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Biomedical Engineering

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.

Math Required:


    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.
Second Language Required:


  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

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 122B or 125 Calculus I 3
First Semester Chemistry 4
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
ENGR 102A/B Introduction to Engineering 3
2nd Semester
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
Second Semester Chemistry 4
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics 4
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
BME 295C Challenges in Biomedical Engineering 1
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
BE 284 Biosystems Thermal Engineering or AME 230 Thermodynamics 3
BME 214 Introduction to Biomechanics 3
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
MCB 181R Intro Biology 1/MCB 181L Biotechnology Lab 4
ECE 175 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications or CSC 250 Computing for the Sciences 3
4th Semester
BME 210 Intermediate BME Design 3
MATH 254 Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism 4
PSIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
BME 447 Sensors and Controls 3
PSIO 202 Physiology II or ECOL 182L/182R Biology II 4
BME 376 Biomedical Statistics or DATA 363 Intro to Statistical Methods 3
AME 301 Engineering Analysis or MATH 322 Mathematical Analysis for Engineers 3
Tier I General Education 3
6th Semester
BME 330 Biomedical Instrumentation 4
BME 331 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 3
BME 480 Translational Biomedical Engineering 3
BME Technical Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
ENGR 498A Cross-Disciplinary Design 3
BME 497G Clinical Rotation 1
BME Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
8th Semester
ENGR 498B Cross-Disciplinary Design 3
BME Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 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

  • 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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