Biomedical Engineering Life Science Requirement

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Approved BMES Life Science Courses

M.S. and Ph.D. students must enroll in one (or more, if desired) graduate level science course and acquire a minimum of three credits to fulfill the life science requirement for a graduate degree in biomedical engineering.

This requirement applies to students on BOTH campuses.

  • BMES 5184 / 618 Injury Physiology
  • BMES 5024 / 602 Biomedical Engineering & Human Disease

Blacksburg Campus

  • BMVS: Biomedical & Veterinary Sciences
  • BIOL: Biology
  • BCHM: Biochemistry
  • ALS: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Winston-Salem Campus

  • MCB: Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
  • CABI: Cancer Biology
  • BICM: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • MOLG: Molecular Genetics and Genomics
  • MMTS: Molecular Medicine and Translational Science
  • MICRO: Microbiology and Immunology
  • PATH: Molecular Pathology
  • IPP: Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology
  • NEUR: Neuroscience (previously NBAT)
  • BIO: Biology

Questions about specific courses in these or other departments should be directed to the Virginia Tech or Wake Forest University program directors.

It is the student's responsibility to examine the course descriptions, pre-requisites, and/or restrictions in order to determine whether he/she has sufficient academic background to enroll in a particular course. If course descriptions fail to specify pre-requisites and/or restrictions for registration, the student may find it useful to contact the faculty member teaching the class.