BS/MS In Electrical Engineering with PreMed Emphasis
BS/MS PreMed Engineering Course Sequence (.pdf)
The distinctive BS/MS program in Electrical Engineering with PreMed emphasis prepares the student for a career in electrical engineering, and/or clinical medicine. Upon successful completion of this program of study the student will receive the BS degree and MS degree in Electrical Engineering and be prepared to apply to medical school. This is a rigorous program and the student must maintain a very high academic standing to be eligible for admission to medical school. Students must achieve a GPA greater than 3.4 at the end of the second year of academic study to apply to the BS/MS EE program and it is recommended that a GPA of greater than 3.6 be maintained to optimize chances for admission to medical school.
Students must meet with one of the Biomedical advising faculty members in Electrical Engineering and the Director in PreMed Studies ( College of Science) to understand the program requirements. Students should note that a three course sequence of chemistry with lab is offered in a concentrated one quarter program offered in the summer quarter. This sequence is usually taken in the summer quarter following the freshman year of study as shown on the flow chart. The decision to take this sequence should consider the academic performance in the first year.
The PreMed emphasis augments the foundation of the BS/MS Electrical Engineering Curriculum with ten courses from the College of Science and three option-specific Electrical Engineering courses.
This option has a strong design emphasis and incorporates project-oriented assignments to allow the student an opportunity to investigate and demonstrate concepts discussed in class. Students pursuing this option will culminate their design experience in a biomedical, multidisciplinary, capstone senior design project. Examples of such projects include integrated biosensor design and fabrication, clinical and laboratory instrumentation design, telemedicine and telemetry applications and equipment including internet enabled monitoring and health-care delivery systems. These projects typically involve university-wide interaction with departments in the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Imaging Science, and Computing Science and close affiliation with Rochester area hospitals and biomedical companies.