Future Students

Find your State in the College of Engineering and learn about the student experience.

Undergraduate Students

It’s bigger than a major.  It’s late-night conversations about changing the world. It’s the set of experiences that turns a job into a lifetime of difference-making. If you don’t shy away from big questions and enjoy the opportunity a problem presents, you’ve found your State.

Degree Options

Biomedical Engineering 

Combined Major, Interdisciplinary Studies Minor
  • Biomedical Engineering combined with Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering combined with Electrical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering combined with Electrical Engineering + Lasers & Optics Concentration
  • Biomedical Engineering combined with Mechanical Engineering

The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) provides transdisciplinary education, research, and practical experiences throughout all our programs. The unique structure of the School involves four colleges, 14 departments, and over 70 faculty. Academic excellence across diverse fields converges into three primary areas of research: (1) regenerative and rehabilitative medicine, (2) imaging and diagnostics, and (3) medical devices and therapeutics.

Chemical and Biological Engineering 

  • Major, Chemical and Biological Engineering

The mission of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is to educate future leaders in chemical and biological engineering who effectively combine their broad knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology with their engineering analysis and design skills for the creative solution of problems in chemical and biological technology and for the synthesis of innovative processes and products.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Major, Civil Engineering
  • Soil and Water Resource Engineering Concentration
  • Major, Enviromental Engineering
  • Minor, Environmental Engineering
  • Ecological Engineering Concentration

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is recognized both nationally and internationally for education, research, and service and outreach. Our research not only serves to solve real-world problems of current state, national, and international significance, but also serves to push the envelope of the discipline so that future generations can reap the benefits of our efforts towards enhancing society's ability to sustain and develop the infrastructure necessary for our continued existence and quality of life.

Electrical and Computer Engineering 

  • Major, Electrical Engineering
  • Lasers and Optical Engineering Concentration
  • Major, Computer Engineering

A leader in innovation for more than a century, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is redefining what it means to both teach and learn. Rather than teaching courses in isolation, faculty work in teams to hook students' interest earlier by showing them how concepts connect across the curriculum and how that knowledge relates to the real world.

Mechanical Engineering 

  • Major, Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a curriculum that combines classroom learning with engineering practice. The goal for students is to give our graduates the engineering skills to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields. Students not only learn about mechanical engineering analysis and design, they also gain valuable hands-on experience through class projects and application-oriented research.

Engineering Science

  • Major, Engineering Science
  • Engineering Physics Concentration
  • Engineering Teacher Education Concentration (Teacher Licensure in Technology Education)
  • Space Engineering Concentration
  • Major, International Engineering and International Studies Dual Degree
  • Major, Liberal Arts Dual Degree

Engineering Science is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to acquire a strong base in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering fundamentals while pursuing a broad background in other areas of interest in preparation for specialized careers or graduate studies.

Energy Engineering

  • Minor, Energy Engineering

The Energy Engineering Interdisciplinary Minor is designed to provide students in engineering and the sciences with an understanding of renewable and non-renewable energy systems; clean energy technologies; basic principles of operation of energy extraction, conversion, storage and transmission systems; and depth in current and new energy methods and applications (e.g., PV, batteries, biofuels).

Major

A minimum of 48 engineering credits constitutes a major.

Dual Degree Major

Involves a student working for two separate university degrees in parallel, completing them in less time than it would take to earn them separately.

Minor

A minimum of 21 credits in a core of courses, giving you insight into an area, but without the depth of a major.

Concentration

At least 12 credits that give you an opportunity to extend general learning into a more specific area.

Interdisciplinary Minor

A minimum of 21 credits that focuses on an area and provides perspective from different disciplines. Although not a major, it's transcript visible. The biomedical certificate is similar to a minor and is open to all majors

Licensure

The Engineering Teacher Education concentration allows students to obtain an engineering degree and a teaching license in technology education. Graduates may pursue an engineering career or choose to teach engineering design principles and concepts in junior and senior high school.

Double Majors and Minors

Involves a student who completes two sets of degree requirements. Students may also choose a minor. Popular minors include environmental engineering, mathematics, computer science, and foreign languages.

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Meet Our Ambassadors

Visit the College of Engineering, take a tour with one of our engineering student ambassadors, e-mail your questions, attend an event, or connect through social media. We are happy to help you learn more about the College and our programs and discover if it's a fit for you!

