Feb 17, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Engineering, B.S.

This degree is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of careers in the biomedical engineering field. The program builds upon a strong base of biology, mathematics, physics,  chemistry, and engineering science to develop a clinically oriented biomedical engineer to serve medical and industrial needs. It includes courses and laboratories in biomedical engineering, physiology and biology. Elective  units are available in the senior year to explore individual areas of interest.

Major Declaration

Freshmen admission to engineering majors is to a 'pre-major' status (i.e., Pre-Biomedical Engineering). Continuation in the major will be subject to meeting specific lower division course and GPA requirements at CSULB that indicate the student's ability to succeed and complete the major. Transfer applicants and CSULB students seeking admission into Biomedical Engineering must  also meet similar major specific requirements. To become fully admitted into the Biomedical Engineering major, all prospective students (i.e., pre-majors, undeclared, major changes) must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA  and complete the following lower-division courses with a minimum grade of "C" prior to earning 60 units:

Core Lower-Division Major Requirements:

General Education Foundations Courses:

  • Written Communication and Oral Communication.

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-Time Freshmen:

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in the following courses within one calendar year.

Transfer Students:

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in the following courses within one calendar year.