Academic Plans for Premed Students

Biomedical Engineering Premed with Biochemical Option

Academic Plan for BME Premed with Biochemical Option
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 FYS 1
MATH 140 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 3
BIOL 110 (Premed Course) 4
PSYCH 100 (GS) 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 19
Semester 2 MATH 141 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
PHYS 211 4
EDSGN 100 3
BIOL 240W 4
Total Credits, Semester 2 19
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
PHYS 212 4
SOC 001 3
EMCH 210 5
CHEM 210 5
Total Credits, Semester 3 21
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
BME 201 3
CMPSC 200 3
CHEM 212 (Related Elect) 3
CHEM 213 (Premed) 2
PHIL 132 (GH) 3
Total Credits, Semester 4 18
Semester 5 BME 301 4
BME 303 3
BME 313 3
BMB 401(Sci & Engr Elect) 3
GA 3
Total Credits, Semester 5 16
Semester 6 BME 401 3
BME 402 3
BME 403 1
BME 413 3
GA/GH 3
MCAT Study N/A
Total Credits, Semester 6 13
Semester 7 BME 440 1
ECON 102 or ECON 104 3
CAS 100 A/B 3
GHA 1.5
BME 429 2
BIOCHEMICAL ELECTIVE 3
ENGL 202C 3
Total Credits, Semester 7 16.5
Semester 8 BME 450W 3
BIOCHEMICAL ELECTIVE 3
GHA 1.5
BME 409 3
BME 423 3
BIOCHEMICAL ELECTIVE 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 16.5
TOTAL CREDITS, BIOCHEMICAL OPTION 137

Biochemical Option Electives

  • B E 468
  • BME 410
  • BME 419
  • BME 433
  • BME 435
  • BME 443
  • BME 444
  • BME 445
  • BME 446
  • BME 496 OR 494H (3 credits maximum)
  • CH E 340
  • CH E 438
  • E SC 483
  • E SC 484
  • EDSGN 452
  • EDSGN 453

Related Technical Electives

  • Any of the Option Electives
  • Any additional BME 400 level or BIOE 500 level course, CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR 295, ENGR 395, ENGR 495 (3 credits maximum for ENGR x95)
  • Courses for an approved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO, E MCH, MATH, STAT, CHEM, PHYS)

Science and Engineering Electives

  • Any of the above Option or Related Technical Electives
  • Any CHEM, PHYS, MATH, BIOL, STAT, BMB, or College of Engineering course at 300-level or higher
  • 3 credits of a completed ROTC program

Biomedical Engineering Premed with Biomaterials Option

Academic Plan for BME Premed with Biomaterials Option
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 FYS 1
MATH 140 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
ENGL 015 OR ENGL 030 3
BIOL 110 (Premed Course) 4
PSYCH 100 (GS) 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 19
Semester 2 MATH 141 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
PHYS 211 4
EDSGN 100 3
BIOL 240W 4
Total Credits, Semester 2 19
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
PHYS 212 4
SOC 001 (GS) 3
EMCH 210 5
CHEM 210 3
Total Credits, Semester 3 19
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
BME 201 3
CMPSC 200 3
CHEM 212 (Related Elect) 3
CHEM 213 (Premed) 2
PHIL 132 (GH) 3
Total Credits, Semester 4 18
Semester 5 BME 301 4
BME 303 3
BME 313 3
MATSE 201 3
BME 443 3
Total Credits, Semester 5 16
Semester 6 BME 401 3
BME 402 3
BME 403 1
GA 3
BMB 401 (Sci & Engr Elect) 3
MCAT Study N/A
Total Credits, Semester 6 13
Semester 7 BME 440 1
ECON 102 or ECON 104 3
GHA 1.5
BME 429 2
BME 446 3
BIOMATERIALS ELECTIVE 3
ENGL 202C 3
Total Credits, Semester 7 16.5
Semester 8 BME 450W 3
GA/GH 3
GHA 1.5
BME 409 3
BIOMATERIALS ELECTIVE 3
CAS 100A/B 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 16.5
TOTAL CREDITS, BIOMATERIALS OPTION 137

Biomaterials Option Electives

  • BME 410
  • BME 413
  • BME 419
  • BME 423
  • BME 433
  • BME 435
  • BME 444
  • BME 445
  • BME 496 or 494H (3 credits maximum)
  • EDSGN 452
  • EDSGN 453
  • MATSE 430

Related Technical Electives

  • Any of the Option Electives
  • Any additional BME 400-level or BIOE 500-level course, CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR 295, ENGR 495 (3 credits maximum for ENGR x95)
  • Courses for an approved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO, E MCH, MATH, STAT, CHEM, PHYS)

Science and Engineering Electives

  • Any of the above Option or Related Technical Electives
  • Any CHEM, PHYS, MATH, BIOL, STAT, BMB, or College of Engineering course at 300-level or higher
  • 3 credits of a completed ROTC program

Biomedical Engineering Premed with Biomechanics Option

Academic Plan for BME Premed with Biomechanics Option
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 FYS 1
MATH 140 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
ENGL 015 or ENGL 30 3
BIOL 110 (Premed Course) 4
PSYCH 100 (GS) 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 19
Semester 2 MATH 141 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
PHYS 211 4
EDSGN 100 3
BIOL 240W 4
Total Credits, Semester 2 19
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
PHYS 212 4
SOC 001 (GS) 3
E MCH 210 5
CHEM 210 (Related Elect) 3
Total Credits, Semester 3 19
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
BME 201 3
CMPSC 200 3
CHEM 212 (Related Elec) 3

CHEM 213 (Premed)

PHIL 132 (GH)

2

3

Total Credits, Semester 4 18
Semester 5 BME 301 4
BME 303 3
BME 313 3
EMCH 212 3
EMCH 315 & 316 3
Total Credits, Semester 5 16
Semester 6 BME 401 3
BME 402 3
BME 403 1
GA 3
BMB 401 (Sci & Engr Elect) 3
MCAT Study N/A
Total Credits, Semester 6 13
Semester 7 BME 440 1
ECON 102 or ECON 104 3
CAS 100 A/B 3
GHA 1.5
BME 429 2
BIOMECHANICS ELECTIVE 3
ENGL 202C 3
Total Credits, Semester 7 16.5
Semester 8 BME 450W 3
BME 409 3
GHA 1.5
BIOMECHANICS ELECTIVE 3
BIOMECHANICS ELECTIVE 3
GA/GH 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 16.5
TOTAL CREDITS, BIOMECHANICS OPTION 137

Biomechanics Option Electives

  • BME 410
  • BME 413
  • BME 419
  • BME 443
  • BME 444
  • BME 446
  • BME 496 or 494H (3 credits maximum)
  • E MCH 400
  • E MCH 402
  • E MCH 403
  • E MCH 409
  • E MCH 416H
  • E MCH 446
  • E MCH 461
  • M E 461
  • M E 360
  • M E 370
  • EDSGN 452
  • EDSGN 453

Related Technical Electives

  • Any of the Option Electives
  • Any additional BME 400-level or BIOE 500-level course, CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR 295, ENGR 495 (3 credits maximum for ENGR x95)
  • Courses for an approved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO, E MCH, MATH, STAT, CHEM, PHYS)

Science and Engineering Electives

  • Any of the above Option or Related Technical Electives
  • Any CHEM, PHYS, MATH, BIOL, STAT, BMB, or College of Engineering course at 300 level or higher
  • 3 credits of a completed ROTC program

Biomedical Engineering Premed with Medical Imaging and Devices Option

Academic Plan for BME Premed with Medical Imaging and Devices Option
Semester Course Credits
Semester 1 FYS 1
MATH 140 4
CHEM 110 3
CHEM 111 1
ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 3
BIOL 110 (Premed Course) 4
PSYCH 100 (GS) 3
Total Credits, Semester 1 19
Semester 2 MATH 141 4
CHEM 112 3
CHEM 113 1
PHYS 211 4
EDSGN 100 3
BIOL 240W 3
Total Credits, Semester 2 19
Semester 3 MATH 251 4
PHYS 212 4
SOC 001 (GS) 3
EMCH 210 5
CHEM 210 (Related Elect) 3
Total Credits, Semester 3 19
Semester 4 MATH 230 4
BME 201 3
CMPSC 200 3
CHEM 212 (Related Elect) 3
CHEM 213 (Premed) 2
PHIL 132 (GH) 3
Total Credits, Semester 4 18
Semester 5 BME 301 4
BME 303 3
BME 313 3
EE 210 4
BME 406 3
Total Credits, Semester 5 17
Semester 6 BME 401 3
BME 402 3
EE 310 or EE 330 or CMPSC 270 4
BMB 401 (Sci & Engr Elective) 3
MCAT Study N/A
BME 403 1
Total Credits, Semester 6 14
Semester 7 BME 440 1
ECON 102 or ECON 104 3
CAS 100 A/B 3
GHA 1.5
BME 429 2
GA 3
ENGL 202C 3
Total Credits, Semester 7 16.5
Semester 8 BME 450W 3
GA/GH 3
GHA 1.5
DEVICE ELECTIVE 3
DEVICE ELECTIVE 3
Total Credits, Semester 8 13.5
TOTAL CREDITS, MEDICAL IMAGING AND DEVICES OPTION 136

Medical Imaging and Device Option Electives

  • BME 409
  • BME 410
  • BME 419
  • BME 435
  • BME 443
  • BME 444
  • BME 496 or 494H (3 credits maximum)
  • E SC 314
  • EDSGN 452
  • EDSGN 453
  • E E 3xx
  • E E 4xx

Related Technical Electives

  • Any of the Option Electives
  • Any additional BME 400-level or BIOE 500-level course, CHEM 210, CHEM 212, ENGR 295, ENGR 495 (3 credits maximum for ENGR x95)
  • Courses for an approved minor (E L D, ESHIP, ENTI, NANO, E MCH, MATH, STAT, CHEM, PHYS)

Science and Engineering Electives

  • Any of the above Option or Related Technical Electives
  • Any CHEM, PHYS, MATH, BIOL, STAT, BMB, or College of Engineering course at 300-level or higher
  • 3 credits of a completed ROTC program
 
 

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614