Are you ready for a career that combines cutting-edge scientific research with opportunities to help those in need? Study biomedical engineering at The Catholic University of America, where the skills you develop will allow you to serve the needs of the ever-growing medical field.
Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary major in which you will learn to apply the principles of engineering to the practice of medicine. The curriculum focuses on theoretical principles, as well as hands-on design and engineering, giving you a wide base of knowledge. Your engineering classes will be balanced by your core liberal arts classes, providing you with a well-rounded education.
When you graduate from The Catholic University of America, your practical know-how will equip you to enter the biomedical engineering field or go on to further study. From designing equipment for physical therapy, to developing new ultrasound technologies, your work will have important practical implications and offer a lifetime of exciting challenges.
Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Program
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET since 1991 and one of the first few programs to receive accreditation, The Catholic University of America has a longstanding tradition and success in training undergraduate and graduate biomedical engineers for various careers for industry, research, medical school and other professional opportunities.
The program offers students an even balance between theoretical principles and hands-on design and engineering. Combined with opportunities to work directly with faculty and renown researchers in the area, students receive practical training in the field that prepares them for a lifetime of challenges in this evolving field!
Unique features of The Catholic University of America's BME program include:
Accreditation: Accredited since 1991 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, The Catholic University of America has a longstanding tradition and success in training undergraduate and graduate biomedical engineers for various careers for industry, research, medical school, and other professional opportunities.
Well-rounded Education: A strong liberal studies tradition at The Catholic University of America provides graduates with a broad understanding of engineering as it relates to the global marketplace.
Emphasis on Design: Upon arrival to The Catholic University of America and during each academic year, students are given opportunities to develop and refine biomedical design skills in the areas of mechanical, instrumentation, software, and experimental design.
Small Class Sizes: The majority of classes have less than 20 students thereby increasing opportunities for faculty-student interaction!
Faculty: Faculty in BE are experts in their respective research areas and bring real-world, contemporary challenges into the classroom. Extramurally funded faculty provide internship and research opportunities not only for graduate students, but also undergraduate students.
Customized Curriculum: A set of four undergrad tracks help meet the individual needs and aspirations of students: pre-medical; biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering; bioinstrumentation, medical imaging and telemedicine; and biomaterials and hard tissue engineering.
Research collaborations: Close relationships with many metropolitan healthcare and research institutions allow students hands-on research and internship experience prior to graduation.
Internships: An active internship program with nearby laboratories, hospitals, and industry permit students to experience and solve real-world problems in biomedical engineering.
The School of Engineering offers eight different majors and concentrations. If you are interested in Engineering but aren't sure that Biomedical Engineering is the right major for you, you can begin your studies as an Engineering Exploratory student. Exploratory students take math and science courses that serve as a foundation for the different specializations available in the Engineering field. These classes also fulfill requirements for various majors in the School of Engineering.
Why a biomedical engineering degree from Catholic University
Biomedical engineering majors typically find jobs in hospitals, research facilities, and government regulatory agencies, doing everything from product testing and safety to research projects in physiology. Many students choose to continue their studies at the graduate level or enroll in medical school. The multidisciplinary nature of biomedical engineering will give you a thorough background in biology, medicine, engineering, and mathematics, in addition to fundamental skills like writing, research, and leadership. Armed with scientific know-how and guided by a strong tradition of service, you will find many ways to use your major in order to change the world for the better.