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Undergraduate Programs

Engineering Majors

Bachelor of Science degrees in:

Engineering minors

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Nanoscale Science & Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Systems Science & Engineering

Individually Designed Major (IDM)
Many of the most interesting and developing areas of engineering and applied science do not fit within a single undergraduate major. Students can create an Individually Designed Major (IDM) under the direction of a faculty advisor. Sample IDMs include biomedical informatics, imaging, energy engineering, robotics, computer graphics and more.

Consider a Minor or Second Major
A majority of undergraduate engineering students pursue a minor or second major in engineering or other disciplines, such as economics, music, jazz studies, visual communications, political science, history, entrepreneurship, foreign language, dance, drama, psychology, or more than 100 other options.

Study of the Liberal Arts
Students will have the opportunity to take a number of credits in the humanities and social sciences. We feel it is particularly important for engineering students to gain a deep understanding of other cultures and languages. Our Engineering Technical Writing Program teaches you oral and written communication skills that are critical to your future success.

Introduction to Engineering
The variety of our introductory engineering courses conveys the excitement and problem-solving thinking that characterize engineering. Students may take one or more of these courses to explore and help select a major.

Engineering Freshman Seminar
This weekly one-credit seminar gives an introduction to the School of Engineering & Applied Science and helps prepare students for academic success.

Bachelor of Science/Master of Science (BS/MS) and Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering (BS/MEng) Programs
This program is offered by some engineering departments and provides undergraduate engineering students with the opportunity to plan a coordinated five-year program of studies in the School leading to both the bachelor's and master's degrees. The program requires at least 150 units and normally takes five years to complete.

Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration (BS/MBA) Program
The School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Olin Business School, one of the top business schools in the nation, offer a five-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science engineering degree and the Master of Business Administration degree. The program normally takes five years to complete.

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