Virginia Tech® home

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

C-Tech Coding Paper Airplanes

Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Medicine and Technology

Virginia Tech offers an undergraduate degree program in biomedical engineering as well as a minor program of study.

With the nation’s demand for health-related services, products, and professionals expected to skyrocket over the next decade, Virginia Tech biomedical engineering students will be uniquely trained to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and the technology needed to address emerging and complex health care problems. 

Our program emphasizes technology transfer, engineering fundamentals, and hands-on learning opportunities. Students will have access to undergraduate research alongside program faculty, internships and clinical rotations, and innovative entrepreneurial training. 

Declaring a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

Virginia Tech’s new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in biomedical engineering was approved for limited enrollment during its first several years. As of fall 2023, the enrollment cap has been removed. Going forward, BME now uses the requirements specified of all other degree granting programs 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.

To be considered for the BME program, students admitted as first-year students must complete the requirements and the Change of Major application on Hokie Spa at the end of the spring semester of their first year. Students admitted as transfer students are reviewed for consideration during the summer prior to their first year at Virginia Tech.


The Virginia Tech Undergraduate Course Catalog provides an overview of the program and includes information about courses offered.


If you have any questions about this exciting program at Virginia Tech, please contact BEAM’s undergraduate advisor:

Amanda Sandridge
(540) 231-4965

BME Checksheets

Requirements for graduation are referred to via university publications known as checksheets. Students must satisfactorily complete all requirements and university obligations for degree completion. A checksheet for the new B.S. in BME is included below. 

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Entering 2018-2019 (expected graduation 2022)

Entering 2019-2020 (expected graduation 2023)

Entering 2020-2021 (expected graduation 2024)

Entering 2021-2022 (expected graduation 2025)