For more information about our program—including core requirements, elective options, and 4-year models for each of our four areas of concentration—see our Advising page.
At Calvin College, engineers don’t just solve problems—we’re rebuilding a broken world. Blend your technical skills with the study of literature, philosophy, religion and history to foster a Christ-centered vision of life that is effective and sensitive to society’s needs.
Christian engineers have a higher calling to understand the society in which we live and work. Our solutions should not be limited to a single problem, but contribute to a broader vision of Christian citizenship.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)
Obtain a practical degree in one of four concentrations, ranked among the best engineering schools of 2018 by U.S. News and World Report.
Combine engineering and chemistry to help create the manufacturing processes which make the products we use every day. Work in industries like biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, petroleum refining, environmental services, foods, cosmetics and more.
Preparing for your career in both chemical engineering and chemistry with dual majors in just four years is an opportunity.
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Gain the civil engineering skills you need to working in the areas of sustainable development, structural design, water resources, environmental protection, soil mechanics, and traffic systems.
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Use electrical engineering to solve problems across the span of fields in electronics, including medical equipment, consumer electronics, information technology, security, and controls.
Work in teams with other professional mechanical engineers, helping to convert ideas into real products, systems, tools, engines and machines.
Add an Engineering minor to any discipline and round out your degree with practical problem-solving skills.
Popular non-engineering minors
Many engineering students expand their academic experience with a minor in another field. While almost any minor can work well with an engineering degree, the following minors are particularly popular with Calvin engineering students:
- Business minor
- Chemistry minor
- Computer science minor
- German studies minor
- Geology minor
- Mathematics minor
- Optics minor
International and Sustainability Designations
You could add an international designation or a sustainability designation to your engineering degree to broaden your expertise and your opportunities for the future.
Labs and projects
Labs and projects are a part of many engineering courses at Calvin, beginning with Engineering 101 during the fall semester of freshman year and ending with a Senior Design project. These add strong hands-on experiences to your classes, making the ideas clear by putting the tools for solving problems directly into your hands.
Immerse yourself in the design process and serve our local community by working with local organizations to create something that makes a tangible difference.
Senior Design Project
Cap off your time at Calvin with a major project that puts what you’ve learned into action. See past projects and learn more.