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

40.5 course units are required. Read more about the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

BE 100Introduction to Bioengineering0.5
BE 101Introduction to Bioengineering II0.5
ENGR 105Introduction to Scientific Computing1
BE 200Introduction to Biomechanics1
BE 220Biomaterials1
BE 305Engineering Principles of Human Physiology1
BE 306Molecular Physiology and Cellular Engineering from Atoms to Disease1
BE 497Senior Thesis in Biomedical Science1
BE 498Senior Thesis in Biomedical Science1
BE Elective (300, 400 or 500 level)1
BE Elective (300, 400 or 500 level)1
BE Elective (400 or 500 level)1
BE Elective (400 or 500 level)1
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
MATH 114Calculus, Part II1
MATH 240Calculus, Part III1
or ENM 240 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
MATH 241Calculus, Part IV1
ENM 375Biological Data Science I - Fundamentals of Biostatistics 11
or ENM 321 Engineering Statistics
or ESE 302 Engineering Applications of Statistics
or STAT 431 Statistical Inference
Natural Science
Select one of the following:
PHYS 140Principles of Physics I (without laboratory)1
or PHYS 150 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion
or PHYS 170 Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion
PHYS 141Principles of Physics II (without laboratory)1
or PHYS 151 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation
or PHYS 171 Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation
Select one of the following:
EAS 091Chemistry Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Credit (Engineering Students Only)1
or CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
or CHEM 115 Honors Chemistry I
CHEM 053General Chemistry Laboratory I0.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II1
or CHEM 116 Honors Chemistry II
CHEM 054General Chemistry Laboratory II0.5
Select one of the following:
BIOL 121Introduction to Biology - The Molecular Biology of Life1
BIOL 123Introductory Molecular Biology Laboratory0.5
BIOL 204Biochemistry1
or BIOL 205 Cell Biology
or BIOL 221 Molecular Biology and Genetics
Technical Electives
Math, Science, or Engineering Electives 23
Career Path
Select any Math, Science, Engineering, Business, or health-related course3
Social Sciences and Humanities 3
Select 2 Social Science courses2
Select 2 Humanities courses2
Select 1 Social Science or Humanities course1
Select 2 Social Science or Humanities or Technology in Business & Society courses2
Select one of the following courses to fulfill the Ethics Requirement:
Engineering Ethics
Engineering Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
History of Bioethics
Ethics and Social Responsibility
International Business Ethics
Ethical Aspects of Health and Technology
Theoretical Foundations of Health Care Ethics
Ethics and the Professions
Survey of Ethical Theory
Topics in Ethics
Sociology of Bioethics
Free Elective
Select 3 free electives3
Total Course Units40.5

ENM 375 Biological Data Science I - Fundamentals of Biostatistics is recommended.


If PHYS 150 Principles of Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion or PHYS 170 Honors Physics I: Mechanics and Wave Motion & PHYS 151 Principles of Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation or PHYS 171 Honors Physics II: Electromagnetism and Radiation taken then only 2 course units technical elective required.


The Social Science & Humanities Depth, Writing & Ethics Requirement can be satisfied with the 7 total course units.


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 2018 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.