Biomedical engineering students at The University of Akron

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program

Biomedical engineers study and research the engineering aspects of biological systems to create new devices and procedures to improve health and quality of life. UA offers three areas of specialization that each combine a basic understanding of engineering principles with an appreciation of the life sciences using the latest engineering technology. 

Program Highlights

  • Co-op program provides paid, flexible, industry experience and is a great way to earn money while getting experience.  
  • Nationally recognized design teams  to apply what you learn in the classroom while you make friends, travel, and build your resume.  
  • Many scholarships  are available to significantly decrease the cost of going to school, from major specific scholarships to some you’re automatically considered for when you apply.
  • Tutoring and academic support that the College provides at no additional cost to undergraduate students majoring in any field of engineering and engineering technology.

Admission Requirements

All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in biomedical engineering are accepted into the College.

If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you.

Admissions process: Learn how our engineering admissions process works.

Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.

How to apply? See step by step details on how to apply to The University of Akron.

Career Opportunities 

A degree in biomedical engineering prepares you for careers in research, medical device development, instrumentation, analysis tools, clinical evaluation methods, systems and processes, and other forms of medical technology, or go on to post-baccalaureate study in engineering, law, or medical school.

Recent UA grads with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering make a median starting salary of $63,000. We have placed graduates at companies including Zimmer Biomet and The Cleveland Clinic.

Biomedical engineering student Taylor Verba at The University of Akron

Student spotlight

Biomedical engineering student Taylor Verba at The University of Akron

“We built a car and a prosthetic arm in our Tools for Engineering Class. I’m already working in a lab as an undergrad.”

—Taylor Verba, Majoring in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering tracks

  • Biomechanics
    Mechanical aspects of the human body and includes hands-on experience in modeling or biomechanics.
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
    The cellular and material aspects of the human body and includes hands-on experience in chemistry and biomaterials.
  • Instrumentation, Signals and Imaging
    Biophysical interactions with the human body and includes hands-on experiences with modeling and electronics.

Curriculum guides & courses

Curriculum guides by track:

Courses: Review all our biomedical engineering classes.


The biomedical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.

For more information

Direct questions to:

Dr. Joan Carletta
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies