Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Biomedical Engineering - About The Program

About Our Degrees

The Biomedical Engineering BS degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Biomedical Engineering BS degree prepares students for graduate study and/or professional practice.

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

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Introductory Courses

The typical class size for:
Biomedical Engineering Freshman/introductory courses: 70
Sophomore/intermediate courses: 30-60
Upper level/advanced courses: 15-60

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

With eleven full-time faculty members and numerous other affiliated faculty members, undergraduate BME students will interact with our faculty in the classroom and through research activities. Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research in the areas of nanomedicine, tissue engineering, biomedical imaging and biomedical devices, among others; this research activity is translated to the classroom so that undergraduate students understand the changes occurring in the field. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to engage with our faculty in research and design projects.

The Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Albert H. Titus, may be contacted at ahtitus@buffalo.eduto answer questions about the program.

Visit our faculty page to see the full list of our faculty which includes details about their research.

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Practical Experience
As part of their undergraduate education, students are required to participate in Biomedical Engineering research and design opportunities through BE 493 and BE 494. These courses make up the two-semester capstone design sequence in which students, working as a team, realize a solution to a real-world biomedical problem.

-Work experience is available through both the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences co-op and departmental internship classes. BE 496 is used for students enrolled in internships, which allow for internships to be counted for academic credit. Approval is required to enroll in BE 496 is a flexible internship/co-op designation for which students can enroll to maintain full-time status and/or earn academic credit. Descriptions of co-op courses may be found at this website.

Undergraduate Research

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.

With approval, students may be able to use BE 498 Undergraduate Research to earn credit for research experiences and use it to satisfy a senior technical elective requirement. See the requirements for approval at our website.

Independent Study

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

Extracurricular Activities


See the UB Student Association.

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

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