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Why Study Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis?

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It is an exciting time and place to be a biomedical engineer. Our accredited undergraduate program consists of around 500 students. The program is supported by outstanding faculty, staff, and world class facilities, including the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging, and the TEAM Prototyping Facility. Biomedical engineering students are highly engaged on campus and beyond, many through our award-winning student organization.

Dr. Choi talking to students

One of our core values is the belief that biomedical engineers should learn by doing and this starts from day one in BIM 1, our Fall quarter first year class. Students work in teams on engineering design projects and also hear from our renowned faculty about the exciting range of opportunities in BME. At UC Davis we emphasize translation through our close relationships with both the clinicians at UC Davis Medical Center and at the School of Veterinary Medicine with whom our senior-design students solve problems of clinical origin by designing and building a functional prototype in our year-long course. Also at the UC Davis Medical Center students participate in research, Health-Related Internships in Sports Medicine and Orthotics, and most recently in our Quarter at Aggie Square experience. Our BME program offers an evolving range of hands-on courses, from rapid prototyping to cell culture to neuroengineering. More than 50% of our students participate in undergraduate research on campus, with some going on to graduate or professional schools while many of our students also participate in off-campus internships at academic institutions, medical clinics, industry or national labs.

While BME focuses only on medical research, for those interested in other biology-related programs, UC Davis offers: Biological Systems Engineering, Biochemical EngineeringBiotechnology and the many majors in the College of Biological Sciences (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Human Biology, Molecular and Medical Microbiology, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, and Systems and Synthetic Biology). 

Begin your journey at UC Davis by applying today.