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    Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering, BS

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Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 36 must be advanced courses, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Engineering .

Major requirements

A minimum of 62 semester hours, including:

Biomedical engineering electives, 9 hours

Three advanced, 4000-level, organized BMEN courses.

Additional engineering electives, 18 hours (minimum)

18 hours to fulfill one of five tracks:

  • Biomedical instrumentation: 18 hours in BMEN or EENG courses
  • Biomechanics: 18 hours in BMEN or MEEN courses
  • Biocomputing: 18 hours in BMEN or CSCE courses
  • Biotechnology: 18 hours in BIOC/BIOL
  • Biomaterials: 18 hours in materials science and engineering


Through careful selection of engineering, mathematics electives and electives taken toward one of the five optional tracks (see below), it may be possible for a student to fulfill the requirements for a minor in mathematics and a minor in computer science and computer engineering, material science and engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical and energy engineering.

Other requirements

Foundation courses

BMEN foundation courses include BMEN 1300 , BMEN 1400 , BMEN 2210 , BMEN 2320 , MATH 1710 MATH 1720 ENGL 1310  or TECM 1700 ; TECM 2700 ; PHYS 1710 , PHYS 1730 ; CHEM 1410  /CHEM 1430  or CHEM 1415  /CHEM 1435 ; BIOL 2301 /BIOL 2311  or PHYS 2220 /PHYS 2240  or CHEM 1420 /PHYS 1440 .

Successful completion of foundation courses is based on achieving a C or higher in each course and cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Major transfer policy

Students enrolled at UNT can transfer into Biomedical Engineering if they have completed the following courses with a C or better and with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Department policies

Policy on Academic Performance, Progression, and Dismissal in the College of Engineering

Students in the College of Engineering will conduct themselves in a professional manner in their interaction with their peers, faculty, staff and the community in general. A student may be dismissed from the college for inappropriate conduct (please refer to the Code of Student Conduct).

Each semester, students are required to take engineering foundation courses and/or prerequisites to the engineering foundation courses until all foundation courses are successfully completed. Successful completion is a 2.5 GPA for all engineering foundation courses with a C or better in each course.

Successful completion of the foundation courses is required for enrollment in all 3000 and 4000 level courses.

A student will graduate with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, provided the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The student has an overall GPA ≥ 2.0
  2. The student has a GPA of 2.5 in Biomedical Engineering Foundation courses and all have been passed with a grade of C or better.
  3. The student has a GPA ≥ 2.0 in all degree major courses including but not limited to, engineering, math, sciences, laboratory sciences and technical electives.
  4. The student has completed all required courses in the student’s degree plan.
  5. The student has satisfied all College of Engineering and UNT criteria for graduation.

A student must maintain good academic standing within the university. Please see “Academic status” and “Regulations governing students under academic suspension” in the Academics section of this catalog.”

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