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BBCE Degrees

The Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering offers three distinct undergraduate degrees as well as multiple graduate degrees. Students in the department have the unique opportunity to take classes taught only by faculty and seldom with more than 35 students. Co-ops are strongly encouraged, and with required classes taught every semester, co-op participants will not see additional delays in their graduation timeframe. Some required classes are taught in the summer as Study Abroad classes, allowing students to earn abroad experience while progressing towards their degrees.

Our department maintains accreditation through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which provides accreditation services for all three undergraduate degree programs (abet.org).

Current senior undergraduates at MU are encouraged to take the advantage of the Dual Enrollment program which allows “qualified undergraduate students to enroll in up to 12 hours of graduate credit during the last 30 hours of their undergraduate program”. These qualified graduate credit hours can be counted toward the requirements for a master’s degree in bioengineering.

Biomedical engineering is a science-based engineering discipline that integrates engineering and biological sciences in one curriculum. The MU biomedical engineering program is a broad-based curriculum that prepares students for careers in traditional engineering as well as medicine, veterinary medicine, law, health care, policy, and academics through tracks in four specific areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Imaging & Instrumentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics

Biomedical engineering graduates are hired by biotechnology, medical, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as by government agencies and major research laboratories. Many of our undergraduate students attend graduate, medical, or law schools post-graduation.  Graduates are well-prepared to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam during their senior year, which is the first step toward obtaining a Professional Engineer license; many additionally take the MCAT, the LSAT, and the GRE in preparation for their graduate or professional studies.

Biological engineering is a science-based engineering discipline that integrates engineering and biological sciences in one curriculum. The MU biological engineering program is a broadly-based curriculum that prepares students for careers in three areas:

  • Biomedical engineering (including pre-medicine)
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Bioenvironmental engineering

Biological engineering graduates are hired by biotechnology, medical, pharmaceutical, food and agricultural companies, and by government agencies. Some attend graduate and medical schools. Graduates are well prepared to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam during their senior year, which is the first step toward obtaining a Professional Engineer license.

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

The curriculum provides a well-rounded general and rigorous technical education in order to hone an appreciation of the relationship between technology and society. The technical curriculum focuses on the basic sciences, as well as Chemical Engineering theory and practice. Throughout the curriculum, problem solving, design, critical thinking and teamwork skills are built by integrating team-based design projects, laboratories, and reports.  Our graduates work in traditional chemical engineering areas such as the petroleum and chemical industries, as well as microelectronics, pharmaceuticals, materials, polymers, environmental protection, consumer products and engineering consulting. Our graduates also pursue careers in business management or government as well as advanced studies in medicine, law, business, basic sciences and other engineering disciplines.

The Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering confers both master’s and doctoral degrees to students who satisfy the general requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and the specific requirements for the master’s degree and the doctoral degree of the department.

Consult the Bioengineering Graduate Student Handbook (PDF) for full details, including how to apply to the program, how to select a thesis committee and how to develop a plan of study.

Current senior undergraduates at MU are encouraged to take the advantage of the Dual Enrollment program which allows “qualified undergraduate students to enroll in up to 12 hours of graduate credit during the last 30 hours of their undergraduate program.” These qualified graduate credit hours can be counted toward the requirements for a master’s degree in bioengineering.

The Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering confers both master’s and doctoral degrees to students who satisfy the general requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and the specific requirements for the master’s degree and the doctoral degree of the department.

Consult the Bioengineering Graduate Student Handbook (PDF) for full details, including how to apply to the program, how to select a thesis committee and how to develop a plan of study.

Current senior undergraduates at MU are encouraged to take the advantage of the Dual Enrollment program which allows “qualified undergraduate students to enroll in up to 12 hours of graduate credit during the last 30 hours of their undergraduate program.” These qualified graduate credit hours can be counted toward the requirements for a master’s degree in bioengineering.

The Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering confers both master’s and doctoral degrees to students who satisfy the general requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and the specific requirements for the master’s degree and the doctoral degree of the department.

Consult the Catalog for further information on the program and details on admissions requirements, including how to apply to the program, how to select a thesis committee and how to develop a plan of study.

The Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering confers both master’s and doctoral degrees to students who satisfy the general requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and the specific requirements for the master’s degree and the doctoral degree of the department.

Consult the Bioengineering Graduate Student Handbook (PDF) for full details, including how to apply to the program, how to select a thesis committee and how to develop a plan of study.

Current senior undergraduates at MU are encouraged to take the advantage of the Dual Enrollment program which allows “qualified undergraduate students to enroll in up to 12 hours of graduate credit during the last 30 hours of their undergraduate program.” These qualified graduate credit hours can be counted toward the requirements for a master’s degree in bioengineering.

The Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering confers both master’s and doctoral degrees to students who satisfy the general requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and the specific requirements for the master’s degree and the doctoral degree of the department.

Consult the Catalog for further information on the program and details on admissions requirements, including how to apply to the program, how to select a thesis committee and how to develop a plan of study.

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