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Bioengineers use tools from biology, chemistry, physics, and math to solve engineering problems. These problems arise in human biological systems related to
This major will help you understand how human biological systems function. You'll also learn how to develop technology-based solutions to societal needs in human development and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
The curriculum integrates principles of biology and engineering in its coursework. This coursework includes biomechanics, human physiology modeling, bioinstrumentation, and cell and tissue engineering. The curriculum is project-based, emphasizing systems-thinking as an approach to large-scale bioengineering problems. It also features hands-on laboratory courses for real-world experience.
You'll take fundamental courses to learn more about Bioengineering your first two years. We'll also introduce you to clinically relevant projects as learning experiences. Your final two years, you'll focus on a particular track for further study. Our year-long senior capstone course will allow you to apply your knowledge to biological problems submitted by faculty, clinicians, and industrial firms.
95% employed or continuing education
50% employed after graduation
44% attending graduate school
$60,237 average starting annual income
Sample employer destinations: Epic Systems, Prenosis, AbbVie View All
Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, Boston University View All
3.8 years to degree
93% first-year retention rate
79% four-year graduation rate
96% six-year graduation rate