B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Tracks in Biomedical Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Mississippi offers 3 separate tracks areas including: Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Systems Engineering, and Bioinformatics.

Biomedical Engineering Curriculum

A Biomedical Engineering Degree from the University of Mississippi requires a student to complete 127-128 credits of coursework. Common Coursework across each track includes 24 hours of Natural Science, 18 hours of Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts (SHFA), and 6 hours of Writing.

Topic Common Coursework across Tracks
English Composition 6 credits (WRIT 101 and 102)
Math 15 credits (MATH 261, 262, 263, 264, and 353)
Physics 8 credits (PHYS 221/221 and 212/222)
Chemistry* 12 credits (CHEM 105/115, 106/116, 221/225, 222)
Biology 4 Credits (BISC 160, 161)
SHFA** 18 credits (including engineering economics)

Biomedical Engineering Core (36 hours)

Biomedical Engineering Degree also requires 36 hours of core engineering classes shared across the three track areas. The core includes:

  • CSCI 251 - Introduction to Matlab Programming
  • BME 101 - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • CHE 307 - Chemical Process Principles I - Mass Balance
  • CHE 308 - Chemical Process Principles II - Heat/Energy Balance
  • EL E 313 - Physiology for Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 333 Biological Transport
  • EL E 314 - Biomedical Measurement
  • BME 444 Biomedical Controls
  • BME 461 - Senior Design I
  • BME 462 - Senior Design II
  • ENGR 310 - Engineering Analysis I
  • BME 322 Biomaterials
  • ENGR 360 - Circuits
  • EL E 331 - Linear Systems
  • ENGR 400 - Leadership & Professionalism in Engineer

Biomolecular Track (29 hours)

This track includes 6 hours of engineering technical electives as well as 3 hours of track approved electives.

  • BISC 162 - Biology II
  • BISC 163 - Biology II Lab
  • BISC 333 - General Microbiology
  • CHE 421 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CHE 417 - Separation Processes
  • CHE 520 - Biochemical Engineering
  • CHE 545 - Colloid and Surface Science

Biomedical Systems Track (29 hours)

This track includes 3 hours of engineering technical electives as well as 6 hours of track approved electives.

  • ENGR 361 - Circuits Lab
  • ENGR 309 - Statics
  • ME 325 - Dynamics
  • EL E 413 - Biomedical Signal Processing
  • ENGR 312 - Mechanics of Materials
  • BME 311 - Biomechanics
  • BME 301 - Bioinstrumentation

Bioinformatics Track (28 hours)

This track includes 3 hours of engineering technical electives as well as 6 hours of track approved electives independent of the 2 elected track courses.

  • BISC 162 - Biology II
  • BISC 163 - Biology II Lab
  • BISC 336 - Genetics
  • CSCI 343 - Fundamentals of Data Science
  • CSCI 475 - Introduction to Database Systems
  • CSCI - Elected Course 1 **
  • CSCI - Elected Course 2 **

** Elected Courses may be chosen from the following:

  • CSCI 447 - Immersive Media
  • CSCI 345 - Information Storage and Retrieval
  • CSCI 547: Digital Image Processing
  • CSCI 443 - Advanced Data Science
  • CSCI 444 - Information Visualization