Offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Contact: Ryan Sauvé, 121B Weill Hall, (607) 254-3368, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bme.cornell.edu/academics/undergraduate/bem.cfm.
All undergraduates are eligible to participate in this minor, but they may participate in only one of the biological engineering and the biomedical engineering minors.
Educational Objectives: Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and methods to a wide array of problems associated with human health. The discipline includes the design of biocompatible materials, prostheses, surgical implants, artificial organs, controlled drug-delivery systems, and wound closure devices. Diagnosing diseases and determining their biological origins depend upon increasingly sophisticated instrumentation and the use of mathematical models. This minor allows students to gain exposure to the breadth and depth of biomedical engineering offerings at Cornell, to prepare for advanced studies in biomedical engineering, and to obtain transcript recognition for their interest and capability in this rapidly growing area.
Students interested in the minor should contact Ryan Sauvé at the address listed above for an application. Consult the web site listed above for instructions.
Academic standards: At least C– in each course in the minor. A cumulative GPA ≥ 2.0 for all courses in the minor.