Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Learn to apply physical science techniques to life-science problems in preparation for a career in biomedical engineering product development, medicine, or other fields that tackle global healthcare issues.

“My professors have really guided me in achieving my academic goals and developing my career goals.”

Avery Callahan ’19, Bioengineering

This is a comprehensive education. You will study a broad array of technical topics, balanced with practical lessons in communication and ethics. To ensure your personal and professional success, this program focuses on small classes, attentive faculty, research and study abroad opportunities, and an exceptional support system. 


Sample courses for biomedical engineering majors include:

  • Experimental Methods in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Biological Principles for Engineers
  • Quantitative Physiology
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Engineering Materials, Properties, and Processing
  • Biomaterials and Medical Devices

View official major requirements.

Practical Experience

  • Specialize your curriculum based on your desired career path—industry, research, or pre-medicine.
  • If a career in medicine is your goal, choose electives that prepare you to meet the Association of American Medical College’s entrance requirements.
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects at the Syracuse BioInspired Institute, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the SUNY Institute for Human Performance.
  • Join any of the College of Engineering and Computer Science’s 20 co-curricular organizations, or organizations like the Biomedical Engineering Society.
  • The Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering, Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.
  • The 5-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.
  • The 4+1 B.S./M.S. Program allows you to earn a master’s degree in biomedical engineering one year after successful completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries. Biomedical Engineering majors most often go abroad to Syracuse University Centers in Florence, Madrid, Santiago, and Strasbourg, France along with World Partner Programs at the University College Dublin and the University of New South Wales.

Life After Syracuse University

As a College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate with a major in Biomedical Engineering, you can explore such careers as:

  • Biomaterial designer
  • Bioinstrumentation/medical device designer
  • Orthopedic bioengineer/prosthesis design
  • Cellular, tissue and genetic engineering
  • Healthcare engineer
  • Consulting
  • Teaching

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as medicine, molecular and cellular engineering, quantitative biology, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the United States. 

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