BME 4/1 program

Students accepted into the limited access upper-division BME program can be considered for the BME 4/1 program, which includes a B.S. in BME, and a M.S. in BME.

To initiate the program, students must complete the and obtain undergraduate program approval first before submitting it to the BME Graduate Advisor.

Combined B.S./M.S. (4/1) Program in Biomedical Engineering

The combined B.S./M.S. program in BME allows qualified students to earn both a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with a savings of up to 12 credit hours. Qualified students can begin their Master’s degree course work when they have obtained undergraduate junior or senior status. These students will be able to double count up to 12 credits of specific graduate level courses toward both their B.S. and M.S. degree requirements. This savings in credit will allow eligible students to complete the M.S .degree requirements within two or three semesters after completing their B.S. degree requirements. Students must be enrolled in the Master's degree program for a miniumum of two semesters.

Qualifications and admission requirements

  • Upper Division GPA of at least 3.3
  • Formal admission into the BME upper-division program
  • Approval from the BME Undergraduate Coordinator and BME Graduate Coordinator
  • Competitive GRE Verbal and Quantitative Scores
  • Complete application to the Graduate School

Graduate Credits

Students can take the following courses as part of their BME undergraduate requirements:

Approved Graduate Track Courses


  • BME6324: Stem Cell Engineering
  • BME6330: Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • BME6938: Advanced Tissue Engineering
  • EMA6580: Science of Biomaterials
  • EMA6581: Polymeric Biomaterials
  • BME6938: Nanomaterials: Theory to Practive
  • EMA6938: Polymers in Drug Delivery


  • EGM6352: Advanced Finite Element Methods
  • EGM6611: Continuum MEthods
  • EGM6671: Inelastic Methods
  • EGM6512: Fluid Mechanics I
  • EGM6513: Fluid Mechanics II
  • EGM6855: Bio-Fluid Mechanics and Bio-Heat Transfer
  • EML5595: Mechanics of the Human Locomotor Systems
  • GMS5905: Biomechanics in Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Medical Physics and Imaging 

  • BME6533: Radiologic Anatmoy
  • BME6535: Radiological Physics, Measurements and Dosimetry
  • BME6590: Medical Physics
  • BME6591: Therapy Radiation Physics 1
  • ENU5626: Radiation Biology
  • ENU6659: Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation and Procedure
  • ENU6636: Medical Radiation Shielding and Protection 
Neural Engineering
  • ABE5038: Recent Developments and Applications in Biosensors
  • BME6360: Neural Engineering
  • BME6938: Neural Instrumentation
  • EEE5502: Foundations of Digital Signal Processing
  • EEE6561: Biometric Identification
  • EEL5934: Neural Signals, Systems, and Technology
  • EEL6537: Spectral Estimation
  • EEL6825: Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems
  • EEL6935: Deep Learning
  • GMS6780: Addiction: Neurotrends

Students must receive a “B” or better in these courses in order to double count them. Students must be admitted to this program before they can start taking course work that they intend to double count.

BME Graduate Requirements

The current BME graduate curriculum can be found here: