B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

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The health care industry is expanding. The technology used to develop medical devices and improve the quality of patient care is evolving. Our Biomedical Engineering program will prepare you to meet the demands of the health care industry. You'll learn how to combine engineering principles with biology and chemistry to develop innovative health care technologies.

There are two tracks you can follow:

When you graduate, you'll be ready for a career designing medical equipment or systems, or researching new procedures. Biomedical engineers are sought-after in many areas, including higher education, research facilities and the U.S. military.

Courses

Your major requirements will include a range of engineering classes. You'll also take courses in biology, chemistry, math and other areas. Additional requirements will vary depending on the track you choose.

See a suggested four-year plan of courses for each track:

Faculty

Our award-winning biomedical engineering faculty have a wide range of research interests, including:

  • Microelectronics and nanotechnology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biological and chemical sensors

Hands-on Learning

You'll have opportunities to apply your knowledge outside the classroom. In addition to internships and research projects, you can participate in programs such as:

Student Resources

We'll give you the information and support you need to succeed on campus and after graduation. Some of the student resources you'll have access to include:

Next Steps

We can't wait to show you everything NIU has to offer. Take the next step today.

Contact Us

Department of Electrical Engineering
Engineering Building 330
590 Garden Road 

DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
Phone: 815-753-9974
Fax: 815-753-1289