Biomedical engineering (BME) combines engineering principles and methodology with physical, chemical, and mathematical sciences to solve problems in biology, medicine, behavior, and health. Biomedical engineers are employed by pharmaceutical industries, government agencies, biomedical product companies, universities, medical center labs, and emerging high-tech industries. Due to their multidisciplinary backgrounds, biomedical engineers have diverse research interests, often acting as liaisons between technological and clinical communities.
At The Ohio State University, the Department of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with over 70 faculty mentors to choose from within the Colleges of Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Engineering, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine. Students also may pursue an MD/PhD degree administered jointly through the College of Medicine and the Graduate School. A mature graduate program, Biomedical Engineering has granted over 350 graduate degrees since 1971. Undergraduate students interested in career or graduate school preparation can minor in Biomedical Engineering while majoring in another area of study.