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Create the Next Healthcare Innovation With a Degree in Biomedical Engineering From WCU

The undergraduate Biomedical Engineering program at West Chester University combines engineering, biology, and medicine to positively impact human health through innovative technical solutions.

Our B.S. in Biomedical Engineering program provides hands-on experiences and access to cutting-edge facilities, including the Sciences and Engineering Center and The Commons (SECC). The SECC is a 176,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research and development facility featuring advanced labs, modern academic classrooms, and cutting-edge simulation spaces.

Biomedical engineering majors learn in small classes taught by experienced faculty members who are committed to your success. WCU grads are well prepared for careers in biomedical engineering, a growing field with high earning potential.


Benefits of Earning Your B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at WCU

Small Classes Taught by Dedicated Faculty

The faculty in our B.S. in Biomedical Engineering program are best in class and each is committed to your success. Thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll get to know your professors and find that personalized attention is a hallmark of a WCU education. You'll find many opportunities to work on cutting-edge research with faculty, including with artificial organs, cell and tissue engineering, lyophilization and freeze-drying, and soft-tissue mechanics.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

Our degree program in biomedical engineering gives you immediate access to hands-on learning and research opportunities.

Our Sciences and Engineering Center and The Commons features a biomechanics lab with state-of-the-art equipment for studying human movement; a biomedical imaging lab with X-ray and ultrasound machines; a food sensory lab where you can study the taste, smell, and flavor of food and drink; and the Duey Immersive Learning Center, featuring high-fidelity mannequins that mimic patients in a simulated hospital setting. All the labs, classrooms, and study spaces in the SECC were built with collaboration across programs in mind.

Industry-Driven Learning

WCU's Biomedical Engineering program is informed by an advisory board of experienced industry professionals from companies like Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Synthes, Eurofins GeneScan, and many other pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The board's input allows faculty to train our students in current best practices and to prepare them for upcoming industry trends. As a graduate, you will be well prepared for a career in biomedical engineering with an emphasis on public health, safety, and wellness, able to understand and navigate global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic influences.


What Can You Do With a Biomedical Engineering Degree?

Your biomedical engineering courses prepare you for a high-demand career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for biomedical engineers are expected to increase 5 percent through 2032, higher than the national average. In May 2022, the median annual wage for biomedical engineers was $99,550.

WCU's B.S. in Biomedical Engineering graduates are prepared to directly enter the biomedical industry or continue for advanced graduate study. Biomedical engineers can be found in:

  • Manufacturing
  • Research
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Medical device corporations

As a graduate of the program, you will have the skills to develop therapeutic and diagnostic products such as robots, prosthetics, and drug delivery systems, as well as design and create artificial organs, computer models, and biomaterials.

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What Will You Study as a Biomedical Engineering Major?

WCU's B.S. in Biomedical Engineering student can apply the theories and methods of engineering to create, innovate, and implement technical solutions for medical disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention to benefit human health worldwide.

You'll work on real-world, open-ended, and interdisciplinary challenges and solve biomedical engineering problems through the consideration of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Code Title Credits
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
MAT 161
Calculus I
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
BIO 110
General Biology I
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
ECO 112
Principles of Economics (Micro)
Humanities requirement6
PHI 180
Introduction to Ethics
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Required Courses
BME 110Introduction to Biomedical Engineering3
BME 120Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering Design3
PHY 170Physics I4
BME 320Biostatistics for Engineers3
BME 460Biomedical Device Design3
PHY 180Physics II4
BME 220Statics3
BME 230Dynamics3
CHE 230Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry3
BIO 265Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers4
BME 310Engineering Thermodynamics3
BME 315Biomedical Engineering Laboratory I2
BME 325Biomedical Engineering Laboratory II2
BME 335Biomaterials3
BME 345Biotransport Phenomena4
BME 355Biomedical Instrumentation3
BME 365Biomechanics for Engineers3
BME 410Senior Design I3
BME 450Regulatory and GMP3
Major Electives
Select 9 credit of BME electives.9
Related Cognates
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 315Differential Equations and Linear Algebra3
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104General Chemistry II Lab1
Capstone Requirement
BME 420Senior Design II 13
Total Minimum Credits Required126

This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.

Get Started on YourBachelor's in Biomedical Engineering

Pursue your degree in biomedical engineering at West Chester University today and become prepared for a successful career in this rapidly growing field.

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