Biomedical Engineering Minor

Biomedical Engineering Minor

Where Engineering Meets Biology and Medicine

Our minor in biomedical engineering is designed for students interested in applying engineering principles to medical and biological problems. The minor is particularly suitable for students pursuing majors in engineering, physics or another applied science and who are seeking careers in health-related professions.

Why Minor in Biomedical Engineering at Clarkson?

Engineers with skills that integrate engineering principles with an understanding of biology and medicine are in increasing demand. The minor in biomedical engineering gives you these skills.

You'll leave Clarkson with the ability to apply biomedical engineering principles to improve the quality of life for people with medical conditions or disabilities.

What You’ll Learn

You'll learn key concepts and principles of biomedical engineering through hands-on learning. You'll focus on how biomedical engineering solves complex engineering problems in industry, government and academic settings.

This minor is connected closely with the biomedical science and technology minor. Students from both minors participate in shared core courses along with a multidisciplinary capstone design course.

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Physiology/Anatomy

Students are required to complete:

  • BY471 Anatomy and Physiology I and BY473 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
    • or BY472 Anatomy and Physiology II and BY474 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
    • or BY360 Comparative Physiology and BY362 Comparative Physiology Laboratory
  • BR200 Introduction to Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology
  • BR450 Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology Capstone Design I
    • or equivalent engineering design course with a BEST-approved project
  • BR400 Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals

Mathematics/Science

  • MA131 Calculus I
  • MA132 Calculus II
  • PH131 Physics I
  • PH132 Physics II
  • BY160 Biology II: Cell and Molecular Biology

Engineering depth elective: Students must complete one three-credit course from the approved list of upper-level biomedical engineering-related courses.

Breadth Elective: Students must complete one three-credit course from the approved list of upper-level related courses.

Career Possibilities

Graduates with a biomedical engineering minor will work in their major's discipline, such as mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering, while applying their knowledge and skills to the biomedical field.

For example, you could be creating a new drug, developing a medical device or advancing disease detection. Engineering concepts are useful for understanding normal bodily functions, what can go wrong and, most importantly, how to solve the issue to help patients live longer, healthier lives.

Recent Employers

Recent graduates with a biomedical engineering minor have found employment through such organizations as:

  • Gilson
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medtronic
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Regeneron

Contact Us

Biomedical Engineering Program
Email: bme@clarkson.edu
Phone: 315-268-6528

Interested in learning more about the minor in biomedical engineering? Contact the Biomedical Engineering Program today with your questions.

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