At Ursinus, pre-engineering students are physicists and mathematicians before they are engineers.

Ursinus is affiliated with the Combined Plan Program in Engineering at Columbia University and the Dual Degree Program in Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Students may apply for transfer to our affiliate institutions after completing three years of prescribed work toward a B.A. at Ursinus.  Ursinus will grant the B.A degree in pre-engineering after the student has satisfied the requirements for that degree, usually on satisfactory completion of the fourth year.  The partner institution will grant the engineering degree on satisfactory completion of the fifth year. Participants may optionally pursue the Applied Physics track in the physics major (see the Course Catalog for details) and earn a B.S. from Ursinus.

Students may apply for admission to engineering programs other than Columbia’s. In this case, their program of study should be approved by the Academic Standards and Discipline in order to insure that they will be eligible for a degree from Ursinus.

Areas of Concentration at Columbia

Columbia University

Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Earth and Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
IEOR: Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management Systems, or Operations Research
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research

Areas of Concentration at Case Western Reserve University

Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Macromolecular Science
Materials Science
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Systems & Control Engineering

Recent Participants

Student Partner/External Program Ursinus Class
Kateryna Swan Columbia (Chemical) 2021
Esther Lawson-John Columbia (Mechanical) 2020
Isabelle Geddes Case Western Reserve (Civil) 2019
Bert Steyaert Columbia (Electrical) 2019
James Emmett Drexel (Mechanical) 2018
Chase Stine Columbia (Electrical) 2018
Tom Donnelly Case Western Reserve (Mechanical) 2017
Ben Kunrath Columbia (Mechanical) 2017
Julia Senkevich Columbia (Civil) 2017

Dr. Lew Riley
Pre-Engineering Coordinator
Pfahler Hall 112D