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Department of Bioengineering

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BS Bioengineering

Undergraduate class

Bioengineering is a highly interdisciplinary field that combines the mathematical and physical sciences with engineering principles to study biology, physiology, medicine, behavior and health. Bioengineering is emerging as the leading discipline at the interface of clinical sciences, basic research, and engineering and maintains focus on catalyzing technology to cure and prevent disease.

The undergraduate program at CU Denver emphasizes the professional competencies of leadership, communication, presentation and critical problem solving. Students will have the opportunity to learn:  

    • how to design new medical devices and technologies.
    • how the body responds to implanted medical devices.
    • to generate solutions for current clinical and research problems using engineering principles.
    • how to discuss and present their research and design to a variety of audiences.
    • to convey these results in a precise clinical, academic, or entrepreneurial context.

The BS Bioengineering Undergraduate Program provides rigorous training at both the downtown Denver campus (years 1 and 2) and the Anschutz Medical Campus (years 3 and 4). In the first 2 years of study, students are trained in core background subjects (Pre-Major), and then progress to the professional preparation component (Major) on the Anschutz Medical Campus. This combination provides robust training for a variety of careers in  the fast-growing biomedical and biotechnology industry. Graduates will be well prepared for further education in graduate school, medical school, or other advanced professional preparation. 

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The Department of Bioengineering offers courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in bioengineering. 

For any BS Bioengineering questions please contact Angela Vandijk at or 303-724-9972.