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What is Bioengineering?

Bioengineers use tools from biology, chemistry, physics, and math to solve engineering problems that arise in biological systems related to biomaterials, biomechanics, and prosthetics; cell and tissue engineering; molecular modeling; biomedical imaging and sensing; bioinformatics; nanomedicine; synthetic biology; and drug delivery. Our Bioengineering major may be for you if you’re interested in both advancing the fundamental understanding of how human biological systems function and developing effective, technology-based solutions to the wide spectrum of societal needs in human development and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Career Options

  • Bioinformatics
  • Consulting
  • Forensics
  • Genomics
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research

Post-Graduation Success1

95% employed or continuing education

51% employed after graduation

42% attending graduate school

2% volunteering

$58,923 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Epic Systems, Abbott, Eli Lilly & Co.

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

32 - 35 ACT Score

1440 - 1540 SAT Score

3.68 - 3.95 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $39,400
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $59,094
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