Department of Electrical Engineering

Biomedical Option

The biomedical option within the electrical engineering degree program allows graduates to pursue a career in the biomedical engineering discipline or to pursue a graduate degree in biomedical engineering.  An additional 15 course credit hours beyond the 122 required for the degree will qualify graduates to apply for a post graduate medical degree program. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,  Graduates are eligible to practice and become licensed professional engineers.

It is highly recommended that all freshmen engineering students purchase a laptop computer. The recommended laptop computer specifications are at:

For a detailed policy regarding transfer credit for the Electrical Engineering programs, please see the Department of Electrical Engineering page. 

The following curriculum represents the program of study and a suggested sequence for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree with the biomedical engineering option. The student should be aware that not all courses are offered each semester and the ordering of courses is subject to change. In order to minimize scheduling difficulties, each student should schedule a special session with their advisor at the beginning of their junior year to plan the remaining coursework.


Program: Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering
Major: Electrical Engineering with Biomedical Option

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this major.

 1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".

The following courses are not required for the Biomedical Option major; however, they are recommended for application to an advanced medical degree program:

Semester Course Number Course Name Credits
Sophomore Fall BIOL 3034 Genetics* 4
Sophomore Spring CHEM 3264 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry* 4
Junior Fall CHEM 3344 Principles of Biochemistry* 4
Senior Spring BIOL 4033 Cell Biology* 3
Total     15