BME program application decisions are made after university admission. Applications from students not admitted to the university will not be considered.

In addition to the standard university application, a personal statement is required.

Successful BME program applicants will first receive an acceptance letter from the university for admission to the College of Engineering. A decision will be made by March 1 for applications received by January 15.


Anticipated minimum admissions criteria for incoming freshmen are:

  • Minimum High School Math/Science GPA: 3.5
  • Minimum Math Score:
    • ACT:  29
    • SAT:  650

The department does not have absolute cut-offs for admission. Applications are considered holistically.

Students who wish to be considered for all university merit scholarships should apply by December 1. Merit scholarship decisions are made by the university and are independent of the BME program admission process.

All first-year students in the program are expected to place into at least Calculus I (MAT 2010) and General Chemistry (CHM 1225). Math placement is accomplished through testing (ACT, SAT, or Math Placement Exam: testmaterial) or transfer credit. Chemistry placement is accomplished through the Chemistry Placement Exam (testmaterial), or transfer credit. Transfer credit can be earned through a course at another college, or passing the appropriate AP or IB exam.

Transfer students

Students may apply as transfer students after completing college-level coursework at Wayne State University or other post-secondary institutions.

Transfer students will be admitted each year on a space available basis. Students joining the second-year cohorts may be required to take courses during the spring/summer semester. Transfer applications are due by March 15 for full consideration. Admitted students will be notified by April 15 so that they may register for the required spring/summer classes.

Students may also apply to join the program as first-year students if they have not completed sufficient coursework to join the second-year cohort.

Transfer students are expected to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 with a math/science GPA of 3.5.

For students transferring from other institutions, the appropriate course requirements can be determined by reviewing the BSBME curriculum and referring to the WSU transfer equivalency tables. If courses are not listed in the transfer tables, an evaluation for equivalency has not yet been made. In such cases, students are encouraged to submit course syllabi with their application for a preliminary review.

Questions regarding admissions procedures and requirements for both freshmen and transfer students should be referred to BME Academic Advisor Namrata Murthy at