Undergraduate Admission

Admission to the undergraduate BME program is coordinated by the USC Viterbi Office of Undergraduate Admission. For information regarding admissions requirements and procedures for new and transfer students, please contact their offices at http://viterbiadmission.usc.edu/

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question you would like to see answered on this page, please e-mail us at bmedept@usc.edu

Can BME students study overseas?

Yes! In the past few years, BME students have studied in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. BME students are also well-represented in the Viterbi Engineering Overseas program.

Does the BME degree prepare me for med school?

Yes! Biomedical Engineering is an excellent preparation for the rigors of med school. In terms of coursework, the BME and BMEC degrees include most classes that are considered "pre-reqs" for the MCAT. Additional coursework needed has included Biochemistry, and introductions to Psychology and Sociology.  Past BME students have been able to fit these additional courses into their schedule without any difficulty. Click here to see a sample of the schools our graduates have attended after leaving USC.

Will I be able to find a job with a BME degree?

The biotech industry is growing and there are many opportunities for our students. In addition to bio-related jobs, many of our graduates have found positions in consulting, finance, utilities, and many other fields. Click here to see a sample of where our alumni have gone.

All information contained here is summarized from the USC Catalogue and is considered non-official. For all rules, regulations, procedures, and outlines, please see the current academic year USC catalogue.

Undergraduate Programs:


BS in Biomedical Engineering
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BS in Biomedical Engineering with an Emphasis in Molecular and Cellular Engineering
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BS in Biomedical Engineering with an Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering
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BS in Biomedical Engineering with an Emphasis in Electrical Engineering
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Published on February 3rd, 2017

Last updated on January 31st, 2022