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Biomedical Engineering Pre-Med at Emory

FutureSurgeon27FutureSurgeon27 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
I applied to emory for biomedical engineering on a pre-med path. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this field of study at emory and how they like it. Also, how is the social scene on campus, I'm not looking for a D1 style social life but i also like to be able to sit back and have some fun every now and then. Any input about these things would be appreciated.

Replies to: Biomedical Engineering Pre-Med at Emory

  • FutureSurgeon27FutureSurgeon27 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Also, I am aware that it is a dual degree with GA. Tech, that why i'm asking how people like this program and what they think of it.
  • TheTennisNinjaTheTennisNinja Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    I'm not pre med so I can't say much about Biomedical Engineering but I can speak about the social scene. The social scene is what you make of it - if you want to stay in your dorm all day, you can do that but if you want a party, you can find one since 1/3rd of the student body is involved in Greek life. There is a lot of club sports involvement if you're into athletics.
  • BiffBrownBiffBrown Registered User Posts: 452 Member

    Try googling Emory Engineering Society. You will see the FB page and website put out by previous students involved in the dual degree Ga Tech/Emory program.

    GA Tech offers an undergrad degree in biomedical engineering. Emory does not. GA Tech's program is a joint program with Emory's medical school. The joint GA Tech/Emory BS/BA program that you're contemplating is a 5 year program and it allows you to major in something else at Emory while also majoring in biomedical engineering at GA Tech.

    Majoring in engineering anywhere is tough because medical schools like high GPAs and those are harder to combine at engineering programs.

    That being said, materials sciences and medical devices are big in medicine these days and a biomedical engineering degree gives you a foundation in each.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    @FutureSurgeon27 : I would not recommend that pathway unless you know you want to get involved in research earlier (that may help an application if your GPA becomes slightly lackluster trying to complete that curriculum. Not only via having "research" on a resume, but perhaps winning awards, publications, gap year benefits, or better co-op placements when at Tech). This field of study at Emory is nothing special...you will basically have course schedules that look like more ambitious pre-health and pre-grad students. You pick a major of your choice (ideally STEM because they will encompass pre-health requirements), and then try to fullfill Tech math and physics pre-reqs. where necessary. This is the deviation from a normal Emory pre-health. Most will not take beyond calc. 2, and most will not take calculus based physics. Overall, as indicated in the thread on STEM pathways at Emory, Emory is strong from STEM undergraduate education. You will just be a bit more stressed than others on that pathway, especially depending upon the major.
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