Admission to the University of Utah

All Biomedical Engineering students must first be admitted to the University of Utah.  For more information, please visit the Office of Admissions website.


Admission to the Biomedical Engineering Major

There are two ways to achieve Biomedical Engineering Major status: direct admission and applying for admission.

Direct Admission

To learn about direct admission, please visit the College of Engineering website.

Apply for Admission

To be considered for admission to major status requires, as a minimum, completion of the courses listed below with a grade point average of 3.00 or better. You may repeat technical courses only once, and the second grade received will be counted for the requirement. Actual admission is based on the composite GPA as calculated on the application form. Students with a University cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a composite GPA of 3.4 or higher will be automatically admitted to major status at the time of submission; students with composite GPAs below 3.4 but equal to or above 3.0 will be placed on a waitlist and admitted as space permits at the start of the spring semester. Students enter the program in time to start the spring semester.

To apply for admission to major status, submit an application form, a current DARS report, and transcript of transfer credits (if applicable) to the Undergraduate Coordinator. Applications are received anytime.  However, to be accepted to the major for the spring semester, students must turn in their application no later than the last official day of fall courses.

Courses Required:

  • BME 1010 – Careers in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 1020 – Fund. of Biomedical Engineering I
  • BME 2100 – Fund. of Biomedical Engineering II
  • BIOL 2020 – Cell Biology
  • CHEM 1220 – General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1225 – General Chemistry II Lab
  • MATH 1321, 2210, or 2310 – Accel. Eng. Calc II, Calculus III
  • MATH 2250 – Diff. Equations & Linear Algebra
  • PHYCS 2210 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers I
  • PHYCS 2220 – Physics for Scientists & Engineers II


Transfer Students

Please visit the Academic Advising Center website for more specific information.

Contact an Advisor:

Erica Fearnley

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program


Heather Palmer

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program


Kelly W. Broadhead

Academic Advisor

Undergraduate Program


Prof. Douglas A. Christensen

Undergraduate Minor Program


Prof. Rob MacLeod

Associate Chair
Undergraduate Studies