To initiate the program, students must complete the combined degree form and obtain undergraduate program approval first before submitting it to the BME Graduate Advisor. The combination degree program in BME allows qualified students to earn both a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with a savings of up to 12 credit hours. Qualified students can begin their Master’s degree course work when they have obtained undergraduate junior or senior status. These students will be able to double count up to 12 credits of specific graduate level courses toward both their BS and MS degree requirements. This savings in credit will allow eligible students to complete the MS degree requirements within two or three semesters after completing their BS degree requirements. Students must be enrolled in the Master’s degree program for a minimum of two semesters.
Qualifications and admission requirements
- Upper Division GPA of at least 3.3
- Formal admission into the BME upper-division program
- Approval from the BME Undergraduate Coordinator and BME Graduate Coordinator
- Complete the graduate school application
Students must receive a “B” or better in these courses in order to double count them. Students must be admitted to this program before they can start taking coursework that they intend to double count.