North Central College - Naperville, IL

Program and Degree Options

North Central’s engineering program is a dual-degree program
It leads to a B.S. degree in engineering from a large university as well as a B.A. or B.S. degree from North Central in a second field. North Central offers both “3-2” (five-year) and “4-2” (six-year) options. (For comparison, at most large universities the average engineering student needs up to five years to earn a single degree.). There’s also a B.S./M.S. degree option.

While at North Central, you’ll take the Engineering Core –– courses in mathematics, science, humanities and social science –– as well as additional courses in your North Central major. You'll take the science and math courses needed for your engineering major in North Central's small classes, taught by professors committed to high-quality teaching. During your final year at North Central, you’ll choose an engineering major and apply to continue the program at one of our partner universities. You’ll spend the final two years of the program at the partner school, where you’ll focus almost exclusively on courses and projects in your engineering major.

Interesting facts about North Central engineers

  • Most choose the 3-2 option
  • Most work part-time in the Argonne National Laboratory co-op program
  • Many participate in intercollegiate sports
  • One was an All-American wrestler
  • Most receive multiple job offers upon completion of the program
  • Most popular engineering majors: civil, mechanical, electrical engineering
  • Most popular North Central majors: physics, mathematics