Biomedical Engineering Major (Bachelor of Science)

The Department of Bioengineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering with two concentrations

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Medical Imaging

The goal of the program is to prepare students for bioengineering careers requiring skills in research, development, and teaching in a variety of setting in industry, hospitals, research facilities of educational and medical institutions and government regulatory agencies. Graduates may also pursue continuing education in the medical and dental field or graduate studies in bioengineering.

All degree options are designed to provide a strong foundation in science, mathematics, and engineering science; technical competence in multiple areas of bioengineering practice; and an understanding of the importance of ethics, safety, professionalism, and socioeconomic concerns in resolving technical problems through synthesis, planning, and design. Elements of design are introduced at the freshman level. This is followed by an analysis and design component in professional program courses, culminating in a comprehensive design experience.

The Department of Bioengineering has active student chapters associated with the Biomedical Engineering Student Society (BMESS). Students are encouraged to participate in the activities of the organization. Membership is by election and is limited to students in the upper third of the junior and senior classes who satisfy other requirements listed in the society's bylaws.

Degree and Certificates

  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
  • Multiple B.S. to M.S. programs
  • B.S. to Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)

Low: $55,280
Median: $91,410
High: $148,210
Projected growth through 2028: 4%

Experience Counts, and You’ll Get it Here.

Earning a degree is more than just going to class!

More than half of our students complete a co-op or internship to gain practical work experience prior to graduation, and they’re often hired by the companies they intern with. You can find your own opportunity, or the Engineering Co-op/Internship Office can help you.

Students may work alongside faculty on funded research, doing real lab work and gaining valuable skills. Qualified students may use federal work-study funds to participate in such research, and the College of Engineering sponsors more than 40 undergraduate research projects each year.

Finally, all students complete a capstone course prior to graduation, finding solutions to real-world problems, often with financial support from an industry partner.

What’s Next?

You may choose to pursue a graduate degree, and you might take a job in academia, teaching the next generation of students. Graduates of the department move on to research posts at organizations such as the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Cleveland Clinics. If you enter private industry, you’ll join our alumni at top companies like:

  • 3M
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Alcon
  • Medtronics
  • Merck
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • and many more!


The program in biomedical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Enrollment and graduation data for the ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science program in biomedical engineering can be found below.

Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Degree Requirements

Bioengineering Major

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Dual Credit

Get a head start on your UTA biomedical engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.

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