The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Arlington recently began welcoming incoming exemplary freshman to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees in Bioengineering. This new Undergraduate program is an exciting prospect for our department, adding to the Master and Doctoral degrees currently offered.
Today, both graduate and undergraduate students as well as faculty in the Bioengineering Department enjoy an association with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UTSW), one of the top medical schools in the nation, located only 22 miles (35 minutes) away from the UTA campus. Students can take engineering and life science courses at UTA or UTSW; conducting research in laboratories located on either campus. Graduates of the program receive a diploma bearing the seals of both UTA and UTSW.
The combined faculty, staff and facilities of the two campuses provide tremendous resources and opportunities for biomedical engineering students. More than 85% of students in the program also receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships and graduate research and teaching assistantships. Internships with area businesses are also available on a limited basis.
Recently funded research includes grants for development of a nanoparticle drug delivery system, developing a way to use light and sound to produce an accurate image of a patient’s deep tissue, and finding similar approaches from cancer treatment to explore nanomedicine for radiation diseases.
The Bioengineering department at UT Arlington recently ranked #51 in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report Graduate School rankings, the same year Biomedical Engineering was deemed by Forbes as the #1 Most Valuable College Major, and ranked by CNN News as the #1 Best Job in America. The UTA Department of Bioengineering will welcome 65 new Undergraduates this fall and over 150 Graduate students.