BS in Biomedical Engineering

Sequence of Courses

The biomedical engineering program requires the completion of 128-129 credit hours for graduation. Specific degree requirements are given below. Students select 12 credit hours of engineering technical electives, and 3 credit hours of open technical electives selected from a wide range of courses. Contact the biomedical engineering department for a list of applicable engineering and open technical electives.

Program Requirements

Course Title Hours
Foundation Courses
ENGL 101College English I3
or ENGL 100 English Composition
ENGL 102College English II3
COMM 111Public Speaking3
PHIL 385Engineering Ethics3
Fine arts/humanities & social/behavioral sciences courses 115
Mathematics/Natural Sciences
MATH 242
MATH 243
Calculus I
and Calculus II
IME 254Engineering Probability and Statistics I3
MATH 555Differential Equations I3
PHYS 313Physics for Scientists I4
PHYS 314Physics for Scientists II4
BIOL 210General Biology I4
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology5
BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology3-4
or CHEM 661 Principles of Biochemistry
CHEM 211
CHEM 212
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
CHEM 533Elementary Organic Chemistry3
Major Courses
AE 223Statics3
EE 282Circuits I4
ME 398Thermodynamics I3
IME 255Engineering Economy3
BME 115Biomedical Engineering Seminar (taken in the first semester)0
BME 335Biomedical Computer Applications3
BME 452Biomechanics3
BME 462Introduction to Biofluids3
BME 477Introduction to Biomaterials3
BME 480Bioinstrumentation3
BME 482Design of Biodevices3
BME 585Capstone Design I3
BME 595Capstone Design II3
Technical Electives 2
Engineering technical electives12
Open technical electives3
Total Credit Hours128-129

Premed Students

Curriculum differences for premed students in the biomedical engineering program consist of the following:

  1. BIOL 211 is required for premed students;
  2. 1-credit-hour labs, PHYS 315 and PHYS 316, must be taken with the 4 credit-hour lecture courses of PHYS 313 and PHYS 314, respectively;
  3. CHEM 531 and CHEM 532  are required for biomedical engineering students in the premed curriculum, and will satisfy the biomedical engineering curriculum organic chemistry requirement.

Biomedical engineering students who are in the premedicine curriculum are encouraged to also meet frequently with the WSU premed advisors to learn about other premed requirements. WSU premed advisors are located in Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Center, 115 Grace Wilkie Hall 316-978-3700.