Biomedical Engineering at JHU
The undergraduate program provides a strong foundation in mathematics, engineering, science and the humanities and social sciences. Our curriculum also contains a set of “core knowledge,” defined and taught by the faculty, that future biomedical engineers should possess. The BME program is unique because it resides in both the Whiting School of Engineering and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine — courses are offered on the Homewood Campus and students can choose to work in research laboratories on both the Homewood and Medical Institutions campuses.
You will have extraordinary opportunities to engage with some of the best engineering and clinical faculty in the world through research and design projects. BME majors are highly sought after in labs because of their technical skills and motivation to conduct high level research.
Our curriculum is designed to be completed in 4 years. Through careful planning or by utilizing advanced placement credit, students have flexibility to pursue minors and double majors, study abroad, complete premedical requirements or graduate early.
Life after BME
Each graduating class trends a little differently, but approximately one-third of our students will enter medical school (including dental school), one-third will enter graduate school (engineering, science, law or business) and the remaining one-third will work in a variety of settings: consulting, finance, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Others work in hospitals, medical research facilities and government regulatory agencies. A few entrepreneurial students will choose to start their own companies based on a design or research project conducted as an undergraduate.
Learn More by Visiting Our Campus
One of the best ways to find out if the BME program at Johns Hopkins University is right for you is to schedule a visit to campus. Information sessions led by an admissions representative and guided tours with a current Johns Hopkins student are offered most weekdays and on selected Saturdays in the fall. Selected classes are also open for visits during the fall and spring semesters.
See the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website for more information about visiting the Homewood Campus.
The Biomedical Design Studio
The departments’ new Biomedical Design Studio provides premiere work space and resources for students to brainstorm, design, and develop prototype solutions for clinical and global health challenges.