Biomedical engineering (BME) combines engineering principles and methodology with physical, chemical and mathematical sciences to solve problems in biology, medicine and behavior, integrating engineering and life sciences for the advancement of human health.
Biomedical engineers are employed by pharmaceutical industries, government agencies, biomedical product companies, universities, medical center labs and emerging high-tech industries. Due to their multidisciplinary backgrounds, biomedical engineers have diverse research interests, often acting as liaisons between technological and clinical communities.
Biomedical Engineering offers degrees of Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy with more than 90 faculty mentors to choose from within colleges such as:
Students also may pursue an MD/PhD degree administered jointly through the College of Medicine and the Graduate School.
The combined BS/MS program is an option for high-achieving Ohio State undergraduates.
For complete information, visit the the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.