Biomedical Engineering : About The Program

About Our Degrees

The biomedical engineering BS degree prepares students for graduate study and/or professional practice. The degree program will pursue accreditation by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as soon as allowed.

Acceptance Criteria - BS
See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance information.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Suggested Introductory Courses

The typical class size for:
Biomedical Engineering Freshman/introductory courses: 50
Sophomore/intermediate courses: 30-50
Upper level/advanced courses: 10-30

In the Department of Biomedical Engineering, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do?

TAs assist professors in all courses with laboratory and recitation sections. They frequently lead small group discussion sections. TAs may also assist with grading.

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

Faculty Specializations

See for descriptions of the specializations of our faculty.

The director of undergraduate studies, Albert H. Titus, may be contacted at

See a list of our Undergraduate Faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Undergraduate Research
As part of their undergraduate education, students are required to participate in research opportunities through BE 498.

Additionally, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA) serves as a clearing house for information regarding undergraduate research opportunities at UB. These opportunities are can provide the opportunity to participate in research leading to publications and/or presentations. Alternately, research activities may instead be arranged directly between students and faculty members within the department. Students may also complete a senior thesis or project on their research, if appropriate.

Work experience is available through the Engineering Career Institute program in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as departmental co-op and internship classes. The Engineering Career Institute (EAS 396, 1 academic credit) provides career-effectiveness skills and co-op placement assistance during the junior year. This may be followed by one to three co-op work experiences (EAS 496, 2 academic credit hours). Descriptions of co-op courses may be found at /1112/academicprograms/eas.shtml.

Independent Study

Approval is required to use BE 499 Independent Study as a senior technical elective. See the requirements for approval at:

Extracurricular Activities

Complementary Programs and Courses

Majors that Complement Biomedical Engineering:

Minors that Complement Biomedical Engineering

Courses Outside Biomedical Engineering that Could Improve Employment Opportunities

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:29 EST