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Undergraduate Advising

Current Undergraduate Students in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor for assistance with academic advising, course selection, transferring credits, personal support, and University policy interpretations.

Laurie Lenz (last names beginning with A – F)

Caryn Glaser (last names beginning with G – K)

Alison Oxenberg (last names beginning with L – Q)

Elise Bryers (last names beginning with R – Z)

For more information, contact the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems by phone at 215.895.2215, or by e-mail at

Fall Term 2015 Advising Walk-in Hours

Laurie Lenz: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9 am – 10 am

Caryn Glaser: Monday 10 am – 12 pm; Thursday 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Alison Oxenberg: No walk-in hours for the Summer Term

Elise Bryers: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 10 am – 11 am

All advisors are also available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, email your advisor or call the Biomed office at 215-895-2215.

Undergraduate Course Plan of Study Template Changes (Effective September 21, 2015)
Drexel Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate StudentsPlease note the Plan of Study templates posted below for each concentration have been updated to reflect particular course changes per concentration, the new course scheduling in the first year, and changes to laboratory requirements. You will see that the courses have also been categorized by subject area (BMES – biomedical engineering courses; ENGR – engineering courses; Math/Sci – mathematics and science courses; HUM – humanities courses) to more clearly show the requirements per subject area. Additionally,

  1. The Plan of Study templates posted below reflect changes made to the curriculum, particularly for the students entering Drexel Biomed in Fall 2015 and later, but they are also mostly applicable to students entering before Fall 2015.

  2. The Plan of Study templates for students entering Drexel Biomed before Fall 2015 are still available via the PRE–2015 Plan of Study Templates link for your informational and planning needs. Note that there are some courses on those templates that are outdated. When you are in doubt about what you should do, please consult your academic advisor.

  3. The new laboratory requirements are also optionally applicable to students entering before Fall 2015:

    1. The BMES 302 and 303 labs are required by all concentration areas.

    2. Each concentration area requires you to choose two additional labs from the list located at the bottom of the particular concentration plan of study template you are following.

    3. If you are a pre-med student, you should continue to take all of the labs that are appropriate for the pre-med requirements, in addition to the BME requirements.

  4. Again, if you have any questions regarding your course planning, please contact your academic advisor for assistance.
Plan of Study Templates – for students entering 2015 or later:

Recommendations for Medical School Admissions Preparation for the 2015 MCAT

General and Liberal Studies Course List
Students obtaining an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems are required to take a minimum of five general / liberal studies courses. Of these five, two must be in the same subject area (e.g., ECON 201 and ECON 202 or SOC 101 and SOC 225). The School offers two general studies courses: BMES 340 – Health Care Administration and BMES 409 – Entrepreneurship for Biomedical Engineers, both of which are highly recommended. However, students are free to fulfill this requirement by choosing any of the courses listed here. [Download as Adobe PDF]

Preprofessional Health Options
Students interested in any of the health professions should contact:

Mary Beth Davis

Pre-Health Advisor
Drexel University
Steinbright Career Development Center
3201 Arch Street, Suite 250
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(P) 215.895.2437
(F) 215.895.1031

Special Program with Drexel's College of Medicine:

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