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  • Students develop and and learn how to market a prototype in the senior capstone design project.
  • This major has the highest percentage of female engineering students than any other field.

About the Program

People with disabilities count on breakthrough innovations created by biomedical engineers to lead their daily activities. When you have an education that combines both life sciences and engineering, you can help develop better walkers, wheelchair accessories, and other assistive technologies that change lives.

In fact, biomedical engineers design all sorts of tools and products that are critical to the medical profession. From surgical instruments to implants and much more, your job description runs the gamut. That's why we offer three concentrations in our program. If you choose to study tissue engineering, you'll learn about combining cells and molecules into functional tissues, like artificial skin and cartilage. Or you can choose to focus on biomaterials and study building artificial organs and learn how medical devices interact with the human body. Concentrate on biomechanics, and you'll explore implantable device design, how cells respond to outside forces, and more. You'll also be able to add the UABTeach program onto your coursework, earning a certification to teach biology or general science. You'll finish with a senior capstone design experience, where you'll work with students from different majors solving real-world engineering problems.


  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering

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This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

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If you are a current student and wish to change your major, be sure to speak with your current advisor(s). Find your advisor(s) listed on your student profile page when you log in to BlazerNET.

Then you can change your major on BlazerNET. Find more information here.

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