Undergraduate BME Minor

Overview of Program

The School of Biomedical Engineering offers undergraduate students who are in good academic standing the opportunity to earn credits in a 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 clinical environments.

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 more competitive as graduate, medical, or law school applicants. Graduates of the program are also more competitive for positions in the biomedical engineering industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.

When pursuing the Biomedical Engineering minor, you may need an additional semester to reach graduation.  However, you may be able to count some of the Biomedical Engineering minor requirements toward your specific degree requirements.  Deb Misuraca coordinates te BME minor but is on parental leave through October 2016. In her absence, please email Brett Beal, with questions.

Minor Coursework

All Biomedical Engineering minor students will be required to take the following courses:

  • Biomedical Engineering (BIOM101; 3 credits), AND
  • Principles of Human Physiology (BMS300; 4 credits) OR
  • Human Gross Anatomy (BMS 301; 5 credits)

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.

Due to delays in curricular changes to the Degree Audit Report System (DARS), please refer to the Curriculum found under the "Quick Links" box on this webpage for up-to-date curriculum requirements for engineering majors and non-engineering majors. If you have questions, please contact Debra Misuraca, Biomedical Engineering Advisor.

Considering Pre-Med?

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 in a pre-med curriculum while earning credits towards the minor, contact Debra Misuraca, Biomedical Engineering Advisor.