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Biomedical engineering (BME) combines engineering principles and methodology with physical, chemical, and mathematical sciences to solve problems in biology, medicine, behavior, and health. Biomedical engineers are employed by pharmaceutical industries, government agencies, biomedical product companies, universities, medical center labs, and emerging high-tech industries. Due to their multidisciplinary backgrounds, biomedical engineers have diverse research interests, often acting as liaisons between technological and clinical communities.
At The Ohio State University, the Department of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with over 80 faculty mentors to choose from within Colleges such as Dentistry, Engineering, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine. Students also may pursue an MD/PhD degree administered jointly through the College of Medicine and the Graduate School. The combined BS/MS program is an option for high-achieving Ohio State undergraduates. A mature graduate program, Biomedical Engineering has granted over 400 graduate degrees since 1971.
Alumni are pursuing doctoral degrees, completing medical residencies at places such as University of Pittsburgh or Harvard Medical School, conducting post-doctoral research at the University of Utah, holding faculty positions at the University of Puerto Rico, working in research and development for companies such as General Electric, and supervising research at institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Graduates of Ohio State's Department of Biomedical Engineering hold titles ranging from orthopaedic or vascular surgeon to research scientist; chief information officer to anesthesiologist; and assistant professor to senior project engineer.