College of Engineering and Computer Science

Learn to apply physical science techniques to life-science problems in preparation for a career in bioengineering product development, medicine, or other fields that tackle global healthcare issues.

This is a comprehensive education; you will study a broad array of technical topics, balanced with practical lessons in communication and ethics. To ensure your personal and professional success, this program focuses on small classes, attentive faculty, research and study abroad opportunities, and an exceptional support system.

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Sample Courses

  • Experimental Methods in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Biological Principles for Engineers
  • Quantitative Physiology
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Engineering Materials, Properties, and Processing
  • Biomaterials and Medical Devices

Practical Experience

  • Specialize your curriculum based on your desired career path—industry, research, or pre-medicine.
  • If a career in medicine is your goal, choose electives that prepare you to meet the Association of American Medical College’s entrance requirements.
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects at the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, The Institute for Sensory Research, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the SUNY Institute for Human Performance.
  • Join any of The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences’ 20 co-curricular organizations, or organizations like the Biomedical Engineering Society.
  • Syracuse University’s B.S. in Bioengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • The 5-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBP Program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through SU Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries. ECS students can choose year-long study in London, a semester in Dublin, Florence, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Madrid, Santiago, or Sydney, and summer opportunities in the Middle East and Strasbourg.

Life After Syracuse University

As a College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate with a major in Bioengineering, you can explore such careers as:

  • Biomaterial designer
  • Bioinstrumentation/medical device designer
  • Orthopedic bioengineer/prosthesis design
  • Cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering
  • Healthcare engineer
  • Consulting
  • Teaching

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as medicine, molecular and cellular engineering, quantitative biology, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.