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Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering

B.S. in biomedical engineering

Biomedical engineering applies engineering principles to design challenges faced by the medical and life science communities. K-State’s biomedical engineering program can anticipate graduates designing medical devices and computer software for health care applications.

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Hands-on learning is a hallmark of instruction for students in all engineering programs.

The K-State difference

Academic discovery and creative inquiry are crucial to student success and preparation for entering the workforce. Numerous undergraduate research opportunities in biomedical engineering exist such as brain computer interfaces, assistive devices for children with disabilities and image-guided medical intervention.

Additionally, many companies in Kansas and neighboring states are highly interested in offering internships to K-State biomedical engineering students at various stages of their academic program.

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Did you know?

More than 95 percent of K-State College of Engineering graduates find jobs or choose to continue their education within six months of graduation.

What classes will I take in biomedical engineering?

Students utilize technical electives to choose one of two areas of emphasis:

  • Biomedical sensors and devices focuses on designing equipment and devices often found in clinics and hospitals, as well as the growing consumer market of wearable fitness devices.

  • Biomedical computation involves programming and software architecture to more effectively process, evaluate, and act upon the growing volume of physiological and biometric data that originates from medical devices in use throughout our society.

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How can I continue my education?

Manufacturing Systems (Minor)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)

What can I do with a degree in biomedical engineering?

Biomedical engineers work in fields such as bioinstrumentation, biomechanics, biomaterials, computational biology, biomedical imaging, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine. Biomedical engineering graduates pursue careers as:

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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