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 100Introduction to Bioengineering0.5
ENGR 105Introduction to Scientific Computing1
BE 200Introduction to Biomechanics1
BE 220Biomaterials1
BE 270Bioengineering Laboratory Principles1
BE 301Bioengineering Signals and Systems1
or BE 306 Cellular Engineering
or BE 350 Introduction to Biotransport Processes
BE 309Bioengineering Modeling, Analysis and Design Laboratory I1
BE 497Senior Thesis in Biomedical Science1
BE 498Senior Thesis in Biomedical Science1
BE Elective (400 or 500 level)1
BE Elective (400 or 500 level)1
Engineering Elective1
Engineering Elective1
Math and Natural Science
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
MATH 114Calculus, Part II1
ENM 240Differential Equations and Linear Algebra1
ENM 375Biological Data Science I - Fundamentals of Biostatistics1
PHYS 140Principles of Physics I (without laboratory)1
PHYS 141Principles of Physics II (without laboratory)1
CHEM 101General Chemistry I1
CHEM 053General Chemistry Laboratory I0.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II1
CHEM 054General Chemistry Laboratory II0.5
BIOL 121Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life1
BIOL 124Introductory Organismal Biology Lab.5
BIOL 215Vertebrate Physiology1
Professional Electives
Select any Math, Science, Engineering, Business, or health-related course3
General Electives 1
EAS 203Engineering Ethics1
or HSOC 102 Bioethics
or SOCI 101 Bioethics
or PHIL 072 Biomedical Ethics
or PPE 072 Biomedical Ethics
or HSOC 140 History of Bioethics
or LGST 100 Ethics and Social Responsibility
or LGST 220 International Business Ethics
or NURS 330 Theoretical Foundations of Health Care Ethics
or PHIL 472 Survey of Ethical Theory
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


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 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.