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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.

My professors have really guided me in achieving my academic goals and developing my career goals.

Avery Callahan '19, Bioengineering

About the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Future engineers and computer scientists learn to create new knowledge and technologies through ten undergraduate majors. Students have access to nationally regarded research centers, state-of-the-art lab spaces, and challenging internships.


Sample courses for bioengineering majors include:

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

View official major requirements.

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.
  • The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits Syracuse University's B.S. in bioengineering.
  • The 5-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.
  • The 4+1 B.S./M.S. Program allows you to earn a master’s degree in bioengineering one year after successful completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries.

Bioengineering majors most often go abroad to Syracuse centers in Florence, Madrid, Santiago, and Strasbourg, and to World Partner programs at the University College Dublin and the University of New South Wales.

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.

In the College of Engineering and Computer Science, students are provided a team of advisors to support and mentor them throughout their entire undergraduate career. Career advisors counsel and train students to develop and assess their career skills, ensure job readiness, help them secure internships and jobs, and serve as a liaison to faculty and employers on students’ behalf.