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Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering graduates will be able to apply their engineering, biology, bioinformatics, and biomechanical knowledge to create artificial organs, prostheses, medical instruments, and healthcare management and delivery systems.

News: Biomedical Engineering Department Celebrates Kickoff


Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum lower-division preparation (Grade of C or better required)

Major preparation courses:

  • Math 122 - Calculus I
  • Math 123 - Calculus II
  • Physics 151 - Mechanics and Heat
  • Chemistry 111A - General Chemistry

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication

Additional recommended preparation for transfer students (Grade of C or better required):

  • Math 224 - Calculus III
  • Chemistry 111B - General Chemistry (Second semester)

Undergraduate Advisor: Dr. Perla Ayala

Engineering - Biomedical and Clinical Option

Classes will continue to be offered for the current Engineering - Biomedical and Clinical degree housed in the CSULB Electrical Engineering Department until students enrolled in that program graduate. Current Engineering - Biomedical and Clinical students interested in transitioning to the Biomedical Engineering major will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


The Biomedical Engineering Department's main instructional lab is in ET-241. Faculty Perla Ayala and David Stout conduct research in ET-243 and Emel Demircan operates the Human Performance & Robotics Lab.