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Biomedical Engineering Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Pathways: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Healthcare

Want to be part of the latest advances in medical technologies and treatment and diagnosis strategies? In biomedical engineering, you can help revolutionize biomedical sciences and our healthcare system.

Academics

Fall
  • BIOL 115 Principles of Biology Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
    1
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
15
Spring
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGR 102 Engineering Problem-Solving 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
18
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Take a language course
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Exercise daily
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • BMEG 201 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • EE 221 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 222 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • PHYS 112 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point
    4
18
Spring
  • BIOL 235 Human Physiology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BMEG 203 Biomedical Engineering Seminar Exclamation Point
    1
  • BMEG 230 Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
    3
  • BMEG 236 Quantitative Analysis in Human Physiology
    2
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • MATH 261 Elementary Differential Equations Exclamation Point
    4
17
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Spend a day without technology

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • BMEG 310 Biomedical Imaging Exclamation Point
    3
  • BMEG 311 Biomaterials Exclamation Point
    3
  • BMEG 321 Thermodynamics and Kinetics for Biomedical Engineering
    3
  • BMEG 350 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Spring
  • BMEG 315 Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems Exclamation Point
    4
  • BMEG 340 Biomechanics Exclamation Point
    3
  • STAT 215 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Take a class on healthy cooking

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Attend a career fair
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • BMEG 420 Biomedical Instrumentation
    3
  • BMEG 421 Biomedical Engineering Seminar and Journal Club
    1
  • BMEG 455 Biomedical Senior Design 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • Technical Elective
    3
  • Engineering Technical Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • BMEG 421 Biomedical Engineering Seminar and Journal Club
    1
  • BMEG 456 Biomedical Senior Design 2
    3
  • Science Technical Elective
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
  • Engineering Technical Electives
    6
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Join an intramural team
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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