What is Biomedical Engineering (BME)?

Biomedical engineering is an inherently interdisciplinary field that lies at the intersection of engineering and the biological and health sciences.  Biomedical engineers use the principles of engineering to develop solutions for a wide variety of products and technologies that improve the quality of life.  Students majoring in biomedical engineering will have the satisfaction of being actively engaged in a discipline that has human health and welfare as its primary focus.

The B.S. Biomedical Engineering program has been designed, in consultation with potential employers, to prepare graduates for the wide variety of emerging careers that include biomedical devices, bioelectronics and instrumentation, imaging, bioinformatics, and manufacturing, among others.  The coursework has been designed to prepare students to function effectively in a U.S. Food & Drug Administration-regulated environment.  This program also incorporates the soft skills necessary for professional success in the global marketplace and lifelong learning.  Development of the ability to address and deal with ethical issues, which are of paramount importance in biomedical engineering, and communications skills are integrated into the classes throughout the curriculum.