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Biomedical Engineering

Congratulations, Biomedical Engineering Chair Shadnaz Asgari, whose work building the department and increasing representation in STEM has won her a CSU Faculty and Innovation Leadership Award. Read more

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.


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

Note: 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 instructional/research lab in the area of Biomedical Signal Processing is in ET-241. BME's instructional/research lab in the area of Tissue Engineering is in ET-243.  

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at CSULB is to serve the university, and the broader academic and non-academic communities through education, research, and scholarly activities. We seek to:

  • prepare highly skilled biomedical engineers, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, for lives of professional and ethical service to their communities
  • provide the highest standard of education in an open and inclusive learning environment that fosters intellectual growth
  • advance scientific inquiry and innovative technology design for the improvement of human health through quantitative engineering analysis of human body as an integrated system
  • contribute new knowledge to the national and international scientific and engineering communities

We engage motivated and talented students in an interdisciplinary and collaborative educational environment. Our graduates understand the ethical, social, and economic implications of their work. The Department of Biomedical Engineering fosters interdisciplinary research to improve the quality of healthcare and reduce its overall costs.