Biomedical Engineering


Why study Biomedical Engineering?

The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering degree program at the University of Cincinnati focuses on practical, applied learning techniques. Biomedical engineering is an exciting, rapidly growing field that allows graduates to relate their knowledge and skills to the prevention of injury and improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders. 

At UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), it’s all about you – we strive to help develop you into the person employers want to hire. Throughout your time with us, you will:

  • Choose from two distinct tracks: Medical Device Innovation and entrepreneurship or Research Translational Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Take courses that cover the forces, motions, shape changes, and biomechanics of biological tissues and organ systems, designing surgical instruments, artificial organs, prosthetics, and care delivery systems
  • Customize your experience with more than 600 organizations, including Biomedical Engineering Society, EnableUC, CadUCea, May We Help, and more
  • Build an impressive resume and professional network through our nationally-recognized co-op program at companies such as AtriCure, Inc., Boston Scientific, Cincinnati Children’s Hospitals, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Mitek Sports Medicine, Enable Injections, and Kinetic Vision

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on a comprehensive review of the relative strength of courses, academic performance, co-curricular activities, and supplemental information provided through the application.
First-year students applying to this program should also have completed the following college preparatory subjects:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and either pre-calculus or calculus (4 units)
  • Science, including Chemistry and Physics (3 units)
  • Social sciences (3 units)
  • Electives (5 units)

Biomedical Engineers may work in manufacturing, higher education, medicine, or research facilities. Possible career paths include:

  • Medical device design
  • Technical sales
  • Medical device manufacturing
  • Medical equipment testing and maintenance
  • Biomedical research and product development
  • Technical advising

At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. That’s why we invented the first ever Cooperative Education (Co-op) program in 1906. Today, it’s the largest of its kind in the United States. The Co-op model—which places students in full-time employment in their field—supplements the classroom curriculum to make for an educational experience like no other. 

Transfer students in good standing from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for admission to the college at the first, second and third-year levels. The degree requirement of professional practice experience normally precludes acceptance beyond the third-year level. For further detailed information such as required grade point average, please refer to the Transfer Students page.

Students changing majors from outside programs or colleges within UC, please visit the Transition page.

For additional information on international requirements, visit the UC International Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

First-year students must begin the program during fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. High school students who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by December 1 of their senior year in high school.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering and Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment
College of Engineering and Applied Science
653 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-5417

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Program Code: 20BC-BME-BSBME