Biomedical Engineering Minor

Biomedical engineers solve problems in medicine and biology by applying engineering principles to gain new insights into the function of the human body, and design devices, materials, and interventions that can improve human health, performance, and quality of life.

One of the fastest growing engineering fields, projected job growth for Biomedical Engineers is 23% over the next decade. Median annual salary in 2015 was $86,220. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Read: “Is there a future in biomedical engineering?” (Quora)

Required: 7 courses 


Required Courses (2)


Elective Courses (4)

 

  • SDURIS (Senior Design, Undergraduate Research, or Independent Study) on a topic relevant to biomedical engineering may be used for a total of 3 credits (1 course) of biomedical engineering electives.
  • BIO 3225 Imaging Technology or BIO 3351 Genetics may be substituted for 3 credits (1 course) of electives
  • Graduate courses require additional permissions


Ethics Requirement (1)

Any course (3-credit minimum) that satisfies an ethics elective requirement in the curriculum of the student's major

 

No AP credit may fulfill any requirements for the minor.  A minimum of 5 courses must be taken at Villanova for completion of the minor. Students can only obtain one of the bioengineering, biochemical engineering, or biomedical engineering minors.

Director

For more information, please contact Dr. Jens Karlsson, Director of the Biomedical Engineering Minor Program.

About the Bio Minors

Students can only obtain one of the bioengineering, biochemical engineering, or biomedical engineering minors.