• 11th: UF's rank among universities in the number of U.S. patents applications in 2012
  • 3rd: UF's ranking on the Kiplinger Personal Finance "Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for 2014
  • 42: Number of UF faculty elections to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, or the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Program

We started our undergraduate program in Fall 2012 with the admission of 20 juniors.  At the same time, we launched our PRE-BME (freshmen and sophomore) program with around 120 students.  The BME junior year program is limited access through an application in Spring of the sophomore year. 

Undergraduate Curriculum Summary

The BME B.S. degree consists of:

Science and Math Core (39 credits)
Biology Core (8 credits)
Engineering Core (22 credits)
BME Core (13 credits)
Labs (11 credits)
Tracks (15 credits)
General Education (18 credits)

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Graduate Program

The mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is to educate students with strong engineering and science backgrounds for Master’s and/or Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering so that they can productively apply their training to the solution of engineering problems in the fields of medicine, biology and related fields.


The BME Department is interdisciplinary and collaborative, with departments in the College of Engineering and College of Medicine acting as partners in the education of Biomedical Engineers. 

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Combined Degrees

Combined 4/1 (B.S./M.S.) degrees allow undergraduate students to start an M.S. degree while they're still an undergraduate student and double count 6-12 credits.  These programs are demanding because they require graduate work from undergraduate students.  If admitted, students should be able to complete their M.S. degree in one addtional year beyond their B.S. degree.

The following undergraduate programs offer B.S. degrees that can be combined with an M.S. in BME.  

  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science Engineering

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