Advance the World of Medicine and Healthcare
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
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.
Stevenson Biomedical Engineering
Connection to Career
- General Electric
- Johnson & Johnson
- 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)
|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 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:
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.
- Weller soldering stations
- Mobile workbench and tool chest with a collection of hand tools
- Markforged Onyx One 3D printer
- CellScale Univert Mechanical Test System
- Harvard Apparatus Pulsatile Pump
- National Instruments myDAQ Data Acquisition systems
- PASCO biomechanics and physiologic sensors
- PASCO data acquisition systems
- Arduino programming stations
- Python programming stations
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