary major. This 21-credit minor is open to all majors. It is designed to introduce you to biomedical engineering and strengthen your skills in engineering and science. The program provides a solid foundation in biomedical engineering and life sciences, as well as a familiarity with the clinical environment.
This minor is a great option for students to make their medical school application stand out! In fact, many students earn credits in this program to be a more competitive graduate, medical, or law school applicant. Graduates of the program are also more competitive candidates for positions in the biomedical engineering industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.
When pursuing the Biomedical Engineering minor, you should plan on adding an additional semester to your anticipated graduation date. However, you may be able to count some of the Biomedical Engineering minor requirements toward your specific degree requirements. Check with Sara Neys, Biomedical Engineering Advisor, for prerequisite requirements on required courses and electives.
Interdisciplinary Studies Minor Coursework
By working closely with your advisor, you can take classes that will count towards the minor and your major requirements! All Biomedical Engineering minor students will be required to take the following three courses:
- Biomedical Engineering (3 credits)
- Principles of Human Physiology (4 credits)
- Medical Terminology (1 credit)
Biomedical engineers typically require training in both a traditional engineering field as well as life sciences. Therefore, students majoring in engineering will focus their remaining minor elective courses on life sciences. Conversely, those with a science background will concentrate on strengthening their engineering knowledge.
While earning credits in the minor, you will take many of the required courses for medical school. The minor and solid course background will make your application stand out from the rest! To make sure you are taking the best courses for pre-med while earning credits towards the minor, contact Sara Neys, Biomedical Engineering Advisor.