Concentrations

The BME undergraduate program provides a strong foundation in the life sciences and engineering that flows smoothly into graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering through the Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (SUGS) program.

Biochemical Concentration

Biotechnology depends on scientists and engineers who study the fundamental properties of cell, molecular, and tissue biology to engineer chemicals and materials (e.g. prosthetics, engineered tissue, new therapeutic drugs) that interact with living systems.

Corresponding graduate concentrations: Biomaterials, Biotechnology.

Graduating students will be well-prepared to:

  • Work as an engineer in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries.
  • Attend professional schools.
  • Pursue Ph.D. programs in biomedical engineering and related fields.

Bioelectrical Concentration

This concentration allows students to study electrical and systems engineering in an integrated fashion while stressing the interdependence of different engineering disciplines in the development of modern medical devices and analysis systems.

Corresponding graduate concentrations: Bioelectrics, Biomedical Imaging.

Graduating students will be well-prepared to:

  • Work as an engineer in the medical diagnostic, therapeutic and systems industry.
  • Pursue an advanced degree in medicine or basic medical science.
  • Pursue Ph.D. programs in Electrical Engineering, Systems Science, etc.

Biomechanical Concentration

Biomechanics is a hybrid discipline requiring a thorough understanding of classic engineering mechanics, physiology, molecular biology, cell biology, mechanics and dynamics of solids and fluids, and how they can be used together in order to address biomedical problems.

Corresponding graduate concentrations: Biomechanics, Medical Product Development.

Graduating students will be well-prepared to:

  • Work in medical device development, automotive safety, and biotechnology.
  • Attend medical school.
  • Pursue Ph.D. programs in biomedical engineering and related fields.