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Engineering Experience

CSU’s engineering curriculum combines classroom learning and engineering practice, offering opportunities for design team projects and hands-on learning. You might come to Colorado State University to earn a degree, but you will leave with much more than academic credentials.

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Tours and Visits

There’s nothing like walking up the big staircase in the Scott Building, asking questions during a one-on-one tour with an engineering ambassador, imagining yourself living in the Engineering Academic Village, or talking with students about their engineering project. Take advantage of these engineering-specific visit opportunities:

Engineering Tours

We offer undergraduate student-guided tours of engineering facilities from academic buildings to our engineering living-learning community

Engineering Exploration Day

A visit day offered twice each year and designed for high school students to explore engineering disciplines

Engineering Days

Although this is not a traditional visit day, the design showcase offers great opportunities to view undergraduate student projects across disciplines

Graduate Students

Because of top-rated faculty, robust research programs, and outstanding students, the College of Engineering at Colorado State enjoys a world-class reputation. One of the College’s enduring goals is to meet societal challenges and make a global impact through innovative and collaborative research. Combine these key factors with our friendly environment and incredible recreational opportunities, and you have found your State.

  
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Degree Options

Atmospheric Science

  • On-campus M.S.
  • On-campus Ph.D.

The top-rated Department of Atmospheric Science focuses on graduate education, cutting-edge research, and public service. The department's diverse areas of research include cloud microphysics, severe storms and mesoscale meteorology, atmospheric chemistry and air quality, radiation and remote sensing, climate and atmosphere-ocean dynamics, and global biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems.

Biomedical Engineering

  • On-campus M.E.
  • On-campus M.S.
  • On-campus Ph.D.
  • Online M.E.

The School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) provides transdisciplinary education, research, and practical experiences throughout all our programs. The unique structure of the School involves four colleges, 14 departments, and over 70 faculty. Academic excellence across diverse fields converges into three primary areas of research: (1) regenerative and rehabilitative medicine, (2) imaging and diagnostics, and (3) medical devices and therapeutics.

Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • On-Campus M.S.
  • On-Campus Ph.D.

The mission of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is to educate future leaders in chemical and biological engineering who effectively combine their broad knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology with their engineering analysis and design skills for the creative solution of problems in chemical and biological technology and for the synthesis of innovative processes and products.

Civil Engineering

  • On-campus M.E.
  • On-Campus M.S.
  • On-Campus Ph.D.
  • Online M.E.
  • Online M.S.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is recognized both nationally and internationally for education, research, and service and outreach. Our research not only serves to solve real-world problems of current state, national, and international significance, but also serves to push the envelope of the discipline so that future generations can reap the benefits of our efforts towards enhancing society's ability to sustain and develop the infrastructure necessary for our continued existence and quality of life.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • On-campus M.E.
  • On-Campus M.S.
  • On-Campus Ph.D.
  • Online M.E.

A leader in innovation for more than a century, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is redefining what it means to both teach and learn. Rather than teaching courses in isolation, faculty work in teams to hook students' interest earlier by showing them how concepts connect across the curriculum and how that knowledge relates to the real world.

Mechanical Engineering

  • On-campus M.E.
  • On-Campus M.S.
  • On-Campus Ph.D.
  • Online M.E. in Engineering Management
  • Online M.E. in Materials Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a curriculum that combines classroom learning with engineering practice. The goal for students is to give our graduates the engineering skills to obtain leading positions in advanced technology fields. Students not only learn about mechanical engineering analysis and design, they also gain valuable hands-on experience through class projects and application-oriented research.

Systems Engineering

  • On-Campus M.E.
  • On-Campus M.S.
  • On-Campus Ph.D.
  • Online M.E.
  • Online M.S.
  • Online Ph.D.

Discover how to develop systems strategies that can be applied to any industry. The systems engineering program prepares you with immediately applicable skills that can help solve current challenges your company may be facing.

Systems Engineering programs offer the advantage of a hybrid course delivery strategy. These options allow you to study when and where it works best for you: online while the lecture is happening live on campus, watching a recorded version sometime after work or on the weekend, or attending a selection of courses in person at the Fort Collins campus or our South Metro Denver location.