You may have heard of engineering as a career, but wonder just what engineers do. Essentially, engineers make a difference in the world by turning ideas, your ideas or someone else's, into reality. How do we accomplish this? Through the use of math, science and computers to solve problems. What kinds of problems? Nearly any kind you can think of – from those of enormous proportions (think building a dam or monitoring biological systems) to those of the most minuscule (think manipulating nanoscale particles).
The University of Arkansas College of Engineering is the only comprehensive engineering college in the state where you can get an accredited undergraduate degree in any of these areas:
- Biological Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Whichever area you choose, engineering is a broad, flexible field full of diverse options. And you don't have to decide immediately which area is right for you. Our Freshman Engineering Program gives you the time and knowledge needed to make a truly informed decision. You might choose to work in a corporation, pursue entrepreneurial research or apply your engineering background to a career in law, medicine or business. Starting salaries for engineering undergraduates average between $51,632 and $63,165.
The College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas is the only comprehensive engineering program in the state that offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. Our undergraduate engineering programs are also ABET-accredited, which means you can be sure your degree is recognized and respected by industry and academia.
We have a lot to share about the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Most recently, our undergraduate program was ranked for the first time by the U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Colleges" guide.