Biomedical Engineering - Geneva College
Geneva College

BSE Major • Minor

Biomedical Engineering

Save lives and improve quality of life through biomedical technology.

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering with a Biomedical focus combines electrical, computer, mechanical, and chemical engineering in the design and manufacture of clinical equipment. Under the authority of the Bible, students can prepare for this work in Geneva’s biomedical engineering concentration to enhance the diagnosis and therapy medical professionals offer to patients around the world.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Multi-Faceted Learning

Study the many aspects of biomedical engineering with electrical, computer, mechanical, and chemical coursework

State-of-the-Art Labs

Take advantage of Geneva’s cutting-edge lab equipment and research opportunities

Thought-Provoking Courses

Dive into hot topics in medical technology like IVF, stem cell transplantation, and surrogacy

Accredited Program

Study at an ABET-accredited and nationally ranked engineering program

Key Courses

Introduction to Cellular Biology

Conduct experiments studying the biological functions on the cellular and molecular levels.

Organic Chemistry

Through classroom and lab direction, learn how carbon and its compounds play an essential role in living and nonliving things.

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Study the basic anatomy of the human body’s cells and structures and how they function.

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Apply engineering principles to medical diagnosis and treatment and biomechanical inventions.

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

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Geneva's Engineering program is ABET accredited.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Geneva's engineering and computer science program provides a breadth of knowledge through common core courses in programming, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems and networks, as well as a depth of knowledge in an application area through completion of a minor or second major chosen to complement talents, interests and vocational goals.

Engineering Program: Educational Objectives

Preamble: We encourage our students and graduates to make choices and commitments "for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor."  For all engineering graduates, we have the following objectives:

  1. Embrace a Christian worldview - understanding the science and technology relevant to their fields and practicing biblical ethics as they perform their work and interact effectively with diverse teams of people.

  2. Be active members of Christian churches and engaged in church leadership roles, Christian service, and/or community service appropriate to their gifts and opportunities.

  3. Grow professionally and obtain certifications and/or advanced degrees appropriate to their career path.

Engineering Program: Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the engineering program, graduates will have achieved the following outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an ability to articulate the meaning and impact of the Christian faith on how they will practice engineering professionally and ethically
  7. an ability to communicate effectively and ethically
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, societal, ecclesiastical, and missionary context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning in the spiritual, social, professional, and other spheres
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an understanding of the Biblical concept of calling, particularly of the calling to be an engineer
  13. an understanding of the relationship between science, technology, and a Christian world view

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.


Projected job growth for Medical Scientists and Researchers, they are in high demand.

> 80%

Of graduates have been accepted to medical school, well above the national average

“If engineering is essentially a decision-making process, then ethics is embedded in engineering from beginning to end.” – Dr. James Gidley, Geneva College professor emeritus

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Biomaterials Developer
  • Bioengineer
  • Medical Technology Developer
  • Biomedical Researcher

Further your impact...

  • Help build artificial hearts, lungs, kidneys, and livers
  • Research and develop new medical devices using 3D printers or AI technology
  • Attend top-tier master’s programs at schools like Drexel University, Florida International University, and Carnegie Mellon University

Geneva Engineering graduates are employed at many of the world's top companies

(Biomedical Engineering)

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