Biomedical Engineering BS

Students in the undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Program at South Dakota Mines build a strong foundation in mathematics (calculus I, II, and III as well as differential equations and probability and statistics), the basic sciences (human biology, general and organic chemistry, and general physics), and engineering principles (statics, circuits, machines, and systems, etc.). They also take additional fundamental courses with a focus in biomedical engineering, such as Biomedical Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering Thermodynamics, and Properties of Biomaterials, before selecting from a list of biomedical engineering electives.

During their first semester on campus, freshmen in the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program take Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, a course that provides students with opportunities to learn more about the field of biomedical engineering and the many career paths that can be followed within this diverse and ever-expanding discipline. Students are assigned an academic advisor, who is a faculty member they will work with to schedule coursework and grow professionally throughout their time at South Dakota Mines. They are also assigned a hybrid advisor through the Student Success Center who will help them to navigate the transition into college, develop strong study skills, and manage their time effectively during their first year on campus. Students will also work with a peer mentor who is an upper level student in the Biomedical Engineering Program and with the Program Coordinator, who can help students look for professional development opportunities and serves as a point of contact for undergraduates in the program.

Biomedical Engineering Male Student Looking At Sample With Microscope


Students can choose to engage in undergraduate research with faculty in the Department of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering and earn research credits that count towards the elective requirements for their degree.

Students are also encouraged to seek internships that provide them with industry experiences and help them to grow their professional networks. Students in our program have completed internships with companies such as Abbott, Emerson, GE Healthcare, and Medtronic.

    Program Contact

    Dr. Steve Smith
    Department Head
    Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
    Steve.Smith@sdsmt.edu
    Phone: (605) 394-5268
    Office: EP 220  

    Dr. Johnica Morrow
    NANO-BME Program Coordinator
    Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
    Johnica.Morrow@sdsmt.edu
    Phone: (605)-394-1911
    Office: EP 235A