Founded in 1966, the Biomedical Engineering Department at Boston University was among the first to offer a bachelor’s degree in the discipline. Today, the department offers a full suite of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, and is consistently ranked among the top BME Departments in the nation by US News & World Report.

With 35 full-time faculty, the Biomedical Engineering Department at Boston University is among the largest in the country. Research and teaching primarily focus on applying engineering, computational, and analytical techniques to biological systems from the nanoscale level of DNA to the macroscopic level of organ systems.

Researchers attract millions of dollars in support annually from some of the nation’s most prestigious funding agencies, and students at all levels gain hands-on experience that translates to real-world expertise. The department is the only one in the country to win both a Whitaker Foundation Leadership Award and a Coulter Translational Partnership Award, both highly competitive and prestigious grants that are being used to advance BME’s mission.