What will I study?
The biomedical engineering bachelor's program will provide you with a thorough grounding
in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. Our curriculum provides a strong foundation in the basic and applied sciences, as
well as in the liberal arts, to provide you with a well-balanced education. You will
learn the application of mathematics and science at the interface between engineering
and biology. Ultimately we strive to prepare you for graduate studies in biomedical
engineering, professional studies in medical school or professional careers in biomedical
What can I specialize in?
The curriculum provides the opportunity to engage in different technical and engineering
electives, laboratory course components, and a capstone design experience. You may
choose between a medical, biomechanics or biomolecular track, and elective components
and design experiences will be tailored to your specific interests.
How can I enhance my degree?
Capstone Design Initiative
As an undergraduate student, you'll test your knowledge in real-world applications. The Capstone Design course is a required course for seniors that pairs a student team with an industry partner on a project to design an engineering or computing solution to a business problem.
With our Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees Accelerated Program you may be eligible to complete both the bachelor's degree and master's degree in as few as five years. The use of dual credit-courses that can be used toward both degrees enables acceleration of the program, reducing the total enrollment of the student by one semester. Find out if you have what it takes by exploring the admission criteria and additional requirements for the accelerated program.
How can I apply?
Prospective undergraduate students must apply for admissions to the University. Once
accepted to USC you can choose any major you want, including Biomedical Engineering.
Visit our Admissions page for information on how to apply to USC.
Please note that Calculus I (MATH 141) readiness (Pre-Calculus Math Placement Test score of 19 or higher) is strongly encouraged for all students entering the Biomedical Engineering Program since MATH 141 is a required pre- or corequisite for some of our freshman engineering courses. You can find more information about the Math Placement Test here.
The suggested 4-year curriculum plan for the Biomedical Engineering major can be viewed here.