As a student in the pre-engineering program at Hastings College, you have options! Many students spend four years at Hastings earning a bachelors degree in physics and then pursue a masters’ engineering program. This allows you to explore engineering areas in smaller classes with more faculty support while completing hands-on projects at to uncover your strengths.

Other students take advantage of Hastings 3-2 program. With this, you spend three years studying physics and other coursework at Hastings before transferring to complete your engineering degree in 2 years at your engineering school of choice. After graduating from a top engineering school, you’ll receive a BA from Hastings and a BS from the engineering school — two degrees!

We have several cooperative schools for this program, but many engineering schools work with the program, including Washington University, Georgia Tech, Columbia University, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska.

You’ll find Hastings grads all over the country – and world – in places like:

  • Space – Retired NASA Astronaut Clayton Anderson graduated from Hastings College in physics!
  • Graduate programs at Purdue University, the University of Kansas Medical Center, Clemson University, the University of Colorado and the University of Nebraska
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany
  • Micron Technology
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Teaching at the collegiate level
  • Honeywell

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