Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Sep 25, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering, B.S.

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Requirements for the Major:

The Biomedical Engineering major requires 1) math, science, and general engineering courses 2) foundation and core courses for Biomedical Engineering, 3) elective courses in Biomedical Engineering, and 4) a two-term capstone design course.

Biomedical Engineering electives

Four courses from BME, ECE, CSC 243  or other engineering courses subject to approval with at least three at the 300 level or higher.

Requirements for Honors

The criteria for graduating with honors in Biomedical Engineering are: (1) a cumulative index of at least 3.3; (2) a cumulative index in major courses of at least 3.3, with an A or A- in at least three of those courses; (3) an A or A- in the capstone design course or a senior research project; (4) final six terms of courses at Union. The major courses are listed above under “Foundation and core courses for Biomedical Engineering,” “Biomedical Engineering electives” and “Capstone design”.

Course Selection Guidelines

Placement. Students will receive credit for AP or IB courses following the guidelines of the appropriate supporting department.

Course Sequence. Students should consult with their academic advisor and the following yearly requirements when scheduling courses. Some 300 level courses are not offered every year, and some of these courses will be taken outside of the year indicated.

Senior Projects. Students interested in working with a faculty member on a two-term Senior Project should meet with potential faculty advisors during their junior year to identify a project; students should notify one of the Program Directors when this process is complete. The first course (BME 497 ) will count as a Free Elective and BME 498  will count as a BME Elective.

Fourth Year:


i Alternative mathematics and physics sequences are possible depending on the preparation of the student.

ii The Elective courses must be satisfied as follows: five Common Curriculum courses and five Free Electives. Students planning to attend medical school should take CHM 231 /CHM 232  (organic chemistry) as electives,

iii The Linguistic and Cultural Competency component of the Common Curriculum is recommended to be satisfied in the third year through a Term Abroad during Fall Term, or a mini term.

iv  The BME Elective courses include any four courses from BME, ECE, CSC 243 , or other engineering courses subject to approval; at least three must be >300 level.

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