BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo has obtained New York State Department of Education approval to offer its Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. The new academic program is a joint effort between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Launched in 2008 with a $2 million grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation, UB’s new Department of Biomedical Engineering will offer the baccalaureate program in the fall and will advance research in this growing field. University officials created the department to support Western New York’s robust medical device industry. The new department is intended to produce a pipeline of highly skilled graduates and spin off new medical technologies and businesses to benefit local industry.
UB currently is raising an additional $1 million to support initiatives within the new department and will receive an additional $1 million from the Oishei Foundation upon doing so.