About The Major

Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine. This cross-disciplinary work integrates engineering sciences with biomedical sciences and clinical practice. Examples of biomedical engineering include devices such as implantable cardiac pacemakers, join replacement implants, biomedical imaging, and novel drug delivery systems. The major will require you to have a strong interest in science, mathematics, medicine, and the life sciences.  

Skills and abilities this major develops include: an understanding of complex medical issues, application of math, scientific and engineering principles to analyze and solve problems, the use of engineering tools, creativity, and effective communication.  

Complementing Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Multivariate calculus
  • Organic chemistry
  • Cell/tissue behavior and properties
  • Biosignals & systems
  • Biomeasurements
  • Biomedical engineering design I & II

Possible Careers

  • Quality assurance specialist
  • Project development engineer
  • Senior R & D engineer
  • Clinical application engineer
  • Clinical research associate 

Where Could I Work?

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Roche
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Beckman Coulter
  • Philips

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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