Depth Requirements

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.

Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering students can choose to complete their depth requirements in one of 9 biomedical engineering tracks.

Biomedical Engineering Tracks
  • Biocomputation
  • Biomedical Imaging & Bioelectrics
  • Biomechanics
  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Medical Device Development
  • Neural Engineering
  • Pre-Health
  • Systems Biology
  • Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

Depth Requirements consist of 21 credit hours, which must satisfy criteria in the following three areas:

Engineering Expertise: (12 credits)
  • Must be engineering course work.
  • At least 6 credits must be BME courses.
  • All courses must be at the 300 level or higher.
Cross-Disciplinary Requirements: (6 credits)
  • Course work must be in STEM or related technical field (Entrepreneurship, Bioinformatics, Movement science, Med school, etc.).
  • Courses must be at the 200 level or higher.
  • Science courses must be designated as Natural Science (NS) in the LSA Course Guide.
Profession in Practice: (3 credits)
  • Courses that are primarily hands-on or experiential learning (e.g. lab, design, practicum, or research).
  • Courses fall under science, engineering, entrepreneurship, or computation.