This plan is open to all biomedical engineering majors who have finished at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate work and who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. To enter the accelerated sequence, a student must obtain early admission to the NIU Graduate School, and formulate a detailed plan of study, working closely with a faculty advisor. A minimum GPA of 3.00 must be maintained during the course of study. Failure to meet the requirements of the accelerated sequence may lead to a B.S. degree only, but only after all the requirements for that degree have been met.
Students can enroll no more than three terms in the accelerated program without completing the baccalaureate degree. Up to 18 semester hours of graduate credit may be applied towards the baccalaureate degree with the approval of the department.
Students wishing to take part in this program should be aware of all the regulations and restrictions of accelerated baccalaureate/master’s degree programs as outlined in the NIU Graduate School Catalog under the heading of Early Admission of NIU Undergraduates; and Admission to Accelerated Baccalaureate/Master’s Degree Programs.
All students enrolled in this sequence must have their schedule approved by their faculty advisor each semester. Any deviation from an approved course schedule may delay graduation.