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, or bioinstrumentation. Eligible students must submit an application in order to be considered for and allowed to pursue a minor in Biomedical Engineering.


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 (GPA 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.
VIBS 243Introductory Mammalian Histology2
Select one from the following:1
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Medical Device Design I
Case Studies
Select 12 hours from one area: 112
Bioinstrumentation Area 2
Biomedical Electronics
   or Electrical Circuit Theory 
Medical Imaging
Select 6 hours from the following:
Biosignal Analysis
Principles and Analysis of Biological Control Systems
Magnetic Resonance Engineering
   or Magnetic Resonance Engineering 
Embedded Systems for Medical Applications
Healthcare Technology in the Developing World
Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Ultrasound Imaging
Digital Image Processing
Biomaterials Area 2
Introduction to Biomaterials
   or Materials Science 
Biological Responses to Medical Devices
Select 6 hours from the following:
Biomedical Engineering of Tissues
Polymeric Biomaterials
Polymeric Biomaterial Synthesis
Biomedical Nanotechnology
Drug Delivery
Polymer Chemistry
Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Processing and Characterization of Polymers
Materials Processing
Polymer Science
Biomechanics Area 2
Biofluid Mechanics
Biosolid Mechanics
   or Solid Mechanics in Mechanical Design 
Select 6 hours from the following:
Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics
Orthopedic Biomechanics
Motion Biomechanics
Cardiac Mechanics
Soft Tissue Mechanics and Finite Element Methods
Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
Dynamics and Vibrations
Bio-inspired Engineering Design
Design of Mechanical Components and Systems
Computer Aided Engineering
Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Engineering
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Students must be admitted to a degree sequence in the College of Engineering or to the degree sequence in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Students should know that all tracks require completion of math through Differential Equations (MATH 308).  Applications are available in the Biomedical Engineering Advising Office and will be reviewed on a competitive basis at the end of every fall and spring semester.