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Bioengineers devise innovative solutions to today's most pressing health-care challenges. Through an understanding of the intersection of biology and engineering, our students are uniquely prepared to meet these challenges.
Bioengineering applies engineering methods and concepts to living systems and their interactions with non-living systems. It utilizes biological methods and concepts to improve engineering practice. Bioengineering is among the fastest growing disciplines in the nation, with many exciting and diverse career options.
The bioengineering major at WSU offers a specialization track for pre-medicine students.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For bioengineering students
In addition to general university scholarships, students are eligible for corporate and privately supported scholarships and achievement awards offered by the School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.
- Careers in bioengineering
Careers available to graduates span engineering, biomedical, and other biologically based careers. Employers of graduates include medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, biotechnology product manufacturers, government agencies, research laboratories, universities, and product testing laboratories.
Graduates with strong engineering interests are employed as design engineers, quality engineers, sales engineers, and product development engineers.
Many graduates enter advanced study in biomedical engineering or other engineering disciplines or apply for professional schools in human or animal medicine. With advanced degrees, graduates frequently enter research careers. Moreover, bioengineering provides a successful pathway to careers in medicine.