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Advance the World of Medicine and Healthcare


The Biomedical Engineering curriculum at Stevenson University prepares students to solve important human health-related scientific problems through the application of engineering principles, ideas, methods, and inventions. The program emphasizes critical and creative thinking in addition to technical skills and knowledge and provides students with opportunities to apply these skills and knowledge to the solution of real world problems. A strong foundation in basic sciences and math, including biology, chemistry, physics, and data analysis, coupled with specific biomedical engineering coursework provides students with a broad interdisciplinary background for careers in a wide variety of fields including biomechanics, biotechnology, rehabilitation, medicine and more.

Admission is competitive and based on a review of all application materials. Acceptance into the University does not guarantee admission into the biomedical engineering program. Students with a successful high school record including chemistry and biology (and physics if available), calculus or pre-calculus, and a GPA>3.0 will be well positioned to enter the Biomedical Engineering program and complete the degree program in 4 years.

Program Educational Objectives

The Biomedical Engineering program at Stevenson University nurtures students to become competent professionals and caring citizens who improve the health and well-being of others by:

  • Being creative problem solvers who exhibit compassion and empathy.
  • Succeeding in a broad spectrum of professional careers, such as research and development, medicine, and engineering, including fields such as medical devices and diagnostic systems, biomechanics, biotechnology, or rehabilitation.
  • Pursuing graduate study in biomedical engineering and related fields, health professions, law, or other professional programs.
  • Making purposeful and substantive contributions to their organizations, communities, and the biomedical field.

Graduates of the Biomedical Engineering program will:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering principles to the description and analysis of living systems.
  • Design and conduct experiments, including the analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Design a system, component, or process that meets desired needs within relevant constraints such as economic, environmental, ethical, safety, sustainability and others.
  • Collaborate effectively to formulate, test and refine an engineering solution to a biomedical problem or issue.
  • Evaluate scientific issues and findings using primary research literature.
  • Communicate scientific and engineering findings or conclusions in written and oral formats appropriate to the audience.
  • Conduct oneself in a manner consistent with the ethical and professional standards of the discipline.
  • Apply academic preparation to professional experiences outside the classroom.

Study Biomedical Engineering at Stevenson

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Biomedical Engineering Majors

With a Biomedical Engineering degree, students can embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Bioengineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Research Scientist
  • Physician
  • Physical Therapist

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

Courses and Tracks


The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE)

Major Requirements

FYS 100 First Year Seminar 1 credit
BIO 112 Principles of General Biology 3 credits
BIO 113 General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics 3 credits
BIO 113L General Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics 1 credit
BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3 credits
BME 205 Problem Solving and Design 4 credits
BME 210 Thermodynamics 3 credits
BME 230 Biofluid Mechanics 3 credits
BME 313 Biostatistics 3 credits
BME 315 Biomaterials 4 credits
BME 320 Biomedical Engineering Internship 3 credits
BME 335 Instrumentation 3 credits
BME 340 Systems Physiology 4 credits
BME 380 Biomechanics 4 credits
BME 470 Design Capstone I 3 credits
BME 475 Design Capstone II 3 credits
CHEM 114 General Chemistry I with Problem Solving 3 credits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 115L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 credit
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II 3 credits
CHEM 116L General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 credit
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
MATH 220 Calculus I 4 credits
MATH 221 Calculus II 4 credits
MATH 222 Calculus III 4 credits
MATH 321 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 credits
PHYS 215 General Physics I with Calculus 4 credits
PHYS 216 General Physics II with Calculus 4 credits
SCI 215 Writing in the Sciences 3 credits


Basic Science Electives

Select two from the following list:

BIO 217 Principles of Biochemistry 3 credits
BIO 222 Human Anatomy 4 credits
BIO 230 Genetics 4 credits
BIO 310 Cell Biology 3 credits
BIO 322 Human Physiology 4 credits
BIO 330 Molecular Genetics 4 credits
BIOCH 327 Biochemistry 3 credits
BIOCH 427 Advanced Biochemistry 3 credits
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 3 credits
CHEM 211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1 credit
CHEM 435 Special Topics in Chemistry 3 credits


Biomedical Engineering Electives

Select two from the following list:

BME 325 Transport Processes 3 credits
BME 330 Bioelectric Systems 3 credits
BME 365 Independent Research in Biomedical Engineering 3 credits
BME 425 Synthetic Biology 3 credits

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.


Minors and Other Options


A minor in biomedical engineering is not available.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for High School Students

Biomedical Engineering is one of the most challenging and rewarding majors at Stevenson University. Proper academic preparation provides a solid foundation for your academic career and enables you to make the most of your biomedical engineering education. Students interested in applying to the program should be prepared to take calculus their first semester.

Admits to the Biomedical Engineering program have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3 and SAT scores of 1100 or greater. Stevenson University is test blind for the freshman application cycle. Admission is competitive and based on a review of all application materials. Acceptance into the University does not guarantee admission into the biomedical engineering program.

For additional information, please call the Admissions Office toll free at 1-877-468-6852 or locally at 410-486-7001. You may also register to attend an Undergraduate Open House.

Laboratory Tours

Laboratory Tours

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  • CellScale Univert Mechanical Test System
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  • National Instruments myDAQ Data Acquisition systems
  • PASCO biomechanics and physiologic sensors
  • PASCO data acquisition systems
  • Arduino programming stations
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