At the undergraduate level
Undergraduate students interested in biomedical engineering or related subjects can become involved in any of several ways.
Our Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) major offers the greatest flexibility to develop a student’s biomedical engineering interests, and can be used by pre-med students on their way to medical school or by students interested in preparing for engineering employment in a biomedically-related field. In addition to the traditional general education and engineering courses, B.S.E. students: 1) have greater flexibility to individualize their programs by selecting a set of biomedically-related engineering courses, called a “stem” of specialization, 2) with faculty approval can participate in a “special projects” credit course, and 3) can include as many as five additional elective courses related to their interest in fields outside of engineering (e.g., pre-med courses in biology and chemistry, etc.). Additionally, B.S.E. majors can follow the Biomedical option for a fully planned specialization in BME.
Students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering major (B.S. in E.C.E.) or the Mechanical Engineering major (B.S. in M.E.) may also take biomedical engineering courses as electives.
Many undergraduate students with biomedical interests have also had the opportunity to work with our faculty and other students on laboratory and research projects.
Baylor’s undergraduate engineering students may participate in one of our coordinated joint degree programs that link our bachelors and masters programs with some saving of credit hours over the separate program requirements. Admission is required before taking any courses for joint-degree credit.
At the graduate level
Graduate students interested in biomedical engineering or related areas have several areas of involvement available.
The masters’ program in Biomedical Engineering (M.S. in B.M.E.) is the primary focus for graduate students, and is designed to accommodate graduates from BME or other undergraduate engineering fields such as EE/ECE and ME.
And, when appropriate for the student’s background and graduate program plan, a graduate student in the M.S. in E.C.E. or M.S. in M.E. program may find it possible to incorporate biomedical engineering courses in their degree plan and perhaps even be involved in a biomedically-related research project.
Baylor undergraduate engineering students should consider the joint bachelors/masters degree programs in which the B.S. in E.C.E., B.S. in M.E. or B.S.E. program can be coupled with the M.S. in B.M.E program with some saving of credit hours over the separate program requirements. Admission is required before taking any courses for joint-degree credit.