Major in Biomedical Engineering
Offered by the Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
Saint Louis University Biomedical Engineering Degree OverviewSaint Louis University's biomedical engineering (BME) degree offers the flexibility of three unique tracks of study. Each track combines SLU's strengths in medical and life sciences with our engineering expertise. There is also an accelerated B.S. to M.S. option available.
If you choose this major, you'll have opportunities for collaborative research in areas such as biomechanics and orthopedics, tissue engineering, kinetics and metabolism, neuroengineering, medical robotics, medical imaging, and more. More than 25 percent of SLU's biomedical engineering students take part in an organized research project during their undergraduate years in the program.
In addition to the University's general admission and graduation requirements, engineering programs at Parks College have additional academic requirements. (Please see the fact sheet on this program for additional details.)
What You'll Learn in SLU's Biomedical Engineering ProgramSLU's biomedical engineering degree offers you a foundation in core engineering classes and to integrate undergraduate research your experience starting your freshman year. Summer internships and cooperative education programs are offered through hospitals affiliated with SLU and in the regional health care industry. You may also be able to pursue independent study in an area of biomedical engineering that interests you, under the guidance of a faculty member.
Plenty of room is built into the degree's curriculum for you to explore electives in and out of the biomedical engineering department, or to pursue a minor from another discipline. Many students also participate in SLU's Medical Scholars Program or the University Honors Program.
What Can You Do With a Biomedical Engineering Degree from SLU?SLU's biomedical engineering graduates have a variety of career paths open to them, including industrial or consulting positions, graduate school and entry into professional schools of medicine, veterinary medicine or even business administration.
Our curriculum allows students to specialize in and explore biomedical engineering, while still providing a solid background in biological and physical sciences, mathematics and basic engineering.