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Applying to the New Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

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Applying to the New Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

Virginia Tech’s new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in biomedical engineering has been approved for limited enrollment during its first three years of roll-out. Year 1 will be limited to 40 initial students, Year 2 will be limited to 60 additional admitted students, and Year 3 will be limited to 80 additional admitted students. An additional year of limited enrollment of 80 students will be in place for the 2022/2023 academic year (Year 4) due to delays in the construction of the university laboratory building.

This degree is housed within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, and the student application and selection process will be administered within the department. 

During the 2020-2021 academic year, there will be two application timeframes.  The first timeframe will be in the fall 2020 semester and transfer students who entered VT in summer or fall 2020 will be eligible to apply.  In the spring 2021 semester, the application will be open to all VT students to join the third cohort which will graduate in 2024 or later. 

Both of applications timeframes will consist of a three-phase process:

1.      Completion of an online application through BME.

2.      Selected applicants will undergo an interview process with the department.

3.      Accepted students will complete the Change of Major application on Hokie Spa. 

All accepted students must be eligible to change into a degree granted program in the College of Engineering.  More information on the Change of Major process and requirements can be found on the Department of Engineering Education website.  

Spring 2021 Application and Admittance Timeline for all VT Students: 

·February 1-February 17, 2021:  Complete the BME Application online. **The application deadline is February 17 at 5 pm EST**

·February 18-26, 2021:  Application review

·March 3, 2021:  Applicants selected for interviews will be notified via email

·March 15-April 9, 2021:  Biomedical engineering undergraduate interviews

·April 19, 2021:  Accepted students will be notified via email

·TBA:  Accepted students complete the University Change of Major on Hokie Spa. Additional dates and deadlines for this process can be found on the “How to Declare an Engineering Major” document, under FAQ 3.


If you have questions about the application process for the B.S. in biomedical engineering, please contact BEAM’s undergraduate advisor:

Amanda Sandridge