Catalogue 2012 - 2013

Accelerated Six-Year Biomedical Engineering/Law Program

Biomedical engineering is entering one of the most exciting times in the field’s history. Exponential increases in innovation and technology are making the dreams of yesterday the realities of today. Complex issues on the cellular and molecular level, the merging of living tissues with man-made devices, and questions of ethics are at the forefront of topics that will face biomedical and legal professionals in the future. There is an increasing demand for people educated in both engineering and law to manage intellectual property issues that surround these new inventions.

To be tentatively accepted into this unique program in the freshman year, students need a minimum SAT Math score of 650 and a minimum Critical Reading SAT score of 650 or ACT equivalent scores of 29 in English, Math, and Composite and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students not meeting these precollege requirements, but who have demonstrated superior performance in their studies at the University, may petition to be considered for the accelerated degree sequence at the end of their sophomore year.

Students need to maintain a 3.3 undergraduate GPA in order to maintain their tentative acceptance to the School of Law. Following the sophomore year, students take the LSAT and need to score above the 50th percentile of the previous year’s matriculating Law School class. During the fourth year, students will be completing their BSBE degree and begin taking classes at the School of Law. These law classes are offered in the evening so there is no conflict with the engineering courses. The summer following senior year is spent completing the requirements of the first year of law school and puts the student on track to complete the law degree in just two additional years. These final two years of the program follow the standard School of Law timetable.