Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Programs
Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Drexel is unique in its emphasis on experiential learning and undergraduate research, and is one of the most comprehensive ABET-accredited BME 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 biomaterials and tissue engineering, biomechanics, biosensors and bioimaging, bioinformatics and computational bioengineering, cardiovascular engineering, neuroengineering, and drug delivery.
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biomedical Engineering Degree prepares students to conceive, design, and develop devices and systems that improve human health and quality of life.
Biomedical Engineering Learning Community
The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Learning Community (BLC) is to promote a dynamic and collaborative environment by forming a close-knit community living together on the same floor in Myers Hall.
BS/MS Accelerated Degree 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.
Co-ops in Biomedical Engineering
The majority of students in Biomedical Engineering choose the 5-year program and graduate with 18 months of full-time work experience, and often receive a job offer from their third co-op employer or from a connection made from one of their co-ops in biomedical engineering.
Pre-Med & Pre-Law Options
The Biomedical Engineering BS program provides options for pre-medical, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, and pre-law education. Learn why biomedical engineering is the most natural course of study to get you into medical school.
The Senior Design Project three-course capstone design experience (BMES 491, 492, and 493) is intended to simulate a professional work environment, to provide experience working in a group on an open-ended problem and to develop information gathering and communication skills.
Translational Design Clinical Immersion Co-op Program
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.
New to translational research? Learn about it and Drexel’s research opportunities.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program allows first-year undergraduate students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their freshman year.