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Engineering Science Degree (BS, BA)

Engineering science is a broad field of study, bringing in scientific and mathematical elements and combining them with concepts from the arts and humanities. The goal: to sustainably tackle contemporary challenges and advance the well-being of global society. It's an ideal field of study if you're interested in working as a scientist or engineer in a variety of areas—including computer and tech industries— and can also be helpful if you're interested in fields like politics, medicine, or public service.

Lincoln University offers Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Engineering Science. The program is built around a four-year curriculum that includes a general education component, fundamental mathematics and science courses, core engineering courses, and electives. You will receive a broad education emphasizing excellence in scientific and engineering fundamentals. Two specific tracks are available within the degree: the Electrical and Computer Engineering Track, focusing on technology and innovation, and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Track, focusing on public service, construction, and finding solutions for social issues.

The major is offered as part of the Chemistry and Physics Department. Reach out to the department if you have specific questions, or learn more about the program, courses, and requirements in the current academic year University Catalog. You may also view program outcomes below.

After graduation, you'll be well prepared to work in a variety of science and engineering-related fields, though many graduates go to work in one of four primary areas: industry, the national laboratories, state and federal agencies, and academia (e.g., graduate research programs). Regardless of which you choose, your education and degree from Lincoln will ensure you have the skills and knowledge to succeed and the confidence to stand out.

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Program Outcomes

Graduating with a major in engineering will help you develop the following skills and practices:

  • You will have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • You will be able to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • ​ You will be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • You will recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • You will function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • You will know how to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

Courses and Requirements

Please see the current academic year University Catalog for more information on program requirements and detailed course descriptions.