BME Minor FAQ

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BME Minor Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll in the biomedical engineering minor?

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To enroll in the BME minor, contact Ryan Sauve, BME Undergraduate Coordinator in 108 Weill Hall, bmeugrad@cornell.edu.

Who is eligible for the biomedical engineering minor?

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All undergraduates in the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are eligible to participate in the biomedical engineering minor. However, students may participate in only one of the bioengineering options: the biological engineering minor, or the biomedical engineering minor.

What are the requirements for the minor?

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The full list of requirements can be found on the applying to the minor page.

Can I double count courses for my major and the minor?

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Double counting is when you use a course that is required for your major as one of your six BME minor courses. Two of the six courses can be used directly from your major requirements or double counted. If the particular course is cross-listed with a minor course then it is still double counting. Note that double counting does NOT include major electives.

Do I have to fill out a declaration of interest form?

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There is no longer a declaration process. It is now like any other minor offered by the college.

How do I receive credit for the minor?

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Seniors usually submit a minor certification form a month or so before commencement. In order to receive credit for the biomedical engineering minor you must do the following:

  • Pick up the BME minor certification form in Engineering Advising Office in 167 Olin Hall.
  • Request a copy of your transcript.
  • Underline or circle the minor courses on the transcript. Remember to include the required 501 seminar.
  • Print out any communication (email) or petitions concerning specially approved minor courses.
  • Complete the form, sign and date it. Submit the completed certification form, transcript and any special approvals/petitions to front desk in 120 Olin Hall.
  • Receive your major degree.

Certification forms with pending grades will be held until the grades are posted. Certification of the minor begins after commencement and major degrees have been awarded. Once the major degree has been posted to your academic record the minor can be noted on the transcript. This notation is usually entered by the regi

Do BME minors ever go into medical school to pursue biomedical engineering?

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Do BME minors ever go into medical school to pursue biomedical engineering?