B.S. BME Degree Program Requirements (130 credits required)
All required First-Year Engineering courses * must be completed with a C-- or above for entry into the BME undergraduate program = 30 credits
*No more than 8 credit hours of freshman calculus can be applied towards the BME degree.
Core Biomedical Engineering (BME) Courses (24 credit hours):
BME 20100, 20400, 20500, 20600, 25600, 29000, 30100, 30400, 30500, 30600, 39000
BME Breadth Requirement (43 credit hours):
Core Life Sciences Requirement: BIOL 23000 and two (2) additional Life Science courses†
= 9 credits
Core Engineering Requirement: ECE 30100; STAT 51100, ME 20000, 27000; and MSE 23000 = 15 credits
BME Technical Engineering Electives: Five (5) additional BME or other Engineering courses.†# At most 6 credits at the 300 level; #must include at least one 3-credit 400-level BME course; must include at least one 3-credit course chosen from the Quantitative breadth list†. = 15 credits.
Senior Design Capstone Requirements: BME 48800, 48900, 49000 = 4 credits
Advanced Physics and Math (11 credit hours):
PHYS 24100, MA 26100 and MA 26200 or (MA 265 and MA 266)
General Education Program (24 credits*):
Completion of 24 credit hours of approved general education courses. General education courses are non-technical classes that provide a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
Foundational Learning Outcomes:
Students must select from the university’s list of courses to satisfy the following Foundational Learning Outcomes: written communication, oral communication, information literacy, human cultures: humanities, human cultures: behavioral/social sciences, and science, technology and society.
Students must earn a C- or better in order to receive credit towards the Foundational Learning Outcome
Sufficient credit hours to meet the minimum 24 credit hour requirement†
At least 12 credit hours must be in the College of Liberal Arts, Krannert School of Management, and/or Honors College Courses†
At least 6 credit hours must come from courses at the 30000-level or above (or from courses with a required prerequisite in the same department)
At least one 3 credit ethics, medical or healthcare policy elective to be chosen from our Ethics and Healthcare Policy (EPH) List†
Unrestricted Electives (3 credit hours):
Unrestricted elective credits are intended for curricular flexibility counted towards the total number of credits required for graduation.
A minimum Graduation Index of at least 2.0 is required to qualify for graduation with a BSBME. A minimum BME Major GPA** of at least 2.0 is also required to qualify for graduation with a BSBME.
* Includes 6 credits of FYE ENGL and General Education Elective required for BME entry
**Courses included in BME Major GPA: BME 20100, BME 20400, BME 20500, BME 20600, BME 25600, BME 29000, BME 30100, BME 30400, BME 30500, BME 30600, BME 39000, BME 48800, BME 48900, BME 49000, ME 20000, ME 27000, MSE 23000, ECE 30100, & STAT 511
† Selected from a list of courses approved by the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and maintained by the undergraduate advising office.
# Must complete a 400-level BME elective with at least a B or above before student can take a BME 500-level course as a technical elective.