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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 in conjunction with the New Jersey Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. 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
Computer Science 1
Biomedical Engineering 20
Social Science/Humanities 6
Total 39

Students that enroll in either the BS program will have the opportunity to follow either an electrical or mechanical option.

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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 of humanities and social sciences