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Biomedical Engineering Minor Program

The Ohio State University Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department is proud to offer an Undergraduate Minor in Biomedical Engineering.

The objective of the BME minor is to provide a focused, educational opportunity in the field of Biomedical Engineering for students outside of the BME Major program. The Minor program allows students to choose from one or more BME 'Domains' and they are challenged to creatively integrate engineering and life sciences within the context of the Domain(s). The graduates of this program will be better prepared to successfully pursue:

  • Advanced study leading to research or professional practice in biomedical engineering
  • Advanced study leading to research or professional practice in health care
  • Careers in biomedical engineering industries or related technical and professional fields

Since the minor can take up to two full years to earn, the minor usually is initiated during the sophomore or early junior year. Advanced planning is crucial to meeting all course prerequisites. Advanced planning simply means that you must look at the BME UG Minor curriculum and determine which classes you wish to take and when you need to take them. There may be one or more secondary pre-reqs, so be sure to map it out carefully.

For successful completion of the BME Minor, all courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade with a minor GPA of 2.00 or higher. No grade below C- will be permitted in courses comprising the BME Minor.

Step 1 - Map out your BME Minor Plan

  1. Physiology or Biological Science course 2000 level or higher (examples: Bio 2100, Anat 2220)
  2. BME 2000: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (offered in Autumn)
  3. BME domain course(s) -- note: Domain course labs are available to minors on a space-available basis and must be registered for separately
  4. Advanced BME course(s)

Minor Curriculum Sheet

Step 2 - Enroll in the BME Minor Program

  • Students interested in the BME minor must meet with Lindsay Tolchin to officially declare the minor, sign up for BME 2000, and plan future minor coursework and pre-requisites.  You may schedule a "Explore/Declare Minor" appointment in OnCourse.
  • The BME minor advisor does not require the Minor Program Form but your major advisor may.  Check your major's departmental policies for minors.