Why choose engineering at North Central College?
You’ll work closely with our talented full-time professors—not teaching assistants—in our distinctive dual-degree program. Our partnerships with several Midwestern universities enable you to earn two degrees in just four or five years. You’ll study for three or four years at North Central, then finish your studies at a partner university. Ultimately, you’ll hold both a bachelor of arts or science degree from North Central and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the partner university. You’ll master the engineering core courses (mathematics, science, humanities and social science) in small North Central classes taught by professors committed to high quality teaching. And you’ll have the flexibility to choose an engineering specialty field (such as mechanical, electrical or civil engineering) after you’ve identified your strengths and interests.
You can also:
- Complete internships at nearby corporate or government research labs such as Argonne National Laboratory or Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
- Pursue your research interests anywhere in the world by applying for a Richter Grant.
- Travel, study and work internationally through our study abroad program.
- Present your original research findings at local, regional and national conferences such as the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research or North Central's own Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.