Further your education in biology and medicine with a biomedical engineering minor

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field that combines the best of biology, medicine and engineering design to produce some of the world’s greatest healthcare innovations.

Sound exciting? Consider adding a biomedical engineering minor to your degree! The program is available to engineering and non-engineering majors, and it is excellent preparation for medical school.

Learn More About the Minor in Biomedical Engineering

The biomedical engineering minor is a completely customizable program. Students can select the courses that align with their interests or choose from preselected paths designed for certain majors, including chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering.

As part of the biomedical engineering program, students have the opportunity to learn from notable faculty and pursue undergraduate research opportunities.

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The University of Wyoming allows students to specialize in biomedical engineering while pursuing a foundational degree in chemical, mechanical or electrical engineering.

Students who are not engineering majors are also welcome to pursue this minor.

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What Can You Do With a Biomedical Engineering Minor?

Many biomedical engineering students go on to pursue degrees in medicine, health sciences and, of course, biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineers contribute to medical technologies in a variety of areas including diagnostics, therapeutics, imaging, bioinformatics and rehabilitation.

Biomedical Engineering Careers

Here are some of the job titles our graduates have held:

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Principal Scientist
  • Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Microbiology Technologist
  • Business Development Manager
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Manufacturing Chemist
  • Assistant Professor

Many biomedical engineering students additionally go on to pursue medical school and careers as physicians.



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UW graduates pursue careers in all areas of the biomedical and health sciences fields — among others! Here are some of the places our engineering and science graduates have made an impact:

  • Medtronic
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • University of Wyoming
  • TASC, Inc.
  • 3D Systems Corporation
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Precision Biopsy, LLC
  • Vector Laboratories, Inc
  • Agilent Technologies
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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Biomedical Engineering Degree Program Highlights

Biomedical engineering is a unique and exciting discipline that combines engineering, biology and medicine. Here are some of the opportunities you can expect as part of this program:

Notable Faculty & Research Opportunities

Customizable Programming

Students have the opportunity to choose whichever biomedical engineering courses align with their interests and ideal career path. Alternatively, students can choose from predetermined tracks. Tracks include:

  • Chemical engineering major, emphasis in biomedical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering major, emphasis in biomedical engineering
  • Electrical engineering major, emphasis in biomedical engineering
  • Medical school preparation



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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Department 4055, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2500

Email: che-info@uwyo.edu