Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at West Chester University is an interdisciplinary program that brings together engineering, biology and medicine. Students apply the theories and methods of engineering to study, develop and provide innovative technical solutions for medical disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and ultimately, to human health. Biomedical engineers can be found working throughout the healthcare system, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery thanks to innovations such as implantable medical devices, stem cell engineering, and the 3-D printed prosthetics.

Biomedical engineers have been behind some of the most innovative technological advances in medicine including:

  • Robotic and laser surgery
  • Imaging methods, such as ultrasound, X-rays, particle beams and magnetic resonance
  • Dialysis
  • Radiation therapy
  • Physical therapy devices
  • Wearable technology.

Are you ready to create the next healthcare innovation? West Chester University is here to help you on your journey.


Program Highlights

  • BME is the first engineering program offered at WCU
  • Brand new, state-of-the-art Sciences and Engineering Center set to open in Fall 2020
  • Small classes taught by dedicated faculty members
  • Field is anticipated to grow by 7% through 2026
  • Reported median income for 2018 is $88,040
  • Ranked among the top 50 careers for 2018 by CareerCast
  • Highest percentage of female students of all engineering specialties
  • As many as 50% of BME students across the country go on to medical school and graduate school. 

What can I do with a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical engineers can be found throughout the healthcare system as well as at privately held companies and governmental agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, medical device corporations, universities, and many more. Biomedical engineers at WCU will graduate with the skills necessary to:

  • Develop a wide variety of therapeutic and diagnostic products such as: robots, prosthetics, dialysis systems, drug delivery systems
  • Develop new procedures
  • Design and create: artificial organs, computer modeling of physiological systems, biomechanics of injury and wound healing, biomaterials, sports medicines, etc.
  • Conduct research needed to solve clinical problems

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