Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biomedical Engineering

Advance your understanding of engineering, biology and medicine to imagine new possibilities for treating disease and disabilities and improve community and global health.

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Create Cutting-Edge Solutions to Support Human Health and Well-Being

Earn your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biomedical Engineering, BSBME from California Baptist University and become a force of innovation in the biomedical field. The training you receive in the BSBME program ensures you have a firm foundation in engineering, biology, anatomy and physiology and computer-aided design — all of which support your intellectual development and career growth.

With a blend of traditional coursework, labs and internships, you receive a thorough experiential education that develops the technical skills and interdisciplinary expertise necessary for success in your post-graduation endeavors.

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113 Units*

*105-113 units

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2 Concentrations
3 Years to Complete Program

The engineering accelerated program will allow students to earn their Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering in as little as 3 years.

Why Choose CBU’s Biomedical Engineering Major?

Biomedical engineers study the human body from an engineering perspective and create high-tech solutions for improving human health. As a biomedical engineering major, you develop a unique expertise that encompasses engineering fundamentals and human physiology. This skill set makes you highly sought after by today’s medical device manufacturers and medical research institutions.

The BSBME degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria and the Bioengineering and Biomedical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria. This prestigious accreditation ensures you receive a high-value education and quality preparation for your future biomedical career.

Research and Intern at Industry-Leading Organizations

The bioengineering department prioritizes experiential learning and uses project-based curricula, which empowers you to conduct research and development of new medical technologies under faculty supervision. Additionally, you gain exposure to distinguished companies and organizations through your required internship. Past students have interned at Keck Graduate Institute, National Institutes of Health and NASA Glenn Research Center.

Earn Your Biomedical Engineering Degree in Three Years

If you want to expedite your undergraduate education, CBU offers an accelerated program that allows you to earn your bachelor’s in biomedical engineering in as little as three years. Through this accelerated format, you can begin your graduate education or start your career ahead of schedule.

Learn more about the College of Engineering’s three-year degree program.

Learn in an Uplifting Community

The BSBME program offers a warm, inviting environment that lets you collaborate with your classmates and faculty to grow academically, spiritually and socially. We also encourage you to join CBU’s student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society, a nationally recognized society that supports your pursuit of excellence and helps you navigate your career path.

What You'll Learn in the Biomedical Engineering Program

In preparation for your career in biomedical engineering, learn about:

Program Details

The BSBME program’s student outcomes describe the expectations of what students should know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors students acquire as they progress through the program. The outcomes prepare graduates to attain the program's educational objectives.

Upon graduation, CBU’s biomedical engineering majors obtain:

  • EGR 1: An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  • EGR 2: An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
  • EGR 3: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • EGR 4: An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.

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The BS in Biomedical Engineering program consists of core engineering requirements,biomedical engineering requirements and concentration requirements broken down into the following:

  • Lower-division core engineering requirements (11-16 units)
  • Upper-division core engineering requirements (12 units)
  • Math and science requirements (34 units)
  • Lower-division biomedical engineering requirements (18 units)
  • Upper-division biomedical engineering requirements (14 units)
  • Concentration requirements (16-19 units)

In addition to traditional coursework, students must also complete 200 hours of a pre-approved, supervised internship and meet the general education requirements. 

During your time in the biomedical engineering degree program, you must choose one of two concentrations — either the general studies concentration or the mechanical systems concentration. 

Each degree concentration includes a unique set of requirements students must meet to graduate from the program. To learn more about the tracks, review the biomedical engineering (general studies) flowchart or the biomedical engineering (mechanical systems) flowchart.

EGR 263: Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design

This course introduces you to 3D CAD using Solidworks software and provides an overview of how to create sketches, extrusions, revolutions and holes.

EGR 361: Introduction to Biomechanics

This course explores the fundamental biomechanical principles and their application from a quantitative and rehabilitation perspective.

EGR 364: Bioimaging

EGR 364
This course provides a broad-based overview of major imaging techniques used in biomedical patient care and research.

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Mark Gordon, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering Department
Aerospace, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department

Office Phone: 951-552-8730
E-mail: mgordon@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 359

Seung-Jae Kim, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical and Bioengineering

Office Phone: 951-552-8635
E-mail: sjkim@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 360

Seong Kong, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Office Phone: 951-552-8854
E-mail: skong@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 361

Matthew Rickard, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office Phone: 951-343-4951
E-mail: mrickard@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 364

CBU’s biomedical engineering bachelor of science degree program offers a rigorous curriculum that challenges you and spurs academic, personal and spiritual growth. To begin preparing for the application process, review the undergraduate admissions requirements.

Adam Goodwin

My professors cared about what I thought. They gave me a voice in classes, and showed me that I could be a leader. I have since learned about health disparities and the broken nature of a health system married to profits, and hope to spend my life working to rectify these injustices through thoughtful innovations.

Adam Goodwin '17

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Mike Aquino '16

CBU laid the foundation for the rest of my studies in graduate school. It helped me foster my love for people but also helped me apply engineering principles to life. Right now, I am making a difference by developing myself so that I may have more opportunities to develop medical devices for people who need them.

Mike Aquino '16
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Kimberli Graham '17

I am living overseas helping Samaritan’s Purse implement water, sanitation and hygiene projects in rural villages in Myanmar. At CBU, I was told that getting a bachelor’s degree in engineering is really about teaching you how to think. I use that mindset a lot now, even if I’m not necessarily trying to solve engineering problems.

Kimberli Graham '17

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Chase Crossley '21

I chose biomedical engineering because I am interested in making prosthetic limbs, and in helping people who do not have limbs. The program is challenging and my worldview has been expanded.

Chase Crossley '21

Marc Rubio '21

I am interested in helping people gain back mobility. The program at CBU has helped me see things from a different point of view. In the future, I hope to travel and help those less fortunate.

Marc Rubio '21

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Participate in the Heart Hackathon

You'll have the opportunity to join the CBU Cardiac Engineering Team to help develop and construct an artificial heart prototype and then present it to a panel of top cardiac industry CEOs at the annual Heart Hackathon. Six CBU biomedical engineering students competed in 2023 and took home third place.

Careers With a Biomedical Engineering Degree

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the employment of bioengineering and biomedical engineers to increase by 10 percent over the next decade, resulting in 1,200 job openings each year. 

With a median annual salary of $97,410, biomedical engineers earn more than double the national median annual wage of $45,760. And, depending on their chosen industry, their earning potential can range from $62,650 to $108,690. 

Those working in navigation, measuring, electromedical and control instrument manufacturing and physical, engineering and life sciences research and development tend to earn more than those working in academia or healthcare and social assistance. 

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Discover Your Calling with a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering

At California Baptist University, you unlock your potential, acquire in-demand technical skills and expertise and craft inventive solutions to promote human health. Step into God’s purpose for your life by pursuing your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biomedical Engineering. Request more information, or submit your CBU application today.