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Explore Academic Programs
We know that picking your major is a big decision. Here's some help.
With so many academic programs offered through Washington University in St. Louis, deciding what to study can be a big decision. At the McKelvey School of Engineering, students are encouraged to explore our different programs to find what best fits their needs.
Learn more about the academic programs we offer, and be sure to check out the WashU Career Center website for more on potential salaries, job titles and outcomes.
A degree in biomedical engineering will prepare you to develop new technologies through engineering and biology to improve human health. Future careers include research and development for medical and pharmaceutical companies, physician, research scientist and academia.
Computer Science & Engineering
Computer scientists study the interaction between people and computers in order to develop new languages, write new programs and design smarter, faster computers. As a computer engineer, you’ll build new supercomputers and smart devices. Future careers include research and development, data scientist, software engineer, analyst and academia.
- Business + computer science
- Computer engineering
- Computer science
- Computer science + economics
- Computer science + math
- Data science
Electrical & Systems Engineering
As an electrical engineer, you'll study and develop electrical systems such as those used in handheld devices, automobiles and airplanes. Systems engineers examine large, complex organizations and processes and work to make them more efficient and productive. Future careers include electrical engineer, developer, analyst and academia.
- Electrical engineering
- Systems science & engineering
- Applied science (electrical engineering)
- Applied science (systems science & engineering)
Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Help build safer and greener communities. Environmental and energy engineers help design and develop systems that provide clean water, combat air pollution and fight climate control. As a chemical engineer, you'll use chemistry, physics and mathematics to design and develop chemical manufacturing processes. Future careers include chemical engineer, process engineer, environmental consultant, research technician and academia.
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Mechanical engineers are vital to the development of complex machinery such as electronic appliances, automobiles, airplanes and space vessels while create new materials and study how to improve existing ones. Future careers include manufacturing engineer, design engineer, pipeline engineer, consultant and academia.