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Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate

Generate New Ideas

We will enhance your knowledge to generate new ideas for improving the human condition.

Biomedical engineering combines the meaningfulness of working in the medical sciences with the goal-oriented approach of engineering.


Biomedical Engineering: Bachelor of Science

Offered by the University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, the joint degree bridges the medical and engineering disciplines to advance human health and well-being. Students have access to the vast resources of the USD main campus, USD GEAR Center and SDSM&T, which provides extensive and diverse opportunities for collaboration with faculty, clinicians and students.

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Integrated Science: Associate of Science

The integrated science program provides you with an opportunity to pursue studies that go beyond the traditional major in a single field of sciences. Courses from the A.S. degree will transfer into a B.S. degree in biomedical engineering and prepare students for a B.S. in medical laboratory science and biology. This program is held at the Community College for Sioux Falls.

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Certificate Programs

Completing a certificate program can be the first step in your educational path. All the credits from the certificate programs can be applied to an existing associate’s degree in integrated science and the future B.S. degree in biomedical engineering. If you are already seeking or have already received a B.S. degree in a STEM field, you can earn the certificate and better prepare yourself for jobs in the rapidly expanding bio-science fields.

When you complete the certificate in laboratory science program, you will be well-equipped to work in laboratories and assist scientists in the set-up, operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment. You will be trained in good laboratory practices and current good manufacturing practices.

Completing the certificate in regulatory affairs will acquaint you with regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration and help you understand the different regulatory pathways set forth to take an idea, such as a drug, device or test, from pre-clinical trials to products in the marketplace. With this certificate, you will be armed with the skills to work in quality assurance or quality control.

Four-Year Program Guide

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Student Organization

    Our students grow and are rewarded inside and outside the classroom from our active student organizations.

  • STAR Award Recipient

    Jordan Anderson is the recipient of the Society for Biomaterials Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR) Award. The STAR award is given to fewer than three percent of students and recognizes research excellence and develops future leaders within the society.

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    Girl's Maker Day

    At one of our many outreach opportunities, our students show kids how to make alginate hydrogels for tissue engineering and saw a 3D printer making scaffolds.