B.A. in Biochemistry ---> Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering? Hi everyone, I've been freaking out a bit about grad school and wondering whether I have a chance. The guidance at my small liberal arts college is good, but I doubt that even one person per year goes on to grad school in BME, so the faculty can't really give world's greatest advice. Just wondering what everyone thinks. As far as my school- no engineering degrees offered. We've got a handful of physics students (literally a handful), and I'm not sure about how great my degree is, but here goes. Sorry for the long post. I will graduate next year (May 2010) with a B.A. in Biochemistry (and another major) and a minor in Mathematics. Since this is a liberals arts college, these concentrations probably entail significantly less coursework than a regular B.S. degree. When I graduate, my major will have given me the following coursework (I'll underline what I've completed so far, bold what I will have completed at the end of this year): Bio I and II, Chem I and II, Orgo I and II, Physics (with calculus) I and II (all with lab), Genetics (with lab), Intro to Bioinformatics, Biochemistry (with lab), Calculus I and II, and Physical Chemistry- either Thermo or Quantum. I'm leaning toward Quantum. The maths: Calc I and II, Multivariable, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and hopefully a course called "Mathematical Physics," which is kind of an applied math course. (I figured it would be helpful.) THEN I'm also hoping to take, in addition: Intro to Comp Sci (will learn C++ although I know Perl from my research), Thermodynamics, and 1 course each in electrical circuits, engineering mechanics, and fluid mech. (The last 3 at a nearby college- since mine doesn't offer this stuff). If I want to have no life next year, I can also take physiology and mechanics of materials. (This year is orgo and physics, and some maths- pretty tough). I have some research experience, not really biomedical engineering- more bioinformatics. I'm hoping to do BME type research this summer though. I think there are a number of reasons why it took awhile for me to figure out that I wanted to do BME...mainly, I don't know anyone doing it. My high school didn't really offer physics, and at my very small college, its more normal to go for psych, nursing, medicine etc. At this point though, I'm really passionate about it. I love what I'm learning, and love the idea of using physics, chemistry etc to improve the world of medicine. One other thing you should know before deciding my fate- right now I've got a 4.0 GPA...dunno how long it's going to last (especially since the hardest courses are yet to come) but that's from 3 semesters of hard work. So, do I have a chance? If so- at what kind of places? Also- I really want to apply next fall- I will have a lot of coursework to go at that point(most of those higher level classes)- will admissions committees still consider me? Thanks for your help in advance.