BS in Biomedical Engineering – Premed Concentration

Objective

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers accredited program leading to BS degrees in Biomedical Engineering (BSBE) with a Premed Concentration. The program is a broad, interdisciplinary field that applies the science and technology of engineering to problems in biology, life sciences, medicine and biotechnology. The program covers a wide spectrum of activities which includes the development of artificial organs and limbs, implantable medical devices, tissue engineering, biomedical instrumentation, computing in medical research and diagnosis, signal or image processing, clinical engineering, rehabilitation engineering and cardiovascular, neurological, and respiratory engineering. The BSBE program is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSBE – Premed Concentration program is to prepare graduates who, within the first four to six years after graduation are, either:

  • Working as a professional in the biomedical engineering or a related field, or
  • Continuing education to advance their careers through professional development activities or through the pursuit of advanced degrees

The degree has four concentrations are:

  • Biomaterials and Tissue (BSBE-BMERT)
  • Electrical (BSBE-BMERE)
  • Mechanical (BSBE-BMERM) and
  • Premedical (BSBEP-BMERP)

Curriculum

Students enrolled in BSBE – Premed Concentration program are required to complete 133 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours

 BME 111 Introduction to Engineering I

3

 ENG 105 English Composition I

3

 MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers

5

 PHY 205 University Physics I

3

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Spring

 BME 112 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

2

 CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I

3

 CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I

1

 ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology

3

 MTH 162 Calculus II

4

 PHY 206 University Physics II

3

 PHY 208 University Physics II Lab

1

 

Credit Hours

17

Sophomore Year

Fall

 BIL 150 General Biology

4

 BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory

1

 BME 211 Introduction to programming for Biomedical Engineers

3

 CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II

3

 CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II

1

 ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory

3

 MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

3

 

Credit Hours

18

Spring

 BIL 160 Evolution and Biodiversity

4

 BIL 161 Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory

1

 BME 265 Medical Systems Physiology

3

 BME 266 Human Physiology Laboratory (Human Physiology Lab)

1

 CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)

3

 PHY 207 University Physics III

3

 PHY 209 University Physics III Lab

1

 

Credit Hours

16

Junior Year

Fall

 BME 310 Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering

3

 BME 335 Biomaterials

3

 BME 401 Biomedical Design

3

 CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

 ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory

1

Advanced Bioscience Elective 2†

3

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Spring

 BME 330 Foundations of Medical Imaging

3

 BME 375 Fundamentals of Biomechanics

3

 BME 440 Biomedical Measurements

4.00

 BME 312 Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis

3

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Senior Year

Fall

 BME 402 Senior Design I

2

 BME 450 Biomedical Transport Phenomena

3

 BME 470 Biomedical Signal Analysis

3

 BME 512 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices

3

Technical Elective Lab 3

1

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

15

Spring

 BME 403 Senior Design II

1

 BME 480 Biomedical Instrumentation

3

Technical Elective 4

3

Advanced Bioscience Elective 2

3

Technical or Science Lab Elective 4

1

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

PS/HA Cognate 1

3

 

Credit Hours

17

 

Total Credit Hours

133

 

 

1PS/HA Cognate: Students must complete a minimum of 1 People & Society (PS) cognate and 1 Humanities & Arts (HA) cognate, to be selected from the list of available cognates.  Each cognate should be a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours). Students in the Premed Concentration are highly encouraged to choose cognates that include PSY 110 and SOC 101.

 

2Advanced Bioscience Elective is to be chosen from BIL 250BIL 255BIL 268CHM 202 or BMB 401 Students should verify admission requirements of their medical school of interest to verify Adv. Bioscience requirements, e.g. organic chemistry II, biochemistry, or both.

 

3Technical Lab Elective is selected from BME 506BME 507BME 566 or BME 395; Science Lab Elective is selected from a science lab complementing the Adv. Bioscience Elective (e.g., CHM or BIL lab).

 

4Technical Electives are chosen from BME course offerings (300 level & above) with the approval of the advisor. Any other course selected need to be approved by the advisor and the department chairperson.

 Students planning on taking the MCAT should take BMB 401 Biochemistry For The Biomedical Sciences as their first Adv. Bioscience Elective.  

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