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The undergraduate degree offered by our department is a B.S. in Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering, which is granted jointly by UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University. Students in this program get a broad background in engineering, including topics in mechanical, electrical, materials science, and computer engineering before specializing. They learn how to apply these techniques and tools to address problems in biology and medicine.

Curriculum

The curriculum, as for all sciences and engineering, is vertically structured, with experience and knowledge from each course serving as a foundation for subsequent courses. Students’ attention to prerequisites is important. Students are also encouraged to engage in laboratory research or have an internship experience in industry.

UNC BME Undergrad curriculum and advising chart

All required courses are offered on both campuses in alternating semesters. See chart legend to determine the semester and campus for course offerings. All graduation requirements can be met on the student’s home campus. However, students who miss a critical course due to study abroad, co-op or life circumstances, can make-up the course by traveling to the partner campus the following semester. Traveling to the partner campus also provides additional opportunities for general education courses and elective courses.

For NC State-based students

For UNC-based students

For NC State-based students

For UNC-based students

Advising

  • Faculty advisors can help you with class choices, curriculum planning and advice on career decisions including industry careers, graduate programs, and medical programs. You will be assigned a faculty advisor soon after admission to the program. Check mypack.ncsu.edu to find the name of your advisor.
  • First year students are advised by the College of Engineering. Contact engineering@ncsu.edu.
  • Career advisors can help you with advice on career decisions, graduate programs, and medical programs. You will be assigned to a BME faculty member as your career advisor soon after admission to the program.
  • Curriculum advisors can help you with choosing classes at both UNC and NC State, and other issues related to the BMHE curriculum. The curriculum advisors are a select group of faculty and staff who are most familiar with our curriculum.
For Pre-health Professions

Curriculum Advisors

Year and first letter of last name Advisor
First Year College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Program
Website: https://advising.unc.edu/
Office: Steele Building, Hardin Hub

Rocky Rothrock
Email: rrothroc@email.unc.edu
Office: 10212 MEJ

Sophmore (A-L)

 

Rocky Rothrock
Email: rrothroc@email.unc.edu
Office: 10212 MEJ
Sophomore (M-Z) Naji Husseini
Email: nshussei@ncsu.edu
Office: 10302 MEJ
New Curriuculum Juniors

Juniors A-L

Naji Husseini
Email: nshussei@ncsu.edu
Office: 10302 MEJ
Juniors M-Z Kenny Donnelly
Email: kdonnell@email.unc.edu
Office: 10212A MEJ
Seniors A-M, Devin Hubbard
Email: dhubbard@email.unc.edu
Office: 10212C MEJ
Seniors N-Z Devin Hubbard
Email: dhubbard@email.unc.edu
Office: 10212C MEJ