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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

(Courses outside of SBES meeting the life science requirement on the 5000 and 6000 level courses only from the following departments, but cannot include seminar, research credits, or professional development courses, e.g. BIOL 5154)

  • BMVS: Biomedical & Veterinary Sciences
  • BIOL: Biology
  • BCHM: Biochemistry
  • ALS: Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • ENT: Entomology
  • GBCB: Genetics Bioinformatics, Computational Biology
  • NEUR: Neuroscience
  • TBMH: Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health
  • VM: Veterinary Medicine
  • PSYC 5344 (Cognitive Psychology)
  • HNFE 5164 (Molecular Aspects of Diet and Cancer)
  • HNFE 5474 (Human Exercise Testing: Physiology and Biomechanics)

Winston-Salem Campus

(Courses outside of SBES meeting the life science requirement on the Students may use 600 and 700 level courses from the following departments, but cannot include seminar, research credits, or professional development courses)

  • BMSC: Biomedical Science
  • 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
  • HES 780 (Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers)
  • HES 675 (Adv. Exercise Physiology) 

NOTE:
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.

Always refer to the SBES Graduate Handbook for more detailed information