Engineering methods and strategies are used today to address biomedical problems ranging from studies of physiological function using images to the development of artificial organs and new biomaterials. The major in Biomedical Engineering provides an understanding of the common methods that underlie many of these disciplines, as well as the ability to develop detailed quantitative approaches in one of the biomedical engineering fields.
In offering three tracks (bioimaging, biomechanics, and biomolecular engineering), the Biomedical Engineering major provides for a variety of flexible programs corresponding to a range of student interests. The major can easily be adapted to the requirements for medical school.
Freshmen interested in Biomedical Engineering study mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. General recommendations for a freshman course of study are available under Biology.
There will be a meeting in the fall for students interested in the major. Information about Biomedical Engineering at Yale is available on the departmental Web site. The director of undergraduate studies welcomes consultation with students about their programs. Yale College Programs of Study, available on line by mid-July, provides complete information about the major.