Degree Programs



Our rigorous undergraduate educational program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), well-integrated with research activities, and prepares well-qualified students to become future leaders in bioengineering. Many of our B.S. graduates successfully gain admission into renowned graduate programs, and a number of them have received prestigious awards such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. For those who go into industry, our training prepares them with engineering and biomedical fundamentals and the ability to apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems and quickly translate creative ideas into practical outcomes.
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At the graduate level, our education effort is equally excellent. The Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program not only prepares students with a well-rounded academic preparation in engineering and the biosciences for research, but also hones their skills in communicating advanced technical information to an academically diverse audience.

Undergraduate Program

The Bioengineering undergraduate program provides students with a broad but rigorous education that prepares them for leadership roles in the biotechnology and biomedical device industry as well as enter into medical schools or advanced degree programs. Complementing the classroom experience, students work directly with talented faculty members in the lab and collaborate with graduate students on high-profile research projects, giving them an experience unlike any other bioengineering program.

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Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Program

The BIG program combines internationally acclaimed bioengineers with more than 50 additional faculty members from four colleges across campus to offer graduate students an immersive, interdisciplinary experience unique to UC Riverside. 

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  • Broad range of critically important, contemporary bioengineering topics 
  • Competitive financial support packages including fellowships
  • Experienced faculty with dedicated leadership training
  • Exposure to industry leaders through distinguished speaker series
  • Collaborative, cutting-edge medical research with UCR’s School of Medicine, partner universities, and research institutes
  • A rigorous but exceptionally interactive and welcoming educational training environment

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