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Biomedical EngineeringMajor

Want to be part of the latest advances in medical technologies and treatment and diagnosis strategies? In biomedical engineering, you can help revolutionize biomedical sciences and our healthcare system.

Overview

What is Biomedical Engineering at WVU like?

Description

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.

Biomedical Engineering program highlights:

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Biomedical Engineering at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

Biomedical Engineering students are encouraged to participate in research from the freshman year on. Any student who wishes to work with a faculty member is able to do so.

Our students have current projects in engineering as well as in other colleges, especially in the health sciences. Students can present their research findings at regional (Van Liere Research Day, Biomedical Engineering Open House, Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, etc.), as well as national events (BMEG national conference).

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

Live, study and pursue outside-the-classroom learning in a residence hall community that shares your interests:

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Student Organizations

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WVUteach

Do you want a another career option? You can earn a secondary teaching certificate through WVUteach while completing a four-year degree in WVU's Biomedical Engineering major. One degree, two degree options.

Careers

How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Biomedical Engineering major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

Graduates from this major have gone to work at:

Courses

What are the courses like in Biomedical Engineering at WVU?

Plan of Study

Check out a program overview, learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plan of study for WVU's Biomedical Engineering major.

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Cost and Aid

How much does Biomedical Engineering at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $454
Per Semester $5,448
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,896
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,200
Per Semester $14,400
Fall and Spring Semesters $28,800
International
Per Credit $1,200
Per Semester $14,700
Fall and Spring Semesters $29,400
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Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending WVU in addition to university scholarships.

Extra Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPA and SAT/ACT test score. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Biomedical Engineering at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Biomedical Engineering major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2023-24 academic year. They also must meet one of the following admission requirements. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Engineering:
  • ACT Math: 19
  • SAT Math: 510
  • ALEKS: 30
Engineering (Test Optional Requirements):
  • GPA: 3.50

If you don't meet the admission requirements for WVU's Biomedical Engineering major, check out some related programs.

Next Steps

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