Industry Supports Dual Degree Bachelor's Degree

We polled industry advisors and they were all very supportive of a dual-degree approach to a biomedical engineering bachelor's degree. Here are some of their comments:

Biomedical engineering is a very diverse major.  The dual degree option adopted by CSU has the correct focus by training students who will be better trained to enter the workforce as biomedical engineers.  CSU's stellar reputation in engineering, coupled with an intelligently designed dual-degree program will provide students all the necessary requirements to be successful.”
- Sean Hays, President, Summit Toxicology; Chair, CSU SBME External Advisory Board

“One cannot underestimate the flexibility of a dual degree. Offering the dual degree provides the depth of a traditional major with the breadth and specialty in biomedical engineering, and allows students to be better prepared for their careers, qualify for more internships, graduate programs, and job opportunities upon graduation. What student wouldn’t want as many opportunities as possible?”
-Tara M. Ruttley, PhD, Associate Program Scientist - International Space Station, NASA-Johnson Space Center

“The process of developing the dual degree shows CSU's desire to truly serve both the needs of industry as well as the student. This dual degree program will shorten the learning curve, or ramp-up time, when a young engineer joins the ranks of industry, giving the graduating student  a leg up both in terms of getting the job, but also in terms of early success within that job.”
- Rick Jory, President & CEO, Sandhill Scientific; Chair, Board of Directors, Colorado Bioscience Association