Skip to main content
MenuSearch & Directory

Biomedical Engineering, Minor

Saint Louis University's minor in biomedical engineering allows students to see how the biological and medical sciences can intersect with engineering to improve patient quality of life.

Students minoring in biomedical engineering at SLU also have an opportunity to see firsthand how interdisciplinary the field is and the role that their primary major can play in the development of medical technologies. In addition, the minor provides occupational awareness to students who may not know how medical technologies are created or what job opportunities are available in the field.

Basic Physiology
BME 2200Applied Physiology for Engineers3
or PPY 2540 Human Physiology
Basic Biomedical Engineering
Select a maximum of 2 courses from the following:0-6
BME 2000
Biomedical Engineering Computing
BME 3100
BME 3150
Biomedical Instrumentation
BME 3200
BME 3300
Transport Fundamentals
BME 3400
Materials Science
Advanced Biomedical Engineering
Select a minimum of 3 courses and a maximum of 5 courses from the following:9-15
BME 4100
BioData Processing and Machine Learning
BME 4130
Medical Imaging
BME 4150
Brain Computer Interface
BME 4200
BME 4210
Human Movement Biomechanics
BME 4300
BME 4320
Drug Delivery
BME 4400
BME 4410
Tissue Engineering
BME 4430
Regenerative Engineering
BME 4600
Quantitative Physiology I
BME 4650
Quantitative Physiology II
Total Credits18

To initiate a minor in biomedical engineering, a student must file a "Minor in BME" plan with the Department of Biomedical Engineering after meeting with a biomedical engineering faculty member to discuss the minor courses and their prerequisites. The "Minor in BME" form serves as a planning tool and will be on file in the biomedical engineering department and with the student's academic advisor in the major area. The completion of a minor in biomedical engineering must be certified by the chair or the biomedical engineering program coordinator as part of the graduation check.

Continuation Standards

  • The grades in all biomedical engineering minor courses must be "C-" or better.  
  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.00 GPA.