STEM Programs

Pre-Engineering Program

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Bachelor’s Degree Programs

As a pre-engineering student at BVU, you’ll have access to a dual degree engineering program partnered with Washington University in St. Louis. Because BVU’s pre-engineering program is not technically a major, students have the opportunity to earn a degree in physics, biochemistry, computer science, and chemistry as well as their engineering degree from Washington University.

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Why should I earn a pre-engineering degree?

High Demand

There is growing demand for engineers with nearly 140,000 new jobs expected over the 2016–26 decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

High Income Potential

Engineers earned a median annual wage of $91,010 in 2016—more than twice the median wage for all workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Options Abound

A degree focused on engineering opens doors in virtually every industry, from energy to biomedicine to aerospace to mining to more.

What Can I Do With a Pre-Engineering Degree?

  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biomedical engineering

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Why study pre-engineering at BVU?

Partnership with WUST

As a pre-engineering student, you will complete three years at BVU and two years at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (WashU). After successful completion of two years of full-time study at WashU, you will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from BVU, as well as a bachelor’s degree in engineering from WashU. WashU students also continue their education and earn their master’s degree in one year. This partnership gives you extra support from the dual-degree office and your peers as you study in a cohort.

Some Careers of BVU Pre-Engineering Graduates

  • Project manager, 3D52 Engineering
  • Biomedical engineer, Draper Labs
  • Geologist, ExxonMobil

Past Internships of BVU Pre-Engineering Students

  • NASA
  • Monticello Nuclear power plant

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Pre-Engineering Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Pre-Engineering Courses

At BVU students can work toward a Physics minor or a Bachelors in engineering physics. The engineering physics option is only available to students enrolled in the Dual Degree program with Washington University in St. Louis. Physics minors are available without dual enrollment.

  • Major in Engineering Physics (43 credit hours)
  • Minor in Physics (27 credit hours)
  • Minor in Physics with Teaching Licensure 5-12 (24 credit hours)

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