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.

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Stevenson Biomedical Engineering

Connection to Career

Top Employers

  • General Electric
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ottoblock
  • Siemens
  • Toyota

Common Pathways

  • Clinical Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Pharmaceutical Design and Production
  • Professional (e.g., law, medicine, academia)
  • Research and Development

Study Biomedical Engineering at Stevenson


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 100First Year Seminar1 credit
BIO 112Principles of General Biology3 credits
BIO 113General Biology I: Cell Biology and Genetics3 credits
BIO 113LGeneral Biology I Laboratory: Cell Biology and Genetics1 credit
BME 101Introduction to Biomedical Engineering3 credits
BME 205Problem Solving and Design4 credits
BME 210Thermodynamics3 credits
BME 230Biofluid Mechanics3 credits
BME 315Biomaterials4 credits
BME 320Biomedical Engineering Internship3 credits
BME 335Instrumentation3 credits
BME 340Systems Physiology4 credits
BME 380Biomechanics4 credits
BME 470Design Capstone I3 credits
BME 475Design Capstone II3 credits
CHEM 114General Chemistry I with Problem Solving3 credits
CHEM 115General Chemistry I3 credits
CHEM 115LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit
CHEM 116General Chemistry II3 credits
CHEM 116LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit
CHEM 210Organic Chemistry I3 credits
MATH 220Calculus I4 credits
MATH 221Calculus II4 credits
MATH 222Calculus III4 credits
MATH 321Introduction to Differential Equations3 credits
PHYS 215General Physics I with Calculus4 credits
PHYS 216General Physics II with Calculus4 credits
SCI 215Writing in the Sciences3 credits

Basic Science Electives

Select two from the following list:

BIO 217Principles of Biochemistry3 credits
BIO 222Human Anatomy4 credits
BIO 230Genetics4 credits
BIO 310Cell Biology3 credits
BIO 322Human Physiology4 credits
BIO 330Molecular Genetics4 credits
BIOCH 327Biochemistry3 credits
BIOCH 427Advanced Biochemistry3 credits
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry II3 credits
CHEM 211LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit
CHEM 435Special Topics in Chemistry3 credits

Biomedical Engineering Electives

Select two from the following list:

BME 325Transport Processes3 credits
BME 330Bioelectric Systems3 credits
BME 365Independent Research in Biomedical Engineering3 credits
BME 425Synthetic Biology3 credits

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


A minor in biomedical engineering is not available.

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.

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