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ASU obtains new Biomedical Engineering Degree set for spring 2015

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama State University is initiating a new degree program that will help prepare students to be at the forefront of biomedical innovations in one of the top career fields of today.

The new Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering was approved by the Alabama commissions on Higher education on June 13, and will begin the spring semester of 2015.

The program's goal is to produce graduates who can apply engineering methods to problems in medicine and life science.

ASU's interim dean and professor of biology in ASU's College of Science, Dr. Kennedy S. Wekesa, says the degree will give students a range of disciplines to study in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM.

"Bringing engineering for the first time in history of ASU to the campus is a huge accomplishment that would not have been possible without the support of the President and faculty in the College of Science Mathematics and Technology," Wekesa says. "This new program will provide students with another degree option. Now we can say that we have a complete STEM college."

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering program will be selected based on specific minimum requirements for admission established by the University. Requirements include a strong high school background with a competitive GPA of 2.75 or higher, a minimum ACT score of 27, or SAT score of 1250 in critical reading and math and a career statement.

For more information regarding the Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, contact the College of Science, Mathematics andTechnology at (334) 229-4196.

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