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Biomedical Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Design the Future of Medical Devices, Prosthetics and Biomaterials with a Biomedical Engineering Degree from Gannon University

    Forge your education with your own hands by designing projects in cutting-edge laboratories beginning in your first semester. Learn from internationally renowned faculty in small classes as you explore research experiences. By the time you graduate, you will have opportunities to work alongside medical professionals on real-world health care problems, conduct research, attend conferences, publish scientific papers and participate in cross-disciplinary project design and creation.

    • Engage in undergraduate research opportunities in a variety of industries.

    • ABET: Engineering Accreditation ComissionAccredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

    • Pursue engineering design projects that bring your ideas from concept to reality.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Biomedical Engineering

    • Analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine to enhance health care.
    • Apply engineering and technology to increase the quality of life for people with physical disabilities.
    • Gain a competitive edge and hands-on experience while learning technical skills such as creating 3D-printed materials or coding skills to analyze human body movement to complete various projects and research.
    • Tailor your academic learning through track options in biomechanics or bioelectrics, or a biomaterial track that incorporates a pre-health certificate.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    The Biomedical Engineering Laboratory in the Center for Advanced Engineering includes:

    • The only undergraduate virtual reality robotic system used to study how the brain controls movements.
    • A research-grade motion-capture system to record physical activities such as running.
    • A Lap-Mentor Surgery simulator to practice performing virtual surgeries.
    • 3D printers to create composite and ceramic materials for bio-fabrication.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key biomedical engineering courses including: 
    Motion Capture Laboratory: Use the same motion tracking technology as seen in the “Avengers” movie to analyze human motion. 
    Biomedical Heat and Mass Transfer: Learn how the principles of biomedical heat and mass transfer apply to dialysis machines and heart-lung machines to keep patients alive.
    Bioengineering Laboratory: Conduct experiments on how to safely return to sports after ACL reconstruction.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    • A biomedical engineering degree allows you to work in a variety of environments across industries, medicine and business.
    • Receive the foundational knowledge to attend medical school, graduate school or pursue professional degree programs in law, pharmacy or veterinary medicine.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage is $97,410.
    • Our alumni are employed at companies such as Lockheed-Martin, Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and more.

Leyre Berganzos Fernandez

Leyre Berganzos Fernandez Biomedical Engineering

"The highlight of my academic career is the emphasis on biomedical learning, which will give me the opportunity to enter medical school."

Taylor Downs

Taylor Downs Biomedical Engineering

“As a research and development intern at Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary company, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, I was presented with opportunities I never imagined I would receive. I participated in design projects, test development and product testing on various tissues. I got to experience how my studies are utilized in a professional engineering environment.”

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.