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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 (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

You may request to have the BME minor added to your official degree plan at any time.
You must also complete the Minor Program Form before senior year; we strongly recommend submitting this form prior to taking any upper-level BME courses.

Other Information

  • Form must also be signed by a Major Advisor from your undergraduate enrollment unit
  • Submit signed form to Lindsay Tolchin (270C Bevis Hall) first, then to your Major Advisor
  • Be sure to file a copy of the form along with your application to graduate
  • To change your program of study after a minor contract has been submitted, a newly signed form must be re-filed with all parties