Career Snapshot Where Do They Work? • Academia • Biomedical device firms • Biotechnology • Environmental companies • Healthcare • Manufacturing companies • Pharmaceutical firms • State/Federal government
What Are They Paid? Bachelor’s degree candidates national average starting salary range:
$55,900 - $66,001 *Salaries from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Who Recruits or Hires KU Bioengineering students? ARCCA,Inc. Inc. ARCCA, Army Medical ServiceCorps Corps Army Medical Service Boeing Bayer Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Federal Drug Squibb Administartion Federal Garmin Drug Administartion GlobalControl ControlSystems Systems Global Intuitive Surgical Intuitive Surgical Johnson&&Johnson Johnson Johnson MedImmune MedImmune Orbis Biosciences MRI Global Spinal Simplicity Orbis Biosciences Teva Pharmaceuticals Pfizer ProPharma Spinal Simplicity Teva Pharmaceuticals Ventria Bioscience
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Overview From cancer treatment and tissue engineering to improved drug delivery and concussion testing, KU’s bioengineering program is helping students to find cures, promote well being, and build healthy communities. KU offers an undergraduate certificate and an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree through the chemical or mechanical engineering programs. ➙See more: bio.engr.ku.edu.
PROGRAMS OFFERED Biomechanical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Pre-medical Engineering
More than 50 faculty from all engineering disciplines - with ties to KU’s main campus and the University of Kansas Medical Center - are affiliated with KU’s Bioengineering program.
KU Bioengieneering is characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit and has an established track record of start-up success. This includes the first publicly-traded company with origins at KU, Savara, which produces an aerosolized treatment for cystic fibrosis. It’s a spinoff from the laboratory of Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Cory Berkland.
KU’s 280,000 square-foot Integrated Science Building will be home to world-class laboratory and classroom space for cutting-edge research in bioengineering, chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physics, molecular biosciences, and related fields. It will provide new ways for students to interact with instructors and classmates and offer close integration of their undergraduate studies with cutting-edge research activity.
Distinguished Foundation Professor Steve Soper researches “lab on a chip” technologies that can help diagnose and treat diseases. This research largely focuses on the development of biomedical devices, and the associated assays. It seeks to pinpoint diagnostics for cancer, stroke and infectious diseases, and bring diagnostics to the point-of-care.