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B.S.B.E. in Biomedical Engineering

Prepare to create new medical devices, promote cutting-edge biotechnologies, and examine methods supporting a healthy life.

The University of Mississippi Biomedical Engineering program prepares students for the interdisciplinary world of biomedicine and technology. Students choose a track in Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Systems Engineering, or Bioinformatics.

Key Benefits

The Biomedical Engineering program allows student to partner with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Students also work with the University of Mississippi's world-class School of Pharmacy and Centers for Physical Acoustics and Natural Products to help create a dynamic educational experience.

Graduate Outcomes

Graduates of the program can enter careers in medical device design, biotech, pharmaceutical research and sales, and telemedicine. Biomedical engineering provides the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.).

Experiences Offered

Biomedical Engineering students can capitalize on internship experiences, as well as participate in undergraduate research projects.


B.S.B.E. in Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Biomedical Engineering draws its strength inside and outside the classroom from a dynamic faculty, whose diverse interests and experiences serve our students and surrounding communities.

Dwight Ernest Waddell
Chair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Affiliate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Center for Diagnostics, Design, Devices, and Biomechanics
Glenn Walker
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering
Nikki Reinemann
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
Thomas Anthony Werfel
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Joint Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Sciences

Specific requirements for the B.S.B.E. include Writ 100, Writ 101, or Hon 101; Writ 102, Liba 102, or Hon 102; Math 261-264, Math 353; Chem 105, 106, 115, 116, 221, 222, 225, 226; Phys 211, 212, 221, 222; Bisc 160, 161, 162, 163; Csci 251; Engr 360, 400; El E 331; Ch E 307, 308; BME 200, 222, 313, 314, 333, 370, 444, 461, 462.

Freshmen may directly enroll in B.S.B.E. with an ACT Math score of at least 24 (or SAT equiv) or 3.2 high school core GPA. Students transferring to the program from other majors or other institutions must have 2.25 cumulative GPA as well as 24 ACT Math score or 76 ALEKS math placement score or B in MATH 125 or higher math class.

Chris Patterson

Chris Patterson (BSME '01) is currently the Director of Marketing for the Thoracolumbar Degenerative Therapy Group at Medtronic Spinal in Memphis, TN. He is responsible for global strategy, pipeline development and commercialization of degenerative spinal therapies.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to join an active Ole Miss Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) student chapter.