Pre-Engineering Program

Engineering at Hastings College
Pre-Engineering Program

As a student in the pre-engineering program at Hastings College, you have option! Many students spend four years at Hastings earning a bachelors degree in physics and then pursue a masters' engineering program. This allows you to explore engineering areas in smaller classes with more faculty support while completing hands-on projects at to uncover your strengths.

Other students take advantage of Hastings 3-2 program. With this, you spend three years studying physics and other coursework at Hastings before transferring to complete your engineering degree in 2 years at your engineering school of choice. After graduating from a top engineering school, you'll receive a BA from Hastings and a BS from the engineering school — two degrees!

We have several cooperative schools for this program, but many engineering schools work with the program, including Washington University, Georgia Tech, Columbia University, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska.

You'll find Hastings grads all over the country – and world – in places like:

  • Space – Retired NASA Astronaut Clayton Anderson graduated from Hastings College in physics!
  • Graduate programs at Purdue University, the University of Kansas Medical Center,
  • Clemson University, the University of Colorado and the University of Nebraska
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany
  • Micron Technology
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Teaching at the collegiate level
  • Honeywell

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Student and alumni success

Are you interested in biology, chemistry, math, computer science, engineering, or physics? Then you've come to the right place! Hastings College can provide a hands-on, small class learning experience! Check out what our STEM alumni have been up to... more
Junior Marcus Brown is spending his summer conducting research in the nano-material and nano-engineering department as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates program at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. more
By participating in a summer internship program, physics major Ian Tuttle is mixing his love for physics, Christianity and Disney. more
Senior Miranda Muhs, a physics major from Omaha, Nebraska, is spending her second summer as an intern for Wellhead Electric. She is learning all about the business world after learning about what it might be like from classes at Hastings College. more
Scott DeBoer ’89 has had incredible success since graduating from HC in physics and math. He continued his education at Iowa State University and graduated in 1992 with a masters in physics and then again in 1995 with his doctorate in electrical... more