Bachelor of Science Biomedical Engineering
Bringing engineering and medicine together, Biomedical Engineering is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. for the decade ending in 2018.
Biomedical engineers conduct research, design, develop and evaluate systems and deliver products to solve health-related problems. They apply science and technology to support improved healthcare.
Our graduates continue in advanced study in engineering, medicine or the sciences or professional practice as a biomedical engineer in industry.
You’ll be trained in:
- clinical application of biomedical engineering tools, product development
- manufacturing and commercialization in the biomedical industry
- participation in diverse teams
- biomedical research
The Biomedical Engineering department is endowed by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, the Ware Foundation and the State of Florida. We have a growing alignment with the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the College of Arts and Sciences. We are the only department in the nation offering an accredited BS in Biomedical Engineering at a Minority- and Hispanic-serving institution.
Apply early. You’ll need a high school degree from an accredited institution, official SAT/ACT scores, transcripts from all other colleges you’ve attended. If you’re transferring from a public university or college in Florida, you must submit passing scores from the College Level Academic Test (CLAST).
Financial aid and Scholarships
Our College offers financial aid and scholarships to qualified students. The amounts and eligibility requirements of these awards vary depending on the type of award. Merit-based financial assistance is highly competitive, so apply early.
You’ll need 128 credit hours to graduate. Lower-division requirements include at least 60 hours of pre-engineering credits. Up to 90 academic credits may be transferred from an ABET-accredited institution of higher education. You must also meet the University Foreign Language Requirement, pass the CLAST or have it waived and meet all of state and university requirements for graduation.
Undergraduate Minor in Biomedical Engineering
Non-BME majors can earn a minor by completing the required 22 credit hours of course work. Students majoring in electrical or mechanical engineering may earn the minor in biomedical engineering by completing 21 credits, and may apply the minor towards a five-year accelerated degree program combined with the Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering.