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Find a list of approved courses for students pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical engineering.
Graduate level courses given by other WashU departments and schools may be substituted for courses in these lists with the permission of the director of your program of study.
For PhD approved courses, see the BME PhD Policy Book.


BIOL 404 Laboratory of Neurophysiology  X 
BIOL 4071 Developmental Biology (4Cr)  X 
BIOL 4181 Population Genetics  X 
BIOL 424 Immunology  X 
BIOL 4270 Problem Based Learning in Biomedical Sciences  X 
BIOL 4381 CellBased Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine  X 
BIOL 451 General Biochemistry (4Cr)  X 
BIOL 4580 Principles of Human Anatomy & Development  X 
BIOL 4716 Advanced Cancer Biology  X 
BIOL 4810 General Biochemistry I  X 
BIOL 4820 General Biochemistry II  X 
BIOL 4833 Protein Biochemistry  X 
BIOL 5051 Foundations in Immunology (4Cr)  X 
BIOL 5053 Immunobiology (4Cr)  X 
BIOL 5062 Central Questions in Cell Biology  X 
BIOL 5068 Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology  X 
BIOL 5079 The Science, Medicine, and Business of Vaccines & Drugs (2Cr)  X 
BIOL 5224 Molecular, Cell, and Organ Systems  X 
BIOL 5285 Current Topics in Human and Mammalian Genetics  X 
BIOL 5319 Molecular Foundations of Medicine  X 
BIOL 5352 Developmental Biology  X 
BIOL 5357 Chemistry and Physics of Biomolecules  X 
BIOL 5392 Molecular Microbiology and Pathogenesis  X 
BIOL 548 Nucleic Acids and Protein Biosynthesis  X 
BIOL 5488 Genomics (4Cr)  X 
BIOL 5501 The Biology and Pathology of the Visual System  X 
BIOL 5571 Cellular Neurobiology (6Cr)  X 
BIOL 5651 Neural Systems (6Cr)  X 
BIOL 5663 Neurobiology of Disease  X 
BIOL 5665 Science of Behavior  X 
BME 503A Cell & Organ Systems  X 
BME 530A Molecular Cell Biology for Engineers  X 
BME 538 Cell Signal Transduction  X 
BME 5902 Cellular Neurophysiology  X 
BME 5909 Physiology of the Heart  X 
MED 505 Radiobiology (2Cr)  X 


BME 440 Biomedical Data Science  X 
BME 570 Mathematics of Image Science  X 
BME 5912 Applied Mathematics for Biomedical Sciences  X 
BME 593 Computational Methods for Inverse Problems  X 
ESE 501 Mathematics of Modern Eng. I  X 
ESE 502 Mathematics of Modern Eng. II  X 
ESE 517 Partial Differential Equations  X 
ESE 520 Probability and Stochastic Processes  X 
EECE 503 Mathematical Methods in Chem. Eng.  X 
MATH 415 Partial Differential Equations  X 
MATH 449 Numerical Applied Mathematics  X 
MATH 475 Statistical Computation  X 
MATH 494 Mathematical Statistics  X 
MEMS 5001 Optimization Methods in Engineering  X 
PHY501 Methods of Theoretical Physics I  X 
PHY502 Methods of Theoretical Physics II  X 
PHY503 Advanced Math Methods for Physicist & Eng. I  X 
PHY504 Advanced Math Methods for Physicist & Eng. II  X 
BME 550 Numerical Methods for Computational Modeling in Biomedicine  X 
BME 5913 Molecular Systems Biology: Computation & Measurements for Understanding Cell Physiology and Disease  X 
BMI 5304 Introduction to Biomedical Computing  X 
CSE 417T Introduction to Machine Learning  X 
CSE 501N Introduction to Computer Science  X 
CSE 502N Data Structures & Algorithms  X 
CSE 503S Rapid Prototype Development and Creative Programming  X 
CSE 504N Objectoriented Software Development Lab  X 
CSE 511A Introduction to Artificial Intelligence  X 
CSE 515T Bayesian Methods in Machine Learning  X 
CSE 517A Machine Learning  X 
CSE 543T Algorithms for Nonlinear Optimization  X 
CSE 554A Geometric Computing for Biomedicine  X 
CSE 555A Computational Photography  X 
CSE 559A Computer Vision  X 
CSE 541T Advanced Algorithms  X 
CSE 584A Algorithms for Biosequence Comparison  X 
ESE 417 Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Classification  X 
MEMS 5515 Numerical Simulation in Solid Mechanics I  X 
MPH 5139 Applied Machine Learning Using Health Data  X 


