Biomedical Engineering - Minor
The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a minor to students within the College of Engineering who are interested in biomedical applications of engineering related to the sub-specialty fields of biomechanics, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation and biomolecular and cellular engineering. Eligible students must submit an application in order to be considered for and allowed to pursue a minor in Biomedical Engineering.
Requirements: In order to earn a Minor in Biomedical Engineering, students must meet and adhere to the following requirements and guidelines:
- Admitted into a College of Engineering major.
- In good academic standing within major department (GPR of 2.5 or higher).
- Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA in minor courses.
- Complete the courses listed for the selected Biomedical Engineering minor track.
- Following acceptance into a particular track, change of Biomedical Engineering minor track will not be permitted unless by petition and review by the Director of Undergraduate Programs.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|VIBS 243||Introductory Mammalian Histology||2|
|Select one from the following:||1|
|Introduction to Biomedical Engineering|
|Medical Device Design I|
|Select 12 hours from one area: 1||12|
|Medical Imaging 2|
Bioinstrumentation technical electives 3
|Introduction to Biomaterials 2|
|Biological Responses to Medical Devices|
Biomaterials technical electives 3
|Biosolid Mechanics 2|
Biomechanics technical electives 3
|Total Semester Credit Hours||15|
Students must select courses exclusively from one of the three areas represented and not mixed.
Students may use up to 6 hours from their home department to satisfy minor requirements. The following substitutions will be allowed: BMEN 321 can be replaced by ECEN 214 or 215; BMEN 343 can be replaced by MEEN 222, CHEN 313, or MSEN 310; BMEN 361 can be replaced by CVEN 305 or MEEN 368. All substitutions must be approved by the BMEN academic advisor and director.
See the departmental academic advisor for a complete list of technical electives.
Students must be admitted to a degree sequence in the College of Engineering or to the degree sequence in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Applications are available in the Biomedical Engineering Advising Office and will be reviewed on a competitive basis.