Program Overview

Engineering, 3-2

Program Type: Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Our 3-2 Engineering program will develop within students not just the requisite grounding in science and mathematics, but also the creativity, effectiveness in communication and problem solving, and sensitivity to real problems that are hallmarks of successful engineers. Majors pursue studies in the liberal arts, including mathematics and sciences, during three years at Oberlin. They later complete an accredited schedule of engineering courses during two years at an affiliated engineering school.

Why Study Engineering, 3-2 at Oberlin?

Study Away Programs
Partner Schools
Degrees Earned

Engineering Internships

Want to get more from your education? You may arrange engineering internships with companies during January. In addition, Washington University offers intensive courses in several engineering fields during January, and you can take one of these toward your Oberlin winter-term credit.

Three students at a workbench make adjustments to a device that includes a bicycle seat and an enclosed vessel
Oberlin 3-2 Engineering students construct a steam-powered scooter aimed at reaching speeds of 15 to 20 miles per hour. Photo credit: Janine Bentivegna

Science Projects

At Oberlin, we believe the best liberal arts education has a strong science component and that the best science education happens in a liberal arts setting. Here you will find a rigorous science program that offer small class sizes, close partnerships with professors, interdisciplinary seminars, and opportunities for lab and field research, internships and more. 

Sample Courses

  • CHEM 101 - Structure and Reactivity in Chemistry 4 credits
  • CSCI 150 - Introduction to Computer Science 4 credits
  • MATH 234 - Differential Equations 4 credits
  • PHYS 212 - Modern Physics 4 credits

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