A History of Excellence
USC's Bachelor of Science program in Biomedical Engineering was launched in 1974. Since its inception, the BME program has attracted many of the highest-achieving students at USC, including University valedictorians and salutatorians, as well as School of Engineering valedictorians. Our department also claims a large share of all Trustee and Presidential Scholarships awarded to the brightest freshmen entering USC.
Our students receive rigorous training in both science and engineering, giving them a strategic advantage in today's healthcare industry. Graduates of our program have built successful and rewarding careers as medical doctors, engineers, and researchers. Whether progressing to the biomedical industry, medical school, or graduate school, they possess a versatile set of skills to creatively approach the ever-evolving challenges of medical care.
Through the various Biomedical Engineering emphases, BME students and faculty work to comprehend the function and structure of the human body through the application of engineering principles and to use this understanding to improve human health and well-being. The Department's mission to provide the highest quality undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education to prepare students for diverse professional careers at the interface of engineering, biology and medicine is reflected in our academic programs.
The undergraduate Biomedical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
. The areas of emphasis within Biomedical Engineering are part of the Biomedical Engineering accreditation.
Please click on the links at left to learn more about the specific areas of emphasis.