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 Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:


  • 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



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

Biomedical Engineering Core Electives

Engineering Depth Elective

Students must complete 1 3-credit course from the approved list of upper-level biomedical engineering related courses.

Breadth Elective

Students must complete 1 3-credit course from the approved list of upper-level biomedically related courses.