Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering

A degree in biomedical engineering opens the door to a thrilling world of innovation, with a focus on pioneering biomanufacturing techniques and shaping the future of healthcare through cutting-edge biomaterials.

As a biomedical engineer, you'll not only have the opportunity to impact lives but also to revolutionize the healthcare landscape. This dynamic field offers endless opportunities to make a real impact, making it an exciting choice for those passionate about medical technologies.

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Degree Information

Our bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering consists of 128 credit hours for the Biomanufacturing Track and 125 credit hours for the Biomaterials Track (pending S&T Faculty Senate approval). As a freshman, you will be admitted into the foundational engineering program but can choose a biomedical engineering preference.

Consider selecting the biomanufacturing track! With a total of 128 credit hours, students in the biomanufacturing track will learn skills associated with the production of biopharmaceuticals, downstream processing, and pharmaceutical engineering.

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Consider selecting the biomaterials track! With a total of 125 credit hours, students in the biomaterials track will focus on coursework to develop an understanding of how engineered materials are utilized in biomedical applications and how they interact with biological systems.

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Students pursuing a Biomedical Engineering (BME) BS degree with a pre-med minor at Missouri S&T can seamlessly integrate the two without the need for additional course hours. This unique opportunity equips aspiring medical professionals with the requisite biological sciences skills while pursuing their biomedical engineering track. By selecting the appropriate electives within the existing BME curriculum, which already features an approved pre-medicine pathway, students can effortlessly earn the pre-med minor alongside their BME degree, ensuring a well-rounded education tailored to their medical school aspirations.

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As an incoming student, you'll work toward completing common freshman year courses while acquiring information to help you determine a major and career. During the first two or three semesters on campus, you will take a set of courses that are required by all engineering departments. After successfully completing the common freshmen year academic requirements, you'll formally apply for admission to the chemical and biochemical engineering department.

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The Grad Track Pathway offers early provisional admission to the master’s degree program to exceptional undergraduate students and is designed for these students to earn coursework credit towards their master’s degree while completing their bachelor’s degree in the same discipline.

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View what kind of international collaboration opportunities, experiential learning, and research opportunities are available to you as an undergraduate.

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The student handbook contains details about the department, requirements, and support available. It also has specific information for the chemical engineering program, but updates will be made soon to include the biomedical engineering program.

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Your Career in Biomedical Engineering

A degree in biomedical engineering will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to excel in various career paths, including biotechnology, medical device development, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare management.

image of a dollar sign encircled by a dark green background and lime green ring Estimated Starting Salary

$65,000 - $75,000

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    • Biomedical device design and development, including working with medical devices, prosthetics, and implants
    • Biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and manufacturing, focusing on drug and biologics discovery, production, development, and translation
    • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, working on cutting-edge solutions for organ repair and replacement
    • Healthcare management and consulting, applying engineering principles to improve healthcare systems and patient outcomes
    • Advanced degrees (PhD, MD, DDS, etc.) in the medical sciences and engineering

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