BME 471 Bioelectric Phenomena  X 
BME 474 Open Challenges in Systems Neuroscience  X 
BME 519 Advanced Cognitive, Computational and Systems Neuroscience  X 
BME 523 Biomaterial Science  X 
BME 524 Tissue Engineering  X 
BME 532 Physics of Biopolymers and Bioinspired Polymers  X 
BME 533 Biomedical Signal Processing  X 
BME 537 Computational Molecular Biology (Algorithms for Computational Biology  X 
BME 542 Biomacromolecules Design and Engineering  X 
BME 543 Molecular and Cellular Engineering  X 
BME 544 Biomedical Instrumentation  X 
BME 550 Numerical Methods for Computational Modeling in Biomedicine  X 
BME 5501 Translational Neuroengineering  X 
BME 5565 Mechanobiology of Cells and Matrices  X 
BME 559 Intermediate Biomechanics  X 
BME 5610 Protein Structures and Dynamics  X 
BME 562 Mechanics of Growth and Development  X 
BME 564 Orthopedic Biomechanics – Cartilage/Tendon  X 
BME 5642 HumanMachine Interfaces  X 
BME 565 Biosolid Mechanics  X 
BME 569 Cardiac Electrophysiology  X 
BME 570 Mathematics of Image Science  X 
BME 572 Biological Neural Computation  X 
BME 574 Quantitative Bioelectricity and Cardiac Excitation  X 
BME 575 Molecular Basis of Bioelectrical Excitation  X 
BME 5771 Biomedical Product Development  X 
BME 5772 Biomedical Business Development  X 
BME 579 Biofabrication & Medical Devices  X 
BME 5820 Fundamentals and Applications of Modern Optical Imaging  X 
BME 589 Biological Imaging Technology  X 
BME 5901 Integrative Cardiac Electrophysiology  X 
BME 5903 Physical Methods for Biomedical Scientists  X 
BME 5907 Advanced Concepts in Image Science  X 
BME 591 Biomedical Optics 1: Principles  X 
BME 5913 Molecular Systems Biology: Computation & Measurements for Understanding Cell Physiology and Disease  X 
BME 592 Biomedical Optics 2: Imaging  X 
BME 593 Computational Methods for Inverse Problems  X 
BME 594 Ultrasound Imaging  X 
BME 595 Drug Delivery Systems: Principles and Applications  X 
MSBME 

BIOL 5014 Biotech Industry Innovators  X 
BIOL 5146 Principles and Applications of Biological Imaging  X 
BIOL 5147 Contrast Agents for Biological Imaging  X 
BIOL 5311 Dynamics in Mesoscopic Molecular Systems  X 
BIOL 5312 Macromolecular Interactions  X 
MSBME 

CSE 568M Imaging Sensors  X 
CSE 584A Algorithms for Biosequence Comparison  X 
MSBME 

ESE 438 Applied Optics  X 
ESE 546 Dynamics & Control in Neuroscience  X 
ESE 588 Quantitative Image Processing  X 
ESE 5932 Computational Methods for Imaging Science  X 
MSBME 

MED 502 Radiological Physics and Dosimetry  X 
MED 506 Radiation Oncology Physics  X 
MSBME 

MEMS 5560 Interfaces and Attachments in Natural and Engineered Structures  X 
MEMS 5562 Cardiovascular Mechanics  X 
MEMS 5566 Engineering Mechanobiology  X 
MEMS 5606 Soft Nanomaterials  X 
MEMS 5607 Introduction to Polymer Blends and Composites  X 
MEMS 5608 Introduction to Polymer Science & Engineering  X 
MSBME 

PSYCH 4450 Functional Neuroimaging Methods  X 


BIOL 5075 Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Graduate Students (2Cr)  X 
BMI 5302 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics: Foundations  X 
CHM 453 Bioorganic Chemistry  X 
DAT 561 Introduction to Python and Data Science  X 
IPMS 5510 Movement Science II: Biomechanics Systems  X 
IPMS 5610 Movement Science III: Biocontrol Mechanics  X 
PHY 547 Intro to Elementary Particle Physics  X 
Physics 481/581 Critical Analysis of Scientific Data  X 
PHY 589 Selected Topics in Physics 1  X 
PHY 590 Selected Topics in Physics 2  X 
PSYCH 4631 Introduction to Computational Cognitive Science  X 
PSYCH 5373 Neural Systems of Behavior and Psychopathology  X 