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The bioengineering undergraduate program will prepare students for careers in rapidly developing areas of biomedical engineering and bioprocessing. Our unified and comprehensive program leading to the B.S. degree in Bioengineering will:

  • Provide students with a fundamental understanding of the life and medical sciences
  • Teach students to apply engineering principles in the life and medical sciences
  • Develop their critical problem solving skills in bioengineering
  • Develop their ability to communicate effectively and participate in interdisciplinary teams
  • Expose students to a broad education that prepares them for diverse careers
Undergraduates in bioengineering will then have the training to pursue further education in graduate school, medical school and have strong preparation for a career in the biotechnology industry.

The B.S. degree is organized around a core of required courses and a selection of elective courses from three specialization areas. The specialization electives provide a flexibility that can be used to create a focus in: cellular and molecular engineering; bioinstrumentation, imaging and optics; or biomaterials and biomechanics. Because of the number of options, students should consult early with departmental advisers to plan a program that meets their needs.

degree requirements (PDF)
The required courses, suggested schedule, and associated faculty for the B.S. degree in Bioengineering at Rice University.

ABET paper
The educational objectives, and the outcome expected of students in the Bioengineering program.

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