The BME Minor is open to all majors.
The School of Biomedical Engineering offers undergraduate students the opportunity to earn credits in a minor program to complement their primary major. This 21-credit minimum minor is open to all majors. The program provides a solid foundation in biomedical engineering and strengthens skills in engineering and life sciences.
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.
All students pursuing the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate minor are required to take introductory courses in biomedical engineering, a physiology course, and an upper-division biomedical engineering course. Note: Curriculum changes to the minor are under formal review and should be effective starting Fall 2019.
Biomedical engineers typically require training in both a traditional engineering field as well as life sciences. Therefore, students will focus their remaining minor elective courses on life sciences and engineering application courses strengthening their technical knowledge.
Curriculum for the Biomedical Engineering Minor (Effective Fall 2019)
Some of the courses you need for the BME minor may be applicable to medical school and possibly even strengthen your application. For additional support in your path to pursuing a health profession, be sure to check with the Health Professions Advising Office.
Contact the School of Biomedical Engineering BME Minor Advisor, Robyn Jeep Ernst.