• Juniors from any of the four BME Concentrations who have maintained at least a 3.0 CGPA have the option to apply for admission to the combined BS-MS in Biomedical Engineering program.
  • Those who are accepted into this accelerated program must maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for the final 30 credit hours to meet the requirements of the Graduate School.
  • The participants are excused from BME 402/BME 403, but are required to complete BME 705/BME 706.
  • Up to 12 credit hours of Technical electives earned during the fourth year can be counted toward the 30 credit hours required for the MS degree.
  • Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester in their senior year.
  • Students can register for a maximum of 6 graduate credit hours per semester in their senior year.
  • A typical curriculum of the BS/MS is shown below for the Biomaterials and Tissue Concentration.
  • If a student needs to withdraw from the BS/MS BME program then all the requirements for the specific BS BME Concentration must be completed for graduation with the BS BME degree.

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BME 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours17
BME 112 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours18
Sophomore Year
BIL 150 General Biology 4
BIL 151 General Biology Laboratory 1
BME 265 Medical Systems Physiology 3
BME 266 Human Physiology Laboratory (Human Physiology Lab) 1
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II 3
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
 Credit Hours18
BME 211 Introduction to programming for Biomedical Engineers 3
BME 302 Cellular Engineering 3
BME 310 Mathematical Analysis in Biomedical Engineering 3
CHM 114 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Junior Year
BME 312 Biomedical Statistics and Data Analysis 3
BME 330 Foundations of Medical Imaging 3
BME 375 Fundamentals of Biomechanics 3
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHM 205 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours16
BME 335 Biomaterials 3
BME 401 Biomedical Design 3
BME 450 Biomedical Transport Phenomena 3
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture) 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
BME 440 Biomedical Measurements 4.00
BME 565 Principles of Cellular and Tissue Engineering 3
BME 566 Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory 1
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
Undergraduate Elective 2 0-3
Technical Elective (Graduate) 3 3
Technical Elective (Graduate) 3 3
 Credit Hours17-20
BME 470 Biomedical Signal Analysis 3
BME 480 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
BME 512 Regulatory Control of Biomedical Devices 3
PS/HA Cognate 1 3
Undergraduate Elective 2 0-3
BME 705 Master's Design Project I 3
Technical Elective (Graduate) 3 3
 Credit Hours18-21
Fifth Year (Graduate)
BME 706 Master's Design Project II 3
Technical Elective 3 3
Technical Elective (700 level) 3 3
 Credit Hours9
Technical Elective 3 3
Technical Elective 3 3
Technical Elective (700 level) 3 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours155-161

PS/HA Cognate: Students must complete a minimum of 1 People & Society (PS) cognate and 1 Humanities & Arts (HA) cognate, to be selected from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours).


The undergraduate elective is any undergraduate level course with a number of credit hours sufficient to ensure that the student is enrolled for a total of 12 undergraduate credit hours during each semester of the senior year. The undergraduate elective can be any undergraduate class, but students are encouraged to select an engineering or science course.


All Technical Electives are taken as graduate courses. They are graduate-level courses (600 level and above) chosen from the BME course offerings with the approval of the advisor. A minimum of 6 credit hours of technical electives must be taken at the 700 level. Non-BME courses need to be approved by the advisor and the chairperson.