Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Combine the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to advance healthcare treatment

Dr. Thomas Werfel and Dr. Glenn Walker hold up their device that can be implanted in the body to microdose psychedelic drugs for treatment-resistant depression.

"I would like to become a doctor. But, having a biomedical engineering degree allows me the freedom to also go into manufacturing medical devices or work in research and technology."

Piper Lind

Biomedical engineering major from Biloxi, MS

About this program

Biomedical engineers do a lot of different things that fall under the umbrella of biomedicine – everything from creating new medical devices to developing next-generation pharmaceuticals.

With a biomedical engineering degree from Ole Miss, you can pursue a job in the biomedical industry or graduate studies in the field. Also, you’ll be well-placed to seek a professional career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or patent law.

Tailor your degree

Choose one of these academic tracks in our biomedical engineering program.

Biomolecular engineering – brings together the study of molecular biology, biophysics and chemical engineering to modify or create new molecules. This can lead you to a job working on innovative drugs and medical processes, as well as new foods and fuels.

Biomedical systems – provides you with an understanding of medical instrumentation, devices and biomechanics. You’ll also learn about signal analysis, using technology and other tools to better understand a person’s health.

Bioinformatics – applies big data analytics to genome sequencing, medical imaging and large data management. This degree can start you down the path for a career in computational medical research, software development or database management.

Pre-med – combines courses in biology and chemistry with the rigor of an engineering curricula. This sets you up for success in medical school and future medical endeavors.

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    Program Information

    Program Type


    Area of Study



    4 years


    B.S.B.E. in Biomedical Engineering

    Program Location



    Biomolecular engineering, Biomedical systems, Bioinformatics. Pre-med

    Required Credit Hours


    Beyond the classroom

    Piper Lind, a biomedical engineering student, poses for a photo out side of Brevard Hall.

    Co-ops and internships

    Work for a semester or the summer in a company or lab to see what biomedical engineers do.

    Real-world experience
    Biomedical engineering students consult on their work in the research lab.


    Help our professors in their research efforts – looking into the origins of heart disease, new treatments for breast cancer, drug delivery mechanisms for depression, and more.

    Explore research areas
    A biomedical engineering student gives a presentation at nano-reu.

    Student organizations

    Find your place in one of our student organizations and learn more about your field in the Biomedical Engineering Society.

    Find your org

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