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Bachelor of Science degree (BS)

Within the Bioengineering Department, Stanford undergraduates can pursue a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Bioengineering or Biomedical Computation.

All entering undergraduate students, whether freshmen or transfer students, enter Stanford with their majors undeclared. Students can declare their major anytime during their first or second year and need to have declared by spring quarter of their second year.

Students who have declared a Bioengineering or Biomedical Computation major have the option to apply for and pursue the honors program (BSH), which provides the opportunity to conduct independent research at an advanced level with a faculty research advisor and to complete an honors thesis.

Stanford undergraduates also have the opportunity to conduct research as part of the department’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which is a 10-week long program that runs in summer. During the REU program, students work with faculty on cutting-edge research and also learn about the many career paths in research. More information about the BioE REU program can be found under student research opportunities.

Current Stanford students can learn more about the declaration process, honors application, and REU application via our BioE Intranet.

Undergraduate Admissions

The Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admissions manages undergraduate admissions and financial aid. To learn about the undergraduate admissions application process and financial aid, please visit