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BS in Biomedical Engineering

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Biomedical engineering creates the next generation of medical devices, technologies and methods supporting a healthy life.At the University of Arizona, biomedical engineering students get a cutting-edge look at new advancements in medicine. They are given the unique experience of being in a highly interdisciplinary department with diverse research opportunities, world-renowned faculty and dynamic focus areas. As a Research 1 Institution, the UA gives undergraduates opportunities to get involved in labs and research positions as early as their first year.

Major Details

College: College of Engineering
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the College of Engineering website for more information.

Website: http://www.bmengr.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

Substantial

    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Substantial
Second Language Required:

None

  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
None
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
Math 122A/B or Math 125 Calculus 1 with Applications 3
CHEM 151 General Chem 1 or CHEM 105A/106A 4
English 101 or 107 or 109H First-Year Composition 3
ENGR 102A/B Introduction to engineering or ENGR 102 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
Math 129 Calculus II 3
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II or CHEM 105B/106B 4
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics or PHYS 161H 4
ENGL 102 or 108 or 109H First Year Composition 3
BME 295C Challenges in Biomedical Engineering (spring only) 1
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
ABE 284 Biosystems Thermal Engineering (Fall only) or AME 230 Thermodynamics (supports ME minor) 3
BME 214 Introduction to Biomechanics or CE 214 Statics 3
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
MCB 181R Introductory Biology I AND 3
MCB 181L Biotechnology Laboratory 1
ECE 175 Intro Computer Programming 3
4th Semester
BME 210 Intermediiate BME Design 3
MATH 254 Intro to Differential Equations 3
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism or PHYS 261H 4
PSIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
BME 447 Sensors and Controls 3
PSIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or ECOL 182R/L Introductory Biology II and Laboratory 4
BME 331 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 3
Engineering Advanced Courses II 3
Tier I General Education 3
6th Semester
BME 330 Biomedical Instrumentation (Spring Only) 4
Engineering Advanced Courses II 3
BME 480 Translational Biomedical Engineering (Spring only) 3
Technical Elective** - See major advisor for course approval 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
ENGR 498A Cross-disciplinary Design (Fall Only) - Senior Status 3
BME 497G Clinical Rotation (Fall Only) 1
BME Specialization ** 3
BME Specialization ** 3
Technical Elective** - See major advisor for course approval 3
8th Semester
ENGR 498B Cross-disciplinary Design (Spring Only) - Senior Status 3
BME Specialization** 3
Technical Elective ** - See major advisor for course approval 3
Technical Elective ** - See major advisor for course approval 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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