a UIC student in bioengineering at work in the Microfabricated Tissue Models (MTM) Lab

UIC’s bioengineering department provides an undergraduate education in the fundamentals of both biology and engineering, allowing you to connect the two through coursework, hands-on activities, and research projects.

UIC bioengineering students choose among four concentrations:

Bioinformatics
Brings together computer science, statistics, and molecular biology to explain how genetics directly affect the function of all living things.

Biomedical Imaging
Provides ways to see inside the human body: enhancing current methods, such as magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and nuclear imaging, as well as exploring the cutting edge.

Cell and Tissue Engineering
Creates and grows biological structures that can restore human function, such as insulin production, or stimulate the body to repair injuries by regenerating itself.

Neural Engineering
Uses artificial bioelectric interfaces to create neuro-prosthetic devices such as cochlear implants, which are in use today, and a silicon retina, which is being developed.

Career Paths in Bioengineering

At UIC Bioengineering, our experts in

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Computational Modeling
  • Human Augmentation
  • Human Microbiome
  • Metabolic Modeling
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neural Engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Systems Biology

Will prepare you for careers in

  • Medtech/Biotech R&D
  • Medtech/Biotech Entrepreneurship
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Patent Law
  • Health Policy
  • And much more.

The Engineering Career Center helps UIC undergraduates to chart their course in these and other fields.

Learn more about undergraduate study in bioengineering at UIC. Choose your degree program below: