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College of Engineering and Computing

Biomedical Engineering

Degree Programs

The biomedical engineering program at the University of South Carolina allows students to study and perform interdisciplinary research with faculty from the College of Engineering and Computing as well as the USC College of Arts and Sciences and the USC Medical School.

B.S. (Bachelor of Science) - Biomedical Engineering

Our 130 semester-hour undergraduate program leads to the bachelor of science degree. In this program you will explore wide-ranging biomedical topics including biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue engineering. Our B.S. program prepares you for a career in healthcare industry, as well as graduate and medical school.

M.E. (Master of Engineering) - Biomedical Engineering

Our 30 semester-hour M.E. degree program offers intensive, focused training in the professional practice of biomedical engineering. The program is specifically designed for students who plan to pursue industrial careers, as a graduate degree could enhance their job application, yield a higher starting salary, and enable rapid promotion within many corporate structures.

M.S. (Master of Science) - Biomedical Engineering

Our 30 semester-hour program includes a thesis and serves traditional chemical and mechanical engineers who wish to obtain advance training in biological areas, or science majors who wish to receive quantitative training, to enhance their qualifications for industry or medical practice.

B.S. / M.S. Accelerated Program - Biomedical Engineering

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. 

Ph.D. - Biomedical Engineering

Our 60 semester-hour doctoral program prepares graduates of the program to meet the growing demands for advanced level research, development, and entrepreneurial positions in the biomedical industry. You will focus on specialized research to improve health with a dissertation that leads to a Ph.D.