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Biomedical Engineering Curriculum

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering that prepares students for careers as biomedical engineers in industry, in various healthcare settings such as hospitals and medical research facilities or to pursue graduate studies in biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineering is also excellent preparation for medical school. The department also offers a  7 year MD/BS in Biomedical Engineering with the New Jersey Medical School. The BS degree requires a minimum of 39 course units with the course distributions as shown below:

Course Distribution Course Units
Mathematics 5
Natural Science (Physics/Chemistry) 5
Life Sciences 2/3
Computer Science 1
Biomedical Engineering 19/20
Social Science/Humanities 6
Total 39

            To view sample curricula for students entering prior to Fall 2014, click one of the two options below:

Sample curricula for incoming freshman Fall 2014 or later:

As indicated above, the biomedical engineering program is  an excellent choice for students interested in medical school. The BS program in Biomedical Engineering program at TCNJ meets nearly all medical school admission requirements. In addition to degree requirements, students preparing for medical school should also take the second semester of organic chemistry and an additional biology course with a laboratory component. Although admission standards vary, most medical schools require:

  • One year of college level calculus
  • One year of general chemistry with lab
  • One year of general physics with lab
  • One year of general biology with lab
  • One year of organic chemistry with lab
  • At least 24 semester hours (6 course units) of humanities and social sciences
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