BME Honors Program

Eligibility for Admission

o  Completion of at least 32 hours with an overall GPA of at least 3.75.
o  Completion of MA 227 or EGR 265
o  For transfer students, a transfer GPA of at least 3.75 and membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Junior College Honor Society

Students will be mentored by faculty members in a research experience that is similar to graduate school. This experience will develop confidence and independence while boosting the student’s communication and research skills. Ideally, the research project will result in a publication and/or presentation at a professional conference, improving the Honors graduate’s credentials for further training or employment.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate at the UAB Honors Convocation and their transcript will read “Graduation with Honors in Biomedical Engineering”.

Three credit hours of Honors Research may be used to satisfy a 400-level BME course elective. Further, students may graduate with up to 6 hours of credit to be applied towards a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering.

o  Completion of the BME undergraduate curriculum plus:
o  One additional credit hour of Biomedical Engineering Seminar (BME 496).
o  EGR 301 Honors Research (1 credit hour). Students in the Science and Technology Honors Program are exempt from this requirement.
o  BME 494 (research hours and proposal preparation). Three credit hours.
o  BME 495 (research hours and thesis preparation). At least 3 credit hours. Up to 6 additional hours may be applied towards a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering at UAB.
o  Selection of a 3-member honors committee, which includes the research advisor and at least one BME faculty member.
o  Approval of a formal proposal, which must be submitted to the honors committee at least one week prior to an oral defense of the proposal. The proposal must be approved by the end of summer semester of the junior year.
o  A written honors thesis in the form of a scientific paper, due one month prior to graduation.
o  Successful oral defense of the honors thesis at least three weeks prior to graduation.

Dr. Alan Eberhardt
School of Engineering Dean’s Office

Hoehn Engineering Building
1075 13th Street South
Birmingham AL 35294-4440