Accelerated Degree Program
B.S. in Chemistry / M.S.B.E. in Biomedical Engineering
This program intends for students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering over the span of five years. Completion of this program allows students to complete 9 credits toward the M.S. in during the junior or senior year of their B.S. degree.
Target students and expected outcomes
The accelerated program is an attractive and viable path for students seeking to expedite their entry to the workforce as an engineer, obtain a leadership position, or to pursue M.D. or Ph.D. studies. Students who complete this program will maximize: department and professional resources, obtaining an industry position in the rapidly growing field of biomedical engineering, and opportunities for research and technology transfer for medical devices, systems or drug development.
Description and Requirements
For consideration of admission to the program a student must:
1. Have completed 15 credit hours in the B.S. Chemistry major, upon applying;
2. Have a minimum 3.33 GPA overall;
3. Have a minimum undergraduate 3.5 GPA in the major;
4. Have met with the Undergraduate Advisor and Graduate Director and/or Graduate Advisor to discuss a plan of study
Undergraduate Degree Requirements for the B. S. in Chemistry
All Chemistry major students will complete graduation requirements listed in the USF undergraduate catalog.
University and College Requirements:
• 120 credit hours.
• USF Residency - Students must complete 30 hours of the last 60 hours in USF coursework.
• Pursue the normal 8 semester sequence listed in the current USF Undergrad Catalog for Chemistry Majors.
• But the Engineering/Science and General electives, and open summer course slots would be utilized to complete the required 5 engineering undergrad courses, and the 3 BME Masters courses which are double-counted.
• Then, upon the BS graduation, accelerated students will complete the USF Accelerated Program Progression Form, and enter the BME Master’s Program.
List of 5 undergrad engineering courses to be taken:
EGN 3433 Modeling and analysis of engineering systems
Students must complete 12 credit hours from the following courses:
*EGN 3311 Statics
EGN 3321 Dynamics
EGN 3331 Mechanics of Materials
EGN 3365 Materials Engineering I
*EGN 3373 Electrical Systems I
*EGN 3343 Thermodynamics
ECH 3702 Instrument Systems I
EML 3701 Fluid Systems
Students should note that EGN 3311 is a prerequisite for several of the listed courses.
*Indicate most highly recommended courses
Master’s Degree Requirements: Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.E.)
Program (Major): Biomedical Engineering (EBI)
CIP Code: 14.0501; Major/College Code: EBIEN
Total Program Hours: 30
Specific Course Requirements - 5 electives, and these 5 required courses:
GMS 6440 Basic Medical Physiology
GMS 6605 Basic Medical Anatomy
PHC 6051 Biostatistics II
BME 6000 Biomedical Engineering I
BME 6931 Biomedical Engineering II
Comprehensive Exam Required:
Written for non-Thesis students; Defense of Thesis for Thesis students.
Thesis is not required for non-Thesis Masters students
6 credits of Thesis required, for Thesis students
For the BME Master’s program, students can get a C, C+ or B-, as long as their GPA stays above 3.00. GPA below 3.00 results in Probation, or eventually can result in Dismissal.
Note 1: Any 3 of the BME courses listed above or the electives can be double-counted (a total of 9 hours of graduate credit may be shared.)