Biomedical Engineering - B.S.
The Biomedical Engineering degree program is an interdisciplinary degree program that combines the knowledge core of engineering disciplines with scientific inquiry to solve problems encountered in living systems. Through coursework in engineering, mathematics and the sciences, students focus on finding solutions to engineering problems. By applying the principles, analytical tools, and problem-solving techniques of engineering, integrated with knowledge of the life sciences, students utilize their skills to design innovative instruments, devices and/or software for a biomedical application. This program is for students who are interested in designing instruments, devices, new procedures and/or software to create diagnostic and therapeutic tools as well as students interested in working in research.
Students who are interested in designing instruments, devices, new procedures and/or software to create diagnostic and therapeutic tools, as well as students interested in working in research, find a wide range of career opportunities when they graduate. Graduates are uniquely prepared to influence and improve human health in a variety of ways, finding opportunities in manufacturing settings, health science companies, hospitals and research entities working in medical equipment design, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, scientific research, medical imaging and rehabilitation engineering.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology as required by the field of biomedical engineering.
- Use math, science and engineering processes to analyze problems, formulate solutions, conduct experiments and interpret data.
- Communicate engineering and scientific information using oral and written arguments and visual presentation.
- Recognize and evaluate ethical, global and social impacts of biomedical innovation.
Integrate scientific knowledge, problem-solving skills and engineering tools to design a model for a biomedical engineering application.
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|Introduction to Engineering
|Digital Logic Design
|C Programming for Engineering
|General Biology - Cellular
and General Biology Laboratory - Cellular
|Medical Imaging Modalities
|Interventional Physiology - Medical Device Innovation
|Biomedical Engineering Design
|Mechanics I: Statics
|Linear Circuit Theory
|Linear Circuit Theory Lab
|Operational Amplifiers and Linear Circuits
|Mechanics II: Dynamics
|Parametric Engineering Design
|Anatomy and Physiology
|Choose 6 credits from the following:
|Directed Experiential Education D
|College of Engineering & Design Internship Ic
|Technical Solutions Design Project
|Related Professional Studies
|Choose one of the following:
|General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
and Physics I Laboratory
|Choose one of the following:
|General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
and Physics II Laboratory
|A&S Core Experience
|Communications Foundation Courses
|Rhetoric & Composition I
|Rhetoric & Composition II
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
|Arts & Humanities
|Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT, or REL
|Calculus I (or higher, based on student's placement) *
|Introduction to Biostatistics
|Foundations in Chemistry
and Foundations in Chemistry Laboratory
Two courses from different disciplines: ANTH, ECON, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC, RES or SOC
|Ordinary Differential Equations
|Free Electives #
|6 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university
Students that do not place in MATH1040 Calculus I, will need to take an extra course(s), MATH1020 Fundamentals of Algebra, and/or MATH1030 Precalculus, as prerequisite(s). If needed one, or both, will count as a free elective(s).
D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS).
IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling internship and free elective credits.
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000-level courses
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?