Undergraduate biomedical engineering now offered for the first time at UF

In Engineering Education, News by Melissa Harvard

Josseline Paulino arrived at Preview this summer with a clear career path in mind.

Although she has wanted to become a doctor since about age 12, she never considered majoring in biomedical engineering to get there.

When the major was introduced at Preview, Paulino’s interest piqued.

“I thought it was really cool, so I looked it up and fell in love with it,” the 18-year-old freshman said.

UF’s College of Engineering is offering a biomedical engineering major this Fall for the first time. The inaugural class has 20 students, but the program will expand to accept 30 students in Fall 2013, said Hans van Oostrom, the undergraduate coordinator for the new bachelor’s program.

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