Biomedical engineering links biology, medicine, and engineering to improve human health. Many engineering students choose this major as preparation for medical school.
As engineers increasingly have become involved with projects in the life and health sciences, biomedical engineering has emerged to bridge the gap between these sciences and engineering.
Biomedical engineers consult with physicians to design and evaluate prosthetic devices, work with new materials for implants and tissue-generated implants; perform computer analysis of medical images; and use computers to analyze genetic structures and functions.
The University of Iowa provides a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Scholarships are available to first-year, transfer, and currently enrolled students. For additional details on scholarships for your program of study, check directly with the department or college.
Apply early for scholarships. The College of Engineering offers Engineering First-Year Scholarships as well as many other scholarship opportunities for sophomore, junior, and senior students. To learn more, visit the College of Engineering Scholarships.
Course work includes mathematics and basic sciences, engineering topics, general education (humanities and social sciences), and an elective focus area. Students may choose one of these focus areas or customize their studies to align with their interests or career objectives:
- Biomechanics and biomaterials
- Cellular engineering