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BS/MS Public Policy

Students graduating from the BS program in biomedical engineering will have a firm and practical grasp of engineering principles and the underlying science associated with traditional biomedical engineering applications. Students will be able to solve complex healthcare related problems by applying a unique engineering perspective to their in-depth knowledge of the complex, interactive system of the human body. An MS in Science, Technology and Public Policy will add another dimension to the students’ career portfolio that could open the door to working in policy related fields. Their technical knowledge combined with the skills needed to analyze and advocate for policy change in both private and public organizations would put them at a significant advantage over others working in the field. The interdisciplinary nature of the program in conjunction with the quantitative and qualitative approaches taken to analyze policy would also contribute to the students’ ability to gain leadership roles in engineering.

The Biomedical Engineering, BS degree, requires a typical course sequence with a total of 129 semester credit hours.

The Science, Technology and Public Policy, MS degree requires a total of 30 semester credit hours.

In order to graduate in the same 5 years, that the BS would normally take, students will have one less co-op. They will not have to go on co-op in spring of their fourth year. They will also double count 9 credits for a total of 150 credits. (120 undergraduate and 30 graduate credit hours)

Term: Fall 1

Year One Seminar
BIME-181 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
CHMG-141 General and Analytical Chemistry I
CHMG-145 General and Analytical Chemistry I Lab
MATH-181 Project-based Calculus I
First Year Writing
General Education Elective

Term: Spring 1

BIME-182 Introduction Programming for Biomedical Engineering
CHMG-142 General and Analytical Chemistry II
CHMG-146 General and Analytical Chemistry II Lab
MATH-182 Project-based Calculus II
PHYS-211 University Physics I
Liberal Arts Perspective I
Wellness Course

Term: Fall 2

BIME-200 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
BIME-250 Biosystems Process Analysis
BIOG-140 Cell & Molecular Biology for Engineers I
MATH-231 Diff Equations
PHYS-212 Univ. Physics II
Co-op Prep Seminar

Term: Spring 2

BIME-370 Biomaterials Science
BIME-391 Biomechanics and Biomaterials Lab
CHME-320 Fluid Mechanics
BIOG-141 Cell & Molecular Biology for Engineers II
MATH-221 Multivariable & Vector Calculus
Liberal Arts Perspective 2

Term: Fall 3

BIME-499 Co-op
Term: Spring 3
BIME-410 Systems Physiology I
BIME-440 Biomedical Signals & Analysis
STAT-251 Probability & Statistics for Engineers I
BIOG-242 Biocompatibility of the Immune System
Liberal Arts Perspective 3
Liberal Arts Perspective 4

Term: Fall 4

BIME-411 Systems Physiology II
MECE-407 Biomedical Device Engineering
LAS-Immersion 1: PUBL-701 Graduate Policy Analysis
BIME-450 Numerical & Statistical Analysis of Complex Biosystems
BIME-491 Quantitative Physiological Signal Analysis Lab
ISEE-325 Engineering Statistics and Design of Experiments

Term: Spring 4

PUBL-700 Readings in Public Policy
Free Elective I
BIME-Professional Elective
LAS Immersion 2: PUBL-702 Graduate Decision Analysis
STSO-740 Science Tech Policy
PUBL-703 Evaluation and Research Design

Term: Fall 5

BIME-497 Multidisciplinary Senior Design I
BIME-460 Dynamics and Control of Biomedical Systems
BIME-492 Systems Physiology Control & Dynamics Lab
LAS Immersion 3: Public Policy Elective 1
Public Policy Elective 2
Public Policy Elective 3

Term: Spring 5

BIME-498 Multidisciplinary Senior Design II
BIME-Professional Elective
Free Elective 2
Thesis Research
Non-Thesis Option*
2 additional Graduate electives plus required comprehensive examination