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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is a new, hybrid field that employs engineering knowledge in biology and medicine, providing an overall enhancement to healthcare. The field includes artificial organ work, automated patient monitoring, biomaterials design and sports medicine.

Career Profile

Biomedical engineers work at universities and research institutions, in hospitals, for the government and in industry, and teach. Employment of biomedical engineers is expected to have a high growth rate of 72% from 2008-2018, much faster than average for all occupations.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry MATH 155 Calculus 1 ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 BIOL 115 Principles of Biology

Senior Year

This major is so brand-spanking new that students haven’t finished their senior year.

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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