Minor in Biomedical Engineering

The goal of the minor program is to educate students in how to apply engineering fundamentals to solve problems in biology and medicine. The program should be of particular interest to those students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in biomedical engineering and/or medicine.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines

Program of Study

The Biomedical Engineering minor must comprise at least 15 credit hours, of which at least 9 credit hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).

Required Courses
Choose one:3
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
Systems Physiology
Select at least one of the following:3
Exercise Physiology
Kinesiological Basis of Human Movement
Human Physiology
Biological Principles
Survey of Biochemistry
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Biomedical Engineering
Select at least 9 credit hours from the following:9
Biofluid Mechanics
Biosolid Mechanics
Neuroengineering Fundamentals
Biological Networks and Genomics
Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Introduction to Medical Image Processing
Drug Design, Development and Delivery
Introduction to Medical Image Processing
Engineering Electrophysiology
Introduction to Biomaterials
Diagnostic Imaging Physics
Biomedical Instrumentation
Biosystems Analysis
Total Credit Hours15
  • A maximum of 6 creditr hours of approved Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program.
  • A maximum of 3 credit  hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.