As a pre-engineering student at BVU, you’ll have access to a dual degree engineering program partnered with Washington University in St. Louis. This partnership provides the unique chance to earn a degree from BVU and an engineering degree. Because BVU’s pre-engineering program is not a major, students often choose majors in physics, biochemistry, computer science, and chemistry.

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Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:

  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biophysical researching
  • Biomedical engineering

Pre-engineering students complete three years at BVU and two years at Washington State University in St. Louis, Missouri (WUST). After successful completion of two years of full-time study at WUST, students will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from BVU, as well as a bachelor’s degree in engineering from WUST. WUST students also continue their education and earn their master’s degree in one year.

BVU’s partnership with WUST puts students on a special track where they are supported by a dual-degree office and move together with other students as a cohort.

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Students get a lot of one-on-one or small group interactions with their professors, including experience with a 3D printer and robotics lab.

Students engage in a high-quality research project that gives them problem solving and analytical skills for careers or graduate programs.

All advanced physics courses are delivered in a flipped format, helping students secure internships at NASA and the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant.


  • NASA
  • Monticello Nuclear power plant


  • Project Manager, 3D52 Engineering
  • Biomedical engineer, Draper Labs
  • Exon Mobile, geologist

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Interest discovery, application assistance, internship/job connections and more.

Pre-Engineering Faculty

Dr.   Shawn  Stone

Shawn Stone

Professor of Physics/General Science

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