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)
To view a sample course schedule for completing the dual degree and/or learn more about the program please check out the Public Policy website.