Why Study Here?
Bioengineers save lives. Bioengineering, also called biomedical engineering, applies engineering tools and approaches to solving problems in biology and medicine. Choosing a degree in bioengineering is a commitment to a challenging and rewarding field dedicated to creating solutions to improve health.
Up to $5,000
Amount of stipends available in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
Full-time faculty with broad expertise covering four research pillars
Square feet of new laboratories with state-of-the-art research equipment
Students with completed degrees since program inception in 2010
Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia
A Wealth of Opportunities
Your college experience in Mason's Bioengineering Department will be rich with academic and research opportunities, and your degree will open countless career opportunities.
Students who earn a bachelor of science in bioengineering are highly sought after for positions in the biomedical industry and for admission to graduate school or medical school. Those who receive an MS or a PhD in this field garner top jobs in industry, government, and academia.
Our students get involved in medical research throughout their entire undergraduate or graduate programs, including:
- Working with imaging and sensor technologies to help amputees gain better control of prosthetics for their arms, hands, and legs.
- Studying blood flow in the brain to predict aneurysm rupture and guide treatment by using image-based computational modeling.
- Developing new biomaterials and nanomedicine therapeutics to allow the body's immune system to fight cancer and infectious diseases.
- Exploring the means to treat neurological disorders by studying the vast complexity of brain connections that make us who we are.
Unlimited Career Choices
- Academic research in biomedical technology
- Product development in medical device, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries to commercialize therapeutics and instruments for clinical applications
- Software and instrument design and control in industry and in hospitals
- Implementation of and monitoring regulatory compliance for medical products
- Working in business, legal, and intellectual property roles of companies and government agencies in the health care sector