Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program

Biomedical engineers study and perform research on the engineering aspects of biological systems to create new devices and procedures to improve health and quality of life. Our field is a rapidly growing field with new companies being developed each month. The job outlook is excellent, with the US Bureau for Labor Statistics citing a projected job growth of 72% over the next decade. With a degree in biomedical engineering, graduates will also be prepared to enter post- baccalaureate study in engineering, law, or medical school.

A summary presentation of our department and research is available for download.

UA BME Curricula

The UA College of Engineering has three undergraduate tracks toward fulfilling a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. View curriculum guides. 

Our Faculty

The faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering are actively involved in interdisciplinary research in areas ranging from biomaterials to instrumentation. Our faculty have collaborations with area hospitals and related health care facilities including NEOMED, Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System.

Hands-on Research

Undergraduate research complements our curriculum by providing biomedical engineering students at all levels firsthand experience within our research laboratories. Research at the undergraduate level encourages students to connect with their major as well as demonstrate productivity to future employers.

Real World Experience

The cooperative education program gives students important practical professional experience while still in school. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school following your sophomore year. As an added benefit, you’ll earn a competitive salary.

Engineering Student Organizations

Interact with other engineering students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Tau Beta Pi (engineering honorary)
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

A note about degree requirements

Students must fulfill the University's General Education Requirements in addition to the requirements for their major. To find the requirements for each major, follow the links above for the major of your interest.

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
Contact us
Send mail & deliveries to UA
Text-Only