Departmental Facts (BME)

Biomedical Engineering @ The University of Iowa

The Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Iowa was established in the Fall of 1974. Since that time, there has been a phenomenal growth in the undergraduate enrollment. At any given time, there are about 475 students declared as Biomedical Engineering majors. Some interesting characteristics of the department include:

  • The BME Department occupies the position of vanguard, facilitating strong collaborations with the College of Medicine.
  • The department offers students great flexibility in career preparation. With the proper selection of elective courses, the curriculum affords numerous engineering specialties and the opportunity to pursue advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, or law.
  • Approximately 45% of the BME students identify as female.
  • The department has a strong graduate program awarding MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering.
  • The department has a joint BSE/MS degree.