About the Biomedical Engineering Minor

Engineers with skills that integrate engineering principles with an understanding of the human physical and psychosocial characteristics are in increasing demand. The minor in biomedical engineering meets this need. Combining a traditional engineering degree with this minor is an attractive opportunity for engineering students who have a strong desire to use their talents to improve the quality of life for people with medical conditions or disabilities.

The biomedical engineering minor is connected closely with the minor in biomedical science and technology. Students from both minors participate in shared core courses along with a multidisciplinary capstone design course. Students can take only one of the two minors (not both).

A Clarkson University student in the Biomedical engineering minor program working on biomedical engineering research

Biomedical Engineering Curriculum

A foundation knowledge of Calculus I & II (MA131/132), Physics I & II (PH131/132), and Biology II: Cell and Molecular Biology (BY160) is required for this minor.

Physiology/Anatomy Requirement
  • BY471 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BY473 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
    OR BY472 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BY474 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
    OR BY360 Comparative Physiology
  • 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



Engineering Depth Elective

  • Choose 1 (3 credits) from the approved list of upper-level biomedical engineering related courses.

Breadth Elective

  • Choose 1 (3 credits) from the approved list of upper-level biomedically related courses.