B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Calculus I
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
General Biology I
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Principles of Economics (Micro)
Humanities requirement6
Introduction to Ethics
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Required Courses
BME 110Introduction to Biomedical Engineering3
BME 120Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering Design3
PHY 170Physics I4
BME 320Biostatistics for Engineers3
BME 460Biomedical Device Design3
PHY 180Physics II4
BME 220Statics3
BME 230Dynamics3
CHE 230Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry3
BIO 265Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers4
BME 310Engineering Thermodynamics3
BME 315Biomedical Engineering Laboratory I2
BME 325Biomedical Engineering Laboratory II2
BME 335Biomaterials3
BME 345Biotransport Phenomena4
BME 355Biomedical Instrumentation3
BME 365Biomechanics for Engineers3
BME 410Senior Design I3
BME 450Regulatory and GMP3
Major Electives
Select 9 credit of BME electives.9
Related Cognates
MAT 162Calculus II4
MAT 261Calculus III4
MAT 315Differential Equations and Linear Algebra3
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104General Chemistry II Lab1
Capstone Requirement
BME 420Senior Design II 13
Total Minimum Credits Required126

This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.


To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
BME 110 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3
MAT 161 Calculus I 4
CHE 103 General Chemistry I 3
WRT 120
Effective Writing I
or Effective Writing with Supplemental Writing Workshop
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
BME 120 Introduction to Computer Aided Engineering Design 3
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
CRL 103 General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHE 104 General Chemistry II 3
PHY 170 Physics I 4
Year Two
BME 220 Statics 3
MAT 261 Calculus III 4
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
PHY 180 Physics II 4
CRL 104 General Chemistry II Lab 1
BME 230 Dynamics 3
MAT 315 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 3
BIO 265 Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers 4
ECO 112 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Year Three
BME 310 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
BME 315 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory I 2
BME 320 Biostatistics for Engineers 3
BME 335 Biomaterials 3
CHE 230 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry 3
PHI 180 Introduction to Ethics 3
BME 325 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory II 2
BME 345 Biotransport Phenomena 4
BME 355 Biomedical Instrumentation 3
BME 365 Biomechanics for Engineers 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Year Four
BME 410 Senior Design I 3
BME 460 Biomedical Device Design 3
BME 455 Bioprocess Engineering 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed 3
BME 420 Senior Design II 3
BME 450 Regulatory and GMP 3
BME 465 Cell and Tissue Engineering 3
BME 470 Artificial Organs and Cryobiology Fundamentals 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
 Total Credits126-127