Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program
Biomedical engineers study and research the engineering aspects of biological systems to create new devices and procedures to improve health and quality of life. UA offers three areas of specialization that each combine a basic understanding of engineering principles with an appreciation of the life sciences.
All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in biomedical engineering are accepted into the College.
If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you.
Admissions process: Learn how our engineering admissions process works.
Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.
What can I do with biomedical engineering?
A degree in biomedical engineering prepares you for careers in research, medical device development, instrumentation, analysis tools, clinical evaluation methods, systems and processes, and other forms of medical technology, or go on to post-baccalaureate study in engineering, law, or medical school.
Recent UA grads with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering make an average starting salary of $57,000. We have placed graduates at companies including Zimmer Biomet and The Cleveland Clinic.
“We built a car and a prosthetic arm in our Tools for Engineering Class. I’m already working in a lab as an undergrad.”
—Taylor Verba, Majoring in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering tracks
Mechanical aspects of the human body and includes hands-on experience in modeling or biomechanics.
- Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
The cellular and material aspects of the human body and includes hands-on experience in chemistry and biomaterials.
- Instrumentation, Signals and Imaging
Biophysical interactions with the human body and includes hands-on experiences with modeling and electronics.
Curriculum guides & courses
Curriculum guides by track:
- Biomaterials & Tissues Track with Co-op
- Biomaterials & Tissues Track without Co-op
- Biomechanics with Co-op
- Biomechanics without Co-op
- Instrumentation, Signals & Imaging with Co-op
- Instrumentation, Signals & Imaging without Co-op
Courses: Review all our biomedical engineering classes
The biomedical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.