Become an Engineer With Purpose by Pursuing Marymount’s Biomedical Engineering Program

Build upper-limb exoskeletons and body-powered prosthetics. Design custom electronic wearables. Develop computer-based tracking systems for clinical practices.

At Marymount University, our Biomedical Engineering bachelor’s degree brings together engineering and medicine to improve health care in the Washington, DC, area and around the globe. Our hands-on courses for Biomedical Engineering students are taught by expert professionals, feature small classes with personalized attention, and offer various opportunities to conduct groundbreaking—and life-changing—undergraduate research.

When you graduate from our on-campus Biomedical Engineering bachelor’s degree, you’ll have the knowledge and know-how of various design and implementation technologies to succeed in an ever-growing field of jobs for biomedical engineers.

Biomedical Engineering Program Highlights

At Marymount, courses for Biomedical Engineering majors equip you with the knowledge and confidence to use technology and medicine to improve human health and well-being. You’ll build a firm foundation in computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering as you:

  • Learn from faculty members with diverse expertise

Our faculty members are expert educators and leaders in research, including designing 3D printable prosthetic limbs and assistive devices that are built for the low-resource regions of the world. They will be there to work with you in the classroom, collaborate with you in their game-changing research, and prepare you to succeed in jobs for biomedical engineers.

  • Access top-notch technologies and laboratories

In your courses for Biomedical Engineering majors, you will utilize traditional and additive manufacturing technologies and basic electronics throughout their studies. Gain hands-on experience with resin 3D printers and 3D bioprinters as you utilize our digital fabrication, electronics, and virtual reality design and testing labs. With access to these cutting-edge tools, our Biomedical Engineering bachelor’s degree students have created custom electronic wearables, body-powered prosthetics, and more.

  • Pursue hands-on capstone projects

As part of your Biomedical Engineering program requirements, you will complete freshman and senior capstone projects. While your freshman capstone project will introduce you to the full engineering design process—from ideation through development and testing—your senior capstone project will allow you to demonstrate growth as an engineer as you work with a clinical or industry partner on a cutting-edge venture.

  • Thrive in small classes

Unlike other Biomedical Engineering bachelor’s degree programs, at Marymount you’ll benefit from small courses for Biomedical Engineering. In fact, our student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. That means you’ll have robust personal attention throughout your studies and as you prepare for jobs for biomedical engineers.

What Can You Do With a Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree?

More than 2 billion individuals will need at least one assistive product in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Because more than 90% of these individuals will lack access to such assistive technologies, Marymount puts a unique emphasis on low-cost assistive tools to meet this global need.

Jobs for biomedical engineers continue to see growth, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting a 5% increase in career opportunities over the next decade.

Jobs for Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical Engineering program graduates can expect to find employment in:

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical device design
  • Data science
  • Heath care
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Wearable technology

Additionally, salary outlooks for jobs for biomedical engineers remain strong. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for biomedical engineers is $91,410—significantly higher than salaries for many other occupations. That means, as a Marymount graduate, you’ll be entering a growing, rewarding, and purposeful career path.

What You Will Study in Our Biomedical Engineering Program

At Marymount, our 120-credit-hour Biomedical Engineering bachelor’s degree starts with a core liberal arts curriculum. You’ll then complete 10 foundational courses for Biomedical Engineering studies and six additional electives. You can expect to take coursework in:

  • Biomechanics, which studies the forces, stresses, and strains in the human body during normal function.
  • Intermediate Engineering Design–Biomedical Applications, which involves applying engineering principles and materials to medicine and health care.
  • Medical Wearable Development, which covers microcomputer applications—both hardware and software—as applied to biomedical science and biomedical engineering.

Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Our Biomedical Engineering program faculty members are leaders in teaching and research, and they also are thought leaders in the field through their service to various professional organizations.

View our faculty here

Programs Related to Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Dual Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Liberal Studies