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Engineering

Choose from three program options

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The Physics and Engineering Department is now located in the new Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, a 101,000-square-foot facility equipped with 30 state-of-the-art labs and technology-enhanced classrooms. Built to meet LEED-certification standards for environmental responsibility in construction and operation, the Johnson Center is the hub of scientific life at North Park and a stunning addition to the campus community.  

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Physics Research Opportunities
Research Opportunities

Hands-on research is an integral aspect of an engineering education. Students conduct research and experiments alongside faculty in the classroom and course labs, or as independent projects. North Park engineering students will also have the opportunity to spend summers participating in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Faculty will help you find a program that’s right for you at places like NASA, the Mayo Clinic, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Scripps Oceanographic Institute, and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Why study Engineering?
Why Study Engineering?

Whether you want to design road systems, develop consumer products, lead innovative technology teams, or answer complicated questions that can change the course of industry, engineering can help you reach your dream. Engineers combine science, math and technology to solve problems, help people, and advance a wide range of fields. An engineering degree can lead to graduate school or careers in aerospace, transportation, health care, research, construction, energy, operations management, logistics, teaching, and much more.

Why study engineering at North Park?

Why North Park?

Get the engineering education you want with the flexibility of three program options. Our bachelor of arts in engineering is a great choice for students who want a general engineering background. If you know that a career as a civil or mechanical engineer is in your future, choose the partnership program with UIC. You'll benefit from North Park's personalized advising and close-knit community while also earning a bachelor's degree from a highly regarded engineering school. Or you can spend three years here before completing your bachelor's degree at any accredited engineering school with our "3/2" option, in which you'll earn a BA in physics and a BS in engineering. Whatever your goal, North Park University can help you reach it.

BA in Engineering
  • Earn your bachelor's degree with a major in engineering, a perfect option if you want to double-major and increase your marketability after college.
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UIC Partnership
  • A unique, integrated dual-degree program lets you simultaneously earn a BS in physics from North Park and a BS in engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Physics 3/2 Option
  • Spend your first three years at North Park, followed by two years at an engineering school of your choice, to earn a bachelor's in engineering and a BA in physics.
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