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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 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

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.

How to Prepare for Graduation

Congratulations on your progress towards your degree! 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!


Contact an Advisor:

Erica Fearnley

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program


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Heather Palmer

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program


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Prof. Kelly W. Broadhead

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Program


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Prof. Douglas A. Christensen

Undergraduate Minor Program


Prof. Rob MacLeod

Associate Chair
Undergraduate Studies