17 Engineering Majors to Start You on Your Path

Earn a bachelor of science in engineering, and get ready to help solve the world’s greatest challenges. Roll up your sleeves and work alongside some of the University of Arizona’s brightest students, most recognized researchers and expert industry partners all with the same goal: Help people live better lives.

  • Mining Engineering

    Gain expertise in mine operations, geomechanics, sustainable resource development and mineral processing

    Optical Sciences and Engineering

    Design optics technology for next generation telescopes, medical devices, quantum internet, lithography and space systems

  • Software Engineering

    Develop the technological infrastructure for our increasingly connected world

  • Systems Engineering

    Manage complex space, transportation, telecommunications, healthcare and environmental systems over their life cycles

  • Undecided?

    There's plenty of time to decide which major is right for you. Most engineering students spend their first year at the University of Arizona with no major selected – immersed in interdisciplinary design classes and taking required courses.

Visit the department websites to learn more about engineering disciplines.

Engage in Engineering!

Experience the challenges professionals face every day turning ideas into reality and bringing positive change to the world.

  • Start out with hands-on courses.
  • Choose from among 50 student clubs and organizations.
  • Do interdisciplinary research with renowned faculty.
  • Expand your options in entrepreneurship programs.
  • Study abroad for a global perspective.
  • Enjoy residence life and leadership community perks.
  • Get an edge in the job market with internships.
  • Be an Engineering Ambassador, and inspire future engineers.
  • Join a community of scholars at the W.A. Franke Honors College
  • Do community and industry projects in the Craig M. Berge Engineering Design Program.

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Good Return on Investment

Requirements for admission to the UA College of Engineering vary depending on whether you are an incoming first-year students, international student, transfer student or current UA student.

An education at the University of Arizona is ranked by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as the best return on investment in the state.

Financial aid is available, and the University and College of Engineering offer a number of scholarships to help offset tuition and fees.

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We Are There for You, Every Step of the Way

Engineering is not an easy major. Yet, the UA College of Engineering has a 90-percent first-year retention rate, far higher than the national average. We pair some of our best instructors with first-year students; provide hands-on, interactive learning; and offer a number of advising, tutoring and mentoring services.


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