Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, B.S.

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The Biomedical Engineering major is intended for students interested in attending graduate school in areas such as medical physics and bioengineering, as well as graduate pre-professional health and medical schools.

The Biomedical Engineering major is distinct from the Civil, Mechanical and Electrical majors offered through the joint engineering partnership between Rockhurst and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and is not evaluated by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology ABET). All of the courses in the Biomedical Engineering major are offered at Rockhurst University and taught by Rockhurst faculty. The Biomedical Engineering major offers greater flexibility in course selection, particularly to include more non-engineering classes in the student’s courseload.

Students planning to seek licensure as a professional engineer in the state of Missouri or Kansas should pursue a Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering major concentration, offered at Rockhurst through the Rockhurst/UMKC Joint Engineering and Computing Program.

To view a sample degree plan, go to Biomedical Engineering, B.S. Biomedical Engineering 

To find which courses will fulfill core requirements, search the Course Schedule by “Attribute Type” to locate courses in the current and upcoming semester that fulfill specific core requirements. The Course Schedule is located on the Rockhurst Registrar’s webpage at www.rockhurst/registrar.


See Physics and Engineering .



Choose either Physics for the Life Sciences or Physics for Scientists and Engineers:


Additional Math Courses Required for Biomedical Engineering:

Total Upper-Division Hours Required:

37-39 depending on courses chosen. Students should discuss options with advisor.



In choosing additional upper-division coursework students are advised to work with their advisor to choose hours needed for graduate school entrance requirements. A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements. (A grade of C- will not satisfy this requirement.) A grade of “C” or better is required in composition and other writing courses.



Contact Rockhurst University Physics Department Faculty:

Nancy Donaldson, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics; Discipline Coordinator

Mark Pecaut, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics

Mayuri Perera, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics



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