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Undergraduate Programs

Biomedical Engineering at Drexel is one of the most unique and comprehensive ABET-accredited programs in the country. Our cooperative education (co-op) program offers a healthy mix of classroom and real world experience. Coursework alternates with real-world employment in industry, healthcare institutions, and medical laboratories, including work with our distinguished faculty in Drexel's world-class laboratories on tissue engineering, bionanotechnology, biosensors and bioimaging, neuroengineering, and bioinformatics.

The biomedical engineering (BME) bachelor of science (BS) degree program 

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Sciences and Health Systems offers an innovative undergraduate degree program in Biomedical Engineering in partnership with the College of Engineering.

The Accelerated Degree (BS/MS) Program

The BS/MS dual degree is an accelerated program providing the academically qualified student an opportunity to simultansously earn both BS and MS degrees (two diplomas are awarded) in program areas of his/her choice in five years, the time normally required to finish a bachelor's degree alone.


The majority of students in Biomedical Engineering choose the 5-year program and graduate with 18 months of full-time work experience, and often a job offer from their third co-op employer or from a connection made from one of their co-ops in biomedical engineering.

STAR Scholars Program

The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program allows first-year students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their freshman year.

Translational Design Clinical Immersion Co-op

The Translational Design Clinical Immersion Co-op is part of an innovative new Junior Design / Senior Design program in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. This program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and gives junior-year students the opportunity to spend their co-op cycle working alongside clinicians and biomedical engineers to identify unmet clinical needs and translate novel technologies from bench to bedside.

Pre-Med & Pre-Law Options

Biomedical engineering is the most natural course of study to get you into medical school and guide you towards a rich and exciting medical career. The Biomedical Engineering BS program provides options for pre-medical, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, and pre-law education. Students who want to prepare for admission into schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and law may obtain professional counseling and assistance from pre-med & pre-law advisors.