Undergraduate students have seven options for a Bachelor of Science degree within the College of Engineering. Five of these options (indicated by an asterix) also offer a joint B.S./M.S. degree which can be completed in five years.
Bioengineering - Bioengineering is among the most popular and fastest-growing engineering disciplines at top research universities nationwide. Our undergraduate program is designed to give students rigorous, multi-disciplinary training that enables graduates to be innovators and leaders in the bioengineering and biomedical professions. This is accomplished by developing and offering curricula that integrate engineering sciences, life sciences, bioresearch and material design in collaboration with local and regional biomedical device and biotechnology companies.
Civil Engineering* - Civil and environmental engineering is the engineering of constructed facilities; of buildings, bridges, tunnels, and dams; of harbors and airports; of waterways, railways, and highways; of water power, irrigation, drainage, and water supply; of wastewater and hazardous waste disposal and environmental health systems. Civil Engineers are the professionals who plan, design, direct the construction, and often maintain these facilities.
Computer Engineering* - Computer Engineering encompasses a broad spectrum of challenging activities including research, design, and development of computer systems hardware and software, as well as the electronic or software components that comprise these systems. The Computer Engineering program prepares students to meet the changing high-technology needs in the computer engineering area, and for graduate study, by imparting a strong background in science, mathematics, and engineering. Specialization opportunities are offered in microprocessors and microcomputer systems, computer networks, and database systems.
Computer Science* - Computer scientists design and implement innovative algorithms with various programming languages to communicate with hardware in diverse application domains that solve societal computing problems. Within the computer science major, students can select the software engineering option which brings a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software.
Data Science* - The Data Science program will provide undergraduates with education and training in the rapidly emerging fields of data analytics and discovery informatics, which integrates mathematics and computer science for the quantification and manipulation of information from a cognate area of application (e.g., science, engineering, business, sociology, healthcare, planning). Emphasis is placed on merging strong foundations in information theory, mathematics and computer science with current methodologies and tools to enable data-driven discovery and problem solving.
Electrical Engineering* - The Electrical Engineering program prepares students to meet changing high-technology needs in electrical engineering, and for graduate study, by imparting a strong background in science, mathematics, and engineering. Electrical Engineering encompasses a broad range of specialties including communications, signal processing, instrumentation, control and automation, power conversion and distribution, RF and microwave devices and systems, and digital and analog techniques. In any of these specialties, electrical engineers work with devices and/or systems to perform various functions such as research and development, systems analysis, management, production, testing, quality control, or sales.
Mechanical Engineering* - Mechanical engineering is an extremely broad field. Mechanical engineers design and develop everything you think of as a machine. They design everything that is mechanical such as wheels and axles, airplane bodies, pumps, computer hard drives, bicycles and heart-lung machines. Mechanical engineers are concerned with the production, transmission and use of power. They design and develop systems which produce power such as steam and gas turbines, car engines, nuclear reactors, jet engines and rocket motors. They design and develop the devices that consume power in order to accomplish a useful result, such as refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, elevators and loud-speakers. In addition all of these products must not only be designed, they must also be built. Mechanical engineers design the tools and processes necessary to make all man-made products: robots to assemble cars, methods to melt and shape metals and plastics, tools to assemble circuit boards, etc.
Physics -The field of physics encompasses theoretical studies, experimental research and the development of computer models as well as new devices to probe the mysteries of nature. Physicists work on space projects, environmental problems, designing advanced computers, lasers, solar cells, soliid-state electronics, medical devices, and fundamental research into the nature of matter.