Multi-Disciplinary Programs

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is not available as a major at Michigan State, but several of our degree programs include an optional concentration for biomedical-related focused study, including Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.  The Electrical Engineering major includes a Biomedical Engineering major track.

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Minor in Energy

The Minor in Energy, administered by the College of Engineering, provides students with a foundation in energy science that focuses on topics of fundamental physical principles guiding energy generation, utilization, conservation, engineering applications and the impact of energy within a societal and geological context. Students gain a perspective in energy science that is applicable to many disciplines and highly interdisciplinary. It offers opportunities for students to prepare to work in industry, research, or government, as well as preparation for graduate studies in energy science.

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Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering deals with the control of air, water, and land pollution to protect public health and enhance environmental quality by providing safe water supplies, treatment and disposal of waste water, as well as solid waste management systems. As noted, students can complete an option in this area while earning a civil engineering degree.

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Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Minor

This specialization focuses on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in fostering economic, social, and environmental change in developing countries.  Students in this program will gain a theoretical and practical background in the challenges and opportunities for deploying ICT infrastructure to enhance development.  The program culminates in a field-based experience where students will implement an innovative ICT project in a developing country as part of an education abroad program, or will execute a project in a rural region or an underprivileged urban region of the United States. 

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