Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering

Important Dates & Highlights:

BMES and BioE Undergraduate Calendar of Events

August 1 (Sat) - Axess opens for course enrollment.

September 21 (Mon) - First day of quarter; instruction begins.

September 21 (Mon, 5:00 PM) - Preliminary Study List deadline.

September 24 (Thu) - Conferral of degrees, Summer Quarter, 2014-15

BioE is an IDP, or interdisciplinary program, with its home in the School of Engineering. Students who major in BioE will obtain a solid background in the basic sciences (chemistry, physics and biology) and mathematics. They will take three engineering fundamentals courses including an introductory bioengineering course and computer programming. Starting in the sophomore year, BioE students will take core classes to gain essential knowledge to pursue a career in bioengineering and will then have the opportunity to pursue elective courses suited to their own interests.

Bioengineering students have a wide variety of options upon graduation. Many will continue on to graduate school or medical school. Others will choose to work in the biotechnology, medical device, medical imaging or other medical and non-medical industries. Other BioE graduates may choose to pursue advanced degrees in business or law or follow a different career path.

Undergraduate Admissions

At Stanford University students do not apply as undergraduates to specific departments, but rather to the university itself. All entering undergraduate students, whether freshmen or transfer students, enter Stanford with their majors undeclared. If you are currently considering attending Stanford, see the Undergraduate Admissions site and the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs, for descriptions of all majors, minors, and special programs in engineering for undergrads at Stanford.

2015 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The Department of Bioengineering (BioE) offers Stanford undergraduates stipends to conduct research over the summer. The 10 week program extends from June - August and is designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to work with members of the BioE Faculty and their research groups on advanced research topics. Learn more >>

Undergraduate Honors

The Stanford University School of Engineering offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Bioengineering with Honors. This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified BioE majors to conduct independent research at an advanced level with a faculty research advisor and documented in an honors thesis. Learn more >>

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Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the Undergraduate Bioengineering Program, please contact:

Teri Hankes
Undergraduate Student Services Officer
Shriram Center, Room 119
(650) 724-5314



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