Biomedical Science, BAS

Interface the engineering sciences, biology, biomedical sciences, and medicine to advance human health and solve problems in medicine and the biological sciences. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree offers students breadth and flexibility and allows them to combine a technology-based degree with considerable course work in the liberal arts, communications, business or fine arts. It is designed primarily for students whose interests are not oriented toward a professional engineering career. It is a popular degree option for those preparing for careers in medicine, business, and law. Many students who are pursuing dual degree programs opt for this degree.

Biomedical Science (ASBS) Major Requirements

37 course units are required.

BE 1000Introduction to Bioengineering0.5
ENGR 1050Introduction to Scientific Computing1
BE 2000Introduction to Biomechanics1
BE 2200Biomaterials1
BE 2700Bioengineering Laboratory Principles1
BE 3010Bioengineering Signals and Systems1
or BE 3060 Cellular Engineering
or BE 3500 Introduction to Biotransport Processes
BE 3090Bioengineering Modeling, Analysis and Design Laboratory I1
BE 4970Senior Thesis in Biomedical Science1
BE 4980Senior Thesis in Biomedical Science1
BE Elective (4000 or 5000 level)1
BE Elective (4000 or 5000 level)1
Engineering Elective1
Engineering Elective1
Math and Natural Science
MATH 1400Calculus, Part I1
MATH 1410Calculus, Part II1
ENM 2400Differential Equations and Linear Algebra1
ENM 3750Biological Data Science I - Fundamentals of Biostatistics1
PHYS 0140Principles of Physics I (without laboratory)1
PHYS 0141Principles of Physics II (without laboratory)1
CHEM 1011Introduction to General Chemistry I1
CHEM 1101General Chemistry Laboratory I0.5
CHEM 1021Introduction to General Chemistry II1
CHEM 1102General Chemistry Laboratory II0.5
BIOL 1121Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life1
BIOL 1124Introductory Organismal Biology Lab.5
BIOL 3310Principles of Human Physiology1
Professional Electives
Select any Math, Science, Engineering, Business, or health-related course3
General Electives 1
EAS 2030Engineering Ethics1
or BIOE 4010 Introduction to Bioethics
or HSOC 1330 Bioethics
or HSOC 2457 History of Bioethics
or LGST 1000 Ethics and Social Responsibility
or LGST 2200 International Business Ethics
or NURS 3300 Theoretical Foundations of Health Care Ethics
or NURS 5250 Ethical Aspects of Health and Technology
or PHIL 1342 Bioethics
or PHIL 4330 Metaethics
Select 1 Social Science course1
Select 2 Humanities courses2
Select 1 Social Science or Humanities course1
Select 2 Social Science or Humanities or Technology in Business & Society courses2
Free Elective
Select 3 free electives3
Total Course Units37

Must include a Writing Seminar (a list of approved Writing Seminars can be found in the SEAS Undergraduate Handbook)


Students may select one of eight concentrations:

  • Biomedical Data Science and Computational Medicine
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Cellular/Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Imaging and Radiation Physics
  • Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • Neuroengineering
  • Multiscale Biomechanics
  • Therapeutics, Drug Delivery & Nanomedicine

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2024 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.