Engineers design the environment we live in, from highways and houses to HVAC systems and power plants. Hamline's pre-engineering track equips you with the analytical mindset and broad toolkit you need to succeed in any engineering field. Choosing a general physics degree, rather than specializing right out of the gate, gives you the flexibility to pivot from one engineering focus to another if you discover an unexpected passion in the course of your academic career.
Our emphasis on collaboration, presentation, and writing skills alongside hard physics skills will give you an advantage as a job candidate and help you succeed in your future workplace, whatever it may be. Our faculty, staff, and alumni have decades of experience in the ever-expanding field of engineering, and their mentorship will help you find the path you need to achieve your goals as you move through your courses.
Pre-engineering track majors and programs
Physics major (BS)
This degree's high-level physics courses and broad science education will prepare you for graduate work in physics or engineering.
Dual degrees in physics and engineering
Hamline's partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, allows you to earn a bachelor of arts in physics from Hamline and a bachelor of science in engineering from Washington University. You can then earn a master’s degree from Washington University in just one more year.
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