What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering at MSU - Biomedical engineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior, and health. It advances fundamental concepts; creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level; and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation, and for improving health.

What classes should I take in High School to prepare for College?

For those interested in engineering, we encourage you to take as much math and science as possible. Algebra, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry and physics are all good preparatory courses for an engineering curriculum. English and writing courses are encouraged as well. Good communication skills are essential for an engineer.

Will I get lost at MSU?

A common concern for students considering MSU is the size of the campus and number of students here. Students find their "niche" quickly though at State. Students connect to each other quickly through their residence halls, student groups, classes, sporting events, and numerous other opportunities on campus. An advantage of a large univerisity is that we have a lot of things here to help you be successful and connected.

What are the Computer Requirements?

The computer requirements for the College of Engineering do not differ from the Michigan State University computer requirements for incoming freshmen.

Where will I live?

There is no specific residence hall that all of our engineering students live in. Part of the college experience is living with other students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse academic interests. For those who have an interest in living with other freshmen engineering students, we do have an optional residential program for engineering students called the Spartan Engineering Residential Experience.

Do I apply to the university or to the College of Engineering?

When you apply to Michigan State University, you are applying to the university in general, not to a specific program. MSU allows all of our incoming students to declare a major in whatever they wish. Once you are enrolled at MSU, each college has different requirements to be admitted to their program. Admissions criteria for the College of Engineering can be found here: http://www.egr.msu.edu/advising/admission/admit.