Biomedical Engineering, B.S. (B.S.B.M.E.)

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
BME 465 Bison image Biomedical Engr Capstone I2
BME 466 Bison image Biomedical Engr Capstone II2
Major-Specific
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
MTH 230Calculus/Analytic Geom II4
MTH 231Calculus/Analytic Geom III4
MTH 335 Bison image  Cap graduation image Ordinary Diff Equations3
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology4
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology4
BSC 227Human Anatomy4
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology4
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 217 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab I2
CHM 212 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles Chemistry II3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II2
PHY 211 Bison image University Physics I4
PHY 213 Bison image University Physics II4
ENGR 102Introduction to CAD2
ENGR 104The Engineering Profession1
ENGR 111Engineering Computations3
EE 202Circuits II3
or BSC 322 Principles Cell Biology
ENGR 213 Cap graduation image Statics3
ENGR 214 Cap graduation image Dynamics3
ENGR 216Mech of Deformable Bodies3
ENGR 219Engineering Thermodynamics3
or CHM 355 Organic Chemistry I
ENGR 245Circuits and Instrumentation3
ENGR 318Fluid Mechanics3
EE 202Circuits II3
BME 101Intro to Biomedical Engr1
BME 201Biomedical Engineering Seminar2
BME 302Engineering Biomechanics3
BME 305Intro to Biophysical Measmnt3
BME 306Mechanics of Biological Tissue3
BME 310Modeling & Simulation Bio Syst3
BME 405Mech & Performance Bio Mtrls3
BME 460Mechanics of Biofuilds3
BME 465 Bison image Biomedical Engr Capstone I2
BME 466 Bison image Biomedical Engr Capstone II2
BME Technical Electives
Select four 300- or 400-level biomedical engineering or closely related courses. The courses must be approved by the student’s advisor and the department chair.12

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • The B.S.B.M.E. degree program requires a minimum of 136 credit hours of coursework.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change each semester. Please consult each semester’s schedule of courses for availability and attributes.

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Four Year Plan

The Biomedical Engineering discipline is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for health care purposes. This discipline aims to narrow the gap between engineering and medicine, combining the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biosciences to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy. Biomedical engineering has only recently emerged as its own study, compared to many other engineering fields. Biomedical engineering is a rapidly growing field, and Marshall University has a unique program that will highlight the technical strengths of the university and garner interest in the development of the biomedical industry in the state.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
MTH 229 Bison image  Cap graduation image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT) 5
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ENGR 104 The Engineering Profession 1
BME 101 Intro to Biomedical Engr 1
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 217 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab I 2
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours19
Second Semester
MTH 230 Calculus/Analytic Geom II 4
CHM 212 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles Chemistry II 3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II 2
ENGR 111 Engineering Computations 3
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
ENGR 102 Introduction to CAD 2
 Credit Hours18
Second Year
First Semester
MTH 231 Calculus/Analytic Geom III 4
BSC 227 Human Anatomy 4
BME 201 Biomedical Engineering Seminar 2
PHY 211 Bison image University Physics I 4
ENGR 213 Cap graduation image Statics 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
PHY 213 Bison image University Physics II 4
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
ENGR 214 Cap graduation image Dynamics 3
ENGR 216 Mech of Deformable Bodies 3
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology 4
 Credit Hours18
Third Year
First Semester
MTH 335 Bison image  Cap graduation image Ordinary Diff Equations 3
BME 305 Intro to Biophysical Measmnt 3
CMM 103 Fund Speech-Communication 3
BME 302 Engineering Biomechanics 3
ENGR 245 Circuits and Instrumentation 3
ENGR 219
Engineering Thermodynamics
or Organic Chemistry I
3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
ENGR 318 Fluid Mechanics 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
BME 310 Modeling & Simulation Bio Syst 3
BME 306 Mechanics of Biological Tissue 3
Core II Social Science (MC/I, WI) 3
EE 202
Circuits II
or Principles Cell Biology
4
 Credit Hours19
Fourth Year
First Semester
BME 405 Mech & Performance Bio Mtrls 3
BME Technical Elective 3
BME Technical Elective 3
BME 465 Bison image Biomedical Engr Capstone I 2
BME 460 Mechanics of Biofuilds 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
BME Technical Elective 3
BME Technical Elective 3
BME 466 Bison image Biomedical Engr Capstone II 2
Core II Humanities (WI, CT) 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours137