Biomedical engineering involves a synergistic combination of the techniques and practices of a number of disciplines (including mathematics, statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science), brought together and focused toward the goal of creating more effective tools, applications, and treatments in areas such as regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, medical instrumentation and devices, patient aids, and robustly engineered medical practices.
The department offers instruction leading to a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering (BSBME) for students in the School of Engineering, and second major programs for engineering and liberal arts students. By careful selection of course work, students who follow these curricula can satisfy admission requirements for professional schools of medicine, dentistry, business, or law.
The department also offers an undergraduate minor in cellular agriculture.
The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Department is to advance the field of biomedical engineering through an interdisciplinary approach to education, design, and research.