Jan 26, 2023  
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Apply BME SAGE

Biomedical Engineering, BS + MS (2022-2023)



The BME SAGE Scholars Program enables qualified students in the BS BME program to simultaneously complete the requirements for both the BS and MS degrees. Students can progress from undergraduate to graduate status seamlessly, with a simplified application process and no application fee, and complete both degrees in a year’s less time as compared to completing them separately. This will provide significant cost savings to the student.

Admissions Requirements

Students must adhere to the following minimum admissions requirements:

  1. Successfully completed a minimum of 75 units towards the Biomedical Engineering BS;
  2. Completed BME 115 BME 177 , and ENGR 100W  with grades of “B” or better;
  3. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of admission. GPA is calculated by the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units taken or a student’s cumulative GPA, whichever is higher;
  4. Completed all lower-division work (designated 1-99, including lower- division general education courses and American Institutions courses); and,
  5. Must not be declared in another major.

Students who have reached up to their first semester as classified seniors will remain eligible for entry into the SAGE program. Second semester, senior-level students enrolled in the term they expect to graduate from their baccalaureate degree are not eligible to enter into the SAGE program as these students will not gain the accelerated graduate-level benefit offered through the SAGE blended program option.

Academic Standing

Requirements for program continuation and advancement to candidacy in the graduate program, include:

  • Meeting every semester with an academic advisor to plan and track coursework and graduate status. Once the BS degree is conferred, students meet every semester with their graduate advisor to plan a formal course of study
  • Maintain GPA of 3.0 or higher with no individual grade below a C. Students not maintaining these standards will be placed on probation initially, followed by disqualification if the grades are not improved within two semesters.
  • The proposed graduate program must be approved by the graduate coordinator before the student may be considered a candidate for the MS degree

Advising Roadmap

Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5

The following roadmap is a sample advising map to complete the SAGE Scholars program in 5 years. Please consult your MyPlanner and major advisor as you develop your individualized academic plan. Students must have completed 60+ units in order to enroll in SJSU Studies courses.

Year 1


Fall Semester (14 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


Year 2


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


Year 3


Year 4


Fall Semester (15 units)


Student admitted to BS + MS program.

Spring Semester (15 units)


Year 5


Spring Semester (8 units)


Roadmap Notes


The standalone Biomedical Engineering BS program requires the completion of BME 117, 130, 174, and 178. Students satisfy these courses in this SAGE Scholars Program by completing BME 210, 272, 274, and (217 or 254). These 12 credits are considered to count toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees, thus allowing SAGE students to meet the minimum unit requirements for both degrees.