Degree offered: B.S. in Bioengineering

Bioengineers who graduate from Lehigh University go on to work in established and emerging fields such as healthcare, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, biomaterials and other biotechnology-related industries. They use engineering applications to address and solve challenges in the fields of biology and medicine and create usable, tangible products. Many develop and evaluate systems and devices that solve medical and health-related problems, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems and health management and care delivery systems.

Interested in joining Lehigh University's Bioengineering Program? Request more information or apply here!

Bioengineering allows students to combine engineering principles and the life sciences to explore opportunities and address challenges in the fields of healthcare, medicine and biotechnology.

Precious Omoike"I decided to come to Lehigh University for several reasons, but one of the primary factors was the abundance of research opportunities available here. At Lehigh, I knew I would have the chance to delve deeply into my academic interests and engage in hands-on research across various disciplines. The university's commitment to fostering a culture of inquiry and innovation was evident from the moment I stepped onto campus."

-Precious Omoike, Bioengineering B.S. student

Why Bioengineering?

  • Because you enjoy facets of both engineering and biology

  • Because you want to solve problems in the areas of health care, medicine, and biotechnology

  • Because you want to design medical devices like prostheses, artificial organs and pacemakers and help bring them to market

What sets us apart

Lehigh’s highly interdisciplinary B.S. program in bioengineering trains students at the interface of engineering, the life and physical sciences and healthcare. Bioengineering graduates take positions in healthcare, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, biomaterials and other biotechnology industries. They solve challenges in biology and medicine while creating tangible products, including artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems and healthcare management systems.

The curriculum for a B.S. in Bioengineering bridges rigorous training in the engineering and physical sciences with biology and bioengineering applications. The basic science, mathematics and humanities core includes two courses in biology, and a course on bioethics

The bioengineering program complements formal instruction with opportunities for experiential learning via seminar courses, extended research with faculty members, and team-based and industry-sponsored design projects within Lehigh's Integrated Product Development program. Students also participate in summer internships, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs and Lehigh's co-op program.

Lehigh's program also allows students to choose from three tracks for further specialization:

Biopharmaceutical Engineering encompasses biochemistry and chemical engineering. Topics include genomics, recombinant DNA, protein engineering, bioprocessing, drug synthesis and delivery.

Bioelectronics/Biophotonics appeals to students interested in the applications of electrical engineering and physics in bioengineering. Topics include signal processing, bioinstrumentation, biosensors, MEMs, biochips for DNA sequencing, and laser-and filter-based optical technology.

Biomechanics and Biomaterials straddles molecular and cell biology, materials science, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. It encompasses biomaterials and biomechanics, from cells and tissue to organs and systems.

4+1 Accelerated Programs


The 4+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s Accelerated Programs allow eligible undergraduates to leverage up to 12 credits taken during undergraduate studies toward a master’s degree. Often, students can complete the credits for a master’s in one additional year of study at Lehigh beyond their four-year degree. | LEARN MORE >>

Lehigh Bioengineering


Dept. of Bioengineering
Sinclair Lab
7 Asa Drive, Suite 205
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Jarmaine Lomax
(610) 758-4091

Lehigh University's Bioengineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET,