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Getting in to BME Grad School using BS Physics

dubious9dubious9 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member

Regardless of University, I notice that a graduate minor in Neural Engineering is open to students currently enrolled in a Ph.D program that is Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Neuroscience. Other Ph.D students may seek approval if they have the necessary science background to complete the course work.

I notice that the following courses either have an undergraduate prerequisite in Biomedical Engineering or say Dept. of Engineering Graduate Student:

Neural Engineering (prereq = 3rd yr. biomedical systems analysis)
Neuromodulation (prereq = Dept. of Eng. Upper Div. or Grad. Student)

So the prerequisites for Neural Engineering are 3rd yr. BME and the prereqs for Neuromodulation are non-specific Dept. of Eng. Undergraduates or Graduates --- How do Ph.D students that are not BME, such as EE and ME, meet the prereqs for this Neural Engineering graduate minor? I want to become a graduate student with something like this minor in Neural Engineering. I would like to get an undergraduate degree in Physics.What all undergraudate minors or possibly dual majors should I be looking into if I am interested in Neural Engineering? How does an undergraduate major in Physics lead to the many interdisciplinary tracks that lead to Neural Engineering? I read a post on here by some guy who had not looked up his graduate level courses yet so he was being informed that there are several undergraduate degrees that can lead to Neural Engineering. How does one get meet prereqs like BME for Neural Engineering if they got their Bachelor's in Materials Science for example?

Replies to: Getting in to BME Grad School using BS Physics

  • LakemomLakemom Registered User Posts: 2,995 Senior Member
    edited July 2015
    Ask one of the schools you are interested in if they have any undergrad students that are not BME graduates to talk to and ask.
  • xraymancsxraymancs Forum Champion Graduate School Posts: 4,569 Forum Champion
    edited July 2015
    The typical way is to take remedial courses to make up deficiencies. From a physics degree your best bet for moving into BME (I know a number who have) is to take as much biology and biophysics as possible as undergraduate electives.
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