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4+1 Option

If you’re a Russ College undergraduate student, you have the exclusive opportunity to pursue our biomedical engineering 4+1 option, where you’ll complete an engineering bachelor’s degree and the biomedical engineering master’s degree in a total of five years. Get the same world-class educational and research experience in less time, so you can begin creating for good and improving health care sooner.

To join the 4+1 option, your first step is to apply to become an undergraduate affiliate of the biomedical engineering program. Apply to become a program affiliate as soon as you’re eligible, which is when you attain sophomore status. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. You may also be an affiliate of the program without pursuing the 4+1 option. When pursuing the 4+1 option, you must complete the same requirements for the biomedical engineering M.S. degree that apply to the traditional path to the M.S. degree.

Affiliates are provided:

  • a mentor who does research in biomedical engineering
  • the opportunity to participate in 2 BME activities per year
  • connection to the broader Ohio University biomedical engineering community
  • the possibility of doing research in biomedical engineering
  • guidance on how to pursue the 4+1 option
  • the opportunity as an undergraduate to take graduate-level courses for graduate credit, contingent upon meeting eligibility requirements (e.g., minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2)

Return your completed affiliate application to Tom Riggs, biomedical engineering program assistant, at 171 Stocker Center or e-mail to biomed@ohio.edu. For more info, contact the biomedical engineering program office at 740.597.2797.