As part of the biomedical engineering department, each student must take 12 biological or medical science credits and 12 engineering, applied math, or quantitative biology credits, and 6 additional units of either biology or engineering coursework.

Many students choose to take classes from the 1st year medical school curriculum to satisfy their biology credits. Alternative options include the graduate courses offered by other departments in the School of Medicine and the Systems Bioengineering courses offered at Homewood.

The engineering requirements can be fulfilled by taking quantitative biology, mathematics/applied mathematics, or engineering courses. Many of these classes are offered at Homewood through the School of Engineering. These credits must be 400 level or higher, with at least 2 courses at the 600/700 level, and at least one course must have substantial theory content.