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Submit Electives PlanElectives Plan

Submit Electives Plan by filling out the attached spreadsheet and submitting to Dr. MacLeod.

BME Course List & Class Schedules

To see what courses are offered by the department, as well as when and who teaches them, visit the BME Course List page.  To see the class schedules for various semesters, visit the BME Class Schedules Page.

Undergraduate Handbook

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 section 3.2.1 of the Undergraduate Handbook.

Apply for Admission

To learn about applying for admission for major status, please visit section 3.2.2 of the Undergraduate Handbook.

Misconduct Policies for Biomedical Engineering Students

This document describes the policies and procedures used by the Department of Biomedical Engineering relating to academic misconduct of any student enrolled in a Biomedical Engineering course (e.g., Biomedical Engineering 1010) or any course that is cross-listed with a Biomedical Engineering course (e.g., NEUSC 6050). This policy is in effect starting November 2, 2018, for courses starting in Spring Semester, 2019 and thereafter.  Please download the latest version here.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) resides in the Office of Undergraduate Studies.  The mission of the OUR is to facilitate and promote undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and creative works in all disciplines throughout the University of Utah campus.  They house the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), the Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation (URSD), hold the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) in conjunction with the Honors College, and publish the annual Undergraduate Research Journal. The OUR hosts workshops on research-related topics, offers small & travel grants, and advising for aspiring undergraduate student researchers. The OUR provides a connection to numerous presentation and publication opportunities on a local, state, and nation-wide basis. Additionally, the OUR is an excellent resource for current research opportunities on campus.

Entrepreneurship Program

Course Number Taught CH Course Name
ENTP 5020 Fall 3.0 Engineering Entrepreneurship
ENTP 5790 Fall 3.0 Business of Entrepreneurship
ENTP 5791 Spring 3.0 Launching Technology Ventures
BME 5110 Fall 3.0 Regulatory Affairs I/II
BME 4990/4991/4992 Fall/Spring 5.0 Research and Research Thesis
BME 3801/4801 Spring/Fall 6.0 BioDesign

BME Electives: BME 5110 + one of ENTP 5020, ENTP 5790, ENTP 5791 (6 hours)

Program cost to students: 6 additional CH above current BME program.

How to Prepare for Graduation

Congratulations on your progress towards your degree! Before applying to graduate, please schedule an appointment with Dr. MacLeod.  This appointment also fulfills one of the requirements of the BME 4991/4992 Senior Thesis class. You will find complete instructions on the graduation process on the University Registrar’s website. Application for graduation is usually electronic now so just follow the link below and follow instructions.

If you have any questions, contact an advisor!


Pre-major Advising:

Prof. Kelly W. Broadhead

Director of Undergraduate Operations


Book an Appointment

Major Advising:

Prof. Rob MacLeod

Associate Chair
Undergraduate Studies


Prof. Michael Yu

Biomaterials Program


Asst. Prof. Eric Tuday

Pre-Med Program Advisor


Check out this set of posts from Brian Zenger, a former (BS/MD/PhD) student in our program for more information on planning your medical training.

Minor Advising:

Prof. Douglas A. Christensen

Undergraduate Minor Program