Carthage’s engineering science major provides a rigorous engineering foundation for students interested in solving human problems through the application of mathematics and science, and who wish to pursue a broader range of curricular experiences than a conventional engineering degree.
What you’ll learn
Carthage’s Bachelor of Arts degree in engineering science offers more flexibility than a typical engineering degree. You’ll be able to pair your engineering training with other disciplines — such as business, environmental science, data science, and more — to discover what you’re most interested in.
A degree in engineering science will provide a strong background for careers in entrepreneurship, project management, architecture/design, government technology policy, patent law, technical writing, and other careers. It also provides a foundation for further engineering study in a graduate program.
Courses and requirements
With Carthage’s engineering science major, you’ll get real-world experiences starting your first year. The project-based first-year introduction to design course allows you to use and strengthen your own skill sets while working with others to create something cool — think hovercrafts, robots, and air vehicles.
Starting your first year, you’ll take courses in engineering science that incorporate the use of computing tools and environments used by professional engineers. Pursue areas of specialization by tailoring your course of study with three additional elective courses, selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. An integrative senior capstone project is a requirement of this major.
In addition to core courses in science and mathematics, here is a sampling of required courses and available electives:
- Introduction to Engineering Design
- Engineering Statics
- Engineering Materials
- Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers
- Environmental Chemistry
Students and faculty conduct ongoing NASA-supported research by testing hardware in zero-gravity, developing small educational satellites (CubeSats), and building experiments to launch aboard sounding rockets. Research is further built into the Carthage experience through options like our paid summer research program.
For more information about Carthage’s engineering science major, please contact:
Chair, Physics and Astronomy Department; Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and Computer Science
Professor of Physics and Astronomy