As a Bioengineering major, you’ll learn to apply physical science techniques to life-science problems in preparation for a career in bioengineering product development, medicine, or other avenues that embrace global healthcare issues. Your broad education in engineering will be enhanced by your ability to make informed and ethical decisions and effectively communicate your ideas.

Small classes, attentive faculty, research and study abroad opportunities, and an exceptional support system ensure your personal and professional success.

Sample Courses

  • BEN 212 Experimental Methods in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
  • BEN 301 Biological Principles for Engineers
  • BEN 364 Quantitative Physiology
  • BEN 481 Bioinstrumentation
  • ECS 326 Engineering Materials, Properties, and Processing
  • BEN 468 Biomaterials and Medical Devices

Practical Experience

  • Your curriculum can be specialized to align with your desired career path – industry, research, or pre-medicine.
  • If a career in medicine is your goal, you can select electives in a way that prepares you to meet the entrance requirements established by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects at the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, The Institute for Sensory Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the SUNY Institute for Human Performance.
  • The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences has 20 co-curricular organizations as well as student organizations like the Biomedical Engineering Society. Syracuse University’s BS in Bioengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • The 5-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBP Program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through SU Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries. ECS students can choose yearlong study in London, a semester in Dublin, Florence, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Madrid, Santiago, or Sydney, and summer opportunities in the Middle East and Strasbourg.

Life after Syracuse University

As a College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate with a major in Bioengineering, you can explore such careers as:

  • Biomaterial designer
  • Bioinstrumentation/medical device designer
  • Orthopedic bioengineer/prosthesis design
  • Cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering
  • Healthcare engineer
  • Consulting
  • Teaching

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as medicine, molecular and cellular engineering, quantitative biology, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

Learn more about Bioengineering.