Starting in the fall semester of 2012, The Bioengineering Department at UT Arlington will start a Bachelor of Science Degree program in Biomedical Engineering. Only first-time freshmen and those transfer students with less than 24 credit hours are admitted at this time. Transfer students must first consult with the Bioengineering Academic Advisor about the admission process.
Graduates of the program can seek employment in biomedical engineering-related companies, hospitals, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. More importantly, graduates will be well prepared to continue their education toward masters and/or doctoral degrees in bioengineering, medicine, dentistry and other related areas of engineering and science. A recent US News and World Report survey showed that Biomedical Engineering is one of the 50 best careers. Also, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a high growth in the employment for bioengineering graduates.
Numerous merit scholarships are available to qualified applicants.
The undergraduate baccalaureate degree is a four-year program and the requirements for the degree are based upon prior high school preparation through either an honors or college track program. Please click here for these requirements. Students who have not had the appropriate prior preparation should contact the UT Arlington University Advising Center for a curriculum guide that will assist them in structuring a study plan that will include leveling courses. Students requiring leveling courses may require a period of time greater than four years to complete their undergraduate degree.
After a student is admitted to UT Arlington with a stated intention to earn a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, the student will take pre-professional Bioengineering courses. The list of these courses is available here. The pre-professional courses are usually taken during the first two years of study. To be admitted to the Bioengineering Profession Program, the student must satisfactorily complete the listed pre-professional courses. The student must also satisfy the Bioengineering Department requirements as well as College of Engineering requirements for entering the Professional Bioengineering Program.
A total of 120 semester credit hours of course work is required for earning the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biomedical Engineering. Two areas of concentration, Medical Imaging and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, are offered.
Applying for admission is quite simple and online.
UT Arlington offers an exciting array of housing options to fit students’ needs with 7 Halls of Residence and 20 apartment complexes on campus. UTA also has a limited number of houses available for lease to students with dependent children. UT Arlington has a large number of modern apartments and residence halls. Most on-campus apartments are less than five years old. All equipped with wireless internet connection and other amenities. For those interested in living off campus, there are numerous options to fit all budgets. For more information on housing please click here.
The UT Arlington campus has a wide range of food and dining options to fit a variety of tastes. Choices range from pizza, sushi, and sandwiches to an all-you-can eat cafeteria. For information about food services at UT Arlington, please click.
Fitness Center – The Maverick Activity Center, or the MAC, is a first class, $34.5 million recreation facility is definitely a highlight of student life. The MAC features 20,000 square foot weight and fitness room with more than 90 pieces of cardio equipment, 4 circuit training units, and a free weights area. 4 Multi-purpose rooms feature a variety of classes, including yoga, martial arts, aerobics, and more. The MAC also boasts 5 indoor and 2 outdoor basketball courts, 9 indoor and 2 outdoor volleyball courts, an indoor soccer gym, 2 indoor tracks, 5 racquetball courts, 10 badminton courts, a game room with table tennis, and a climbing wall. Additionally, at the Mac you will find a Market, a social corridor with group seating, conferences rooms, as well as men’s and women’s health club style locker rooms. The fitness center has extended hours to accommodate student schedules.
Indoor and outdoor Swimming Pools – A heated indoor swimming pool for both lap swimming and recreation is available non-summer months. An outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool is available during summer.
Athletic Events - UT Arlington has first class basketball, baseball, volleyball, and many other intercollegiate athletic events.. There are a myriad of intramural team and individual sports in which students may participate. Teams for dodge ball, basketball, bowling, soccer, flag football, softball, volleyball, rock climbing, table tennis, badminton and more are available.
Student Organizations - Student can participate in vibrant and active campus life by participating in any of the large number of student organizations. The activities of these student societies and organizations ranges from professional engineering to social and political.
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