The Pre-Biomedical Engineering professional advising track at Clarkson University is an ideal option for undergraduate engineering students looking to pursue a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering and enter the workforce in the field of biomedical engineering after graduation. Completion of the Pre-Biomedical Engineering track will give undergraduate engineering students the ability to apply for specially reserved seats in Clarkson's Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program and complete both their undergraduate and graduate education in five (5) years.
This new program was designed to:
- increase students' fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and physiology from an engineering biology perspective
- understand the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) clearance process required for medical device clearance
- be able to work effectively in a clinical environment and understand the roles of different members of the healthcare delivery team
- teach students how to apply this knowledge to the design of biomedical devices and systems that are targeted for use in a clinical environment to enhance quality of life for patients.
Interested students can apply for the Pre-Biomedical Engineering track while applying for undergraduate admission at Clarkson as well as choosing any engineering major as their main course of study (aeronautical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, software, or engineering studies). If students complete the necessary requirements of the track as well as their engineering major bachelor's degree requirements and a minor in Biomedical Engineering, they will be guaranteed a seat in Clarkson's MS in Biomedical Engineering and will be eligible to apply for one of 12 Palumbo Biomedical Engineering Scholarships of Excellence. This scholarship provides students with a full tuition scholarship (valued at ~$48,000) for the one year Master's program.