BME Major

Our B.S. in biomedical engineering prepares students for careers in industry and business or for graduate education in engineering, medicine, and science.

The Meinig School's B.S. in biomedical engineering degree offers a broad background in the fundamentals of biomedical engineering as well as an introduction to the many professional and technical areas of interest to biomedical engineers. Our minor in biomedical engineering is open to all Cornell undergraduates wishing to augment their major with a flexible combination of breadth and depth from the biomedical engineering offerings at Cornell. 

There are many ways to structure your Cornell BME degree! You can tailor our program to meet particular career or research interests and goals through defined paths and careers. Whatever your interests, we invite you to explore and learn more about our curriculum and courses and experiential learning component of the degree, get involved in professional leadership, networking, and social activities through student organizations and extracurricular programs.

Find answers to your questions in our BME Major FAQs section, or connect with our undergraduate program coordinator:

Undergraduate Coordinator
121B Weill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853
Phone: (607) 254-3368
Fax: (607) 255-7330

WATCH: Informational Webinar on the Meinig School Undergraduate program, presented April, 2023.

BME Major Information

Cassidy Mileti

BME is a way to help people and work to improve human health without becoming a doctor, so it really appealed to me. The practical laboratory classes have been extremely valuable in building various skills which have given me a strong, broad foundation for biomedical research.

— Cassidy Mileti, B.S. '19