Biomedical Engineering (BS, minor)

Program Overview

Biomedical engineering encompasses the areas of biological, physiological, medical and social systems, as well as other fields in which the design, development or modification of complex, knowledge-intensive systems is a requirement.

Biomedical engineers will also learn about biodevices, pharmaceuticals, biomechanics and bioinformatics while developing analytical and creative-thinking skills.

Degrees Offered

  • BS in Biomedical Engineering


  • Biomedical Engineering

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

Biomedical engineering students in the Watson School learn from and work with an outstanding and experienced faculty involved in leading research areas. Students who participate in undergraduate research have the opportunity to delve into a focused area of interest while gaining meaningful hands-on experience, applying technical skills and putting their analytical and critical-thinking abilities to practice.

Research conducted in the Department of Biomedical Engineering includes:

  • biological soft matter mechanics
  • biomolecular and tissue engineering
  • complex systems and artificial life
  • drug delivery and molecular imaging
  • in vitro and in silico models of organs and tissues
  • interactive evolutionary computation
  • stem cell and 3-D printing

After You Graduate

Biomedical engineers can pursue advanced degrees in biomedical engineering, business, law and medicine. Others enter the workforce in fields like food, environmental and rehabilitation engineering, or at research institutions. A popular career field among biomedical engineers is healthcare, as it includes fascinating careers that work with pharmaceuticals, medical devices, artificial organs, prosthetics, medical instrumentation and medical imaging.

Accelerated/4+1 Degrees

You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years!

For more information, visit the Biomedical Engineering website.