An exciting new undergraduate major in Biomedical Engineering was introduced in the fall 2011 semester. Widener University continues to grow the Biomedical Engineering program and prepare students for careers in this fast growing and highly promising profession.
The Biomedical Engineering degree offers graduates productive careers in a wide variety of healthcare-related industries and government agencies. Employment opportunities in medical devices, pharmaceutical manufacturing, biotechnology, and life sciences industries are expected to grow by a remarkable 72% over the next 10 years, and salaries for biomedical engineering graduates are among the highest.
This extraordinary demand is concentrated right here, in the Greater Philadelphia area, which is one of the most prominent areas in the country for therapeutics and medical devices. Biomedical Engineers develop products ranging from the simple (Band-Aid®) to the complex (robotics, artificial limbs, artificial organs, drug delivery systems, etc.).
Engineering faculty at Widener University conduct research on a wide variety of biomedical engineering topics such as Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Artificial Kidney Devices, Swallowing Disorders, Suturing Mechanics for C-Sections, Cooling Devices for Brain Surgery, and Alzheimer's Disease. Undergraduate research opportunities in these and other areas are open for qualified students. In addition, engineering minors and a pre-med program are available for interested students. The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering is a four-year curriculum with optional co-op employment and internships, which can all be completed in four years.
If you would like more information about the new biomedical engineering program or any of the other exciting engineering programs at Widener University, I invite you to contact the School of Engineering at (610) 499-4033. Competitive scholarships, including full tuition, and free laptop computers are available to qualified students.
Fred A. Akl, Ph.D., P.E.
Dean Fred Akl
Professor Fred A. Akl, dean of the School of Engineering, discusses his work with NASA during the STS-63 and STS-71 space shuttle missions.
At the Health Annex
Lynn Freda, a nurse and graduate student in Widener's Family Nurse Practitioner master's program, talks about her experiences working with Dr. Shirlee Drayton-Brooks, associate professor at the School of Nursing.
Dr. Marina Barnett
Dr. Marina Barnett, associate professor in the Center for Social Work Education, talks about the leadership qualities she sees in her students. Also, Dr. Barnett gives an amazing Widener rallying cry. Check it out!
Catherine Rawlings '14
Catherine Rawlings, a junior from West Chester, Pa., talks about why she participates in the AmeriCorps Community Fellows program at Widener.
Dr. Jeannette Wyatt
Assistant Professor Jenny Wyatt discusses the work and impact of the Widener Center for Violence Prevention.
Dr. Nadine McHenry
Associate Professor Nadine McHenry talks about the importance of exposing teacher candidates to schoolchildren from different contexts.
The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.
This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.